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Liberty continues to preserve value despite challenging operating environment

Published: Fri, 24 Feb 17

Management takes active steps to address some of the shorter-term challenges   Financial Highlights Normalised headline earnings per share up 904. 5 cents Capital adequacy ratio strong at 2. 5% Normalised operating earnings down 37% Assets under management (AUM) of R676 ...
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Budget 2017: Long-term wealth planning essential to limit effects of new super tax rate in SA

Published: Wed, 22 Feb 17

Johannesburg: A total R28 billion in tax hikes were announced in the 2017/18 Budget, with personal income taxes for South Africa’s wealthy making up the bulk of these increases. In combination, amendments to the personal income tax tables are expected to provide additional revenues of R16. Notably, a new top ...
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Rising life expectancy means you must rethink your assumptions about financial planning

Published: Tue, 21 Feb 17

Are you hoping to retire in your early to mid-sixties? If you’re under 50, you should probably rethink your plans. As life expectancy soars thanks to healthier lifestyles and the latest advances in medicine, most of us should be expecting to retire later as well as looking to increase the amount of money we ...
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FSB fines Lombard Life Limited

Published: Tue, 21 Feb 17

The Registrar of Long-term Insurance (the Registrar) referred a case against Lombard Life Limited (“Lombard Life”) to the Enforcement Committee of the Financial Services Board. Lombard Life, during the period October 2014 to November 2015, rejected 114 insurance claims. In 86 instances ...
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South Africans urged to engage with 2017 Budget

Published: Mon, 20 Feb 17

Pretoria: South Africans are urged to engage with the 2017 National Budget Speech that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will table in Parliament on Wednesday. “The presentation of the National Budget is an important part of our open and accountable budget process. It outlines the finances available for the implementation ...
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Life insurance of the future is more personal, convenient and accessible

Published: Thu, 16 Feb 17

Life insurance is set to become more personalised, more convenient and more accessible as leading life insurers begin to more aggressively adopt disruptive digital technologies to change the ways they interact with customers and operate their businesses. As a result, the industry will be able to expand its reach into ...
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Save money by combining your funeral policies

Published: Mon, 06 Feb 17

            Lee Bromfield, CEO of FNB Life                     Many consumers are not aware they are paying more than they should on funeral premiums by having more than one ...
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Sanlam launches pay-as-you-go accident cover app

Published: Fri, 03 Feb 17

Cape Town: South Africans and tourists visiting this country can now purchase instant accident cover on demand via their smart phones, thanks to a new app by Sanlam. Go Cover, a first on the South African market, requires a simple once-off registration after downloading and optional nomination of a beneficiary ...
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The Financial Planning Institute announces Crue Invest as an FPI Approved Professional Practice™

Published: Tue, 31 Jan 17

Johannesburg: Last week, Crue Invest became part of an elite group of financial planning businesses when it was recognised as an FPI Approved Professional Practice™, making it the 13th financial planning business in the country to receive this prestigious recognition. “We are pleased to have ...
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Allianz Worldwide Care Appoints FleishmanHillard as Global PR Partner

Published: Mon, 30 Jan 17

Allianz Worldwide Care has announced the appointment of FleishmanHillard as their new global public relations agency, following a competitive tender process. Allianz Worldwide Care has one of their main operational hubs in Dublin, Ireland, and FleishmanHillard will manage the global PR hub from there. Allianz ...
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Celebrating a tradition of success: Kutlwanong Centre for Maths Science and Technology’s top achievers

Published: Thu, 26 Jan 17

Johannesburg: Liberty and Kutlwanong Centre For Maths, Science and Technology, are proud to announce the 2016 matric results. Of 147 learners at the Katlehong centre east of Johannesburg, 51 achieved distinctions for maths, and 44 achieved distinctions for science; while the 102 learner’s at the Umbumbulu centre ...
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Sanlam set to acquire majority stake in needs-matched life provider, BrightRock

Published: Wed, 25 Jan 17

In a SENS announcement released earlier today, listed financial services group Sanlam announced that it is set to acquire a 53% stake in needs-matched life insurance provider, BrightRock, subject to regulatory approval. According to Sanlam Personal Finance (SPF) Deputy CEO Hennie de Villiers all due diligence processes ...
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Costly mistakes to avoid when buying life insurance for your spouse

Published: Mon, 23 Jan 17

            Lee Bromfield, CEO of FNB Life                   Consumers who make that important financial decision to take out life insurance on their spouses should first consult their ...
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FSB warns against illegal funeral policies – seventeen schemes under investigation

Published: Thu, 19 Jan 17

The Financial Services Board (FSB) is investigating seventeen entities selling funeral policies and continues to warn the public to be cautious when purchasing such policies. These entities were requested by the FSB to provide proof that their funeral policies are underwritten by a registered long-term insurance ...
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Sedimosang Primary Receives AVBOB Container Library

Published: Thu, 19 Jan 17

The AVBOB Foundation has donated its 37th Container Library to Sedimosang Primary School in Mohlakeng, Randfontein, on 18 January 2017. The school received a colourful container library worth R350 000 that is stocked up with ±2500 books from the AVBOB Foundation. AVBOB is dedicated and committed to developing ...
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New Year Resolutions to Get Your Insurance in Top Shape

Published: Tue, 17 Jan 17

It's always a good idea to review your insurance at least once a year or when there’s a material change to your lifestyle. As you kick start the year, consider using the quiet time to set yourself up for a great start to 2017. Take stock of your life, critical illness, disability, home, motor ...
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South African Road Federation calls for immediate action against lawless driving

Published: Tue, 17 Jan 17

The South African Road Federation (SARF) says it’s ready to put its full weight behind immediate action against the blatant disregard for life on South Africa’s roads. South Africa’s staggering road crash and fatality statistics demand immediate action to curb the devastating impact on ...
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Why life cover is key for self-employed individuals

Published: Mon, 16 Jan 17

            Lee Bromfield, CEO of FNB Life                     Self-employed individuals that have taken a brave decision to leave their jobs and start a business should avoid ...
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National Treasury releases final Health Insurance Demarcation Regulations

Published: Mon, 09 Jan 17

Health Insurance policies to complement Medical Schemes through an enabling regulatory framework National Treasury, 23 December 2016: The Minister of Finance, with the concurrence of the Minister of Health, has published the final Demarcation Regulations (Regulations) in Government Gazette No. The draft Regulations ...
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Heart pacemaker insurance scam probe

Published: Mon, 09 Jan 17

            Judge Ron McLaren Ombudsman for Long-term Insurance                   Are pacemakers being stuck into people’s healthy hearts as an easy way to swindle insurance ...
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