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African innovation drives global insurance industry first for diabetes

Published: Tue, 25 Apr 17

Johannesburg: South Africa-based insurtech leader AllLife Group today announced a landmark agreement with Royal London, the UK’s largest mutual life, pensions and investment company. Leveraging AllLife’s pioneering technology platform, Royal London will transform life insurance for many of the 4. 5 million ...
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Building on success: The 2017 FIA Awards survey is underway

Published: Tue, 25 Apr 17

The 2016-17 Global Competitiveness Report ranks South Africa 11th out of 138 countries for our financial market development. In a report card that even the toughest parent would be proud of we scooped first place for financing through our local equity markets; second place for financial services’ ability to ...
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Laws amendment to accommodate health insurance demarcation regulations

Published: Tue, 25 Apr 17

      Patrick Bracher, Director Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc.   The pending changes to the Medical Schemes Act and the Long-term and Short-term Insurance Acts to accommodate the demarcation regulations were made on 1 April 2017 including the new definition ...
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SA Law Society elects new Co-Chairpersons

Published: Mon, 24 Apr 17

Caption: David Bekker (left) and Walid Brown, Co-Chairpersons, Law ...
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Associated Compliance Protection of Personal Information Act Series: Part 7

Published: Fri, 21 Apr 17

Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) – Security Safeguards   Over the last seven months the POPIA articles have dealt with responsibility, processing, purpose, further processing, information quality and transparency or openness. Now that you have established the reason and purpose ...
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Message from the Junkyard

Published: Fri, 21 Apr 17

By Richard Rattue, Managing Director, Compli-Serve   As we are all aware South Africa was recently downgraded to ‘junk’ status by two of the three major ratings agencies amid allegations of poor macro governance and related matters that are beyond this article. As a compliance professional ...
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FSB Fines Assupol R500 000 for Long-term Insurance Act Contravention

Published: Wed, 19 Apr 17

The Registrar of Long-term Insurance (the Registrar) referred a case against Assupol Life Limited (Assupol) to the Enforcement Committee of the Financial Services Board. During the period August 2014 to June 2016 Assupol remunerated its independent intermediaries by way of permitting them to share in underwriting ...
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One time when ‘too good to be true’ is true

Published: Tue, 11 Apr 17

There is an estimated R20bn due to as many as 3. 5 million South Africans in pay-outs from financial services policies, which have not been claimed. The unclaimed benefits space is getting a long overdue disruption. Deidre Wolmarans, Head: Life Events Solutions at Metropolitan, says that most of the money is residuals ...
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From Inclusive Growth to Radical Economic Transformation

Published: Mon, 10 Apr 17

    Jac Laubscher, Economic Advisor: Sanlam Limited       The rationale given by President Zuma for his recent cabinet reshuffle is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the government in furthering the agenda of “rapid economic transformation” ...
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CDAO Africa brings together the emerging South African data and analytics community

Published: Mon, 10 Apr 17

The South African data analytics environment is gaining momentum but companies are still faced with a number of challenges to truly weave data analytics into the fabric of their organisations. When asked about where the majority of South African companies are in their data journey, Craig Steward, Managing ...
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What's Your Back Pocket Story?

Published: Fri, 07 Apr 17

      Jacques de Villiers www. jacquesdevilliers. com       There are times in the life of a professional speaker where he or she is going to run into trouble. Most speakers have stories from their lives and should have them ready in case things go wrong ...
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Cancer remains the biggest cause of claims, says Liberty

Published: Mon, 03 Apr 17

This highlights the importance of life protection   Johannesburg: As the largest writer of new risk business in South Africa since 2003 and the first insurer to publish its Claim Statistics, Liberty has once again proven that it is committed to protecting its customers and their families against life’s ...
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Associated Compliance Newsletter – March 2017

Published: Mon, 03 Apr 17

The March 2017 Associated Compliance Newsletter has been published in the Insurance Gateway® Knowledge Base. With a compliance flavour, these newsletters provide a comprehensive overview of happenings within the overall regulatory environment for FSPs, and are a must read for FSP executives who need to keep their ...
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How to have a happy, productive workforce - without spending a cent

Published: Mon, 03 Apr 17

By Heinrich van der Vyver There comes a tipping point in every business’s lifecycle where the challenges that keep the business owner awake at night move from new client acquisition and product delivery, and become focused on staff productivity and motivation. Aside from the fact that you want to protect ...
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Call for Caution on Regulatory Interventions

Published: Mon, 03 Apr 17

Last week we published an extract from the ASISA Dispatches to give readers a perspective on the multitude of legislative changes currently underway in the financial services environment. On Tuesday, the Financial Intermediaries Association of Southern Africa (FIA) issued a media release to express its concern over ...
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Number of qualified African actuaries expected to double over the next three years

Published: Thu, 30 Mar 17

A consistent focus on transforming the actuarial profession of South Africa is beginning to show positive results with the number of qualified African actuaries expected to double within the next three years. According to Roseanne Murphy Harris, President of the Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA), ...
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Legislative avalanche warning for FSPs

Published: Wed, 29 Mar 17

If you have just returned from a visit to Mars, you may want to take cognisance of some of the legislative changes that are currently taking place. It is a daunting task just trying to keep up with what it entails, never mind what will be required in terms of implementation. The information below is contained in the ...
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.Africa domain is here

Published: Wed, 29 Mar 17

By Donvay Wegierski, Director at Werksmans Attorneys The long awaited. AFRICA domain name extension will be available as of 3 April 2017 and will be managed by ZACR (ZA central registry). This is an exciting prospect for businesses and individuals affiliated with Africa to identify themselves in a global audience ...
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Protecting and serving financial intermediaries and consumers

Published: Tue, 28 Mar 17

            Lizelle van der Merwe, FIA CEO                   The Financial Intermediaries Association of Southern Africa (FIA) has issued comprehensive public comments on a range of ...
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New binder regulations – is the writing on the wall?

Published: Tue, 28 Mar 17

By Craig Ormrod Associated Compliance Having read, re-read, and discussed the new rules relating to binders and binder agreements, we wonder whether the new regulations will really achieve the Financial Services Board’s (FSB) objectives or indeed if there is a future for broker-held binders at all. There ...
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