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What will Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's 2020 Medium Term budget offer?

Published: Thu, 22 Oct 20

South Africa's economic recovery plan The plan is aimed at fast-tracking the recovery of the economy from the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It outlines government's plan to revive the economy with short and long-term interventions. If the plan is executed as presented, it is expected to ...
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Beneficiaries of fully underwritten life policies receive R16.7 billion in death benefits in 2019

Published: Wed, 07 Oct 20

South African life insurers paid 99% of all claims against fully underwritten individual life policies in 2019 to a value of R16. 7 billion. The 2019 annual death claim benefit statistics for fully underwritten individual life policies, released this week by the Association for Savings and Investment South Africa ...
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Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

Published: Mon, 05 Oct 20

There's plenty of evidence to prove that a Financial Adviser in your life dramatically increases your ability to manage your finances, especially in challenging circumstances. According to the research company, Columinate, 70% of people using an adviser are more confident about their financial situation ...
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Review your will to account for COVID-19, advises JustMoney

Published: Mon, 05 Oct 20

The COVID-19 pandemic is a timely reminder of the importance of ensuring your personal finances are in order – and a key component of this is an up-to-date will. This legal document, that should take into account the current value of your assets, with instructions on how you wish to allocate them, is particularly ...
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SANLAM PAYS OUT OVER R162-MILLION IN COVID-19 CLAIMS

Published: Tue, 22 Sep 20

South Africa: 22 September 2020: R162-million of COVID-19 related claims were paid by Sanlam Individual Life between March and August 2020; with over R17-million paid to clients for sickness and income protection benefits and over R144 million paid in death and funeral claims.   Petrie Marx, Product ...
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LIBERTY MAKES BOLD DECLARATION IN NEW BRAND REFRESH

Published: Mon, 14 Sep 20

With a pay-off line 'In it with you' the insurer says the time to rely only on just its innovative heritage is gone. It’s time to evolve, to show up better, to connect more and truly be a life partner – especially in times when it feels like the world has turned upside down   September, ...
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One of Mzansi’s biggest fundraising events in history gets SA’s sporting legends racing for change!

Published: Wed, 26 Aug 20

South African NGO, Events to Aid, in partnership with needs-matched life insurer, BrightRock, today launched one of the biggest fundraising initiatives in the history of South Africa – The BrightRock Battle of the Sports! This event will see 12 of Mzansi’s leading cricket, rugby, soccer, and running heroes ...
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1Life research: South Africa’s women are financially savvy with more women having life cover, and keeping it, than men!

Published: Wed, 19 Aug 20

This Women’s Month, 1Life’s research celebrates South Africa’s women by demonstrating that they are financially savvy and leading the way. The research shows that 12% more women have life cover than men. Similarly, women have also been more careful about keeping this cover in place during ...
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The long-term effects of COVID could affect South Africans for years to come

Published: Tue, 18 Aug 20

A report commissioned by Insurer Liberty suggests the long-term health effects of COVID-19 could mean drastic changes ahead for many South Africans. Meanwhile, the medical and financial services industries are going to have to adapt to cope with these effects. 18 August 2020 – The life expectancy of ...
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Liberty Drives Hope - and places the needs of ordinary South Africans at the core

Published: Fri, 31 Jul 20

It was a desperate cry for help on Facebook. When Karen Denny, Divisional Executive for Liberty’s Digital Marketing team, first read it, her heart sank. An elderly woman had anonymously poured her heart out, searching for help after she was sexually assaulted by a relative. The woman’s family and friends ...
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SANLAM PAYS OUT OVER R4 BILLION IN CLAIMS IN 2019

Published: Mon, 20 Jul 20

South Africa, 20 July 2020: In 2019, Sanlam paid out over 99% of death claims. The leading insurer predicts a rise in claims for death, funeral, sickness and income protection in 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Petrie Marx, Product Actuary at Sanlam Individual Life, says that this year is a testament ...
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Let's talk about the value of Women in SA

Published: Wed, 15 Jul 20

Dubbed the Liberty Blue Table Sessions, financial services group Liberty, has launched a series of online conversations to unearth the value women bring to the economy in a time of COVID-19 and beyond. 15 July, 2020 – Women in South Africa are the backbone of the economy. According to a Flux Trends ...
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How to spot a financial scam

Published: Thu, 09 Jul 20

Richard Rattue, MD, Compli-Serve SA   The prevalence of online financial crime speaks to the value of personal and company data. At a recent webinar, Reuters, shared some important reminders. Even though you may have taken the necessary precautions to keep yourself safe, scams evolve just as we do. Becoming ...
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POPI ACT IS NOW IN FORCE

Published: Tue, 07 Jul 20

FIVE STEPS TO ENSURE POPI COMPLIANCE FOR DIRECT MARKETING   07 July 2020: The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPI) has now come into effect and it is important that South Africa businesses adhere to the new regulations. The use of personal information is everywhere and it’s almost ...
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DRAFTING A WILL DURING THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

Published: Wed, 01 Jul 20

By Christel Botha, Alexander Forbes Fiduciary Services Manager   Life in lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic has given people time to reflect on their personal affairs, leading to an increase in numbers of people making and updating their Last Will and Testament in a bid to regain control over their lives ...
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Insurance Gateway Launches Virtual Offices

Published: Fri, 26 Jun 20

Insurance Gateway developed a new way of connecting brokers to their clients. This new platform will launch 1 July 2020 and I would like to invite you to have a look. To view our offices please click the link below. Features include online appointments, instant video meetings, document management, AI, CRM and even ...
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1LIFE, SAMSUNG & LIFEQ: GROW YOUR LIFE COVER WHILE YOU SLEEP

Published: Thu, 11 Jun 20

1Life, Samsung South Africa and LifeQ have partnered to launch a life insurance eco-system - 1Life Pulse. This partnership brings life insurance, technology and science together in a simple way, providing consumers with attainable, dynamic, long-term value for making better choices regarding their wellbeing. 1Life ...
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1LIFE SURVEY: SLEEP, WEIGHT AND HEART HEALTH A CONCERN FOR OVER 50% OF SOUTH AFRICANS

Published: Thu, 11 Jun 20

Sleep - a critical aspect of overall wellbeing, and essential for a healthy heart, is impacted predominantly by stress and financial pressures, as indicated by 58% of South Africans, according to a new survey by 1Life with over 5 000 respondents.   What’s more, 51% of survey respondents ...
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Your financial wellbeing has never been more important – now is the time

Published: Tue, 26 May 20

The outbreak and rapid spread across the globe of COVID-19 shocked the world and left many already struggling economies, and even strong economies, in trouble. The good news is that measures can be implemented to help individuals to cope with the situation. Iemas Insurance Brokers’ experts give their perspective ...
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COVID-19: HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR CLIENTS’ WILLS ARE VALID DURING SOUTH AFRICA’S LOCKDOWN

Published: Mon, 11 May 20

Lockdown has spurred many South Africans to draw up their Wills online or over the telephone. But with every new circumstance we are often presented with challenges that require innovation and creative solutions to overcome these challenges. One thing the dawn of Covid-19 has taught us is that if you are not agile ...
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