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Funeral cover leads insurance uptake, but are millennials bucking the trend?

Published: Wed, 29 Aug 18

          Vera Nagtegaal, the Executive Head of Hippo. co. za.                   In South Africa, burying a loved one can be expensive, which explains why most insured adults have some form of funeral cover. According ...
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Breast cancer: managing the unthinkable

Published: Wed, 29 Aug 18

Due to widely published content regarding cancer and the impact thereof, the awareness of this silent killer is rapidly increasing. Not only are people becoming more aware of the prevalence of cancer but they also start to realise that early detection of the disease has a powerful impact on the prognosis. ...
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Insurers and loss adjusters to take care when investigating claims

Published: Tue, 28 Aug 18

By Jay Page, senior associate, Bowmans If it is not already high on the agenda, becoming familiar with the requirements of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI Act) should be a priority. In the UK last year, a firm of loss adjusters was found guilty of unlawfully disclosing personal data illegally obtained ...
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Choosing the right funeral cover amount

Published: Mon, 27 Aug 18

Many consumers who take out funeral cover often struggle to choose the appropriate cover amount for funeral expenses. Nthabiseng Sethabela-Makoeng, Product Manager at FNB Life says, when deciding on the correct cover amount, it is essential to abide by the most basic principle of funeral insurance, which is ...
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FPI awards “everything we desire in a Financial Planner”

Published: Thu, 23 Aug 18

Johannesburg, South Africa: The Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa hosted a gala dinner to celebrate and crown the best of the profession. About 250 professionals in the financial planning profession came together at the Inanda Polo Club in Sandton, Johannesburg to celebrate what has admittedly ...
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Tackling the taboo topic couples never want to talk about

Published: Wed, 22 Aug 18

Part 2 of the ‘First visit to an adviser’ series     By Madri Jacobs, Sanlam Senior Financial Planner   South Africa: In a solid relationship and wondering how to approach the tricky topic of money? About to get married and flustered over joint finances and complex contracts? Maybe ...
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Getting personal on the first ‘date’ with your financial planner

Published: Wed, 22 Aug 18

Part 1 of the ‘Advice on your adviser’ series: Questions that may arise   Is marriage on the cards? Do you want kids? Is there a specific illness in your family history? Some people can be a little taken aback by just how personal a first visit to a financial planner can be. Money matters are often ...
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Survey reveals South African’s aren’t protecting their income

Published: Wed, 22 Aug 18

In spite of this, less than 50% of the people surveyed by FMI (a division of Bidvest Life Limited) in their recent #RealityCheck consumer survey believe they will have a temporary injury in their working lifetimes, and do not have any form of Income Protection or Disability cover. The effects of not earning ...
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Setting the bar for innovation in customer engagement

Published: Wed, 22 Aug 18

Loeries Award for Momentum Corporate’s Smart Underwriting solution   On Saturday, 18 August, Momentum Corporate’s Smart Underwriting solution won the silver award at the Loeries. The award is in the Service Design category which was introduced in 2015 to recognise brands that engage their customers ...
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The financial industry has to become more inclusive of the female market

Published: Wed, 22 Aug 18

Over the last 30 years there have been significant changes in the role of women; both socially and financially. Traditionally, men tended to be the household breadwinners however, according to recent Statistics SA data, 41. 8% of total employment in the second quarter of 2018 with 32% of managers in South Africa being ...
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Protect your loved ones from becoming saddled with your credit debt

Published: Tue, 21 Aug 18

      Tlalane Ntuli, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Yalu           Credit life insurance, which covers your debts in the event of your death, disability or retrenchment, provides a valuable safety net to protect you and your loved ones from becoming ...
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Setting up your dependants for a sustainable financial future

Published: Tue, 21 Aug 18

Johannesburg: According to Stats SA, in 2017 there were approximately 71 million unemployed youths globally. Roughly 53% of South African youths, between the ages of 15 and 34, are heavily indebted. Furthermore, the OECD conducted an Adult Financial Literacy Competency study that shows that South Africa has one of ...
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Soon-to-be-wed couples should pay equal attention to both wedding contracts and the big day

Published: Mon, 20 Aug 18

The near arrival of Spring – and wedding season - are likely to fill soon-to-be wed couples with excitement about their impending nuptials, and while it is undoubtedly good to plan the details of the celebration, it is also important for partners to pay equal attention to the details of their marriage contracts ...
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Why women need a Will

Published: Wed, 15 Aug 18

The vast majority of women with families do all they can to ensure that the future of their spouses, children and other loved ones will be financially secure. They work hard, they save, they invest. Yet many women don’t consider the importance of executing a Will in this regard, assuming that everything they ...
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Ombud raps insurer on knuckles for poor service

Published: Wed, 15 Aug 18

          Judge Ron McLaren Ombudsman for Long-Term Insurance                   Cape Town: The Ombudsman for Long-Term Insurance, Judge Ron McLaren, has criticised Alexander Forbes Life for the poor handling of a disability ...
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How to be your own heroine

Published: Thu, 09 Aug 18

To the ladies out there who are still waiting for their knight in shining armour to rescue them, to save them from their troubled times and to ride off into the sunset in a Ferrari: this article is for you. “That knight is probably divorced with a few children and has money woes of his own, therefore there ...
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Longevity in women: a blessing or a financial burden?

Published: Tue, 07 Aug 18

Many people find planning for retirement challenging; but retirement planning for women can be particularly tricky. This isn’t because women are any less capable of planning for the future than men, or less interested in saving. Rather, it’s as a result of one simple reality – women tend to live ...
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Do I need credit life cover if I already have life insurance?

Published: Mon, 06 Aug 18

Do you know what credit life insurance covers you for and what the key differences are between credit life insurance and life insurance? Many people believe that if they have life cover, then they don’t need credit life insurance. However, credit life, which takes care of your outstanding debts ...
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Second dread disease claim upheld by long-term insurance ombudsman

Published: Mon, 06 Aug 18

          Judge McLaren Ombudsman for Long-Term Insurance                   Cape Town: In the absence of an exclusion clause, there is no legal or insurance principle which prevents an insured from claiming under two different ...
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Long-term Insurance Giant Launches Customisable Funeral Plan

Published: Fri, 03 Aug 18

The top-scoring life insurer in the South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) for three years running, Metropolitan has unveiled its new Funeral Solution which has personalisation at its core – giving policyholders the flexibility to customise their funeral based on their needs and pocket. “Our ...
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