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Why looking for a catalyst is not always helpful

Published: Wed, 23 Oct 19

Anet Ahern, CEO, PSG Asset Management   As any parent of young children will attest, the need to know “why” and “when” is a natural human tendency. It is also the mainstay of daily market commentary and investment articles. Human beings believe that if we know why something happened, ...
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Liberty announces two-in-one income protection

Published: Tue, 22 Oct 19

A move towards celebrating the side hustle and gig economy More South Africans are working two jobs in order to earn multiple incomes. In July 2019, Henley Business School of South Africa (HBSA) released a study titled, "What is the future of work in South Africa? Examining the Side Hustle Economy. " ...
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BrightRock launches market-first advancements to its temporary disability cover

Published: Tue, 22 Oct 19

Needs-matched life insurance provider, BrightRock, has announced enhancements to its temporary expenses cover – changes that, according to its CEO, Schalk Malan, it hopes will significantly benefit policyholders and filter through to the rest of the industry. The enhancements include: the addition of new conditions ...
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It’s meant 2B: Make a date with your estate planner before it’s too late

Published: Tue, 17 Sep 19

Recent changes to Section 2B of the Wills Act may bring some short-term relief in the already stressful time during divorce or death. Do you understand how the change may impact you?   “In short it means that the Law now gives you three months after your divorce to amend your will to remove, ...
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Short-term insurance savvy goes the distance

Published: Wed, 11 Sep 19

Short-term insurance savvy goes the distance In the spirit of Spring, here are some top tips for women to follow to refresh their short-term insurance cover, while staying both cost-effective and safe. Relook luxury and upgrade your outlook It can be very expensive to specify items like cell phones, notebooks, ...
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1Life launches 1Life Vantage

Published: Thu, 22 Aug 19

1Life announced the launch of their new digital intermediary solution for life and investment financial advisors – 1Life Vantage - aimed at enabling financial advisers to provide superior financial planning, product advice and ongoing product service to customers for long-term insurance and investment products ...
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Introducing Our New Website!

Published: Mon, 29 Jul 19

The Insurance Gateway® team is excited to share our new website with you. Given our strategic objectives for 2019 and the fact that our last website redesign was over five years ago, we decided on a much anticipated mid-year launch. za was founded in 2005 by the late Michael Stoker as an insurance and financial ...
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FSCA appoint the new Divisional Executive for Conduct of Business Supervision

Published: Fri, 28 Jun 19

FSCA commissioner, Mr Abel Sithole has appointed Ms. Kedibone Dikokwe as the Divisional Executive: Conduct of Business Supervision, effective from 1 July 2019. This is the division that supervises the way financial institutions interact with their customers. Dikokwe will oversee the implementation of the FSCA's ...
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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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