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Allianz Risk Barometer 2021: Covid-19 trio tops South Africa and global business risks

Published: Tue, 19 Jan 21

10th Allianz survey: Business interruption, Pandemic outbreak and Cyber incidents are the top three business risks for 2021 – all strongly interlinked. Cyber incidents, Business interruption and Pandemic outlook are the top three business risks in South Africa. Pandemic outbreak rockets to #2 from ...
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Introducing our new eNews App

Published: Wed, 13 Jan 21

Insurance Gateway is thrilled to introduce our brand new electronic newspaper. The final product is available as both a mobile and desktop application. Our aim with the app was to develop an electronic newspaper that would dynamically reflect and complement our more extensive Insurance Gateway website. The pages are ...
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Rule 19 – how it affects advisers and the industry, and are there tools to support advisers in complying?

Published: Mon, 11 Jan 21

In September 2019, Rule 19 of the Policyholder Protection Rules underwent critical changes impacting insurers and financial advisors. The changes in relation to the termination of long-term policies brought about the inclusion of the Replace Advice Record (RAR), which applied when policyholders were replacing specific ...
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1Life recognised as the top direct life insurer for the 10th year running

Published: Tue, 15 Dec 20

1Life Insurance has maintained its position as South Africa’s leading direct life insurer, with the largest market share, for the tenth consecutive year, within the long-term insurance industry. This is according to the annual Swiss Re Individual Risk Market New Business Volume survey. “There ...
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Insurance Ombudsman determines non-advice policy is void

Published: Wed, 09 Dec 20

An insurer cannot hide behind the contention that a policy sold on a non-advice basis in the lower income market places the onus on the policyholder to be familiar with exclusions, the Ombudsman for Long-term Insurance Judge Ron McLaren said. Ruling recently in a matter concerning such a policy, he said ...
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Report highlights impact of Covid-19 on household finances

Published: Mon, 07 Dec 20

Report highlights impact of Covid-19 on household finances Towards the end of November 2020, the Momentum/Unisa Household Finance Insight Report for 2020 was released. A specific analysis was done to estimate the impact of Covid-19 and the lockdown on household finances to, among others, determine the magnitude ...
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Local CIS industry sees record net inflows despite Covid-19 woes

Published: Mon, 07 Dec 20

Local CIS industry sees record net inflows despite Covid-19 woes The Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA) recently released the Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) industry statistics for the quarter and year ended September 2020. South African investors committed R57 billion in net inflows ...
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Draft Conduct Standard published for CIS Managers

Published: Mon, 07 Dec 20

Draft Conduct Standard published for CIS Managers A draft Conduct Standard, setting out both the principles and fit and proper requirements that CIS managers must comply with on an ongoing basis, was released by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) on 2 December 2020. The draft Conduct Standard ...
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FAIS Ombud Annual report highlights the need for TCF

Published: Mon, 07 Dec 20

During the 2019/2020 financial year the Office of the FAIS Ombud received a total of 8835 new complaints - a reduction of 5. 23% from the 9323 received during the 2018/2019 financial year and the 10 211 received during 2017/2018. In the report, released on Friday, the FAIS Ombud emphasises its three-fold ...
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DIVERSITY AND DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS LITIGATION

Published: Wed, 02 Dec 20

Diversity awareness is more important than ever before for senior management in all companies, as more and more investors, activists and shareholders, not to mention regulators, begin taking it more seriously. But, for those who don’t, a flurry of recent lawsuits should raise concerns that directors and officers ...
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COVID-19: NAVIGATING THE ‘CEO MOMENT’

Published: Wed, 02 Dec 20

In the wake of the Covid-19 shockwaves, companies are still having to plan and implement return-to-office measures. Given that, and a looming global recession, the pressure – and risks – couldn’t be higher for executives, as highlighted in a recent Clyde & Co. and Allianz Global Corporate & ...
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FPI awards – Winners announced

Published: Thu, 29 Oct 20

“We believe that hard work deserves to be rewarded, and that’s why we make sure that we recognise the outstanding achievers in the financial planning industry annually,” according to the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI). On Tuesday night, at a gala dinner that formed part of ...
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Advisors now more dependent on social media

Published: Thu, 29 Oct 20

Advisors now more dependent on social media “Amid the coronavirus pandemic, financial advisors are flocking to social media in order to maintain contact with clients and prospects and to stay abreast of developments in their industry,” according to research released ...
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International Survey maps the future of home and motor insurance

Published: Thu, 29 Oct 20

International Survey maps the future of home and motor insurance A recent Deloitte survey aimed at discovering what customers want, and how COVID-19 has shifted their needs, highlighted that customers favour simplicity. This was the primary finding of a survey of 8 000 customers ...
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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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It's all about Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

Published: Thu, 22 Oct 20

What is SaaS eCommerce? SaaS stands for Software-as-a-Service, is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed to a user, it’s a way of delivering services which can be accessed via the internet. SaaS applications run on a provider’s servers; eCommerce platforms allow ...
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Introducing Insure Cloud, your SaaS short term insurance platform

Published: Thu, 22 Oct 20

Stepping into the market   During the pandemic COVID-19 many industries along with the insurance sector experienced a time of uncertainty followed by a sudden change and growth in technological and digital space. The heavy reliance on web-based tools and services for our day-to-day interactions; proved ...
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Call for actuaries to collaborate with government to rid South Africa of “wicked problems”

Published: Wed, 07 Oct 20

As the world continues to grapple with the “wicked problems” created by the Covid-19 pandemic, governments able to efficiently mobilise their diverse talent pools appear to be presenting their citizens with better outcomes than those unable to do so, according Lusani Mulaudzi, President of the Actuarial ...
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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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Insurance that is issued to cover the full replacement cost of property damaged or destroyed. Unlike indemnity value , it does not take into account the effects of depreciation.
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