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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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1Life stats confirm the importance of healthy living amidst a possible second wave

Published: Mon, 16 Nov 20

Mortality rates obtained by 1Life indicate that there has been a 233% increase in deaths between July and September this year, compared to last, with a massive increase in respiratory-related deaths. “Covid has taken its toll on South Africans – as it has the world over – and it is clear ...
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FOR YOUR EYES ONLY-POPIA ESSENTIALS

Published: Thu, 12 Nov 20

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) has been in the making for a while, with certain aspects already introduced. It is finally set to come into full effect after President Cyril Ramaphosa said, in June, that the effective date for compliance is 1 July 2021, and most organisations will have much to do ...
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The importance of having a Will

Published: Thu, 29 Oct 20

Drawing up a Will can be a very sensitive and uncomfortable subject but as death is inevitable, it is always better to be prepared. As a legal document expressing your last wishes, a Will may well be the most important document that you will ever sign. And while it is recommended that you use the services of a professional ...
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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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