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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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Covid-19: TERS - 5 important updates

Published: Mon, 04 May 20

by Joon Chong, Dhevarsha Ramjettan, Johan Olivier, Shane Johnson, Bianca Viljoen, Zipho Tile   Since the launch of TERS, there has been (almost) daily changes introduced by the Unemployment Insurance Fund. Following those amendments, the Minister of Employment & Labour ...
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1Life Insurance offers free tuition for school children through Boston City Campus Connect and Ivy Digital

Published: Tue, 28 Apr 20

1Life Insurance has reaffirmed the company’s long-standing commitment to educating South Africans by launching a new partnership with Boston City Campus Connect and Ivy Digital, that will provide children of 1Life newsletter subscribers with free tuition from Grades 8 – 12. “In 2013 we ...
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The non-legal guide to surviving the Coronavirus

Published: Fri, 24 Apr 20

Soon after the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic, and the declaration of the National Disaster, there was an outbreak of legal and other publications, some more helpful than others, dealing with COVID-19, the law, the end of the world, and surviving the Coronavirus. You could seek guidance from a letter supposedly ...
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The Pandemic, Physical Damage, Business Interruption Losses and Reinsurance

Published: Tue, 07 Apr 20

The Pandemic, Physical Damage, Business Interruption Losses and Reinsurance How is your 2000 piece jigsaw puzzle progressing?   Coronavirus and physical damage You may have seen reference to the recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision in MDS Inc v Factory Mutual Insurance Company ...
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1Life donates to frontline health workers

Published: Tue, 07 Apr 20

1Life has donated R500 000 to Gift of the Givers to assist frontline medical workers fight COVID-19. “Medical workers are at the coalface of the pandemic. It’s because of them – their courage and dedication – that we’ll prevail. Our donation is a gesture of thanks and appreciation ...
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POSTPONEMENT NOTICE: SAIA BREAKFAST SESSION 2020

Published: Mon, 16 Mar 20

Following the national disaster declaration made by the President of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, on 15 March 2020 around the spread of the coronavirus, the South African Insurance Association (SAIA) has decided to postpone the SAIA Breakfast Session which was to be held on 19 March to a later date in May 2020 ...
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Allianz: 5 sustainability trends to watch for companies

Published: Thu, 12 Mar 20

Companies can potentially face reputational damage or legal liabilities if they fail to appropriately manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty’s ESG team identified key trends to watch: climate change, water management, preserving biodiversity degradation ...
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CORONAVIRUS Q&A: KNOW YOUR EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS

Published: Wed, 11 Mar 20

Aadil Patel, National Head of the Employment practice and Anli Bezuidenhout, Senior Associate in the Employment practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr   The COVID – 19 (or "Coronavirus") is spreading. In this alert, we answer some of the most pressing questions that have been asked over ...
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Are joint life policies the way to go for married couples?

Published: Tue, 03 Mar 20

Schalk Malan, Chief Executive Officer at BrightRock   Having life insurance cover is definitely something married couples should prioritise, and some think that having a joint life policy means better premiums and less hassle. But there are a few other factors couples must consider before committing to ...
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Financial planning is a must-have

Published: Mon, 02 Mar 20

South Africans are indebted as they consistently depend on credit cards to pay for day-to-day expenses. This year’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) speech delivered by President Cyril Ramaphosa made mention of starting a sovereign wealth fund to “preserve and grow the national endowment of the nation” ...
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BUDGET 2020: THE RIGHT INTENT, BUT THE CHALLENGE REMAINS DAUNTING

Published: Thu, 27 Feb 20

BY ARTHUR KAMP, CHIEF ECONOMIST AT SANLAM INVESTMENTS Budget 2020 is the best we could have hoped for in difficult circumstances. In essence, it aims to constrain consumption spending relative to capital expenditure, while recognising that persistent tax increases are counter-productive and constrain growth. Budget ...
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Liberty delivers improved results, increasing dividend by 3%, for the year ended 31 December 2019

Published: Thu, 27 Feb 20

Resilience demonstrated in the current economic climate, while continuing to invest for the future Financial highlights: Normalised headline earnings increased 42% to R3 205 million Shareholder Investment Portfolio (SIP) earnings of R1 004 million Normalised operating earnings increased 10% to R2 201 ...
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The major issue now facing life offices is the question of AIDS. While the impact is difficult to predict, all life offices currently require HIV tests for cover in excess of R200 000 or automatically include an AIDS exclusion clause. For some life offices the HIV testing limit has already been reduced to R50 000. Some life offices have aimed at countering the effect of AIDS by introducing policies requiring HIV testing every five years up to a certain ...
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