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First edition of the Ombudsman’s Briefcase for 2021

Published: Tue, 06 Apr 21

In our first edition of the Ombudsman’s Briefcase for 2021 we take this opportunity to wish you a safe and prosperous year ahead. We face this year with a little more hope having emerged from a second wave of the coronavirus and with the COVID-19 vaccine being rolled-out. In this edition we look at insurance ...
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Holiday safety is more than just locking up and being vigilant

Published: Thu, 01 Apr 21

It is no secret that the holiday period presents an opportunity for criminals to take advantage of holiday goers. According to the South African crime statistics for 2020 released by Stats SA and the South African Police service, a total of 18 162 car-jackings and 205 959 burglaries at residential premises ...
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POPIA 101

Published: Thu, 01 Apr 21

All businesses with employees, customers and suppliers must comply with POPIA, which comes into effect on 1 July 2021. Here is a practical guide to the most important aspects   With the commencement date of the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPI) of 1 July 2021 fast approaching, businesses ...
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F&I shifting with the times

Published: Wed, 24 Mar 21

F&I Insurance last year celebrated 21 years of business and expansion with the appointment of a new Managing Director. This move heralds continued growth in the marketplace according to Executive Director and founder, Brian Muller. He looks back to 1999 when, after 15 years serving in the fire services ...
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New head for F&I Insurance

Published: Mon, 15 Mar 21

Donovan Harvey, a financial management specialist and WITS MBA graduate, has been appointed Managing Director of F&I Insurance. F&I focuses on specialist insurance risks including industrial and manufacturing risks and hospitality risks and have since expanded their business model to include general ...
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SANTAM ACQUIRES 100% OF MIRABILIS ENGINEERING UNDERWRITING MANAGERS

Published: Fri, 12 Mar 21

Santam, South Africa’s largest short-term insurer, will increase its stake in Mirabilis Engineering Underwriting Managers (Mirabilis) by acquiring the remaining 45% shareholding, subject to the fulfilment of conditions precedent for the acquisition of the remaining stake. Santam currently holds a 55% shareholding ...
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To insure or self-insure? A conundrum for fleet operators

Published: Thu, 04 Mar 21

Johannesburg, 4 March21: Fleet insurance is essential for businesses with vehicle fleets and drivers. With proper management and meticulousness, fleet managers can reduce insurance costs, improve the safety of employees and benefit from as much insurance cover as is required. But with escalating insurance costs, many ...
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Thierry Portevin to lead global risk consulting unit at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

Published: Wed, 03 Mar 21

Previously Global Head of Property at AGCS, Portevin is appointed Global Head of Risk Consulting, leading a global team of 280 employees globally AGCS’s Chief Underwriting Office Property under interim leadership until a permanent successor is confirmed Johannesburg/London/Munich/New York/Paris/Sao Paulo/Singapore ...
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Park any doubts: Insurance cover tips for second-hand cars

Published: Tue, 23 Feb 21

In recent months, second-hand car purchases have accelerated as the economic impact of Covid-19 and lockdowns have been felt and travel needs have changed. For some, second-hand cars are an attractive option. You may want to cut down on lifestyle costs by downsizing to a more affordable, second-hand car. Perhaps ...
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PERSONAL BELONGINGS MUST BE KEPT CLOSE TO THE INSURED

Published: Tue, 16 Feb 21

The policy for the insured valuables that are governed by the “close personal custody and control requirement”, means that the insured property shall be “held by, worn or attached to the insured at all times whilst in transit. ” The Office of the Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance ...
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Three insurance-friendly tips for your date this weekend

Published: Wed, 10 Feb 21

Luzanne Wait, an insurance adviser at PSG Jeffrey’s Bay In the time of Covid-19, with lockdown regulations changing frequently and some restaurants, bars, and other indoor gathering places closed or operating differently, the at-home date night has grown more popular. Many of us are simply choosing to stay ...
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Planning for your child’s education in 2021 – is it really worth it?

Published: Wed, 10 Feb 21

With schools opening and closing throughout last year and the opening of schools delayed to 15 February this year, it is difficult for parents to plan and make decisions regarding the future of their children’s education. Some parents might consider home schooling as an affordable, perhaps more safe or convenient ...
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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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Making it through January without gambling your financial future

Published: Mon, 11 Jan 21

January can be a very long month for many South African families seeking to stretch December paycheques until the first payday of the New Year. Typically, this is because many companies pay their employees early in December, but this year making it to the end of January is likely to be even more difficult. That’s ...
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Keeping your 2021 in check

Published: Wed, 06 Jan 21

Bertus Visser, Chief Executive of Distribution at PSG Insure The new year is in full swing already, but for those who enjoyed a festive break, holding on to that holiday feeling might be quite tempting. Procrastinating can be peaceful to a point but delaying some important upgrades to your insurance cover could ...
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Keeping your 2021 in check

Published: Wed, 06 Jan 21

Bertus Visser, Chief Executive of Distribution at PSG Insure The new year is in full swing already, but for those who enjoyed a festive break, holding on to that holiday feeling might be quite tempting. Procrastinating can be peaceful to a point but delaying some important upgrades to your insurance cover could ...
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Allianz: Litany of new risks for directors and officers in 2021 driven by insolvencies, cyber threats and ESG scrutiny

Published: Tue, 15 Dec 20

AGCS report identifies mega risk trends for directors and officers in 2021 – Covid-19 pandemic and its economic fallout increase exposures for them to be held accountable for poor performance or management decisions Nervousness in an already strained D&O insurance market about current risk environment ...
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Outsmart criminals by being safety savvy – Iemas Insurance Brokers gives a few tips on how to stay safe during the festive season

Published: Tue, 15 Dec 20

Staying at home or not travelling as much as you used to, does not mean that you won’t be a victim of crime. According to an annual report released by Stats SA, at the end of March this year 469 224 property-related crimes were reported, while 18 162 carjacking cases and 59 883 shoplifting cases ...
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2020 State of the Insurance Market

Published: Wed, 18 Nov 20

Opinion by Terence Williams, CEO of Aon South Africa   South African businesses operate in a time of unprecedented volatility across economics, demographics and geopolitics and as these risks evolve, business leaders can no longer rely on traditional risk mitigation tactics. Like the rest of the world, ...
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Top brokers acknowledged at CIB Broker Awards

Published: Thu, 12 Nov 20

Top brokers acknowledged at CIB Broker Awards   The 2020 CIB Broker Awards took place on 6 November in Johannesburg, under strict COVID-19 protocols for a well-deserved celebration. The event recognised CIB’s best-performing brokers over the financial year ending 31 August 2020. The ...
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Policy Proceeds:

The proceeds of a policy refers to the combination of your investment, either by way of recurring premiums or a single premium investment, plus the investment growth that is paid out to you after the policy term, usually five or ten years with new generation policies, but may be longer, as in the case of certain endowment policies or retirement annuities.
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