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What is the difference between Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

Published: Mon, 02 Dec 19

Cyber Monday originated in the US and is a marketing term used for the Monday after Thanksgiving. It was created by retailers to encourage people to shop online. The term was coined by Ellen Davis of the National Retail Federation and Scott Silverman, and has actually been around ...
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Interview with Bright Rock CEO, Schalk Malan about their ground-breaking temporary disability cover

Published: Mon, 11 Nov 19

In October 2019 Needs-matched life insurance provider, BrightRock, announced enhancements to their temporary expenses cover. Read More More recently Insurancegateway® Interviewed Schalk Malan to not only learn more about their product enhancements but also to talk about Bright Rock’s strategic ...
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Allianz and Embry-Riddle University aviation study: Safer skies but claims and risks grow

Published: Tue, 05 Nov 19

Fewer fatal accidents, but growing number of costly claims for the aviation industry and insurers from collisions, groundings and aircraft repairs Analysis of 50,000 aviation insurance claims shows collision/crash incidents major cause of loss, followed by faulty workmanship and machinery breakdown Bird strikes ...
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Allianz and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University report: Flying has never been safer

Published: Tue, 05 Nov 19

Despite record numbers of passengers, 2017 and 2018 are among the three safest years of the aviation industry for fatal plane crashes Safety driven by design, technology and training improvements Strap yourself in: Passengers have to prepare for more incidents of turbulence due to climate change – particularly ...
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Indwe embraces drone technology to help improve risk management and optimise insurance

Published: Fri, 01 Nov 19

Using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones as they are more commonly known in insurance, is gaining momentum. Globally, 17% of commercial drones in operation are used to assist insurers and large organisations in not only better assessing risk exposure but also improving both risk control evaluation and operational ...
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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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SAMBRA celebrates excellence

Published: Mon, 21 Oct 19

Short-term insurer, Santam, has won the prestigious SA Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), Insurer of the Year award for the second consecutive year. Toyota SA received the top honours for all-round best OEM, Sikkens scooped the overall Service Excellence award in the Paint Suppliers category ...
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Growing cyber risk emanating from within

Published: Fri, 18 Oct 19

Excess privileges and shadow IT increase employee and vendor risks   Whether through malicious acts or negligence, employees, suppliers and third-party vendors remain one of the most common causes of security breaches, identified in Aon’s Cyber Risk Report. In a 2018 survey of cyber security ...
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Interbrand Best Global Brands 2019 Rankings: Allianz becomes number one insurer and brand value rises 12 percent

Published: Fri, 18 Oct 19

Allianz has become the no. 1 insurer in the Interbrand Best Global Brands 2019 Rankings, released October 17, 2019 with the Allianz brand value increasing from $10. 8bn in 2018 to $12. 1bn. The report examines the world’s most successful brands through the lens of Iconic Moves, focusing on the end of ...
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In case of an emergency – what to pack

Published: Tue, 08 Oct 19

Bertus Visser, Chief Executive of Distribution at PSG Insure With the festive season drawing near, many of us are planning road trips all around the country. Travelling with family, including small children can be stressful, particularly if your car breaks down unexpectedly. Before you set off, consider the following: Are ...
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How to save more during tough times

Published: Mon, 16 Sep 19

We currently find ourselves in a market that hasn’t shown any real growth over the past five years and even the most optimistic investors are now starting to panic, especially those who have already retired. With the cost of living rising rapidly, many pensioners are forced to increase their withdrawal rates ...
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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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Momentum introduces safety alert for consumer peace of mind

Published: Tue, 10 Sep 19

Momentum Short Term Insurance has boosted its safety offerings for customers with the introduction of Safety Alert, an innovative emergency panic button linked to armed response, which is available on the Momentum app. Momentum Short Term Insurance Chief Commercial Officer, Etienne du Toit, says Safety Alert ...
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What are the chances? Preparing for curveballs

Published: Fri, 06 Sep 19

You accelerate instead of press the brake pedal – life happens. Unfortunately, if it’s when your vehicle goes through an office window, it can cost a lot more than you bargained for. You just never know what life may throw at you. Imagine being the driver, or the business owner in this case; you ...
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Business for Road Safety (BRS) forum launches Road Safety Pledge

Published: Thu, 05 Sep 19

Johannesburg – The Business for Road Safety (BRS) forum, an initiative formed by the South African Insurance Association (SAIA) in collaboration with other relevant stakeholder business associations launched its Road Safety Pledge on Wednesday at Midrand Conference Centre. The BRS forum is intended ...
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Insurance in the age of Airbnb

Published: Mon, 02 Sep 19

Johannesburg, Gauteng – Airbnb has arrived in South Africa in a big way. In fact, since its launch in 2008, the lodging marketplace has grown to more than 150 million users with listings in almost 200 countries. However, for locals looking to rent out their properties, there are insurance implications to consider, ...
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ACUIDEAS PARTNERS WITH INDWE LEARNING ACADEMY

Published: Thu, 22 Aug 19

Johannesburg – Acuideas is pleased to announce the partnership with Indwe Learning Academy in launch of its CPD-Accredited Training Programme, which offers brokers in its network free CPD training. The programme comprises a range of short courses that afford brokers easy access to earning CPD points, ...
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Allianz: The 7 trends making engineering and construction projects bigger and costlier than ever

Published: Tue, 20 Aug 19

Projects are increasingly complex, often with values in the tens of billions of dollars, and can run for decades. Fire and explosion incidents most expensive losses globally. Defective product and business interruption claims rising. New tech such as drones, satellite imagery and laser scanning helping to better identify ...
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SAIA welcomes City of Johannesburg’s assembly of 40 new fire engines

Published: Mon, 19 Aug 19

The South African Insurance Association (SAIA) welcomes the recent announcement made by the City of Johannesburg confirming that an initial order to the value of R216 million for fire engines and other fire emergency vehicles has been placed with its respective supplier.   Viviene Pearson, the ...
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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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