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Does digital assistance make insurance relevant beyond loss coverage?

Published: Thu, 29 Oct 20

In an era of digitisation and disruption, one aspect where most insurers come up short is providing real value beyond the insurance policy. Traditionally, insurers and brokers have (and continue to) only really engage with policyholders when it comes to policy renewals, claims and premium increases. Of course, ...
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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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Allianz appoints Head of Property for South Africa

Published: Wed, 21 Oct 20

Ronald Dodo-Tabaziva, currently Lead Property Underwriter is appointed Head of Property in South Africa. Robert Ter Morshuizen, who oversaw Property, Energy and Construction will focus on Energy and Construction. Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), the corporate insurance carrier of Allianz ...
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Allianz once again named the world’s #1 insurance brand in Interbrand’s Best Global Brands Ranking

Published: Tue, 20 Oct 20

The ranking confirms Allianz’s growing brand strength and relevance in people’s lives Allianz’s resilience and focus on customer centricity is reflected in the success of the brand Munich, October 20, 2020 – For the second consecutive time, Allianz has emerged as the top insurance brand ...
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Creating an insurance strategy

Published: Wed, 14 Oct 20

Insurance, at its essence, is a source of finance to pay for losses, when they occur. In theory, the contributions of the many pay for the losses of the few. The risk transfer to an insurer is subject to conditions but there is the advantage of stability in settled law and practice. For larger organisations, ...
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How to adjust your insurance to achieve optimal financial wellness

Published: Tue, 13 Oct 20

The last quarter of 2020 is in full swing and little did we know what an interesting and strange year it would be. Apart from the many ups and downs personally as well as financially, most of us had to make drastic changes to our finances to adapt to salary reductions and loss of income. Piet Wolmarans Managing Director ...
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COFFEE, A NEW WORK FROM HOME OFFERING IS LAUNCHED

Published: Mon, 12 Oct 20

Six-months ago, at the start of lockdown, the majority of South Africans set up their workstations in their own homes in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. With the introduction of Lockdown Level 1, more of the workforce can now return to their respective offices, but will they?   “Remote working ...
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THE IMPAIRMENT PROBLEM

Published: Wed, 07 Oct 20

What can happen when sprinklers meet human error?   The Liberty Mutual study documented fires in industrial occupancies where sprinklers were present and should have operated, or perhaps even did operate, but were shut off either before the fire event or prematurely during the fire. These actions, known ...
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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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COVID-19 contributing to increase in consumers who take up insurance via digital platforms

Published: Mon, 28 Sep 20

28 September 2020 – COVID-19 may be contributing to the growing number of consumers who are using digital channels to take up or maintain their life insurance. This is according to FNB Life, which reported a 22% year-on-year increase in customers who take up or maintain their life insurance via FNB’s digital ...
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Time to open up the market

Published: Mon, 28 Sep 20

Over the last two years the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), has been lobbying hard to remove restrictive Insurer Supplier Panels and OEM approval programmes, which effectively preclude consumers exercising their right of choice and damages small business’ who have spent years ...
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Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty announces new leadership roles for Mediterranean & Africa

Published: Fri, 25 Sep 20

Marilyn Faugas, currently Head of Market Management for AGCS France is appointed Regional Head of Distribution for AGCS Mediterranean & Africa Region. The current Head of Underwriting Property for AGCS France, Jean-Baptiste Regnier, is promoted to Regional Head of Property, AGCS Mediterranean & Africa Region ...
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Allianz Global Wealth Report 2020: Wealth Immunity

Published: Wed, 23 Sep 20

A bumper year: In 2019, gross financial assets jumped by 9. 7% and reached EUR 192 trillion Crisis? What crisis?: Global financial assets increased by 1. 5% in the first six months of 2020, driven by fast-rising bank deposits Trend reversal: The wealth gap between rich and poor countries has widened again South ...
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AUTO & GENERAL INSURANCE PUTS ITS MONEY WHERE ITS MOUTH IS

Published: Tue, 22 Sep 20

In these uncertain and unpredictable times, service reliability is crucial. But, how many companies actually practice what they preach, are accountable for their actions, stick to their promises and put their money where their mouths are? Now is the time to make firm commitments, and stick to them. ...
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FNB announces TaxTim as a new eBucks Rewards partner

Published: Tue, 22 Sep 20

FNB has announced a new partnership with online tax solution firm TaxTim, the latest partner to join its eBucks Rewards programme. FNB and RMB Private Bank customers can now earn up to 50% of the cost of their tax return submission fee back in eBucks when paying for the service using their qualifying FNB/RMB Private ...
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Allianz and Euler Hermes strengthen Africa team

Published: Wed, 16 Sep 20

Johannesburg – September 16, 2020 – Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) appointed Asheen Maikoo and Piet Schutte as Senior Risk Engineers on September 1, 2020, to continue to provide world-class risk consulting services to help businesses in Africa manage, prevent, and ...
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Allianz: Companies face five liability loss trends in the face of the coronavirus pandemic

Published: Wed, 09 Sep 20

Johannesburg/London/Munich/New York/Paris/Sao Paulo/Singapore – September 09, 2020 – Liability exposures for companies around the world are increasing. Factors such as rising litigation, collective redress and large court verdicts, costly and frequent recalls in the automotive and food sectors, the disruptive ...
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HOW THE NEW POPI ACT AFFECTS INTERMEDIARIES

Published: Fri, 04 Sep 20

Cyber-attacks are on the rise during lockdown, increasing from the norm of 30 000 daily to 310 000 recorded on the 18 March as criminals exploit the unsecured home networks used by millions of office workers who are now operating remotely. The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act aims to mitigate ...
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Indwe embraces drone technology to help improve risk management and optimise insurance

Published: Wed, 02 Sep 20

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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Businesses need to restart facilities with care and caution as lockdown eases to reduce risk of damages

Published: Mon, 31 Aug 20

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty recommends site security inspections and dedicated loss prevention measures to ensure a successful and safe reopening after lockdown. Fires, machinery breakdowns and faulty workmanship/maintenance among the most expensive causes of insurance claims. Condition of electrical ...
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