LexisNexis: Financial Services Publications 2018

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Make inspired decisions with the help of the latest range of Financial Services titles from LexisNexis. Updated for 2018, these latest releases offer the most comprehensive and up-to-date content, designed and formatted to provide easy access to all the information you need. (more…)

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SA economy continues to shed jobs

By Jason Muscat, FNB Senior Economic Analyst. The 3Q17 Quarterly Employment Survey (QES) was worse than we had anticipated, and showed that the economy shed 31,000 jobs in the quarter, a decrease of –0.9% y/y. Of particular concern was just how broad based the job shedding was, with only mining (4,000) and trade (38,000) registering […]

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A new take on medical professional indemnity protection

A new take on medical professional indemnity (PI) protection for doctors is turning the traditional, controversial indemnity insurance model on its head. (more…)

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The age-old debate: to buy or not to buy a home

By Tristan Naidoo, Legal Advisor, Old Mutual Personal Finance. What’s in the news? Data from FNB’s House Price Index for the month of October showed mild year-on-year growth – at 4.3% – noticeably lower than both consumer price and rental inflation. This implies that the Price-Rent Ratio – a common measure of “real” house prices […]

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Insurance Bill brings microinsurance one step closer

The long-awaited Insurance Bill was among a number of pieces of legislation passed by the National Council of Provinces, at its final scheduled plenary sitting for 2017, last week – good news for lower income South Africans as it brings access to microinsurance one step closer. (more…)

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LeBashe Financial Services becomes a shareholder in 4AX

4 Africa Exchange Proprietary Limited (4AX) is pleased to announce that LeBashe Financial Services has joined its ranks as a shareholder, with Tshepo Mahloele being appointed to the Exchange’s board as a non-executive director. (more…)

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MiWay broker portal opens up countless opportunities for brokers

MiWay’s broker portal will help visionary brokers enhance their service offering while reducing costs, says Morné Stoltz, Head of Business Insurance at MiWay. The portal enables brokers to generate their own MiWay quotes or to prompt MiWay’s broker call centre to complete the process. (more…)

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Freight looting a growing concern

The escalating voracity of freight looting – the theft of goods off the back of fleet vehicles, sometimes while moving – was highlighted in a recent Carte Blanche insert. This criminal act has massive financial repercussions for the fleet and insurance industries, and ultimately the consumer, and is expected to intensify in the run-up to […]

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Sanlam Private Wealth on financial education and inherited money

A dramatic end to a dramatic year

By Dave Mohr (Chief Investment Strategist) & Izak Odendaal (Investment Strategist), Old Mutual Multi-Managers. The JSE was down sharply last week as scandal engulfed one of the biggest shares on the exchange. Steinhoff International shares plunged after the company’s auditors refused to sign off on its latest financial statements and its CEO resigned. (more…)

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Stonehage Fleming appoints a non-executive Board member in South Africa

Stonehage Fleming has recently welcomed Vincent Zwelibanzi Mntambo to the Stonehage Fleming family as a non-executive Board member. (more…)

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Don’t let your insurance cover take a holiday

By John Marsden, Managing Director: Citadel Financial Protection. Each December holiday season, South Africans are confronted with shocking road fatality statistics. According to the AA, as many as 14,071 people died on South Africa’s roads in 2016 – a 9% increase from the12,944 deaths recorded in 2015. (more…)

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