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Mandy Barrett

Insurance and holiday letting

With the rise of the ‘sharing economy’, many property owners are renting out their homes to locals and foreigners over the holiday season, with platforms such as Airbnb, Houseswop and local variants such as Wheretostay making it easy. (more…)

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Touch base with a financial adviser before the holidays

The December holiday is the perfect time for families to spend some quality time together away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With the ‘silly’ season almost here, many South Africans are already planning their year-end break.   (more…)

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WARNING: Fibre can stop your home alarm system from working

The nationwide rollout of fibre in South African homes is apparent around almost every residential corner. However, along with the major advantage of added connectivity comes an unknown impact on the operations of home alarm systems, placing residents at risk. (more…)

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Santam named top business short-term insurer

Once again, Santam has been voted top South African short-term insurer in the Business category of the annual 2017 Sunday Times Top Brands Survey. The independent research survey findings are based on a poll of businesses from across the country. (more…)

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How a smiley face may get you into legal trouble

Including seemingly innocent emoticons in an instant message or email could potentially lead to an individual being bound by unwanted contracts and held liable for damages.  This according to Johannes du Plessis, Legal Adviser at RBS, who says that consumers who use emoticons in their emails or instant messages risk creating incorrect impressions in certain […]

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Car owners shouldn’t leave the showroom without a motor insurance policy

As soon as a vehicle has been registered in a car owner’s name, that car owner must ensure they have a motor insurance policy in place. Should they leave the showroom without insurance, the new car owner could face a huge financial headache and not be able to enjoy their new car. (more…)

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Mandy Barrett

Aon’s top insurance tips if you’re building or renovating your home

Changing family structures such as taking care of ageing parents and grown children staying at home for longer are driving an uptick in home building renovations.  Added to this, the tougher economic climate means that home owners are opting to renovate and upgrade existing premises, rather than shop for new ones when their needs change.  […]

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PSG Konsult acquires ABSA Insurance and Financial Advisers

PSG Konsult (KST), a listed and independent financial services provider, has concluded an agreement to acquire ABSA Insurance and Financial Advisers Proprietary Limited’s (AIFA) commercial and industrial insurance brokerage business. (more…)

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