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Tarina Vlok

Women in SA dress for success, but do they insure for the worst?

These days, buying a car or getting a new laptop without getting adequate insurance is regarded to be financially irresponsible. Yet, many South African women walk around on a daily basis wearing the finest quality weaves, dressed head-to-toe in designer apparel, and carrying one of their many luxury handbags – items that are all commonly […]

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The basics of car insurance excesses explained

Excess payments are among the most contentious aspects of car insurance. Ernest North, co-founder at Naked, clears up common questions about insurance excesses and provides tips about checking whether you have the right policy for your risk exposure and your pocket. What is an insurance excess? The excess is an amount of money that will […]

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Johannes du Plessis, Legal Adviser at RBS,

Types of intent that affect your car insurance claim

When deciding on whether someone should be covered in the event of a motor vehicle accident, an insurer may decide that a seemingly negligent driver actually acted with intent and should therefore not be covered, and such insurer may apply criminal court judgments to do so. (more…)

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What you need to know about insurance claims

Many business owners and consumers who take out insurance often overlook the value of immersing themselves in how the claims process works. Elizabeth Mountjoy, Private Wealth Manager at FNB Insurance Brokers, says submitting a claim forms an integral part of an insurance policy agreement. When taking out a policy you are essentially purchasing the potential […]

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Innovative support service to reignite ‘human touch’ in client and broker interactions

The short-term insurance market is abuzz following the launch of Acuideas, an innovative provider of services to independent insurance brokers, product providers and underwriting management agencies with a short-term insurance focus. The official launch activities, which include countrywide broker roadshows, coincide with the 2018 Financial Intermediaries Association (FIA) Awards, an event that celebrates the value […]

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Aon study reveals ‘true potential’ of blockchain for insurance industry

Aon plc. (NYSE: AON), the leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, today announces the launch of the first article in its 2018 Global Insurance Market Opportunities series. The article, Blockchain: Mechanics and Magic, written by risk academic and former Chief Executive Officer of Aon Benfield Analytics, […]

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Vusi Khanyile

Vusi Khanyile appointed Chairman of Santam Board

The Board of Santam, South Africa’s largest general insurer, is pleased to announce the appointment of Vusumuzi (Vusi) Phillip Khanyile as its chairperson with effect from 1 July 2018. Mr Khanyile joined the Santam board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 23 April 2018, having previously served as a director between April 2010 and May […]

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Mandy Barrett

D-I-Y approach to motor insurance ‘challenging’

Many people find the insurance aspect of securing their vehicle against theft, loss or damage overwhelming as there are so many variations of cover and costs available.  “Without the financial experience of what insurance is all about, a D-I-Y approach is challenging when trying to figure out why the quotes you receive vary so radically […]

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