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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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Customer convenience is insurance’s new normal

These days, convenience and added value rank high on clients’ decision-making agendas. For 68% of tech-savvy insurance consumers, value-added services rank as one of the top 10 moments of truth, according to the 2017 World Insurance Report. Consumers are increasingly looking for options to access additional value propositions made by their insurance firms. (more…)

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Aon completes sale of businesses in six sub-Saharan African countries

Global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, Aon plc, has completed the sale of its shareholding in its employee benefit, insurance and reinsurance brokerage operations in Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Uganda and Zambia. The sale of Aon’s shareholding of its businesses in Angola, Mozambique, Swaziland and Tanzania is […]

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Guardrisk acquires Marine Underwriting Managers

On 1 November 2017, Guardrisk, a subsidiary of the JSE-listed, MMI Holdings Limited, acquired Marine Underwriting Managers from Mitre Risk Capital. (more…)

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How to ensure your risk cover gets paid out

Life is full of unpredictable moments. Although we can’t prevent many of them, we can at least plan for them. (more…)

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PSG Konsult enters into association agreement with firstEquity Group

PSG is pleased to announce that it has entered into an association agreement with firstEquity, a leading insurance adviser and service group. Effective 1 November 2017, the personal and commercial broking businesses within the firstEquity Group will be merged with the PSG Insure Randburg short-term branch. (more…)

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Life Insurance

Discovery publishes life assurance claims

Discovery Life has published insights of its life assurance claims from January 2016 to December 2016. A total of 20 247 claims were paid over the period, amounting to R3.2 billion. This brings the total amount that Discovery Life has paid out to date up to R18.7 billion. (more…)

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Dawie Loots

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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