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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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Ombud raps insurer on knuckles for poor service

The Ombudsman for Long-Term Insurance, Judge Ron McLaren, has criticised Alexander Forbes Life for the poor handling of a disability claim that caused the complainant to suffer inconvenience and distress. (more…)

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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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Nomsa Mathega

Allianz welcomes new talent

Allianz Global Corporate Specialty (AGCS) Africa recently appointed Boitumelo Moate and Nomsa Mathega, as Junior Underwriters in Financial Lines. Financial Lines insurance addresses the liabilities of managers and professionals in today’s increasingly litigious and demanding business environment. “I’d like to warmly welcome Boitumelo and Nomsa to AGCS Africa. I look forward to their contribution as we move towards our vision […]

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Michelle Ashen-Abrahams

MUA Insurance Acceptances appoints new head of brand and marketing

High net worth underwriter, MUA Insurance Acceptances (Pty) Ltd has announced the appointment of Michelle Ashen-Abrahams as Head of Brand and Marketing. The position was recently created by the MUA Board as part of the company’s new brand and marketing strategy. (more…)

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MyBucks insurance tech platform launches in SA

Frankfurt-listed Fintech MyBucks S.A has launched an industry-leading insurance tech product in South Africa called SureCloud, the first step in rolling out end-to-end insurance tech in the rest of Africa. (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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Allianz reports strong results for 2Q 2018

After a successful start into 2018, Allianz Group continued to achieve good performance in the second quarter. Indicators remained close to or exceeded the second-quarter 2017 levels, despite burdens from geopolitical instabilities and currency fluctuations. (more…)

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