ARTICLES RELATING TO INSURANCE

ADVERTORIAL: The importance of business interruption cover for SME’s

2015-07-02 12:32

Business insurance can provide protection that will ensure your business will survive, and even thrive, through the ups and downs.

Why small business owners need home insurance the most

2015-06-11 13:42

Among businesses run from home, just under half (48 percent) of owners depend on their homeowner’s insurance to protect their businesses, and eight percent have no insurance at all to protect their property.

Sanlam CEO to step down end of June

2015-06-04 20:27

Insurer Sanlam has announced that its CEO, Johan van Zyl, will step down at the end of June 2015.

Sanlam four-month earnings up

2015-06-03 19:18

Sanlam has reported a 17% jump in earnings for the first four months of this year as its personal finance division sales grew.

SA drivers warned about bad tow-truckers

2015-06-02 16:36

Unscrupulous tow-truck drivers are a concern for SA insurers: operators modify unroadworthy cars to seem as if they were roadworthy at the time of a crash!

16 reasons not to worry about Sanral

2015-05-25 12:42

Sanral thinks it has struck terror into toll-road users' hearts with the threat of withheld vehicle licence discs. Fact is, your car insurance is fine.

When insurers and consumers miss the mark

2015-05-17 15:00

The complaints procedures by insurance companies do not seem to match consumer expectations. Here is why, writes Neesa Moodley

Complex insurance, disability claims worry Ombud

2015-05-12 13:51

There are still some long-term insurers in SA who do not understand the importance of handling complaints well, says the Ombudsman for Long Term Insurance.

Top five insurers earn R28.4bn in 2014

2015-03-31 12:43

SA's top five long-term insurance companies recorded total earnings of R28.4bn last year, according to the latest PwC Insurance Industry Analysis survey.

Why Taylor Swift’s cat might owe her $40 million dollars

2015-03-16 13:16

What Taylor Swift and some other celebrities spend on protecting their bodily assets.

 

World Cup insurers risk blizzard of claims

2015-06-18 20:00

World Cup insurers are likely to refuse to pay out on many cancellation contracts if Russia and Qatar lose the rights to hold the tournaments because of fraud, industry experts say.

Car insurance excess: All you need to know

2015-06-05 06:36

Owners often baulk at paying a lot of money for vehicle insurance excess. We have tips to educate and bring clarity to the topic.

Liberty looking for acquisitions in Nigeria

2015-06-04 14:58

Liberty Holdings is looking at acquisitions in Nigeria to establish a strong regional presence in West Africa, says its chief executive.

Axe falls at troubled Compensation Fund

2015-06-02 19:23

The axe has begun to fall at the troubled Compensation Fund amid calls for more "drastic measures" to be taken.

Insurance has big role in African growth

2015-05-25 19:09

Now is the time for the insurance services sector, especially in South Africa, to take the leap and start growing Africa, says an expert.

Insurance ombud gets record number of complaints

2015-05-19 17:11

The ombudsman for short-term insurance has received a record number of complaints against short-term insurers during 2014.

Health issues and insurance

2015-05-12 14:51

A Fin24 user wants to know if an insurance application could be declined because of a health reason.

Predictive medical underwriting launched

2015-04-22 10:15

One of the obstacles in getting life insurance is medical underwriting, which requires medical tests before clients can be offered insurance products.

Complaints against UK banks dip 7%

2015-03-30 15:15

Complaints against Britain's banks have fallen in the second half of last year as fewer people lodged objections about insurance protection mis-selling.

Sanlam readying for R2bn Africa acquisitions

2015-03-05 12:47

Sanlam is working on acquisitions worth over R2bn in the rest of Africa and other emerging markets to be funded from a R3.3bn war chest, its chief executive says.

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