ARTICLES RELATING TO INSURANCE

China insurers get creative as market stalls

2014-09-01 12:04

China's insurers are latching on to a wave of creative policy marketing as growth has stalled and penetration rates are little changed from a decade ago.

Insurers can reject quake damage pay-outs

2014-08-28 07:00

At least five insurers will not pay for damages to houses caused by the earthquake that hit the country if it has any links to mining, according to a study.

Watch out! Top 10 car insurance pitfalls

2014-08-22 08:33

Does your policy cover hail damage? Are penalties imposed for young drivers? A survey found that 27% of drivers actually read the terms and conditions of their insurance policy in full. Avoid potential disaster with our top 10 guide to insurance pitfalls.

UK watchdog fines insurance firm

2014-08-07 14:00

Britain's Financial Conduct Authority says it has fined Stonebridge International Insurance $14m in relation to sales of accident insurance products.

Quake raises insurance questions

2014-08-06 18:22

The 5.5 magnitude earthquake centred in North West raises questions about whether the insurance industry is prepared to deal with natural disasters.

Allianz lead insurer for downed Malaysia plane

2014-07-18 10:24

Germany's Allianz is the lead reinsurer and Willis Group Holdings the broker for insurance covering the Malaysian airliner shot down over eastern Ukraine.

All about endowments

2014-07-13 15:49

If you're a higher income earner looking for an investment with tax and estate planning benefits, an endowment could be a good option for you.

Want to save through insurance?

2014-06-27 05:00

Are you thinking of saving cash through your insurance but aren't sure what to do? Here are two options.

Sanlam grows micro-ensurance footprint

2014-06-06 14:46

Sanlam Emerging Markets has acquired a stake in UK-based micro-insurance provider MicroEnsure.

Manage business risks related to strikes

2014-05-29 13:54

Business owners need to ensure that they are covered for the various risks that strikes and riots may bring about for their business, warns an expert.

How you can pay for your dream sabbatical

2014-05-22 10:30

A sabbatical is a great way for you to refuel your engines or to take some time out to do the things you really love. Whatever your reasons, just make sure you're financially prepared before taking that bold step.

Consumers get R119m for insurance complaints

2014-05-16 15:30

Consumers are becoming more educated about customer service issues relating to insurance, says an expert.

Old Mutual appoints new CFO, COO

2014-05-14 11:47

Insurer Old Mutual says a senior Nedbank executive will become its new finance director, joining a small group of female FTSE 100 finance chiefs.

UK insurers eye bulk annuity boost

2014-05-06 11:17

Insurers hit by a UK government shake-up of pension rules are set to make up some of their lost business by ramping up the number of retirement deals.

Why insurance is important

2014-04-14 19:21

A financial expert says some people believe they can save enough money to replace their assets should anything happen to them.

Sanlam eyes African acquisitions

2014-04-08 15:25

Sanlam plans to conclude three or four acquisitions in African countries this year as it chases faster-growing markets, a senior official says.

What are you doing to take care of your domestic worker?

2014-03-31 11:35

Looking after your domestic worker's best interests is about more than just the wages.

What are you doing to take care of your domestic worker?

2014-03-28 13:58

Looking after your domestic worker's best interests is about more than just the wages.

Munich Re unveils share buy-back

2014-03-20 11:22

German reinsurance giant Munich Re unveiled a huge share buy-back programme as it projects a decline in profits this year.

Prudential buoyed by Asian middle classes

2014-03-12 14:25

Insurer Prudential has seen off worries about its exposure to volatile emerging markets, posting annual profit at the top end of forecasts.

UK watchdog targets insurance products

2014-03-11 20:08

Britain's financial watchdog is proposing to crack down on the billion-pound market for "add on" insurance that people often buy unknowingly.

Extreme flooding could increase in Europe and UK

2014-03-03 11:01

Extreme floods could become more frequent in Europe by 2050, more than quadrupling financial losses, if climate change worsens.

Old Mutual profit growth flattened by currency hit

2014-02-28 13:34

London-listed financial services group Old Mutual has seen a 15% rise in profits in 2013 on the back of robust sales wiped out by a foreign exchange hit from its core South African market.

Insurer RSA says mulling rights issue

2014-02-24 19:08

British insurance firm RSA is mulling plans to raise fresh capital via a rights issue or share sale, it has announced.

 

Absa: We do cover quake damage

2014-08-29 07:00

Absa says it covera damage caused by mine-related earth tremors and has received over 1 000 claims linked to the recent 5.5 magnitude earthquake.

China retailers offers baby milk insurance

2014-08-22 15:15

A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting concerns in addressing food safety in the country.

Make sure your insurance pays

2014-08-12 15:39

When taking out life insurance, it is important to understand the terms and meet monthly payments to avoid a claim being declined, says an expert.

Insurer bounces back to profit

2014-08-07 17:45

British insurer RSA has swung back to half-year profit and has made progress with its restructuring plan.

Insurer Aviva posts 4% rise in H1 profit

2014-08-07 10:15

British insurer Aviva has posted a 4% rise in first-half operating profit as its European and UK general insurance businesses built on a strong start.

Airline war insurance likely to rise

2014-07-24 09:08

Insurers are expected to hike war risk premiums for airlines after losses due to global conflicts, including the downing of a Malaysia airplane over Ukraine.

Broke? Don't compomise on these items!

2014-07-16 09:44

Is your personal budget a disaster area? Check which things you can save on – and on which you shouldn't.

Call for comment on insurance proposals

2014-07-11 21:00

Proposed amendments to the insurance binder regulations have been published in the Government Gazette and are open for public comment, the Treasury and FSB say.

Hassen Adams in big BEE insurance deal

2014-06-17 15:43

Nadeson Investments, led by Hassen Adams, chair of the parent company of Burger King SA, has acquired a stake in an independent insurance and risk specialist.

Sanlam's four-month earnings up

2014-06-04 16:06

Sanlam has reported a jump in earnings for the first four months of the year, after booking more new business and higher returns from investment services.

How you can pay for your dream sabbatical

2014-05-25 13:30

A sabbatical is a great way for you to refuel your engines or to take some time out to do the things you really love. Whatever your reasons, just make sure you're financially prepared before taking that bold step.

How you can pay for your dream sabbatical

2014-05-21 12:02

A sabbatical is a great way for you to refuel your engines or to take some time out to do the things you really love. Whatever your reasons, just make sure you're financially prepared before taking that bold step.

Zurich Insurance posts 20% profit jump

2014-05-16 09:38

Swiss group Zurich Insurance has posted a 20% increase in net profit in the first quarter, thanks to returns on its investments.

Life insurance bugbears

2014-05-13 15:20

An expert points out three things you should know about your insurance.

Three things to know about life insurance

2014-05-05 16:43

Consumers' complaints about long-term insurance are mostly about communication, service and claims declined and an expert gives tips on what to be aware of.

Eastern Cape miners get service centre

2014-04-08 16:30

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe opened a one-stop service centre for former and present miners in Mthatha, Eastern Cape.

Consumers take no nonsense from insurers

2014-04-08 11:20

Complainants are becoming more demanding and persistent in pursuing their complaints, according to the Ombudsman for Long-term Insurance.

What are you doing to take care of your domestic worker?

2014-03-29 10:15

Looking after your domestic worker's best interests is about more than just the wages.

Global disasters cause losses of $140bn

2014-03-26 10:58

Natural and man-made disasters caused $140bn of damage worldwide last year, according to a study released by reinsurance group Swiss Re.

Beijing residents get cover against smog

2014-03-18 13:45

A state-owned Chinese insurer will offer residents of Beijing insurance cover against health risks caused by air pollution.

7 things never to skimp on

2014-03-12 05:00

Is your personal budget a disaster area? Check which things you can save on – and on which you shouldn't.

Insurer Aviva returns to profit in 2013

2014-03-06 11:22

British insurer Aviva says it had swung back into profit during 2013 as it underwent major restructuring.

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Standard Life warns it could quit Scotland

2014-02-27 16:19

Standard Life is the first major company to warn it could move parts of its business out of Scotland if it splits from the United Kingdom.

Life cover query

2014-02-07 14:33

Should I reduce my insurance now that my circumstances have changed, asks a user.

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