ARTICLES RELATING TO INSURANCE

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.

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The weather hasn't been kind to Santam, while the rand exchange rate also impacted on earnings.

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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.

Life cover query

2014-02-03 11:20

Advice for a Fin24 user who wants to know if it is possible to have more than one life insurance policy.

Ten mistakes to avoid on life and disability cover

2014-01-29 10:05

In times of trauma or grief, you and your loved ones should not have to deal with the stress of having a life policy payment rejected or delayed.

SA's best car insurance firm

2014-01-15 07:14

Which insurance company will give you the best service for your wheels? This study based on the public's feedback reveals all.

The cost of catastrophe

2014-01-08 07:17

Natural disasters cost an estimated total of $125bn in 2013 worldwide.

Lots of money given to wrong entrepreneurs

2013-11-29 17:25

Banks and venture capitalists place too much emphasis on the business plan and collateral rather than the entrepreneur behind the plan, says a local entrepreneur.

How much would mom be paid?

2013-11-25 11:00

What moms (or dads) would earn annually for their role as parents.

RSA Insurance shares plunge on news of probe

2013-11-11 11:02

Shares in RSA Insurance have dropped 13% to hit a 17 month low after it suspended three executives at its Irish business.

Weather warning for SA home owners

2013-10-30 09:08

Summer is fast approaching and brings with it lightning and rain which can have major financial repercussions for businesses and local home owners.

Sanlam wants bigger stake in Malawi, Zambia

2013-10-11 14:28

Sanlam Emerging Markets is in discussions with Nico Holdings for the acquisition of a stake in the general insurance operations in Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

Help! I don't know a thing about car insurance

2013-10-09 13:30

First time car owner? Here's what you should know about the fine print.

Doves group gets R100 000 fine

2013-10-02 19:15

The Doves Group has been fined R100 000 for contravening the Long-term Insurance Act and it was also instructed to contribute R50 000 towards costs.

Hail storms hit insurers with $4.7bn bill

2013-09-30 13:02

Insurers nursing hefty losses from severe spring floods in Europe face paying out a similar amount again after a run of hail storms hit Germany and France

Protect your income

2013-08-28 11:14

Income protection is insurance designed to protect an individual's ability to earn an income.

7 things never to skimp on

2013-08-26 13:30

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

 

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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Santam boss talks rugby

2014-02-28 14:38

Santam CEO Ian Kirk tells Fin24 why it doesn't support rugby teams. Watch.

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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.

How SA's mega-rich make their money

2014-02-06 14:01

The majority of South Africa's new multimillionaires - those with more than R300m - earned their money in just four sectors, research shows.

Help! I don't know a thing about car insurance

2014-02-03 10:16

First time car owner? Here's what you should know about the fine print.

R15bn worth of insurance claims bogus

2014-01-26 11:55

Thirty percent of all 2013 insurance claims have reportedly been estimated to be fraudulent - an amount totalling about R15bn.

Natural disasters cost $125 billion in 2013

2014-01-08 16:16

Natural disasters, led by Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and flooding in Europe, cost an estimated total of $125 billion in 2013.

Having cover in case something happens

2014-01-03 15:51

A Fin24 user wants to be sure his family is covered in case something happens to him.

New holiday car? Here's 7 buying tips

2013-11-26 10:34

Need a new ride for the holiday season? Should you buy new or used? Is a deposit necessary? We answer these questions and more in our holiday car-buying guide!

The realities of disability

2013-11-13 13:48

Almost 2 million self-employed and commission workers in South Africa are dangerously under-insured when it comes to disability, according to an independent survey.

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A tow truck arrives to assist a distressed female driver after a crash. She decided to record the incident for insurance purposes - good idea, because the tow-truck operator allowed her wrecked car to roll away to disaster. Watch the video! WARNING: Strong language.

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Fully covered?

2013-10-28 09:11

When you purchase a home, the terms of your bond will ensure that you take out life insurance. But is that all you’ll need?

Help! I don't know a thing about car insurance

2013-10-09 15:57

First time car owner? Here's what you should know about the fine print.

Help! I don't know a thing about car insurance

2013-10-07 16:07

First time car owner? Here's what you should know about the fine print.

13 things to do after a crash

2013-10-01 11:23

Confusion, shock, perhaps you or your passengers are injured... A crash can be a traumatic experience and drivers can be so overwhelmed that they forget what to do afterwards. Check out our top 13 post-crash tips!

Protect your income

2013-08-28 11:18

Income protection is insurance designed to protect an individual's ability to earn an income.

The realities of disability

2013-08-28 10:36

Almost 2 million self-employed and commission workers in South Africa are dangerously under-insured when it comes to disability, according to an independent survey.

Burials are big business

2013-08-22 06:54

Africa's booming funerals business offers insurers lucrative opportunities.

 
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