ARTICLES RELATING TO INSURANCE

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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Taking out a policy to protect a business from breaches is an increasing trend in South Africa, says an expert.

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Ceding 25-yr life cover: good move or not?

2015-02-13 15:02

A Fin24 user took out a life cover in the 90s and he was advised to cede his policy and put the proceeds into an investment portfolio.

Insurance claims spike amid load shedding

2015-02-06 16:04

Eskom load shedding brings various risks and consumers must be vigilant in order to ensure that any resulting insurance claims will succeed, warns an expert.

Power surges, stolen cables and insurance claims

2015-01-23 17:27

A Fin24 user wants to know how power surges due to stolen cables impact her ability to claim from her insurance.

Fires impact short-term insurance industry

2015-01-20 16:26

Fire and the damage it causes have a direct impact on the sustainability of the short-term insurance industry, both in South Africa and globally.

Sydney siege declared terrorist act

2015-01-15 11:45

A fatal Sydney cafe siege last month has been officially declared a terrorist incident by the government so businesses can make insurance claims.

The art of insuring a mighty buffalo bull

2015-01-08 10:42

Advertorial: From insuring mighty breeding buffalo bulls to race horses, boats and small planes, Sharon Paterson has her hands full as a woman insurance leader in SA.

AirAsia's insurers see 'no problems' with claims

2015-01-06 12:30

Insurers have begun processing claims in the crash of an Indonesia AirAsia aircraft last month and hope to identify the beneficiaries by the end of January.

Impact of load shedding on insurance claims

2014-12-09 17:01

Deliberate withdrawals of power that cause power surges may not be covered by insurance policies, warns an expert.

 

Santam earnings up 40% thanks to good weather

2015-03-02 15:37

Short-term insurer Santam has reported a 40% jump in full-year earnings, slightly lower than expected, after a turnaround in its crop insurance segment.

Revealed: The best car insurance firm in SA

2015-02-23 07:00

Are you using the top car insurance firm in the country? This study first published on Fin24 reveals the best vehicle insurance firm based on the public's feedback.

Metropolitan Life Kenya enters partnership

2015-02-10 14:52

Insurance firm Metropolitan Life Kenya and Cannon Assurance have announced the launch of their new brand.

AU unit developing epidemic insurance

2015-02-03 14:12

A unit of the African Union says it is developing outbreak and epidemic insurance for African sovereigns following the Ebola outbreak.

Africa drought triggers $25m insurance payout

2015-01-22 11:51

Mauritania, Niger and Senegal will use an $8m payout to mobilise early interventions, based on pre-approved contingency plans.

Performance vs conformance: the regulatory tsunami

2015-01-19 10:02

ADVERTORIAL: As new laws and rules take effect, the importance of the balance between a business’s performance and conforming to the rules becomes more critical.

Update your short-term insurance and save

2015-01-12 19:00

Just like visiting your dentist once a year to check that everything is still in order, you might also want to consider revising your investment, banking and insurance portfolios.

Insurers ready to save load shedding losses

2015-01-07 12:07

With load shedding comes a host of problems that could result in damage or loss of property, according to the short-term insurance industry.

New EU insurance rules seen spurring deals

2014-12-16 13:47

New, stricter capital rules for Europe's insurers could spur takeovers and consolidation among the region's 5 000 insurers after recent stress tests.

African insurers in vogue as incomes rise

2014-12-07 14:04

A growing middle class in sub-Saharan Africa is enticing European and South African insurers to buy local firms focusing mainly on life insurance and pensions.

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