ARTICLES RELATING TO INSURANCE

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.

12 things to do if your car breaks down

2015-01-12 03:40

Each year thousands of South African road users fall victim toa vehicle breakdown. Here are 12 top tips to follow should it happen to you...

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.

Topping up foreign holiday allowance

2014-12-03 13:19

A Fin24 user wants to know about the R1m allowance South Africans may use when going on holiday overseas.

Driving drunk? So here's what happens...

2014-11-28 10:35

Statistics show that half of all road deaths are a result of alcohol consumption. Find out how alcohol affects your ability to drive... then you won't pay the ultimate price.

Two sides to compound interest

2014-11-15 10:49

Compound interest can work for or against consumers, explains an expert.

Does Angelina have the perfect face?

2014-11-10 10:18

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

No plans to ramp up Pimco controls - Allianz

2014-09-29 14:00

German insurer Allianz says it has no plans to increase oversight of its investment unit Pimco after the shocking departure of co-founder Bill Gross.

Funeral policies and pre-existing conditions

2014-09-16 16:52

Following on Fin24 user Brian's letter telling of his rude awakening regarding his wife's funeral policy, another Fin24 user also shares her experience.

Sanlam earnings jump 28%

2014-09-04 09:05

Insurer Sanlam has posted an expected hike in half-year earnings as its diversification into other African markets and Asia paid off.

Beware of funeral policy surprise

2014-09-02 17:41

When someone dear passes away it is traumatic and then having to deal with "unethical, rude people at an insurance company" is just too much, says a Fin24 user.

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.

 

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.

The art of insuring a mighty buffalo bull

2015-01-08 12:30

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.

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.

Aviva, Friends Life sign a £5.6bn deal

2014-12-02 17:28

UK insurer Aviva has agreed to terms for a £5.6bn takeover of rival Friends Life, a deal which creates a market leader.

Russian firms face huge insurance costs

2014-11-20 17:55

Russian companies face billions of dollars in extra insurance costs as Western sanctions prompt foreign insurance firms to start pulling out.

Why business insurance is important

2014-11-11 16:24

A Fin24 user wants to know how pivotal it is for a small business run from home to be insured.

Investing in an endowment policy

2014-10-20 11:54

A Fin24 user wants to know more about investing in an endowment policy.

Transformation, growth key for next Sanlam CEO

2014-09-11 06:00

A vision of growth and transformation will form an important part of the mission of Sanlam CEO Dr Johan van Zyl's successor.

Entrepreneur goes for gadget insurance gap

2014-09-03 18:11

Richard Neville of SurethingSA loves the challenge of being his own boss and setting himself tasks to accomplish.

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.

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