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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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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