ARTICLES RELATING TO INSURANCE

'Gupta clause' in financial bill worries DA

2017-05-29 19:27

The DA said it is concerned about the reinsertion of a so-called "Gupta clause" in the Twin Peaks Bill that will allow the Financial Sector Conduct Authority to set standards for the closing of bank accounts.

Car insurance: Why you need a dashcam in SA

2017-05-23 09:29

Road rage, irresponsible driving, 'crash for cash' scams… with the ability to capture poor road behaviour, should dashcams play a bigger role in the SA car insurance industry?

New reporting standards for insurers may impact shareholders

2017-05-18 17:58

Newly introduced financial reporting standards for life insurers may impact shareholders.

Here's how negligent drivers leave road users liable for damages

2017-05-16 14:32

'Responsible drivers could find themselves having to pay damages, even in cases where others had caused the collision', says legal advisor Johannes du Plessis.

How social media can get you into trouble with your insurer

2017-05-12 06:00

In the UK a woman was jailed for using Facebook when she caused a car accident. A legal expert shares how a case like this would be handled in South Africa.

Impact of SA's lack of growth on insurance industry

2017-05-02 11:12

Economic growth in South Africa has been almost non-existent in 2016 and it was a tough year for the short-term insurance industry, says an expert.

Speedsters, here's what a 193km/h crash does to your car

2017-04-12 09:03

When you speed your vehicle because a lethal force, threatening the lives of every road-user who has the misfortune of sharing the road with you. Here 6 tips for all motorists.

Insurance body concerned about downgrade impact on consumers

2017-04-05 16:05

The SA Insurance Association says South Africa's foreign-currency rating downgrade by Standard & Poor Global Ratings is of grave concern.

Keep those varsity blues at bay

2017-02-24 14:24

University students head back to campus recently but before you, as a parent, breathe a sigh of relief, you need to ensure that your children’s valuables have been properly insured.

FSB fines Lombard Life

2017-02-20 18:54

The Registrar of Long-term Insurance has referred a case against Lombard Life to the Enforcement Committee of the Financial Services Board.

 

Why you should consider disability cover

2017-05-24 15:18

What would happen if you were disabled and could no longer work? How would you and your family survive? By taking out the right insurance policy, you can lay those worries to rest.

Lion of Africa Insurance improves credit rating

2017-05-19 14:44

Over the past few months Lion of Africa Insurance has embarked on a journey to improve its credit rating.

'No-claims bonuses cost the insurance industry, puts consumers at risk'

2017-05-18 11:47

"The ‘no-claims bonus’ may put many consumers at risk because they do not fully understand the implications of not claiming from their insurer," says Chris Barry from commercial insurer HCV. .

Old Mutual responds to spike in complaints

2017-05-14 12:04

Old Mutual responds to the latest long-term insurance ombudsman report which revealed that most of the complaints received by the office were related to the company.

Problem with debit order for roadside assistance

2017-05-09 17:28

A Fin24 user is unhappy because his monthly roadside assistance payment has been deducted on the wrong date.

Five common life insurance myths

2017-04-24 13:07

Despite increasing awareness about the importance of having life insurance, some consumers remain confused due to myths that uninformed people spread.

So a tourist just hit your car? Managing a crash with drivers from abroad

2017-04-08 07:45

It’s not unheard of for visitors in South Africa to cause the occasional road crash. Here's what you should know if you're ever involved in an accident with a tourist...

Homeowners could be liable for neighbour's flood damage

2017-03-03 14:14

Property owners need to be aware that they are potentially exposed to additional liability in the case of flooding.

Discovery still optimistic about UK business - CEO

2017-02-23 18:26

Discovery’s CEO Adrian Gore speaks to Fin24 about the company's interim results, as well as perspectives on global business opportunities.

Quick tips! How to use life cover to boost, preserve your pot of assets – Dawn Ridler

2017-02-06 18:51

A money expert explains how life cover works and where disability and dread disease insurance fit into the picture, giving advice on how to choose cover that is right for you.

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