Fake death claims of R1.13bn: Most dishonest provinces revealed

2018-12-11 21:07

Death claims worth R1.13bn were found to be irregular and therefore not paid out in 2017, according to The Association for Savings and Investment SA.

The latest figures show a fivefold increase in the number of South Africans trying to scam funeral insurers

2018-03-26 14:29

There was a massive increase in the number of cases of attempted fraud and misrepresentation on funeral and life cover in 2016 – but a relatively small increase in the value of failed scams.

Mind the life cover gap

2016-11-06 06:02

If you died tomorrow, would your family be able to survive losing your financial aid to the household? When last did you update your life insurance cover? Neesa Moodley reports.

Six SOEs on guard

2016-09-04 12:59

Six of South Africa’s largest state-owned enterprises (SOEs) risk having to pay more to borrow money, after the country’s largest and most influential buyer of their bonds said it would avoid investing in them.

MMM: Media and banks trying to help consumers - Asisa

2016-04-28 10:12

Many MMM investors believe banks are out to get them, but the truth is that the industry genuinely wants to protect them from products that will wipe out their savings, says Asisa.

Cost comparison across investment products

2016-02-23 17:39

Consumers and advisers will soon be able to compare charges and their impact on investment returns across most savings and investment products.

Massive shift in where investors place their money

2016-02-23 16:50

The local Collective Investment Schemes industry has witnessed a massive shift in where investors are placing their money, says the Association for Savings and Investment SA.

Grave concern over impact of Nene's axing

2015-12-10 17:12

The Association for Savings and Investment South Africa has warned that the shock removal of Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister is worrying.

Why talking about savings alone won't help South Africans

2015-07-22 13:29

Concrete solutions are needed to achieve inclusion and preservation to help South Africans make meaningful financial changes, says Asisa CEO Leon Campher.

Not enough value for money for SA clients

2015-05-08 10:47

What does the fast food and financial services sectors have in common? Customers have the same low trust levels for both.

 

These are South Africa's favourite life insurance scams, ranked by how often they fail

2018-03-27 05:04

People tend to try their luck. We don't know how often they succeed, but we know how they most often fail.

Asisa appoints new chair, deputy chair, directors

2017-09-19 14:54

The Board of the Association for Savings and Investment South Africa has appointed Ian Kirk, group CEO of Sanlam, as its new chair.

Futuregrowth's SOE stance under fire

2016-09-06 20:06

It's regrettable that Futuregrowth went to the media about its SOE funding decision, says the Association of Savings and Investment SA.

Slow decline for living annuity drawdown rates

2016-07-27 20:03

The average income drawdown rate for living annuities continued its slow yet steady decline in 2015, edging a little closer to the recommended 5% of capital.

4 ways to stay afloat during tough financial times

2016-04-20 06:35

As the cost of living continues to soar, the biggest financial mistake you can make is failing to acknowledge that you might be at risk of becoming over-indebted.

Hedge fund industry delivers strong growth

2016-02-23 17:14

The newly regulated SA hedge fund industry has grown its assets under management by R5.1bn in the 12 months to December 31 2015.

Common investor mistakes in volatile times

2016-02-23 15:34

Investors tend to panic in times of economic turmoil, often resulting in knee-jerk investment decisions that are seldom sensible, cautions an expert.

ASISA gets a new chairperson

2015-08-10 15:15

Liberty Group's Thabo Dloti will be taking over the reigns as ASISA chairperson from Johan van Zyl, who resigned after stepping down as Sanlam CEO.

Investors warned against timing the market

2015-05-18 07:08

The Collective Investment Schemes industry has expressed concern over a sudden surge in interest in equities and says it hopes it is is not a case of market timing.

SA told to forget about communism, capitalism

2015-05-06 13:25

South Africa should forget about capitalism, communism or even socialism and focus on pragmatism, says Alexander Forbes chief executive Edward Kieswetter.

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