• Sold
    By COVER Publications
    Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services have assessed industry and country risk for the South African property and casualty (P/C) insurance sector as intermediate. Our assessment captures the typical level of risks that P/C insurers operating in South Africa face and reflects our view of country risk as moderate and industry risk as intermediate. We think growth prospects are limited as penetration is already relatively high.
    April 22, 2014 Read More
  • Change ahead
    By COVER Publications
    Two studies* by CoreData Research reveal almost 70% of financial advisors in South Africa say they are planning for upcoming regulatory changes in the industry, but less than a fifth have business models ready to deal with these developments. The rest may find themselves on the back foot once any change comes into force.
    April 22, 2014 Read More
  • Bar graph
    By Richard Rattue and Phil Billingham, Managing Director at Compli-Serve SA and Director of The TCF Partnership
    In international compliance, the word of the moment is ‘convergence’. This is a useful word. It reflects the particular issues and limitations of their own domestic demographic and economic situation. Around the world, smart firms are gauging the direction of travel, and ensuring they stay ahead of the pack. Some in South Africa are already doing this. Will you?
    April 22, 2014 Read More
  • Data
    By COVER Publications
    A unique Swiss Re study, in partnership with the University of St Gallen, analyses why German consumers choose one term life insurance product over another. The findings reveal useful insights for insurers looking to gain a competitive edge in product design. Opinion surveys often show consumers saying that they’d be willing to purchase life insurance – often at a price higher than the market average.
    April 22, 2014 Read More
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  • Standard and poor's
    By cover.contributor, Standard and Poor's
    In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s Associate Director Neil Gosrani explains the high assessment of Nigeria’s life and P/C insurance industries, discusses growth prospects and how this compares to other African markets.    
    April 23, 2014 Read More
  • Time for Change
    By Graham Anderson, Principal Officer of Profmed
    Graham Anderson, Principal Officer of Profmed, the medical scheme designed exclusively for graduate professionals, commends the Department of Health for these efforts saying poor lifestyle choices have increased the prevalence of lifestyle diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
    April 17, 2014 Read More
  • Luggage
    By COVER Publications
    Criminals tend to follow opportunities in terms of people and places and in some cases this does not only occur with house burglaries but when people are on their holiday. The SAIA is actively involved on various levels with stakeholders in the law enforcement community through the South African Insurance Crime Bureau (SAICB) to address crime related activity affecting the Short-term Insurance industry.
    April 17, 2014 Read More
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    By COVER Publications
    A new specialised Underwriting Management Agency (UMA), Commuter and General Underwriting Managers Pty Limited (Commuter & General) has been formed by Derek Vermeulen, who has been providing insurance options to the taxi industry for 29 years. Additional benefits for taxi drivers and in particular their passengers will form part of the unique offerings that Commuter & General aims to deliver.
    April 15, 2014 Read More
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Short-term
Series-A-Funding
By COVER Publications
Short-term insurance newcomer King Price has continued on its path of toppling industry incumbents by claiming top spot in two categories in the 2013 South African Service Awards.
April 22, 2014 Read More
Financial Planning
Lara Warburton
By Imara Investing in Africa
Lara Warburton, managing director of Imara Asset Management SA, says sometimes a couple reach their 60s before reordering their priorities and putting their own needs ahead of their children.
April 22, 2014 Read More
Investment
Globe with flags
By COVER Publications
Will developed markets continue to outperform emerging markets? It appears it’s too early to suggest a reversal in this trend as retail and institutional capital flows continue to favour developed markets.
April 22, 2014 Read More
Risk Management
Continenet keyboard
By COVER Publications
Mobile Point of Sales devices carry fraud massive risk for banks, retailers and customers as they are so easy to hack.
April 4, 2014 Read More
Africa
Communication and technology
By Imara Investing in Africa
The East Africa Internet Exchange Point (EAIX) is expected to drive down the cost of border connectivity as mobile companies and internet service providers (ISPs) begin to exchange traffic without having to use multiple international hops.
April 22, 2014 Read More
Associations
Luggage
By COVER Publications
The South African Short-Term Insurance Association (SAIA) has called on holiday makers to be on the look out over the Easter holidays when people tend to let their guard down.
April 17, 2014 Read More