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The broker – How to showcase your value to clients

The broker – How to showcase your value to clients

How to showcase your best values toward clients    Amid new technologies reshaping the financial services landscape, many financial advisers are questioning their future role. It is therefore important to take stock of our value-add to the client.    ...

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Millennials and Modern Insurance

Millennials and Modern Insurance

How millennials view modern insurance   When one says “millennial” the first thing that might come to mind is a hyper-connected, tech-savvy, brand-conscious, laissez-faire, selfie-taking teen. Despite the fact that the exact age band for Generation Y is not all...

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Cyber Crime  Challenges faced by individuals and organisations

Cyber Crime Challenges faced by individuals and organisations

            Cyber crime and the challenges it proposes   With a myriad of local data breaches, cyber extortion and even still, ransomware, businesses are either being crippled financially or facing reputational harm or in many cases, both.   On face value,...

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Financial services sector becomes vulnerable to ransomware

Financial services sector becomes vulnerable to ransomware

The financial sector is becoming vulnerable to ransomware.   The financial services industry is an appealing target for cyber criminals today. Arguably, consumers' financial, banking, trading and superannuation information is some of the most important data held...

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Employees working from home? How to guard against cyberattacks

Employees working from home? How to guard against cyberattacks

Implementing measures to prevent a cyberattack from happening in the first place should be a top priority for companies.   As the coronavirus forces more people globally to work from home, we are becoming increasingly reliant on technology to live, work and play....

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What’s the rub on cleaning and disinfection?

What’s the rub on cleaning and disinfection?

One of the changes borne out of the COVID-19 pandemic is increased mindfulness about cleanliness and sanitation to help stem the spread of the disease. With most people having become neat freaks over the past few months, businesses make sure to keep their premises...

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Experian downplays data breach

Experian downplays data breach

Experian South Africa has downplayed a data breach, in which it handed over the personal information of as many as 24-million South Africans and 793,749 business entities to a suspected fraudster, as an "isolated incident".   The consumer credit reporting company...

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4 top post-lockdown vehicle safety tips

4 top post-lockdown vehicle safety tips

As the lockdown eases, more South Africans are commuting to work, running errands and figuring out their new normal. This means more cars on the roads exposed to everyday risks, such as road accidents and theft.   Attie Blaauw, Head of Personal Lines Underwriting...

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A perfect storm for fraudulent claims

A perfect storm for fraudulent claims

History has proven that times of economic crisis traditionally see a huge increase in insurance fraud across most lines of business, and with COVID-19 impacting lives on a level not seen in living memory, fraudsters will be looking for new ways to cash in.  ...

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Balancing the risks and opportunities of technological innovation

Balancing the risks and opportunities of technological innovation

Insurance Business recently released its annual insurtech report which highlighted that, while the insurance industry has long been considered behind the curve when it comes to technological innovations, it is making up this gap with impressive speed. A recent report...

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Beyond the virus: new risks emerge as world changes

Beyond the virus: new risks emerge as world changes

Coronavirus upheavals may have turned the world upside down in the past few months but Swiss Re’s Sonar report finds new technologies and the shift toward lower-carbon solutions remain key drivers of emerging risks.   “At the beginning of the year, the political...

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Cybercrime laws are long overdue in SA

Cybercrime laws are long overdue in SA

They have never been needed as much as now, with many people working from home.   The process of finalising legislation dealing with cybercrime has been long and tortuous but it has never been needed as much as now when more and more people work remotely from...

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How risk management can disable corruption within organisations

How risk management can disable corruption within organisations

As professionals we should avoid falling prey to corruption, writes Mpho Modisane, IRMSA risk intelligence committee member.   Corruption robs both the public and private sector to the extent of eroding our individual professional brand and that of our companies...

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Corporate Voices Get Behind ‘Black Lives Matter’ Cause

Corporate Voices Get Behind ‘Black Lives Matter’ Cause

Major companies are often wary of conflict, especially in a polarized time. But some are now taking a stand on racial injustice and police violence.   As tensions flared around the country after George Floyd’s death under a policeman’s knee, protesters received...

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