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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 11:36
Clear need for industry reform

South Africans may be increasingly aware of the dire state of their retirement savings, but the low savings rate needs to be addressed through legislative support for compulsory savings and increased education around...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 11:35
Prepare in advance

The latest emerging wireless standard from the IEEE, the 802.11ac, promises unprecedented Gigabit connectivity with a host of new possibilities for application-based services. However, this will impact Tier 1 carriers...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 11:10
Adcorp’s index for August 2013

Adcorp’s latest Employment Index shows that the economy shed 34,654 jobs during August. The biggest job losses occurred in permanent jobs, which shed 26,820 during the month, followed by temporary jobs, which shed 12,...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 11:08
Bedding down

MMI Holdings Limited (MMI) today reported a strong set of annual results driven by strong operational performance from all client facing divisions in an environment that continues to be characterised by subdued...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 11:07
Fund manager survey

Confidence in home market investing remains high among South African private equity fund managers – despite a decline in global investor confidence in emerging markets. This is according to the results of the annual Global Venture Capital...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 11:06
Mobile motives

FNB encourages customers to use its digital and electronic banking channels as another way to save this National Savings Month. By using channels such as FNB Banking App, FNB Online Banking or Cellphone Banking, FNB...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 11:05
Living proof

The Sanlam Group today became the first major insurer in South Africa to announce it would offer standard life cover to people living with HIV. The move comes on the back of strong international and local research...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 11:04
25 years of UMAs

Lireas, the pioneer of the underwriting management agency (UMA) model in the South African insurance landscape, turns 25 in September this year. The company is proud of its sustainability and the role it has played in...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 11:03
Data analysis

English stop smoking services have helped 20,000 to quit, but much variation exists. Stop smoking services across England have had an increasing impact in helping smokers to quit in their first 10 years of operation and have successfully...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 10:32
A big problem in the UK

Children of obese and overweight women have a higher risk of early cardiovascular death as adults, finds a study published on bmj.com today.

The findings highlight the urgent need for strategies to...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 10:30
Efficient backing

Retiring comfortably – it’s what you do with your savings that counts
The Efficient Group, a JSE-listed financial services and asset management company, has partnered with this year’s Retirement Expo as presenting sponsor to take its message...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 10:29
First half 2013

The JSE Limited (JSE) delivered a strong performance in the six months to 30 June 2013, with operating revenue increasing 16% to R794 m (H1 2012: R683m) as a result of increased trading activity in the Equity,...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 10:28
Cost containment

The South African retirement industry is grappling with the need to accommodate reforms and deliver on new demands to strengthen retirement savings at a lower operating cost. Optimized IT infrastructure offers some of...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 10:26
Mobile move

dotFNB branches have added a variety of smart device accessories to its product range, allowing FNB account holders to personalise and enhance the functionality of their smart devices.


Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 10:25
Adcorp reports

The Adcorp Employment Index reports a sharp fall in employment during July. The economy shed 37,288 jobs during the month, which is the third-worst monthly performance since the 2009 global financial crisis.
Jobs were shed in both permanent...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 10:23
Not all costs covered

Near the end May was evidently “World Multiple Sclerosis Day”, intended to create global awareness of a disease that continues to baffle doctors. Along with other severe illnesses that affect the lives of sufferers...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 10:23
How to cope

Sandra is a successful, capable and well-adjusted individual, except for one fact: she is 35 and living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD.
Considered one of the most common childhood...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 10:22
Short term trap

More South Africans are struggling with debt and cutting back on saving towards their children’s future education, a financial decision that could have devastating consequences for generations to come.


Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 10:20
Premiums to rise

While increases are on the cards from insurers, secret lies in risk management and regular analysis of your insurance portfolio

The weakening rand, an increase in the number of natural disasters locally...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 10:19
Back to nature

World Environment Day was on 5th June 2013 and marks one hundred years of South Africa's battle against so-called 'Alien Invasives'. These plants strangle out South Africa’s natural flora are are a constant...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 10:18
Reward for clients

FNB has launched a competitive and comprehensive direct insurance product using the FNB core values of offering exceptional products designed with value, self-service, innovation and rewards of 5% of premiums back in...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 10:15
Penalty value

It’s not often that a rising market comes with negative association. After all, exposure to market growth logically leads to growth in your investment value.

However, for younger investors with policy-...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 10:10
Controlling sold-out concerts

Complaints regarding a lack of organisation and crowd control measures from ticketholders at the recent Red Hot Chili Peppers show in Johannesburg highlight the need for having a proper risk management strategy in...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 10:08
Very public

In a highly unusual case, two Australian women operating a brothel’s website under the name ‘Victoria’s Secret’, won a dispute against the brothel’s namesake – the world renowned lingerie purveyor. The unexpected...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 10:07
World trend

Despite the need to overcome mounting competition and diminishing customer loyalty, the online customer experience provided by UK insurers has deteriorated over the last year, with less than half (48%) of basic online...