Political decisions and credit ratings: a sad and good tale
As we approach the end of the year, we are now officially in the midst of the Festive Season. But will it be a season to be jolly? South Africa's crucial ratings decision was received with mixed views from economists.
Many a word has been written about the oncoming wave of technological changes that will affect the financial services industry. While many companies are acutely aware of how their business model will be affected, there are some companies in the industry that are adopting a wait and see approach before they make an informed decision on their future livelihood.
The advantages of being agile are not exclusively limited to sportsmen. Companies who are able to be agile enough to adapt to changing customer demands and industry challenges are those that usually rise to the top while competitors continue the battle to remain relevant. We have spoken a lot about technology and the advantages that it can offer companies within the insurance industry.