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Are we getting the government we deserve?

“We are living in interesting times”, these were the words of Robert Kennedy when he addressed the National Union of South African Students in Cape Town in 1966. Who would have thought that these words delivered almost 48 years ago would be a self-fulfilling prophesy in today’s day and age.

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Is regulation increasing costs in the retirement industry?

The purpose of regulation is to provide an industry with a framework so that it has clearly defined guidelines in terms of acceptable business practices and treating customers in a manner whereby they are not taken advantage of.

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South African consumers are very satisfied with the insurance industry

Despite concerns that the South African financial services industry is stagnating and is battling to overcome this, recent reports suggest otherwise. Auditing giant PriceWaterhouse Coopers released a report suggesting that the financial services industry is alive and well and is being driven by a healthy insurance industry.

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Ongoing commission - an adviser's concerns
The racehorse and the falcon
The personal lines broker - not the king of price!
Advice: not negotiable!
Tougher regulation necessary
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