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The strength of the life industry is no flash in the pan

The South African insurance industry is by-and-large an industry that is on the cutting edge of innovation and is constantly looking to improve itself to add value to the lives of policyholders. The life insurance industry is a great example of this maxim as recent claims statistics show that the industry paid out a whopping R366.8 billion in benefits last year. This reiterates the reports by KPMG earlier in the year which stated that the life industry is currently thriving.

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Straight Talk
Taking the quantum leap for your business

With the implementation of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) edging ever closer, advisers are facing the prospect of moving their business to a fee based model.

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Featured story
Growing online capacity will be an industry differentiator

One of the main advantages of the internet is its ability to store and collate data. But how are we using this data? Have we considered that this data can play an integral part in our business?

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Start Date : 13 October 2015
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Company : Camargue
Start Date : 20 October 2015
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Start Date : 21 October 2015
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Quick Polls


There is a significant skills shortage in the industry. What is the best way to address this?


Start at school level by increasing financial literacy and focusing on the important role that insurance plays in society.
Aggressively target university students with flyers saying: The Insurance Industry Needs You!
Insurers should engage with students more offering promising students’ academic bursaries.
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