The Stage
Clear strategy drives Old Mutual Insure

After a long and illustrious timeframe in the industry, Mutual & Federal has rebranded and will from now on be known as Old Mutual Insure. FAnews spoke with a few key individuals from Old Mutual Insure to get exclusive insight on the journey.

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Straight Talk
Insurer’s mishap shows importance of advisers

Dates, specifically policy date and effective date, in the insurance world are critical and insurers each have their own definitions of those terms in their policies which they follow. A misunderstanding of the policy terms can lead to serious consequences for both the policyholder and insurer and, as is the case in this determination by the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Ombudsman (FAIS Ombud), we are once again reminded of the important role financial advisers play in giving the client valuable advice.

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A major positive point in the local economy

A troubling development in South African politics, and society, is that certain factions are trying to split South Africa down racial lines, and are becoming very vocal about it.

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