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A winning strategy for a difficult task

FAnews attended the Sanlam Benchmark Survey where there was a major focus on Millennials and the way their influence is growing within the financial services industry. We also attended an event which was hosted by FMI where the key note speaker gave his views on how advisers can engage with clients over social media. The picture that was painted during these events was that dealing with Millennials can become very tricky for some advisers. How do they feel about this?

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Straight Talk
Change is needed, now and for the future

When looking at the life insurance industry, we know that change is needed to remain competitive. FAnews spoke to Schalk Malan, CEO of BrightRock to ask him why change is needed in the group risk market, why it is so important for insurers to constantly innovate in the life insurance space and how insurers can offer more sustainable efficient cover in contrast to traditional group risk products.

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Featured story
Are amendments to the Bill questionable?

Last week Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, announced the introduction of two Bills: the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill and the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill. The Bills, according Motsoaledi, will pave the way for more access to medical healthcare through NHI. The minister said the amendments being introduced are meant to provide much relief to patients finding themselves in financial distress due to the cost of health care.

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Taxing of crypto currencies… the rules are clear
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Policing broker fees #PPRs
Hinged on false information
The client gets away unscathed
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