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01 January 2020

January 2020

Feeling the way through FICA - Straight Talk - 15 January 2020
Investigating a changing insurance market - Featured Article - 16 January 2020
TIA2020… set to be one of the best yet! - 20 January 2020
Could this be the beginning of a fall from grace? - 21 January 2020
TCF when it comes to claims…digitise! - 22 January 2020
A caution from the Insurance Ombudsman - 23 January 2020
Not justified in declining liability - 27 January 2020
Justifiable under the circumstances - 28 January 2020
What customers want… are we getting this right? - 29 January 2020
Insurers look towards greener pastures - 30 January 2020

February 2020

An inherent conflict of interest - 3 February 2020
Are South Africans choosing the safer bet - Straight Talk - 5 February 2020
Ethics drive trust - 6 February 2020
2020… a new decade, new challenges, new opportunities - 10 February 2020
Global Risks Report zooms into the future - 12 February 2020
LCBOs amounts to ‘Let them eat cake’ - 17 February 2020
Professional negligence…  caution for advisers - 18 February 2020
Whats inside - The Stage - 20 Febuary 2020
Building a strong financial foundation on trust - 24 February 2020
Should Eskom be powered with pensions? - Straight Talk - 25 February 2020
Expectations from the budget speech - 26 February 2020
Tito shows love during Budget crunch - 27 February 2020

March 2020

The fate of a LCBO framework - 2 March 2020
Reduce this risk - 3 March 2020
Financial advisers can have a major impact - 4 March 2020
Challenging the Ombud’s reasoning - 5 March 2020
Actions have consequences - 9 March 2020
Concerns over increased strikes risk - Featured Article - 10 March 2020
SAIA clears the air on the Accountable Institution conundrum - The Stage - 11 March 2020
Untold chaos emerging - 12 March 2020
Insurance fraud models under the lens - 16 March 2020
Strategy, risk and resilience - 17 March 2020
Outbreak has hit investor sentiment - 18 March 2020
Insurance claims and COVID-19 - 19 March 2020
Amidst the chaos… we have you covered! - The Stage - 23 March 2020
One of the greatest challenges of the coming decade - 24 March 2020
Compliance… not an event nor a ‘tick the box’ activity - 25 March 2020
FSCA grants several extensions amidst COVID-19 chaos - 26 March 2020
On the brink of potential strain - 31 March 2020

April 2020

FSCA imposes fund amendments - 2 April 2020
TIA2021 entries OPEN! - 6 April 2020
The blurring line - Straight Talk - 14 April 2020
Payment of commission and premium relief - 16 April 2020
BCM think tank outcomes - 20 April 2020
Possible light at the end of the tunnel - 21 April 2020
A concern for brokers - 22 April 2020
Business interruption insurance… a different view? - 23 April 2020
Non-compliance by insureds - 28 April 2020
Life insurance… a reason to evolve - 30 April 2020

May 2020

Have we grown complacent? - 4 May 2020
An opportunity to engage with clients - Straight Talk - 5 May 2020
Intermediated still top of the pops - 6 May 2020
South Africa’s leading intermediary experience survey succumbs to pandemic concerns - 7 May 2020
Local insurers offer premium relief - 11 May 2020
Plans to use medical scheme reserves to fund premium holidays will not fly - 12 May 2020
Two ways COVID-19 affects financial advisers (and it’s not just income) - 13 May 2020
Getting to grips with business interruption cover during pandemic - 14 May 2020
Life Ombudsman expects a spike in income protection complaints through COVID19 - 19 May 2020
A combination of policy wordings and legal precedent likely to determine BI claim outcomes - 20 May 2020
Many employees rely on their employer’s group insurance benefits for financial protection - 21 May 2020
Coronavirus necessitates a review of your client’s medical professional indemnity cover - Featured Article - 25 May 2020
Association backs intermediaries to navigate the COVID-19 storm - 26 May 2020
Dealing with uncertainty - 27 May 2020
The value of portfolio diversification during times of financial market collapse - 28 May 2020

June 2020

Financial planners and their clients… a huge responsibility awaits - 1 June 2020
Lockdown proves a useful predictor for insurance distribution - 2 June 2020
Africa braces for a post-pandemic world - 3 June 2020
The wait is finally over...  4 June 2020
Making sense from nonsense - 8 June 2020
Nimbler Insurtech start-ups are getting the jump on large traditional insurers - 9 June 2020
Adapting digitally: PSG honours its top advisers and offices - 10 June 2020
Innovate… it’s time - Straight Talk - 11 June 2020
Finance minister confirms four month relief period for living annuitants - 17 June 2020
Product suitability at the core of latest license withdrawal and debarment - 18 June 2020
Where principles of equity and fairness hold sway over policy wordings - Straight Talk - 23 June 2020
The impact of pandemic on life insureds - Featured Article - 24 June 2020
What’s inside…FAnews June 2020 Edition - The Stage - 25 June 2020
South Africa’s data privacy law finally nears full implementation - 29 June 2020
South Africa is standing at the edge of a fiscal precipice - 30 June 2020

July 2020

National lockdown will not serve as a trigger for your business interruption cover - 1 July 2020
Millennials urged to build their financial futures on solid foundations - 2 July 2020
Is the annuity debate shifting back to life, from living? - 6 July 2020
Retirement savings outcomes remain in the doldrums despite regulatory push - Straight Talk - 7 July 2020
Crisis is not an excuse to abandon your core strategic objectives - Featured Article - 8 July 2020
Lockdown and pandemic may force a rethink of retirement funding models - 9 July 2020
Local banks enter the era of hight touch conduct regulation - 13 July 2020
South Africa’s courts charged with untangling the business interruption riddle - 14 July 2020
There are no guarantees that the V-shaped recovery will hold - 15 July 2020
Ombudsman weighs in on landslip, leaky water pipes and subsidence - 16 July 2020
Financial advisers who ignore direct life insurers may be missing a few tricks - 20 July 2020
How Covid-19 will change global cities as we know them - 21 July 2020
Group gap cover a compelling opportunity for healthcare brokers and consultants - 22 July 2020
Fear and uncertainty dominate the personal financial planning landscape - 27 July 2020
Large non-life insurers offer interim relief payments to struggling SME policyholders - 29 July 2020
Too early to tell how coronavirus impacts disability insurance - Straight Talk - 30 July 2020

August 2020

The powerful voice of women - 3 August 2020
What to do when your client faces a bad versus ‘less bad’ financial outcome - Featured Article - 4 August 2020
Communication and partnerships build trust between brokers and insurers - 5 August 2020
Five post-pandemic trends for your client’s discretionary investment portfolio - 6 August 2020
What pandemic and other crises teach us about leadership - 11 August 2020
Mental and physical wellbeing have significant financial implications for your clients - 13 August 2020
Lockdown reminds financial planners of their clients’ non-financial portfolios - 18 August 2020
What’s inside… FAnews Magazine August 2020 - 19 August 2020
Cautiously optimistic about the prospects - 20 August 2020
Human error, fraud, and negligence at the heart of many data breaches - 24 August 2020
The face of financial advice regulation to take a break from the FSCA - 26 August 2020
Caught off guard by Covid-19… the reality - 27 August 2020
Prescribed assets will not pull South Africa Inc from the economic abyss - Straight Talk - 21 August 2020

September 2020

Leading income protection provider makes it easier to put income first - 2 September 2020
Insurers are asking questions to understand their exposure - 3 September 2020
Local investors part ways with risky assets as uncertainty takes hold - Featured Article - 7 September 2020
Life and medical insurers turn to excess mortality to measure the severity of pandemic - 8 September 2020
Financial advice critical as government enters self-inflicted debt and growth spirals - 9 September 2020
Non-compliance to insurers minimum requirements - 10 September 2020
How casually-dressed IT department helped JSE Limited to a record month in March 2020 - 14 September 2020
Big data gives local medical scheme an edge in assessing pandemic impact - Featured Article - 15 September 2020
Beneficiary fund environment stands up to pandemic scrutiny - 16 September 2020
The rise and fall of industries and professions - 17 September 2020
2020 has been a year that has required a rethink - 21 September 2020
Asset managers favour private markets to underpin the impact investment trend - 22 September 2020
Trusted advisers are worth their weight in gold - 23 September 2020
UK non-life policyholders find patchy relief - Straight Talk - 28 September 2020
Commission procurement clause just one piece of the transformation puzzle - Featured Article - 29 September 2020
The long term impact of pandemic on health and insurance outcomes remains unclear - 30 September 2020

October 2020


People are living longer, baby boomers retiring later - 1 October 2020
Sensible offshore strategies reined in by regulation and asset managers’ onshore bias - 5 October 2020
The six things every broker must know - 6 October 2020
Life insurers perform admirably through pandemic - 7 October 2020
Navigating new waters… what lies ahead - 8 October 2020
Digitalisation could derail FSCA plans for wider access to financial services - 12 October 2020
Seven features of a winning brokerage - 13 October 2020
It has been a year of 20 plenty - 14 October 2020
What’s inside… FAnews Magazine October 2020 - The Stage - 15 October 2020
Humanity counts… Top lessons for advisers and brokers through pandemic - 19 October 2020
Financial advisers well-placed to assess the impact of crisis - 20 October 2020
The sweet spot of consumer-led return lies somewhere between X and Z - 21 October 2020
Is Regulation 28 due a major overhaul? - 26 October 2020
Financial adviser’s battle cry: My kingdom for a digital solution - Straight Talk - 28 October 2020
Covid-19 ups the customer satisfaction stakes - 29 October 2020

 November 2020

The burden of proof -2 November 2020
Put client wellbeing first - 3 November 2020
Shrug off your POPI fatigue to ensure data protection compliance - 4 November 2020
The ultimate financial planning model - 5 November 2020
Hardening rates and the pandemic - Straight Talk - 9 November 2020
Ensuring excellence in financial planning - 10 November 2020
The next big opportunity -  Featured Article - 11 November 2020
There are opportunities, but there’s still work to be done - 12 November 2020
Everything you need to know about advice practice succession - 16 November 2020
SCA may not have the final say on unclaimed benefits distribution - 17 November 2020
Insurers must pay COVID-19 BI claims - Featured Article - 19 November 2020
Reality check - 23 November 2020
Lessons from five years of cyber liability claims - 25 November 2020
To DFM or not to DFM? - 26 November 2020
Do large asset managers have your client’s best interests at heart - 30 November 2020

December 2020

Ethics, POPI and monitoring - 1 December 2020
The art of underwriting - 2 December 2020
Claim statistics - 3 December 2020
Kidnapping and murder rife in insurance fraud - Straight Talk - 7 December 2020
Introducing prepaid vouchers - 8 December 2020
A constant voice of ‘unfair treatment’ - 9 December 2020
How big data analytics redefines the risk landscape - 10 December 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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