Other Polls

Intermediaries, already under pressure due to tough economic conditions, are struggling to find the extra cash to meet all of their legal obligations. Are you comfortable with the cost of legislative and administrative compliance in your practice?

Ran from 15 Nov 2011 to 21 Nov 2012

Financial services professionals spend a fair amount of time poring over contracts and policy documents. Do you think local insurers have made progress toward simple language and fair policy wordings in recent years?

Ran from 02 Nov 2011 to 14 Nov 2011

The NHI will radically alter SA's financial services landscape? As yet little has been said about its likely affect on medical schemes ? and the thousands of intermediaries. Do you think medical schemes broker concerns have been adequately represented?

Ran from 11 Oct 2011 to 01 Nov 2011

Short-term insures seem to have improved their profits by clamping down on claims? Have you noticed the short-term insurers taking a tougher stance at claims payout stage through 2010/11?

Ran from 22 Sep 2011 to 10 Oct 2011

Have you thought about leaving the financial advice profession due to the mounting burden of compliance?

Ran from 14 Sep 2011 to 21 Sep 2011

CPI number may not be appropriate for all of our retirement calculations. Do you think financial planners should use higher than indicated CPI numbers in their calculations ? or will this create scenarios that are simply too daunting for their clients?

Ran from 31 Aug 2011 to 13 Sep 2011

What should South Africa do to address its healthcare concerns? I get a feeling we?re looking at between 3% and 6% of gross salary as an initial NHI contribution ? can you afford it?

Ran from 18 Aug 2011 to 30 Aug 2011

Do you expect to see significant changes in future employee benefit survey results without radical interventions, possibly by way of increased regulation / legislation?

Ran from 17 Aug 2011 to 17 Aug 2011

Short-term insurers will have their work cut out to maintain underwriting margins at acceptable levels. As part of the solution they will turn to intermediaries to write new business among South Africa?s un- and under-insured. Can you tap this market?

Ran from 01 Aug 2011 to 16 Aug 2011

Do you think the European insurance sector offers a reasonable proxy for the South African business?

Ran from 04 Jul 2011 to 31 Jul 2011
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