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12 Oct

Cheaper Insurance Can Cost SMMEs Dearly

Make smart decisions to avoid the pitfalls The combination of a falling Rand, tight budgets and diminishing profit margins, has seen a rise in cost cutting in businesses.  Insurance is one area that businesses put under the microscope when the pressure is on – but uninformed cost cutting can have disastrous consequences.

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09 Oct

Cyber crime in SA

South Africa has not been immune to the risk of cyber crime: it is estimated that in 2014, cyber crime cost South African companies around R5.8 billion. Furthermore, on average it takes 200 days for a South African organisation to identify an online security breach. Likewise, individuals have also been impacted: eighty four per cent

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09 Oct

Mitigate your risk, and better protect what’s yours

Prevention is better than cure when it comes to managing risk, says Andre van der Merwe, head of Hollard Broker Markets’ Corporate Property Centre of Excellence. In an article in the September 2015 edition of COVER magazine, Van der Merwe argues that this concept should enjoy more focus in the relationship between insurers, intermediaries and

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09 Oct

Volkswagen set to name Mueller as CEO in sweeping overhaul

As German auto maker seeks to regain the trust of consumers and regulators. Volkswagen AG is set to appoint Porsche brand chief Matthias Mueller as its new CEO and announce the departure of top executives in a sweeping overhaul to begin repairing the carmaker’s image tarnished by rigged emissions tests. The 20-person supervisory board began

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29 May

Brolink continues to grow from strength to strength

As Brolink celebrates their 21-year anniversary, the company reflects on their growth over the past two decades as a leading short-term insurance administrator. “In the early 1990s, service levels from insurance companies were not as efficient as they are today”, says Clipstone Webber, Chief Executive Officer at Brolink. “After extensive planning and consultation with a

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21 Apr

Santam’s Brolink on expansion trail

Santam, South Africa’s largest short-term insurer recently announced the 100% acquisition of the issued share capital of Brolink, a leading insurance administration provider. Santam has now used this acquisition as an opportunity to consolidate the operations of various administration businesses within the Santam stable. Orico, the administration business previously owned by Indwe Broker Holdings, will

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13 Apr

Indwe sells administration business Orico to Brolink

Indwe Broker Holdings announced the sale of its administration business Orico to Brolink, a leading administrator recently acquired by Santam, South Africa’s largest short-term insurer. “We have had a very successful working relationship with Brolink over many years and consider them leading administrators,” says Peter Olyott, CEO of Indwe Broker Holdings. “We value Brolink’s efficient

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