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06 Nov

Event liability is no picnic

It can take months, even years, of meticulous attention to detail in order to ensure everything rolls out seamlessly on the day – but preparing for the possibility that things may not go entirely as planned is every bit as important. Event liability protection is something Tiaan Erasmus of Hollard Specialist Liability knows all about

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27 Oct

Managing Money in a Relationship

Financial issues lead to friction and arguments in relationships. Arguments about financial issues are the 3rd most cited reason for divorce after basic incompatibility and infidelity. Learn how to handle money, so there is one less stress in your life.   Managing your own financial situation can be a challenge but when you add a

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27 Oct

Brokers, make LinkedIn work for you and your business.

Read our simple guide on how to get the most out of LinkedIn and target new clients. As the 5th most popular social network in South Africa, LinkedIn is definitely the place to connect with fellow brokers and find prospective clients. If you are not actively harnessing the networking power of LinkedIn, now’s the time.

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21 Oct

Tips on avoiding fraud and scams

We often advise customers on staying safe in the real world but these days, we all have to watch out for criminals in the virtual world. So much personal information exists out there and criminals are getting smarter in the ways they manage to get to your money. We bring you tips and advice on

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21 Oct

5 tips for filling out insurance quote forms

No matter how you buy your insurance – whether it’s through a broker or directly from an insurance company – you’ll need to provide certain details in order to get insurance quotes. The information you’ll need to provide will vary according to the type of insurance you’re getting. In all cases, paying attention to filling

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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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