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Artificial Intelligence – Friend or foe?

The world of technology has evolved over the last few years. First, we watched movies on television, now we stream in via the internet. In the same way, we are increasingly adapting to Artificial Intelligence (AI). But what is AI? According to tech dictionaries, AI refers to the simulation of human intelligence in machines that […]

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Social media – Blunders you should avoid

Opening a social media account is easy. But, simply opening an account and posting a few updates is not good enough to say that you have accomplished social media. By avoiding some basic missteps, many businesses, including financial advisors, have the ability to increase ROI and create more opportunities from their social media accounts. Greg […]

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Suitebox now integrated with Xplan

A Customer Relationship Management System (CRM) offers an advisor a myriad of benefits including, but not limited to, sales and relationship management, marketing support and data analytics, management and security. In keeping with this theme, Suitebox has now integrated with Xplan by Iress. Xplan is well established in the South African market place. With its […]

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South African fintech in 2019 – What can we expect?

According to Wikipedia financial technology, often shortened to FinTech or fintech, is the new technology and innovation that aims to compete with traditional financial methods in the delivery of financial services. It is an emerging industry that uses technology to improve activities in finance. In an earlier Personal Finance article, Dominique Collett explores the South […]

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Digital transformation shifts from threat to opportunity

“This is a unique and exciting environment for the insurance industry, as consumers are open to a more interactive relationship with their carriers.” These are the words of Stephen O’Hearn, Global Insurance Leader, Partner, PwC Germany. PwC recently produced its 22nd Annual Global CEO Trends series that specifically focussed on Insurance trends. According to the […]

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