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Cyber-attacks – Companies face many losses

According to Zamani Ngidi, client manager: cyber solutions at Aon South Africa, as organisations grow their footprint – whether nationally or globally – they are also essentially increasing the likelihood of a cyber breach and also its impact, as the amalgamation and expansion of information technology infrastructure exposes an organisation to more points of entry […]

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How technology is changing the Financial Industry

One of the predictions of 2019 was that digital transformation will be one of the big influences that will be visible in the financial services industry. Forbes predicted that “we will see big changes this coming year, especially for the banking giants, many of which have operated with a legacy-era brick-and-mortar mind-set for hundreds of […]

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Drone technology – An empowering game changer

One type of insurance technology many insurance companies are using nowadays is drones. According to DeLoitte there are two strategic objectives: better risk management through improved data collection, and reduced operational costs through improved efficiency and effectiveness related to claims. Drone deployment is rapidly expanding and evolving, with current and potential applications spanning the insurance […]

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Social Media – Not just for millennials

“Aside from the controversy it’s found itself in because of its involvement in spreading ‘fake news,’ Facebook is still possibly the most powerful social media platform on Earth”, Johnny Sandquist, owner of Three Crowns Copywriting and Marketing, recently shared in an blog post published on the Covisum website. He further explains that although the social […]

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What financial services content are consumers looking for on social media?

According to LIMRA, an international company specialising in research and education in the financial services industry, financial advisors could stand to benefit from having more of a presence on social media, especially if they are looking to work with younger consumers. Although their research is based on an American sample, the results can be educational […]

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The importance of clearing or disabling cookies

“In order to have a positive and safe experience in the digital world, we need to understand the ever-increasing diversity of digital threats and equip ourselves with the necessary knowledge and skills”. This is the view of Wilna Meiring of the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA). In a recent article, she shares information […]

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Fintech is the ‘new normal” – More than half of the customers are regular users

More than half of banking and financial services customers around the world use fintech products and services, according to a new global poll carried out by deVere Group. Of the 883 customers surveyed across Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and Australasia, 55% said that they “regularly use financial technology to access and manage their money”. […]

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