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Latest research on life cover – Surprising outcomes

Life cover is generally perceived to be appropriate for married couples and family breadwinners. The direct marketing company, Olico, has however now found that the most common buyer of life assurance is not married, doesn’t have children, and doesn’t own a home. This conclusion was made as a result of a study of more than […]

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Unintended Consequences of NHI

Research by economics consultancy Econex looked at the impact of removing tax credits to medical schemes and then reallocating them to funding National Health Insurance (NHI) as suggested by the 2017 White Paper. A report in Fin24 notes that tax credits are paid to principal members of medical schemes to “reimburse” them for making use […]

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FSP Expectations from Product Providers

A landmark research report from Insight Discovery shows what IFAs expect from LISPs and asset management companies. Market intelligence firm Insight Discovery released its second South African Investment Panorama (SAIP), a survey of 255 independent financial advisers (IFAs). This survey was conducted in partnership with twelve leading financial services companies, including the South African based […]

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