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Online scams to watch out for in SA

In light of ASISA’s recently published consolidated statistics of fraudulent and dishonest claims, Herman Lombard, Founder and Executive Director of financial services provider African Unity, also emphasised this phenomenon in a recent media release. However, he stresses that economic fraud doesn’t just stop there. The internet and social media have provided a whole new world […]

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SA Motor Body Repair Association Awards – Santam takes top honours

The short-term insurer, Santam, has won the prestigious SA Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), Insurer of the Year award for the second consecutive year. The annual SAMBRA Awards honour top vehicle insurers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), as well as paint and equipment suppliers for their contribution to the sustainability of motor body repairers in […]

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SA Banking Sentiment Index – Heroes and villains in the eye of the public

BrandsEye’s 2019 Banking Sentiment Index analysed 1.9 million social media posts about South Africa’s largest banks and included an analysis of 68 500 posts about the new entrants, Bank Zero, Discovery Bank and Tyme. Below are some of the key findings: Allegations of unethical conduct hurt banks Absa, FNB and Standard Bank were implicated in several ethics-related issues that […]

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SA’s first loyalty programme awards – Celebrating loyalty excellence and innovation

Loyalty programme usage has, over the past few years, been growing. In 2018, survey results from the BrandMapp indicated that 75% of South African consumers use loyalty programmes. But which loyalty programme is the best? Truth, a Cape Town-based loyalty and customer relationship management (CRM) consultancy has just released the results of SA’s first loyalty […]

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SA Hedge Funds Classification – Aims to simplify assessment, comparison and selection

South African hedge fund managers have begun the process of categorising their hedge fund portfolios in line with the provisions of the new Hedge Fund Classification Standard, which was recently introduced by the Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA). The new ASISA Hedge Fund Classification Standard comes into effect on 1 January 2020. According to […]

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