What's Happening?

In the news | Friday, 17 August 2018



The FIA strives to keep abreast with the constant evolution of the consumer, business and legislative landscape. In line with ensuring that our members are up to date with current affairs, here are the top stories from the industry this week.

FIA Blog:

FIA Durban branch hosts Members Exclusive event 
The FIA KZN branch recently hosted a “Member Exclusive” event on 3 August 2018, at the Durban Country Club. Read more

#InsuranceTips: a resource for brokers to explain difficult concepts 
Brokers’ greatest strength is the advice they give their customers. But, sometimes, explaining the complexities of insurance cover can be a tricky task. Read more

WATCH: Insights from a few industry players at the #AIE2018
The Insurance Institute of South Africa (IISA), Financial Intermediaries’ Association (FIA), and the South African Insurance Association (SAIA) hosted the 45th Annual Insurance Conference themed the African Insurance Exchange (AIE) 2018 From Sunday, 29 July to Wednesday, 1 August, at Sun City. Watch

FA news:

The concept of retirement may need to be retired 
Do you agree with the following statement: Millennials are needy and obsessed with technology; further, they don’t have a pressing concern about managing their finances and they are job hoppers. Read more

The winds of change are slowly blowing
South Africa is entering a very interesting period. This is being driven by the fact that the economy is gaining momentum following the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as the leader of the African National Congress (ANC) and then later as the State President. Read more


WATCH: The launch of Elite Risk Acceptances
Tony Van Niekerk, Editor of COVER Magazine interviewed Tarina Vlok, General Manager at Elite Risk Acceptances on The Launch of Elite Risk Acceptances. Watch

Masthead Masterclass helps advisors prepare for the future
Independent financial advisors (IFAs) need to be fully committed to their businesses and not just involved, if they want to succeed in the increasingly regulated environment of the future, Ian Middleton, MD of Masthead, told more than 1 000 IFAs at the recent Masthead Masterclass held in 11 venues across South Africa. Read more