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In the news | Friday, 5 October 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 Week@AGlance

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  • The ninth annual Intellidex Top Stockbroker awards, 25 September 2018
    The ninth annual Intellidex Top Stockbroker awards evening took place at the Johannesburg Securities Exchange (JSE) on Tuesday, 25 September 2018. Read more
  • Insurance industry could play a role in reducing the socio-economic gap in SA
    Infiniti Insurance Company had a number of clients affected by fire which in some instances randomly burnt down buildings in the town and surrounds. Read more
  • Your complete guide to the South African non-life insurance sector
    Everything you need to know about non-life insurance in South Africa’, a 420 page overview of the South African non-life (short-term) insurance industry was launched at the Insurance Conference 2018 held at Sun City from 29-31 July 2018. Read more


  • Driving a strategic imperative
    Transformation of the financial services industry – on all levels – has been one of the key focus areas for government over the past few years. Read more
  • Being vigilant is key
    Cyber crime has changed the nature of fraud in the financial services industry. This complicates investigations, particularly when it comes to the issue of identity theft. Read more
  • #TIA2019… cast your vote for the top 20
    It began with 159 applications, 59 went through to the elimination rounds, and now the top 20 candidates will battle it out for a spot in the final eight, and the chance to become the 2019 Insurance Apprentice. Read more

Cover Magazine

  • A medical aid revolution is coming
    The findings and recommendations highlighted in the provisional report issued by the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) underline the urgent need to change the way medical scheme options are designed says Jeremy Yatt, Principal Officer of Fedhealth Medical Scheme. Read more
  • The link between insurance and cyber resilience
    An Internet search for “how to choose the right insurance company” brings up hundreds of results, however, the main thread across all of them is that an insurer and Financial Advisor of choice is reliable, trustworthy, and has a solid reputation for protecting its clients’ assets. In today’s data- driven world, data is unquestionably an asset. Read more


  • Nearly half of SA’s workforce has no retirement plan 
    About 41% of economically active South Africans are estimated not to have any retirement plan in place, according to a survey by 10X Investments. Read more
  • Private equity investment in SA has more than doubled
    According to the 2018 Private Equity Industry Survey undertaken by the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA), private equity investment has more than doubled in southern Africa. Read more