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The Holly Experience: Underwriting simplified with the help of technology

Hollard recognises the crucial role played by insurance in providing a safety net for consumers in some of life’s unpredictable circumstances. At the same time, we acknowledge that the complexity of the process can sometimes discourage consumers from purchasing certain insurance products.

Business Cover Stars

Gary Ferguson, Chief Claims Officer at IUM gives a comprehensive look at why businesses require insurance and what type of insurance they need.

Severe Weather Warning

Record-breaking climate catastrophes in 2023 suggest the sustainability of short-term insurers are under threat. Soul Abraham, Retail Chief Executive, Old Mutual Insure, unpacks what the industry needs to take heed of in order to remain viable in South Africa.

Rising to the Challenge

“The growing number of large catastrophe reinsurance claims locally, coupled with rising global losses, has caused reinsurance premiums to increase significantly,” says Tavaziva Madzinga, Group CEO, Santam. With the insurance sector facing an escalating risk landscape, he shares how, with proper planning, these risks can be managed.

Culture As The Compass

Upholding corporate governance principles is a collective responsibility for success in the South African insurance industry. It starts at the top, but it shouldn’t stop there.

Backing Business

Amid the changing insurance needs of businesses in 2024 and beyond, brokers have a key role to play in helping their clients’ businesses grow, says Sharon Paterson, CEO, Infiniti Insurance.

Making It Personal

Personalising advice for retirement planning is more efficient than ever with new products and tools designed for client-centric planning, says Fareeya Adam, Head of Annuities at Momentum Wealth. “Visualising retirement outcomes through user-friendly charts enhances understanding for clients.”

Have A Seat

“It is now time for insurers and brokers to put into practice what they advocate.” Wimpie van Der Merwe, CEO of Global Choices, explores how unlocking the benefits of the Experience Economy can transform the perception of insurance from a commodity into something that adds tangible value to the customer’s life.

Welcome To The Roaring 50s

A third of South African house buyers are 50-plus and traditional ideas of how we live our lives are fast evolving and changing the paradigm of how we view people’s working careers. “With over-55s wanting to live fuller lives, what can we offer them?” asks Graham Easton, Divisional Executive for Research & Insights at Liberty.