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Tue, 22 Sep 2020 21:54:00 -0500

In these uncertain and unpredictable times, service reliability is crucial. But, how many companies actually practice what they preach, are accountable for their actions, stick to their promises and put their money where their mouths are? Now is the time to make firm commitments, and stick to them.

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 06:24:34 -0500

Sandwich Panel related fires have resulted in major property damage and business interruption losses over the years. What are Sandwich Panels? Sandwich Panels or Composite Panels are structures made up of three layers: a low-density core and a thin metal or plastic skin-layer bonded to each side.

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 04:07:34 -0500

Johannesburg September 16, 2020 Allianz Global Corporate Specialty (AGCS) appointed Asheen Maikoo and Piet Schutte as Senior Risk Engineers on September 1, 2020, to continue to provide world-class risk consulting services to help businesses in Africa manage, prevent, and reduce risks.

Mon, 14 Sep 2020 04:51:45 -0500

Well-known collections and payments company, QLINK Holdings (Pty) Ltd, today announced it has rebranded Insure Group Managers Services (IGMS) to QSURE. Chief Executive Officer, Ian Thompson said the rebranding follows an intensive process to conceptualise and position the brand to align with its holdings company, QLINK Holdings (Pty)Ltd.

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 07:38:37 -0500

Johannesburg/London/Munich/New York/Paris/Sao Paulo/Singapore September 09, 2020 Liability exposures for companies around the world are increasing. Factors such as rising litigation, collective redress and large court verdicts, costly and frequent recalls in the automotive and food sectors, the disruptive impact of civil unrest and riots in a growing number of countries, and environmental concerns such as indoor air quality and higher fines and remediation standards will likely impact businesses and their insurers in future all in the face of a challenging global pandemic, according to a new report from Allianz Global Corporate Specialty (AGCS) which highlights five trends for the sector.

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 07:26:31 -0500

This study is the very first Coface survey on corporate payment experience in the Netherlands. Originally, this survey had been conducted between February and early-March 2020 (the first quarter of 2020, Q1 2020), with 301 participating companies located in the country.

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 07:20:24 -0500

Global renewable energies: continued ascension despite the COVID-19 pandemic Paris, September 8, 2020 The COVID-19 health crisis has had a negative impact on short-term global renewable energy development, and challenges remain in the medium- to long-term, according to a recent Coface study.

Mon, 07 Sep 2020 06:58:31 -0500

Genasys Technologies has undergone an external brand refresh as part of its strategy to continue the global expansion of its operations and further cement its place as a leading insurance technology provider in South Africa.

Fri, 04 Sep 2020 04:18:18 -0500

Cyber-attacks are on the rise during lockdown, increasing from the norm of 30 000 daily to 310 000 recorded on the 18 March as criminals exploit the unsecured home networks used by millions of office workers who are now operating remotely.

Wed, 02 Sep 2020 04:49:24 -0500

Using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones as they are more commonly known in insurance, is gaining momentum. Globally, 17% of commercial drones in operation are used to assist insurers and large organisations in not only better assessing risk exposure but also improving both risk control evaluation and operational efficiency.

   

Paul Brightman - Alternative Risksmiths and Traders (Pty) Ltd. Short name - ART.
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