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Don't let catastrophe ruin your business

While there has been a rapid growth in the number of small or medium-sized businesses in South Africa over the last few years, up to 80% of these go out of business within the first…
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Intermediations, Delegation and Economies of scale

The existence in the short-term insurance industry of the two business models: those of intermediated carriers and those of direct carriers, is evidence that there is a place for both models in the market. Intermediated…
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Enrichment in motor vehicle claims

Requirement for Inspection Certificate The Insured filed a claim for damage to his motor vehicle which was damaged as a result of a collision. The Insurer later rejected liability for the Insured’s claim on the…
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Insurer puts premium on marketing culture

Seven years ago, Zurich insurance was not a healthy brand. The business had become bloated with expansion, posted first-half losses for 2002 of $2,03bn, and the chief executive was axed. It was on the edge…
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Damage to tangible property

It is a small world. Notwithstanding the different approaches of civil and common law jurisdictions, the Court’s approaches to insurance claims are not dissimilar. That is illustrated by the judgment of the Tel Aviv District…