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Why should we continue to pay insurance premiums during lockdown?

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

While many household incomes will be adversely affected because of the coronavirus crisis, it is within reason for people to think of ways to reduce their monthly expenses. Insurance premiums are one of those expenses that many think they can do without until they need it. Auto & General Insurance looks at why this is one cost you shouldn’t cut.... (Read More)

Don’t fall victim to a personal loan scam

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Recently, there has been an increase in personal loan scams in South Africa. Fraudsters are impersonating reputable financial service providers and offering fake personal loans. They may also use websites that look real and trustworthy but are a disguise to take people’s hard-earned money. With over 30 years’ experience, we at Auto & General have seen our fair share of financial scams. ... (Read More)

What’s trending? The Blockchain for Businesses

Friday, 27 July 2018

Blockchain technology, the revolutionary open-source ledger system behind Bitcoin and the global crypto currency mania, is kick-starting some of the most innovative problem-solving businesses in South Africa.Essentially, the blockchain is a digital ledger hosted on a distributed network, made up of many independent “nodes”, each running on an individual computer. Each of the nodes has full, real-time access to the network’s complete digital ledger, which continually records, verifies and updates all the network’s information exchanges for all time.... (Read More)

The ins and outs of Commercial Risk

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Whether you are contemplating starting a new interior design business, have owned a carpentry business for many years, or run your bed and breakfast from your home, protecting your business from insured losses is one of the most important ongoing financial investments you can make. It can mean the difference between going out of business after a severe loss or recovering from a severe loss with minimal interruption - and financial impact to your company’s operations.... (Read More)

The importance of a signed contract

Thursday, 14 December 2017

As an insurer of architects, experience has shown us the importance of agreeing to all terms with a client upfront and ensuring that you end up with a signed contract at the end of the negotiations. We have often seen the impact that an unsigned contract can have not only on an architect’s business, but personally too. That is where Errors & Omissions insurance comes in. ... (Read More)

Save for retirement or live in the moment?

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Many people realise the importance of saving for retirement, but they battle to find the balance between enjoying their hard-earned money and making provisions for the future. We explore some tips on saving while spending. Know your spending patterns. The first step to a successful savings plan is to understand how you spend money, reports TIME.com. ... (Read More)

The risks and rewards of starting your own business

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Starting your own business can be a daunting task, but it could also be the most rewarding experience of your life. Read on for an overview of the good and the bad of starting and running your own business. So, you dream of becoming a small business owner? Or maybe even the CEO of a major new corporation. Here is a list of reasons why most people dive into the exciting world of entrepreneurship... (Read More)

How to increase your chances of third party recovery

Friday, 16 September 2016

Third party recovery isn’t always possible however taking down some critical information, at the time of the incident, can increase your chances. Below is a checklist you can follow. First and foremost: Do not admit fault. Do not sign any documents or accept any form of payment without speaking to your broker first.... (Read More)

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