By Andries Wiese, National Business Development Manager and Head of Agri at Hollard Insure
Date posted: May 18, 2022
The existence of global warming and the link to extreme weather is still a matter of debate among certain groups. However, the (re)insurance industry would do well to at least be suspicious.
Date posted: Apr 29, 2022
You’re probably itching to shake off two years of Covid-19-induced stress and take a little pick-me-up overseas trip with the family. If you have children aged between five and 12, who are not yet eligible for vaccination, steel yourself for a potentially expensive uphill battle to get them back into the country.
Date posted: Apr 19, 2022
Digitalisation has infiltrated our daily lives, and the use of digital tools to streamline processes has come into even sharper focus during the COVID-19 pandemic. But there’s still no substitute for flesh-and-blood human relationships – and this is where brokers will have the edge if they show that the personal touch still counts in an increasingly impersonal world.
Date posted: Apr 19, 2022
How can risk management professionals evolve their offerings to adapt to an ever-changing risk landscape? One way is to embrace a new, technology-driven era in which they can work with customers to mitigate their risks in a more cost-effective manner – particularly when it comes to the small business sector.
With adversity comes opportunity – and for Hollard Travel, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant transforming into a business unit that is more agile and shock-proof, offering simple travel insurance wording and more personalised cover.
They may have been dwarfed by the enormous truck behind them, but the cohort of determined young women in pink T-shirts posing in front of its colossal trailer was anything but overshadowed. They were all on their way towards earning their code 10 or code 14 heavy-vehicle driving licences and taking this beast – or another like it – onto the open road.
Never before have brokers had greater responsibility for advising their customers. Today’s intermediary has to be an expert business consultant, a risk surveyor, a business adviser, a customer champion and even a compliance specialist – to name but a few!
Date posted: Feb 22, 2022
Business insurance can be challenging to navigate. That’s why we’ve partnered with eBizRadio to create an online radio series that will not only simplify business insurance for business owners but unpack the role of the broker relationship and the value it brings to every business.
This will make it easy for you to understand our products in a simplified way.
Date posted: Feb 17, 2022
The insurance industry has been dealt some devastating blows over the past few years, but what has pulled us through is the resilience and adaptability of our people: insurers and brokers alike.