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Be Vigilant over Christmas, RBS Executive Warns Shoppers

27 November 2015

Be vigilant over Christmas, RBS executive warns shopper. As the year draws to a close, shopping malls begin to experience a significant rise in foot traffic as many South Africans and international tourists rush to complete their Christmas shopping. Be vigilant over Christmas, RBS executive warns shoppers. As the year draws to a close, shopping malls begin to experience a significant rise in foot traffic

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How Water Shedding Hurts SA Businesses

19 November 2015

South Africa is facing its worst drought in over a decade with food prices set to soar as crop yields fail. The water shortage will also have a significant impact on businesses. Joining CNBC Africa to discuss this is George Davis, Head: Construction and Engineering at Risk Benefit Solutions.

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Drought can ‘Devastate’ Business

Johannesburg – Businesses need to take heed of the fallout effect the drought will have on them as the impact spreads beyond the agricultural sector. South Africa is in the midst of the worst drought in 23 years and, while rain is predicted soon in some parts of the country, farmers are having to cull 36 percent more cattle than expected, and

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Government and Industry Need to Combine Risk Mitigation

18 November 2015

In recent years, there has been a rise in inconsistent weather patterns that have negatively affected both consumers and businesses globally. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has not been exempt from a combination of unreliable rain patterns, unusually high temperatures and floods. Ryno Du Toit, Business Development Executive at Risk Benefit Solutions (RBS) says that these weather patterns are taking a

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Do Businesses Truly Know the Risks Associated to Their Business?

29 October 2015

SA Franchise Warehouse The risks facing businesses are greater than ever. Each day a business and its executives are exposed to a vast array of risks – both internally and externally – that have the potential to negatively impact a business’ cash flow, operations, reputation and ultimately the success of the business.According to Annelie Smith, Corporate Executive at Risk Benefit Solutions (RBS),

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RBS Expands Services Offering with Acquisition

14 October 2015

Risk Benefit Solutions (RBS), a South African independent insurance and risk specialist, has become a strategic partner and shareholder in United Vehicle Services (UVS), a national vehicle rental company specialising in affordable passenger and commercial vehicle rentals. The acquisition will see RBS become a strategic partner and shareholder in UVS, and will enhance RBS’ insurance replacement rental offering as well as its

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Professional Indemnity Cover – The Stuff you Probably Didn’t Know

5 October 2015

We have waxed lyrical about the benefits of professional indemnity (PI) cover in a number of articles in the RBS Insider. And for good reason too. There are still thousands of South African professionals that opt-out of investing in PI and it’s the equivalent of running your business on a knife-edge. As a professional, whether a doctor, lawyer or engineer, your reputation

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Proposed National Speed Limit Amendment

4 October 2015

The Department of transport has recently tabled a proposal to have the national speed limit reduced by about 30%. This in the hope that it will help to reduce the amount of vehicle related accidents. The department has gazetted the amendment and has invited the public to comment. The proposed limits are: – 40km/h in urban areas; – 80km/h on roads other

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Tax free Savings Accounts – by Murray Clack RBS JHB

3 October 2015

On the 20th of February 2015 in line with the South African Government’s initiative to incentivise and promote savings in South Africa, National Treasury announced the final details with regards to the Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSA). Since then, RBS Health & Wealth has been monitoring the various product offerings that have emerged with a view to providing our clients with an overview

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Home Insurance

2 October 2015

Buying a house is a costly and often complex exercise. Add in household insurance to that equation and it all starts to get a bit overwhelming. Fortunately, you have a personal insurance expert on your side! We’ll help you navigate the often-confusing gauntlet of choosing the correct home cover for yourself.  Below are a few guidelines to consider before choosing the correct

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When to Assist in the Event of an Accident

1 October 2015

1. Stop your vehicle. If you are implicated in an accident that causes injury or the death of anyone, or which causes damage to property or an animal, you are required by law to stop your vehicle. But if you are a passer-by wanting to assist, and stopping at your own will, make sure that you stop in an area that does

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Impact of Load Shedding on Insurance

30 September 2015

Load shedding is now a part of our daily lives and it seems that it will be this way for a number of years. It’s important for us to take a proactive approach to managing the interrupting power supply. Power surges are a common side effect of a constantly interrupted power supply and occur when a charge build up develops in the

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