Advice from Santam

Advice from Santam

Risk management key for business longevity – insurance for the hospitality industry

Intermediary advice

Things have been somewhat up and down for clients in the hospitality industry in the last few years but PwC has reported a positive outlook for 2017 to 2021. Despite safety and security concerns, global economic factors and changing visa regulations, international visitor numbers to South Africa have recovered significantly from a 6,8% decrease in 2015 to a 12,8% increase in 2016. Domestic tourism is also an important source of revenue and employment, contributing 52% of total tourism consumption.


Consumers still choose Santam as the best South African short-term insurance company

Santam News

Consumers still choose Santam as the best South African short-term insurance company

Insurance companies promise a lot of things. That they’re faster and cheaper than the next guy. Or that they’ll always be there for you. At Santam, we’ve always said that we do insurance good and proper. Insurance with no ifs, no buts and no maybes. Insurance that looks for reasons to pay you, rather than reasons not to.

Hidden costs of starting a new business

Business advice

Hidden costs of starting a new business

Starting a business is probably one of the most exciting things you’ll do in your lifetime. The freedom of doing your own thing is priceless, yet many entrepreneurs cite cash flow troubles as one of their biggest challenges. We’ve put together a list of common burdens to watch out for as you budget for your new venture.

Switching insurers: easier than you think

What we do

Switching insurers: easier than you think

Thinking about switching insurance companies? Perhaps you’ve been shopping around for a while. Whatever your reason for changing, the process can be quick and pain free. Read on for our tips on easily changing insurance companies.

Are you adequately insured against a fire in your home?

Home advice

Are you adequately insured against a fire in your home?

It’s a good idea for all homeowners to review their building and house content insurance cover to see if they are adequately covered against fire risk.

Mind the gap: get vehicle credit shortfall cover this holiday

Car advice

Mind the gap: get vehicle credit shortfall cover this holiday

The end-of-year holidays are popular times for car buyers to upgrade their set of wheels, whether it’s to impress visiting family or to enjoy a long road trip in comfort.

Ensure you’re safe when storms hit: 10 tips to protect your car and home

Weather

Ensure you’re safe when storms hit: 10 tips to protect your car and home

Large parts of South Africa have been lashed by hail, tornadoes and heavy rains in recent weeks, causing flooding and extensive property damage. For those living in areas prone to extreme weather conditions, Attie Blaauw, Head of Personal Lines Underwriting at Santam – South Africa’s largest insurer – offers some advice to intermediaries and clients on how to lower risks associated with property or personal injuries during these extreme weather events.

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