CN&CO Fin-blog recap for the week ending 28 October 2016

Team CN&CO love financial services (among other things) and we enjoy reading about what’s happening in various quarters of the industry. Here are our favourite fin-blog picks of the week:

Colin’s pick:

Bad driving has a massive impact on the insurance industry
Tony van Niekerk of Cover magazine speaks to Grant Cross of Motor Acceptances about driver behaviour and its impact on underwriting.

Kurt’s pick:

The #Easy life: EasyEquities is #1 around the world
” been a little over two years since EasyEquities stormed onto the South African equity investment scene – and there’s no stopping the country’s cheapest, easiest online investment platform in its rise to #1!”

Rob’s pick:

SA’s budget as a monthly household budget
The trillions, billions and millions of rands littering the various tables and graphs of the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) make it extremely difficult to understand the true health of the South African economy.

Carel’s Pick

4 reasons to face your investment fears
“Does the idea of investing give you the heebie jeebies? Getting started might freak you out, but not starting at all could be a decision that haunts you for the rest of your life. Here are some reasons why it’s worth facing your fears…”

Yusuf’s pick:

Twitter’s Bullying Problem Is So Bad That No Investors Want to Buy It
“In case you haven’t noticed, Twitter has a bit of a bullying problem. Its trolls—and even some regular ol’ users—are known to do anything from insulting others to making threats on their lives.”

Josie’s pick:

‘It’s difficult to imagine they are South Africans!’ – Russell Loubser
“Fifteen business leaders took out an advertisement in the Business Day, defending Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan amid his court battle with the Guptas and the charges against him.

Gianluca’s pick:

Drone insurance: are you sure your client is properly covered?
“We all know about drones and the enormous possibilities that they promise – but when it comes to these innovative machines, what constitutes proper insurance cover?”

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