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November 5, 2018

Remember to review your Discovery Health plan type for 2019

Discovery Health have announced their rates and benefits for 2019. This is a summary of the key points. Changing your plan for 2019 If you are […]
November 5, 2018

Home maintenance and insurance claims

As we head into the summer storm season when we traditionally see an increase in the number of claims for damage to buildings, we thought it […]
November 5, 2018

Save your bonus, help yourself

We are fast-approaching the end of 2018 – it has been a tough year for most of us and we are all looking forward to a […]
October 10, 2018

Discovery health – Benefit update and new plans for 2019

Discovery Health have announced their rates and benefits for 2019. This is a summary of the key points. Changing your plan for 2019 If you are […]
October 10, 2018

Get your risk insurance reviewed / upgraded before the Festive Season

It’s official, time definitely flies! We seem to run on “auto-pilot” due to the ever-increasing pace of everyday life. Because of this, we’re often left with […]
October 10, 2018

Looking back over 30 years of insurance broking

As FPM celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2018 (that’s Pearl, in case you didn’t know), I thought it may be rather interesting to look back at […]
October 10, 2018

The vital importance of beneficiary nominations

Nominating a beneficiary (or beneficiaries) for your Group Life Cover and Retirement Fund is very important – have you completed your nomination form and is it […]
September 4, 2018

Some reasons for motor claims rejection

We take out insurance to cover ourselves against unforeseen eventualities and, on occasion, we find that a claim is questioned or even rejected by an Insurer. […]
August 31, 2018

National Wills Week

The Law Society of South Africa celebrates National Wills Week from the 17th to the 21st of September 2018. As spring approaches and the inevitable process […]
August 31, 2018

Dread disease: The next big killer

There is a marked increase in cancer, heart conditions and dementia. People are suffering these conditions more frequently and at a younger age. The Heart and […]
July 17, 2018

Cyber security – Time to batten down the hatches

South Africa is known to be the world’s third most popular destination for Cyber criminals. A recent survey conducted by niche underwriter SHA found that 39% […]
July 17, 2018

Education savings – Have you started?

If not, now is the time to start! “Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten” – B.F Skinner. Proper financial planning […]
July 17, 2018

FPM Group of Companies – We have rebranded!

Revealing our new brand and website! Established in 1988, the FPM Group of Companies has evolved into an innovative, specialist and trusted provider of Risk, Wealth […]
July 17, 2018

Retirement comes sooner than you think

Retirement can seem a long way off and there can be other things to worry about first before we think about retirement, so we procrastinate and […]
March 12, 2018

Should you be investing offshore?

This is one of the several very important decisions you are faced with when planning your investment portfolio. What should you take into account when trying […]
March 12, 2018

The winds of change

The winds of change are blowing across South Africa. The peaceful removal of Jacob Zuma and the appointment of Cyril Ramaphosa as our new president have […]
March 9, 2018

Easy guide to tax free savings accounts “TFSA”.

TFSA’s were brought into law from 1st March 2015 to encourage individuals to save more. Because these specific accounts are not subject to any form of […]
March 9, 2018

Discovery – helping you along the incredible journey of a new life

Being pregnant is an exciting and important time in any woman’s life and a time when one does not want to worry about medical cover. In […]
November 24, 2017

Remaining steady during debt downgrade

Almost every South African will be aware that the international rating agencies could potentially downgrade our local government debt to sub-investment grade, commonly known as “junk […]
November 8, 2017

Have you considered the cost of estate duty?

Estate Duty is a tax which is levied on deceased estates with a net estate value in excess of R3.5 million. The current prescribed rate is […]
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