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ZB opens Mozambican unit

Livingstone Marufu ZB Reinsurance, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ZB Financial Holdings, has been given the green light to roll out services in Mozambique by the Insurance Institute of Mozambique (ISSM) and has started underwriting its...

Cimas to lose operating licence

Livingstone Marufu GOVERNMENT has given Cimas Medical Aid Society a seven-day ultimatum to honour all outstanding claims or lose its licence. Cimas has more than 30 000 members, and has allegedly been trying to direct them...

Nervy times at Fidelity Life

Enacy Mapakame and Livingstone Marufu A FORENSIC audit of Fidelity Life Assurance’s financial statements that started in April has been extended to August amid indications the auditors — KPMG Accountants — are keen to investigate...

Legal Matters: Insurance companies are not the devil

Insurance as a business is largely divided into two broad categories: short-term and long-term. The first is technically called indemnity or property insurance, while the second is non-indemnity or life insurance. Short-term is so-called...

Fidelity Life Assurance on a roll

Livingstone Marufu Business Reporter FIDELITY Life Assurance, buoyed by the runaway success of its housing projects in Harare South, is now angling to increase its land bank for business and office stands as management feels this...

Stinging charge sheet for Fidelity bosses

Darlington Musarurwa and Africa Moyo STINGING allegations of breaches of exchange control regulations, fraud and financial impropriety have become the core of a possible charge sheet against Fidelity Life Assurance (FLA) directors – Mr Simon...

Zima accepting seven medical aid societies

The Zimbabwe Medical Association (Zima) has revealed that it will be accepting health insurance from seven medical aid societies who have been complying with the 60-day payment rule, and or the gazetted tariffs.Liberty Insurance,...

‘Dr Parirenyatwa sleeping on duty’

Following the tiff between doctors and medical aid societies, the Zimbabwe Medical Association has laid the blame on Health and Child Care Minister, Dr David Parirenyatwa. Zima had threatened that with effect from July 1,...

Third party insurance premiums rise 20 pc

Livingstone Marufu THIRD party insurance premiums for motor vehicles have been hiked by 20 percent to $36 per term from $30 last year for light vehicles, while premiums paid by commuter omnibuses have been revised...

African insurance: A giant awakens

WHEN KPMG, the advisory company, held its inaugural East Africa Insurance Conference in February, organisers were surprised that more than 100 industry participants attended. James Norman, KPMG’s regional insurance head, was equally enthused when a...
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