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We are in this with you - stay insured and invested with us

With many thousands of clients having requested premium relief from us, it goes without saying that you're not alone in these tough financial times.  



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Let's work out a plan for your financial health

We may have moved to Level 2 of the lockdown, but the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have made an impact on many households. In challenging economic times, going back to basics to create a financial plan to keep you and your family afloat is key to helping you navigate troubling financial issues.



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Let's get your budget done

Spending your money wisely during this recession is important. So, what does this involve? We speak with Irvin Tsimane, New Strategic Markets Manager at Liberty.




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Has lockdown caused you to miss your regular health check-ups

A study commissioned by Liberty indicates the long-term health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic include the fact that more routine health issues have been disregarded during lockdown.




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Liberty Two Degrees shopping centres get COVID safety nod

These include the well-known Sandton City, Nelson Mandela Square and Eastgate shopping malls.




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Have you tuned into the Liberty Blue Table Sessions yet

Last month Liberty launched a six-part series called the Liberty Blue Table Sessions (BTS) that aims to explore the lives and financial challenges of South African women.




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COVID-19 positive? You're covered!

​Will I still have cover if I test positive for COVID-19 and will my premiums be hiked if I have the Coronavirus?


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Advice from award winning financial planner, Kobus Kleyn

​As the pandemic rages on, many of us are worried about a debt spiral in this ongoing uncertainty. Consumers and businesses alike are impacted, and confidence is at an all-time low. Concerns about personal and financial health, job security and mental health are our reality.

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COVID-19 special savings report

​The past six months have been extremely challenging for South Africans and the South African economy.



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Enhancements in our operations during COVID-19

With the times we find ourselves in, we have been hard at work to find ways and means to make things as easy for you as possible, while maintaining high service levels and client experience,” says Michelle Paul, Chief Specialist in Service Design & Execution at Liberty.

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Liberty's #DriveHope initiative

​It was a desperate cry for help on Facebook. When Karen Denny, Divisional Executive for Liberty’s Digital Marketing team, first read it, her heart sank. An elderly woman had anonymously poured her heart out, searching for help after she was sexually assaulted by a relative.

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Mboweni's budget

While the budget speech highlighted vital COVID-19 health and frontline services cash injections, it held no real reprieve for the average income-earning and middle-class consumer – even as he detailed the dramatically worsened economic environment that consumers must face.


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Take the test: Are you financially healthy?

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended many financial plans. Fortunately, it now takes less than five minutes to find out if your finances are handling this difficult time with our online Quick Connect.


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Keeping your bank balance healthy during COVID-19

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic saw South Africans rush to care for the physical health and safety of themselves and loved ones, particularly those forming part of the population most vulnerable to the virus, such as the elderly. However, there is another thing increasingly vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19: your budget.


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Maintain your mental health during COVID-19

It has been more than three months since South Africa was confronted with the COVID-19 pandemic and since then many South African's have had to deal with uncomfortable ways of living. But while habits such as sanitisation and social distancing have become second nature, the effects of the pandemic are not only physical.


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Coronavirus Q and A’s: advice to help steer the time ahead

When life turns out to be financially challenging, one often requires great skills to navigate your way. More often than not, people benefit from professional financial advice. Living in the middle of a pandemic is difficult for most of us, with many facing retrenchment, reduced work hours or salary cuts. In fact, the Reserve Bank has predicted that the crisis could claim more than a million jobs and 1600 businesses.



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When it comes to your retirement, COVID-19 doesn’t have to be a total gamechanger

Not only are the health implications of the COVID-19 pandemic at their most severe for people in the retirement age bracket, but the negative financial impact on savings and retirement funds has been seen worldwide.



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Seven things we need in tomorrow’s budget speech

On 26 February, the entire country will be focused on Cape Town and the national Parliament as Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivers the 2020 National Budget.




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Coronavirus is real, so is Tuberculosis

News of the deadly Coronavirus has swept the globe like a plague, with more than 46 000 known cases and over 1300 deaths in 24 different countries.




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Four tax reasons for life insurance

It’s a new year as of 1 March 2020 – the new 2020/2021 tax year, that is. It is also a tax year that is being met with some trepidation on behalf of the increasingly stretched tax base.



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Informal is the new formal

If we stop measuring informal work by formal employment’s standards, there’s a very new and exciting conversation to be had.



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The hidden costs of education

The beginning of a new school year often presents excitement for families whose children are going to school for the first time or proceeding to the next grade.



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Six tips to financial wellness in 2020

We've come to the end of Januworry. The month where the financial hangover from the festive season's overspending places pressure on thousands of South African households.




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Helping learners achieve their dreams

The need to support learners in Maths and Science has always been a challenge in South Africa. However, Liberty has recognised that education plays a fundamental role to create opportunities for learners to achieve the best possible results at school.




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Summiting earth's highest mountains

When most people look at Liberty, they see a financial services company filled with actuaries, accountants and insurance specialists.




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How much to invest offshore?

Many South African investors are looking to international markets for improved investment returns. This need for offshore diversification is mainly driven by the low level of growth the economy has delivered over the last five years.




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Is this the end of the 9 to 5?

It seems that the writing is on the wall for the traditional nine to five job. The world is becoming increasingly agile and flexible as employees juggle multiple jobs and incomes. You might call them hustlers, moonlighters or side jobbers but one thing is certain, there are more of them in the market today than ever before.




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The silent cancer in women

Breast cancer is on the increase in women. However, there is one type of cancer affecting South African women that is more aggressive, difficult to diagnose and affecting even younger women. Early diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancer gives you the best chance of success, however, with triple negative cancer, this is exactly what poses a serious problem.




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Reduce the risk of prostate cancer

For many South African men, November just brings them closer to the end of the year and the December holidays. However, it is also the time of the year when awareness around prostate cancer increases significantly during the month of Movember.




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New Income Benefit

We often like to think “it won’t happen to me.” It’s human nature. Unfortunately, the truth is that an injury or illness can happen to any of us - at any time. If it does, it can impact your ability to do your job and earn an income. Even if your ability to do your job is only partially affected, it’s worth protecting yourself and your family.




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Do better each day

Professional, strategic, determined and inspiring. These four words are a perfect way to describe Lerato Sebata, Liberty's Procurement Category Manager for Marketing and Communications & Intermediaries. Lerato's role at Liberty is demanding and often misunderstood. It requires an individual with a strong will and unwavering commitment to professional and ethical behaviour.




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Income Protector Enhancement

As a Liberty client, you've probably already taken the first step in covering your most valuable asset - your income. You're one of the few South Africans who are covered against a wide range of potential risks which threaten your ability to earn an income.




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Positive investment sentiment

This September widespread violence, xenophobia and attacks on women and children have dominated headlines. Local and international investors have been asking when things will be getting better and if investing in the country is still a good idea.




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Your MyLiberty registration

Welcome to MyLiberty - an online platform to help you keep up to date with your Liberty policies. When you register on MyLiberty, you can manage your profile, access important updates and download your tax certificates.




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Stash reskinned

When Liberty's savings and investment app Stash was first launched three years ago, it was released to the market as a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). This meant that the product was ready for use but we expected to use client feedback to make significant changes to the functionality and usability of the Stash App.


 

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Johannesburg is our home

Liberty's Head Office in the heart of Braamfontein shares space with some of Johannesburg's most iconic historical and cultural landmarks. The Johannesburg Theatre, Clive van den Berg's Eland Sculpture and Constitution Hill reflect the cultural diversity and historical relevance of all South Africans. Wits University is a centre of learning excellence for young women and men as they chase the freedom they so rightly deserve.




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Your retirement can impact the economy

South Africans are conscious of the many financial challenges the country is currently facing. However, many of us don’t realise that one of the most severe dangers could be coming from our own bank account. Most South Africans don’t think about saving or take a long-term approach to their finances. Savings tend to come last because people don't really understand its benefits or can't afford to increase their savings.



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Busting the myths about your death

There's an old joke, "Where there’s a Will, I want to be in it!” We've all seen movies where someone’s Last Will and Testament brings mysterious, fabulous riches out of nowhere, but the reality is often far more complex and serious.


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Work phobias, murder fantasies and meltdowns

If you work a job, you've probably crumbled under pressure and told someone, "My job is driving me crazy!" But what if your mental health really can be put under strain by the office? Can you get mental health problems from being unhappy in your job?




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Women are better investors

The fraught and rather tired ‘battle of the sexes’ has many contention points, but investing isn’t one of them. Or is it? Despite the amount of testosterone on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on any given day, the data proves that the fairer sex gets fairer returns time and time again.




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Claim your career

In a world where there are still challenges in the workplace - glaring gender inequality, glass ceilings and sticky floors have been a part of my career. Gender dynamics remain a key challenge; sometimes as a result of unconscious bias. Women need to continue to find ways of expressing themselves without losing their femininity.



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Good advice goes a long way

​We're always excited to share good news with you, as we partner with you on your journey through life. We're happy to report that Liberty won two categories at this years' Prestigious Financial Intermediaries Association of Southern Africa (FIA) awards ceremony.




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Libertys Nurses on the Road

"If you can't do great things, do small things but with great love, perhaps your personal touch and positive attitude made the world of difference in someone's life." - Annarie Betts, Liberty Nurse on the Road


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Pioneering positive change

To celebrate woman this august, we spoke to the first Certified Financial Transitionist® (CeFT) in Africa, Mariette Tappan. She uses this unique qualification to pioneer positive change and serve her clients better by helping them deal with the emotional side of money.


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RDR status update

As a client of financial services products, it is important that you understand the new developments in the realm of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR). The FSB, now called the FSCA, published several RDR progress reports, updated proposals and specific regulatory measures through different regulatory tools.



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Libertys focus on education

Former South African president, Nelson Mandela, once said “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.” An education is our passport to the future; it gives people the skills and tools they need to navigate the world; it teaches us logic and the ability to reason; and it helps us to understand how we can build a more sustainable world.


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Risks facing retirees

Retirement is one of the most important life events you will experience. However, the majority of South Africans won't be able to retire comfortably as they may not have a sensible long-term retirement plan. Retirement planning should be a core priority in your financial planning. It's also important to understand common retirement risks you may face.


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Get the best out of your childrens educational journey

​Welcome to the New Year. As a valued client, we'd like to wish you and your family all the best for 2019.At this time of the year, for those of us who are parents, our children take on new challenges and opportunities at school. In this edition, we focus on helping you and your children get the best out of their educational journey

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Thank you for your support in 2018

Before the festive season starts and we take a well-deserved break, Liberty would like to thank you for your continued support throughout 2018. Your feedback and engagement have helped us provide a better service to you.

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