Research shows regular physical activity may boost COVID-19 jab effectiveness
Findings of a study by Discovery, SAMRC, WiSH, and the Sisonke programme suggest the more exercise done, the stronger the protective effect of vaccination.
Adding one 30-minute workout to their week could change women’s odds of developing depression, study finds
First-of-its-kind African study by researchers from Discovery Vitality, Harvard University and UCT confirms moderate increases in exercise may help women fend off depression – contributing unique South African data to growing body of global research.
Discovery features fourth on the 2022 Fortune Change the World list
Discovery ranks fourth on the Fortune Change the World list for the application of its shared-value model in the banking industry through Discovery Bank - a branchless, full-service bank which nudges and rewards clients towards better financial behaviours and outcomes.
Share trading now available for Discovery Bank clients through EasyEquities
Johannesburg, October 6, 2022 – Coinciding appropriately with World Investor Week, Discovery Bank is excited to announce the launch of share trading through the Discovery Bank app, in partnership with EasyEquities. Clients can now open a new EasyEquities account, or link an existing one, seamlessly through the Discovery Bank app, making investing in their favourite local and global brands and othe
Financial relief provided to members of Discovery Health Medical Scheme as 2023 contribution increase deferred to 1 April, with the Scheme optimally priced for expected claims
Discovery Health Medical Scheme members to save almost R1.9bn in the first three months of 2023, access exciting new health-enhancing benefits and an innovative new network-based plan.
Judicious use of excess Scheme solvency provides both financial relief and new benefits to members.
21 September 2022 – Today, Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) announced that its members will only pay m
Starting trips before 7am saves time, men are better at braking smoothly, and women stay within speed limits, says new driving trends data
New driving trends data released today reveals that people can save between 13% and 14% of their commuting time on their trips if they choose to start driving before 7am or after 8am. The data also highlights that men brake more smoothly and tend to use their cellphones less often than women when driving, while women are better at taking corners and staying within the speed limit.
The number of people in South Africa without a will is concerning, finds survey
A recent client survey conducted by Discovery Life reveals that, while 98% of respondents believe that having a will is important, almost a third of the participants conceded that they do not have a will in place (31%). With 12 to 16 September being National Wills Week in South Africa, the time is now to get a will drafted, especially if you have loved ones who are dependent on you for income and
Discovery posts strong operating full-year results in challenging macro-economic environment
Discovery reported its’ full-year results for the period ended 30 June 2022 today.
The strong operational performance of all three main business areas, the SA composite, the UK composite and Vitality Global demonstrates the relevance of the Vitality Shared-value business model and the value it delivers to clients and broader society New business initiatives grew strongly, led b
Digital future of banking is inevitable and imminent, says Discovery Bank, BCG report
On Monday, 29 August 2022, at an event held in Sandton, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in partnership with Discovery Bank, introduced a new report titled: The Future of Retail Banking in South Africa. The report highlighted that two-thirds of South Africans expect the country’s banks to make a full transition to digital banking within five years.
Inaugural Vitality Gym Series kicks off on 3 September 2022
Discovery Vitality today launched the first ever Vitality Gym Series, in which participants can compete in functional bodyweight exercise challenges, for a chance to win a share of R160,000 in prizes. The challenge is open to anyone, participants needn't be members of Vitality or have a gym membership.
Discovery Bank brings Google Pay to clients
Johannesburg, 23 August 2022 – Discovery Bank today announced the launch of Google Wallet, which gives clients fast, secure access to their Discovery Bank cards and uses the power of Google to protect every transaction. The collaboration also lets clients tap to pay everywhere Google Pay is accepted, use loyalty cards, board a flight, and more – all with just their Android phone or supported Wear
South Africa’s first global discretionary fund manager launched by Discovery
Johannesburg, 23 August 2022 — Discovery Group today announced the launch of Cogence, a discretionary fund manager (DFM) seeking to significantly enhance the business of wealth creation in South Africa. Cogence will bring asset allocation views from BlackRock, one of the world’s leading asset managers, together with personalised insights from Vitality to provide investment solutions including mode