Subjects: Personal finance
Discovery Invest Launches Market-First European Credit Opportunities Fund
Johannesburg, 19 October 2021- In line with its aim to bring new investment opportunities to South African clients, Discovery Invest today announced the launch of a market first credit fund targeting annual returns in Euros of 7% per annum, net of fees and taxes.
The Discovery European Credit Opportunities Fund, managed by Ninety One, is an international structured fund that offers access to a
Discovery Bank and Vitality announce new offerings to deliver integrated value for clients
Johannesburg, 30 September 2021 – Discovery Bank today announced new digital and fintech innovations for a comprehensive digital financial services experience at its annual product-update event with financial advisers.
“With the latest features, our clients have access to a full range of financial capabilities in one place – our digital banking platform. This platform is not only transforming b
Discovery Bank clients can now double their Discovery Miles discount to up to 40% off on Miles D-Day every month
JOHANNESBURG, 12 July 2021 – Discovery today announced Discovery Miles D-Day, an exciting new initiative from Discovery Bank and Vitality. For one day every month, qualifying Discovery Bank clients with Vitality Money can get up to 40% off when spending their Discovery Miles in-store or onlineat over 40 Discovery Miles partners. Discovery Miles is Discovery's rewards currency, that is more valuabl
Discovery Invest announces new investment solution in partnership with Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Johannesburg, 21 June 2021 – Discovery Invest has partnered with Goldman Sachs Asset Management, to introduce a new investment opportunity giving access to a range of thematic equity portfolios designed to give exposure to global megatrends.
The Discovery Global Megatrends Fund is available on both Discovery Invest’s local and global platforms. The Fund provides clients with unique exposure to
Discovery Bank launches interactive rewards tool
Johannesburg, 10 June 2021 - Discovery Bank offers a unique client experience as a shared-value bank. And, with its new interactive, online Shared-Value Stack which is now accessible on the Discovery website, it’s possible for everyone to see how financial products and individual financial behaviour interconnect to create much greater banking value for clients through improved interest rates, life
Discovery Bank launches Referral Programme
The referral programme, the first of its kind among South African banks and financial institutions, will give clients the functionality to invite friends and family to sign up to the Bank – and for both clients and friends to get rewarded in the form of Discovery Miles, creating an eco-system of shared-value
Discovery Bank Brings Apple Pay to Customers
A safer, more secure and private way to pay with iPhone and Apple Watch
Discovery Bank launches a new campaign to show why it’s a Bank like no other
• Discovery Bank is fundamentally designed differently through its shared-value model • Clients create value as they manage their money well that Discovery Bank shares back with them through better interest rates, deep discounts and significant rewards
Hylton Kallner is appointed as CEO of Discovery Bank
The bank is poised for growth with the behavioural model revealing the lowest-risk client base in the industry in under two years since launching to the public
Over R100m in COVID-19 related Group Risk claims paid out by Discovery
In a claim experience analysis, Discovery Group Risk today reported claim pay-outs to the value of R1.48 billion in the year to June 2020, including at least R100m directly due to COVID-19. The company offers group risk benefits that include life cover, global cover for the education of employees' children, severe illness cover, lump-sum and monthly disability protection, and funeral cover.
Discovery Health Medical Scheme members to have access to a Shariah Compliant Arrangement from 2021
Discovery Health Medical Scheme members will be able to elect to have their health plan administered in accordance with principles that are compliant, through the Discovery Health Medical Scheme Shariah Compliant Arrangement.
Discovery Health boosts access to cutting-edge digital healthcare innovation in 2021
Discovery Health has invested extensively in a digital healthcare ecosystem to enhance the quality and experience of healthcare for members of DHMS. This investment includes the adoption and funding of digital healthcare technology, digital tools for members and doctors, integration with health monitoring devices and sophisticated data analytics.
Contribution freeze for Discovery Health Medical Scheme members until July 2021
“Each year we strive for the lowest possible contribution increase. For the first six months of 2021, DHMS will deliver a contribution freeze for all scheme members across all plans, mindful of and sensitive to the financial pressures facing individuals at this time within the country’s stressed economic climate.
Vitality accelerates its efforts to get people moving with exciting new benefits; also announces special Vitality points recognition initiative
JOHANNESBURG, 30 September 2020 | Discovery Vitality today announced an exciting series of product enhancements that will further motivate and reward members to get healthy by exercising and eating well.
Discovery reports resilient full year performance
Discovery Group Chief Executive, Adrian Gore, presented Discovery’s results for the year ended 30 June 2020 confirming the Group’s financial strength and strategic relevance.
Discovery data insights show that up to 16 000 South African lives will have been saved from COVID 19 related deaths, by 2021 as a result of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19
Discovery presents new insights into the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa and globally and investigates dynamic interventions that have saved lives and that have helped the country to navigate the peaks of the pandemic.
Younger drivers reduced mileage the most compared to all age groups during lockdown – Discovery Insure data shows
Analysis of Discovery Insure’s clients’ driving behaviour during the national lockdown indicates that its best drivers reduced their mileage by up to 89%, and younger drivers reduced their mileage more than older clients. The findings were issued today.
Vitality’s 65+, bespoke programme for older adults enables members to live longer and better
Discovery is pleased to announce the successful launch of its Vitality 65+ offering. Vitality members, 65 years or older, can now achieve better health with age-appropriate goals, interventions and activities, with exclusive enhancements to the Vitality programme, across Health, Insure, Life and Invest - that help them achieve better health with age-appropriate goals, interventions and activities.
Discovery’s Roseanne Harris elected President of International Actuarial Association
Professor Harris has been a member of the Executive Committee of the International Actuarial Association since 2018 and among other roles, has served as the Chair of the Health and Education Committees of the Actuarial Society of South Africa, and as the President of the Actuarial Society of South Africa in 2016 and 2017.
2019 Discovery Life claims insights and COVID-19 trends
During 2019, Discovery Life paid out R4.8 billion to policyholders, including a total of R1.2 billion through the PayBack benefit. In addition, Cash Conversions to the value of R2.8 billion are expected to mature over the course of the next 5 years. Breakdown per benefit: • R2.28bn in life cover • R1.1bn Severe Illness Benefit • R816m Disability benefit • R375m income Continuation Benefit