You Can’t Drive a Fortuner Without a Puffer

Besides potholes, perhaps the most common sight on South African roads is a Fortuner driven by someone wearing a Puffer jacket.

Use Hippo, Be Less Broke, Buy More Sneakers

Insure your Suzuki Swift with Hippo and save money to splurge on your sneaker game. Discover how much you can save and what your sneakers say about you.

Party Planning 101: Event Liability Cover is a Must-Have

Unveil the essential role of event liability insurance in safeguarding the success and financial stability of events. Whether orchestrating corporate functions or personal celebrations, this insurance provides peace of mind, bolsters credibility, making it an indispensable asset for discerning event planners seeking to ensure seamless and secure events.

Average Funeral Costs in South Africa

How would you like to be remembered? Some prefer a funeral where family and friends wear bright colours and release multi-coloured balloons while others want a cremation so that their remains can be scattered in the ocean. But what would it cost? We take a closer look...

Hippo Found the Ultimate Bok Legend to Kick High Insurance Prices

In our constant quest to get every Bok-loving, braai-starting, loadshedding-defying South African to get the insurance they deserve, we got legendary Springbok Frans Steyn to team up with Hippo for our new campaign.

MonthEnd Anthem: A Drop

Our brand-new track featuring Toss, Loufi, and Chad Jones, produced by Peach van Pletzen, sheds light on this relatable struggle and sets the stage for our MonthEnd Anthem. In this article, we'll dive into the details of our MonthEnd Anthem and how it can transform your month-end blues.

When to Get Life Insurance

Death, taxes and loadshedding are the three inevitabilities of (South African) life – and having life insurance can help your loved ones deal with all three, if you start early enough.

Smart Money-Saving Tips so You Can Pay Less on Medical Aid, Insurance and Loans

Are price hikes putting a dent in your bank balance? Here are some smart money-saving tips to fight the effects of inflation and keep your budget in the black.

How to save hundreds of rands in just one day

They say what goes up must come down, but interest rates and inflation seem to be headed in one direction – up. If you, like millions of other South Africans, are battling to breach the gap as your wallet comes under strain, then an annual review of your costs is the way to go.

Is your side hustle insured?

You take your side hustle seriously — so make sure you're insurance-legit!

Which cars are hijacked or stolen the most in South Africa?

Is your car on the shopping list of South Africa's brazen car thieves? Compare the list of the most commonly stolen cars with the bestselling cars and you'll notice that this country's thieves seem to favour the same vehicles as most of the honest population. Let's look at the most frequently stolen or hijacked vehicles in SA and how these numbers might affect you as an owner.

What It Costs to Insure SA’s Bestselling Cars

When planning for your next vehicle purchase, it’s important to consider how much money you’ll need to set aside each month for insurance. Let’s take a closer look at how much it might cost to insure the current top 10 best-selling vehicles in South Africa.

Does insurance cover power grid collapse?

Let's make sense of what a total electrical grid collapse means for your insurance cover...

How does your Car Insurer calculate your risk profile?

How do insurers determine your risk? And how much are you being charged for it? Find out what you can do to improve your risk profile, or at least lower your premiums.

What’s SASRIA? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

SASRIA is insurance, but it's a little different to your personal, household and Business Insurance. It should definitely be part of your insurance cover, though. Here's why...

The Truth About Who Owns Hippo and How it Works

Ready to take a bite out of your monthly insurance premiums? Hippo will help you SAVE on everything from Car Insurance to Travel, Medical Aid and more.

The Cost of Staying Loyal to Your Insurer

Loyalty is great... but if you're doggedly sticking to the same insurer without checking if there are better options out there, your loyalty could be coming at a very high cost.

Are You Covered for Flood and Water Damage?

The recent, devastating KwaZulu-Natal floods killed hundreds of people and caused damage estimated in the billions of rands. What are the insurance lessons from this disaster?

Are You Over- or Under-Insured?

Are you over-insured, under-insured, or not so sure? Discover the dangers of having too much or too little cover and find out how to get the balance just right.

The Truth Behind Cash-Back Bonuses

To paraphrase the old Dire Straits song, there's no such thing as money for nothin'... particularly when it comes to insurance and no-claim bonuses.

The Basics of Motorcycle Insurance

With motorbikes being more fuel-efficient than cars, and scooters being the vehicle of choice for food delivery, we're seeing more and more bikes on the road these days. If you're considering joining the two-wheel brigade, here's what you need to know from an insurance point of view.

You Can Find Better with Hippo

Hippo shakes up the insurance industry by telling consumers: YOU CAN FIND BETTER!

Compare, Save and Beat the Interest Rate Hike

South Africa just saw its biggest interest rate hike in 20 years. Feeling the pinch? Here's how you can save money, quickly and easily.

Pet Insurance for Creatures, Great and Small

Pet Insurance is vital for protecting your pup or caring for your cat because expecting the unexpected is a given for any pet owner. But how does it work?

Want to Go Electric? Read this first!

Over the 12 months of 2012, about 130 000 electric cars were sold worldwide. In 2022, that many are sold in a single week, with 16 million electric vehicles currently on global roads. How does South Africa shape up?

Insuring your Classic Car in South Africa

South Africa's classic car industry is booming. Should you hop onto the trend? And if you do, how do you insure a classic?

SA’s Most Skelm Insurance Fraudsters

Life insurance fraud is on the rise, and the fraudulent claims are getting more and more brazen. Here are some of the most shocking scams − all of which were foiled.

What Exactly Is ‘Reckless’ Driving?

You know that driving recklessly could derail your Car Insurance claim... but do you know how the law (and your insurer) determine what qualifies as reckless driving?

Is Your Insurance Cover Ready for Climate Change?

As climate change brings more cases of extreme weather, will your home insurance cover weather the storm?

Car Write-Offs: What You Need to Know

How, when, and why would your car be declared a write-off? The answer is more complicated than you'd think.

Best Contract Phones for Under R150 a Month

A cellphone for under R150 per month? Yes please! Take a look at these mobile phones, each available at a pocket-friendly price.

How to (Really) Compare Cellphones

What makes one smartphone better than another? Here are the specs to check when you're comparing two phones side-by-side.

What is Force Majeure?

No, it's not a French superhero. It's what happens when the world goes mad and a company is unable to fulfill its contractual obligations. Find out the meaning of force majeure and how it applies to both insurers and the insured.

7 Switched-on Smartwatch Hacks

Wearable tech's popularity is growing by the day... But do you really know what your smartwatch can do? Here are some of the lesser-known smartwatch features that'll help you hit your goals for a healthy, active lifestyle.

Your Car Crash Checklist

Regardless of whether it's a fender-bender or a write-off, you must cover all your bases when you have a car accident. Keep on top of things with this handy checklist.

Insurance: Use It or Lose It?

Are you wasting precious rands on insurance for items you no longer use or services you don't need? You probably are. Here's how to spring clean your insurance – no matter the season.

Recycle My Phone: Give New Life to an Old Phone

There's no law that says you absolutely, positively, have to get an upgrade cellphone when you renew your mobile contract. Why not save money by sprucing up your old phone instead?

The Easy Way to save R5 000 a Year

Comparing insurance quotes will save you a ton of money. Don't believe us? Here are 5 964 reasons to compare Car Insurance quotes today...

Your Pet Vaccination Checklist

"Vaccination" is undeniably a 2021 buzzword. But for once, we're not talking Covid-19; rather, our focus is on pet vaccinations. Here's a handy checklist to keep up to date with your furbabies' vaccinations and booster shots.

What’s the deal with third-party insurance?

Third-party cover is an affordable and attractive car insurance option for many drivers. Here's a look at how it works.

Compare Car Insurance Quotes

Our trusted partners