Waiting long hours for a flight at OR Tambo airport got a little more interesting recently. Instead of warming the bench at the terminal, travellers visited the hippo.co.za kiosk to compare medical aid, car, home, life, business and funeral insurance quotes. While in the kiosk they were able to view quotes as well as request additional information for cover such as cellphone, tyre & rim cover and even personal loans.
Hippo.co.za put their kiosk up at the OR Tambo international airport to show travellers how they can compare quotes from various South African brands and save both money and time. “We wanted to educate commuters on the importance of comparison and how this could potentially lead to a monthly saving,” says Carl Louw, Chief Marketing Officer at hippo.co.za. “Our team was there 10 hours a day so we could show as many travellers as possible how they can save by using our simple technology to get comparative quotes in just a few minutes.”
Established in 2007, hippo.co.za is South Africa’s leading comparison website that helps consumers save money by choosing from a range of financial products including car insurance, home insurance and even cheap flights, from some of SA’s leading brands. Recent independent research commissioned by hippo.co.za revealed that 89%* of consumers saved money when buying or switching insurance providers through the website. Hippo.co.za makes money by simply charging its partners a fee when a customer chooses to find out more about their products. The results consumers see, and the order in which they are presented, is in no way influenced by the fee hippo.co.za charges its partners or any other factors other than price of the product being compared.
Hippo Comparative Services (Pty) Ltd is an authorized financial services provider (FSP number: 16357)
* Average savings amount based on 2013 research by Kaufman Levin Associate- Risk profile Dependent.