Did you know you can now compare cover for these?

Most people are aware of insurance cover if they own a car, house, and business, or have a family to consider in the case of life and funeral cover. There are many South African insurance and financial providers who offer benefits that cover loss or damages to property or provide financial support in case of death or disability of the main breadwinner.


Although people may be covered for main losses such as these, there are still other issues they encounter which increases financial strain, and they often have to revert to debt in order to cover for these losses. A recent update from the Reserve Bank indicates that bad loans at small South African banks have increased by 17.1%.


“In tough economic times, people are often put under further pressure when unforeseen accidents and damages to their property occurs,” says Derek Wilson, Head of Hippo.co.za, the free comparison website. Luckily, South Africans can now compare from a range of value added products on our website and by doing this, they can also save money in the process. At least 8 out of 10 people could save over R427 per month* on their car insurance through Hippo.co.za,” says Wilson.


Here are the value added benefits you can now compare online:


  • Auto Top Up - a shortfall product that protects the customer in the event of the insured vehicle being written off or stolen. We cover the gap between the claim payment amount from the vehicle insurer and the outstanding finance amount owed to the bank.
  • Tyre and Rim Cover - the cost of repairing or replacing damaged tyres and/or rims.
  • Domesticsure – covers the dependants of your domestic worker in case of death by accident or natural causes. This also provides you with disability and hospitalisation benefits for your domestic worker.
  • Legal and ID theft including tax benefits - provides the policyholder, spouse and 4 Dependent children with legal assistance and representation when required concerning matters relating to the law (criminal, civil, labour, and family matters).
  • Stand alone cellphone cover – comprehensive cellphone cover including water damage, worldwide cover, and countrywide repair service with a quick claim settlement process.



Established in 2007, hippo.co.za is South Africa’s leading comparison website that helps consumers save money by comparing a range of SA providers across financial products such as car insurance, home insurance, life insurance, medical and more. Hippo is free to use and saves consumers the time and hassle of shopping around for the best deal since the Hippo.co.za website instantly retrieves real-time quotes from the different providers using the latest Internet technology. At least 8 out of 10 people could save an average of R427* per month on their car insurance.

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 the price of the product being compared. 


For more information, visit us on www.hippo.co.za, connect with Hippo on LinkedIn, http://www.linkedin.com/company/hippo-comparative-services-pty-ltd/, like us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/HippoSA, and follow us on Twitter @Hippo_co_za and YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/user/hippocompare.


Hippo Comparative Services (Pty) Ltd is an authorized financial services provider (FSP number: 16357).


*Based on a representative market research survey conducted by Kaufman Levin Associates, on behalf of Hippo.co.za in May 2014.  Risk Profile Dependent.

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