Updating your cell phone every two years, or sometimes sooner, has become a norm for everyone. Updating your laptop, camera and even your game consoles also happen more regularly than say, updating your couch or one of your kitchen appliances. No one wants to be left behind in this digital savvy world we live in.
Not everything needs updating regularly, but when you are paying for a service, like insurance for instance – it is a good idea to see what else is out there for you, and not just sticking to the same, outdated and even overpriced insurance that does not work for you.
Derek Wilson, Head of Hippo.co.za, the free insurance comparison website, says, “It is important to compare what is out there before you buy, and frequently after, as product prices and benefits can change from time to time as can your own personal circumstances. For instance at least 8 of 10 people could save an average of R427 per month* on their car insurance by comparing prices and benefits from a range of different insurance brands on the Hippo.co.za website.”
That works out to over a R5, 000 potential saving in a year - enough to upgrade a few of your gadgets not so?
“And that is just on car insurance. If you did this across other products you consider buying, such as life insurance and medical aid, you could make a real tidy saving which combined could add up to a lot more. It is not always about price savings though, always compare product benefits and make sure it is the right product to suit your needs,” says Wilson.
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