HIPPO.CO.ZA EMPOWERS CONSUMERS TO MAKE THEIR OWN CHOICES

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

 

Many of us rely heavily on financial brokers to make decisions for us when it comes to our financial portfolios. We trust these men and women to guide us with sound advice and to help us achieve our financial goals in the here and now, and also in the future when we retire. But in the end, what is the real cost of giving money to the middleman, and are we perhaps allowing someone else to make decisions for us that we could easily be making for ourselves?

The “I Don’t Know How She Does It” survey recently conducted by 1st for Women Insurance on the Mamahood group on Facebook shows how South African mothers juggle their traditional roles (caregiver, mother, nurturer) as well as their historically male roles (breadwinner, decision maker, finance). The survey was answered by 346 women.

Some would use the same insurers as their parents, without really being aware of their own distinct financial needs. Others use insurance brokers to manage their financial portfolio on their behalf. This may be more costly in the end, given the fact one in two people could save hundreds of Rands per month* on their car insurance alone by using an insurance comparison website such as Hippo.co.za.

Some would use the same insurers as their parents, without really being aware of their own distinct financial needs. Others use insurance brokers to manage their financial portfolio on their behalf. This may be more costly in the end, given the fact one in two people could save hundreds of Rands per month* on their car insurance alone by using an insurance comparison website such as Hippo.co.za.

Consumers are now able to enjoy the same benefits of using a broker by empowering themselves to make their own choices, without the added fees. Here are some of the benefits of using the Hippo.co.za online comparison website:

  • Cost – A free to use website for consumers to compare prices and benefits from a range of insurance and financial services providers.
  • Ease - Many consumers are under the impression that buying policies directly is the easiest option, but the online comparison site simplifies the process on your behalf.
  • Speed – Save time by getting a number of quotes from a range of providers by simply entering your details once. The results you see are ranked according to the lowest/best price first.
  • Security of personal data – The website uses the latest Internet security and HTTPS secure pages for this, so that consumers’ data is completely safe.

“SA consumers need to realise that you no longer need to consult your broker before signing up for, or switching insurance products – you can do it yourself and it only takes a few minutes,” concludes Wilson. “It’s also good to bear in mind that Hippo.co.za is a completely unbiased and impartial platform that wants to see everybody save money at the end of the day.”

 

 



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