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Welcome to the Bidvest Insurance blog page! Here you will find a range of reading material – from great insurance advice and information, to fun articles about our events that have taken place. So what are you waiting for? Click on one of the articles below and enjoy the read.

Transport Month: Together We Move South Africa Forward

Transport Month: Together We Move South Africa Forward

As we all begin to increase our movements and get back out there on the road, it seems extremely fitting that October is #TransportMonth. Transport Month is used to raise awareness around safe transport measures and the theme for this years awareness month is...

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What is personal accident insurance?

What is personal accident insurance?

Bidvest Insurance personal accident insurance is a specific kind of insurance policy. It provides cover and support services if you’re hospitalised, permanently disabled or if you lose your life to injuries incurred from an accident.

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Hijackings increase by 21% – How do you keep safe?

Hijackings increase by 21% – How do you keep safe?

It is an unfortunate reality that as South Africans, we have become almost immune to hearing buzz words such as ‘hijackings’ and ‘criminal activity’. It’s just so apart of our everyday lives that the words don’t seem to carry the weight or project the level of warning...

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Take the worry out of car ownership with a warranty

Take the worry out of car ownership with a warranty

We know you love your car…this incredible piece of modern technology, demonstrating the pure power of human innovation….and it’s so much more than JUST a car, isn’t it? 30 000 parts all working together in unison at incredible heats – and like the well-oiled machine...

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Mandela Day 2020: A New Way of Working Together

Mandela Day 2020: A New Way of Working Together

This Mandela Day 2020 was like none other we have ever had before! On a day where community interaction and human care for one another is usually encouraged, we now had a new dynamic thrown in the mix with social distancing, and suddenly, looking after each other...

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Bidvest Insurance to the Rescue on Cyber Crime

Bidvest Insurance to the Rescue on Cyber Crime

The digital world is upon us, and with the mass surge in online activity due to COVID-19 (working from home, online shopping, social media interactions…the list goes on), one thing we have learnt is how unprepared as individuals we are for the new modern age and all...

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Easing Back into Everyday Life: The New Normal

Easing Back into Everyday Life: The New Normal

After nearly 3 months in lockdown, most people are starting to return to work and day-to-day life. However, while lockdown restrictions are easing, things are far from normal. Here are some tips for easing yourself back into a routine while staying safe and healthy....

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What Benefits Do I Get with Key Angel Insurance?

What Benefits Do I Get with Key Angel Insurance?

While you’ve probably thought to insure your car, what’s your car without a key? Lost car keys can become the nightmare you never planned for. Here’s why Key Angel Insurance could become your saving grace. We know what you’re thinking. It could never happen to me. The...

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Hijacking set to spike as move to level 3 lockdown

Hijacking set to spike as move to level 3 lockdown

As of the 1st of June, the country moved to level 3 lockdown. The increased level of ability to move around is most certainly welcomed. It does, however, come with the downside that criminals will also be back on the move. And as we continue to navigate these strange...

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Why Do I Need Shortfall Insurance?

Why Do I Need Shortfall Insurance?

These are just a few of our policy highlights: Protection against unexpected debts in the event of total loss of your vehicle Up to R10 000 of your comprehensive excess will be covered R10 000 loyalty bonus towards buying a replacement vehicle Up to R10 000 cover for...

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Looking to sell or trade-in your car?

Looking to sell or trade-in your car?

As the financial impact of COVID-19 continues to impact close on 80% of the South African population – it is welcomed news that car dealerships have been given the green light (under strict conditions) to open their doors under level 4 lockdown. The reason this is...

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Tips for staying safe at home

Tips for staying safe at home

As the majority of us continue to spend more time at home under the level 4 lockdown restrictions, it is important to make sure that our homes are safe, for both ourselves and our loved ones, because accidents can and do happen – even in the safety of our own homes!...

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Cyber Safety in Lockdown

Cyber Safety in Lockdown

Cyber criminals are taking advantage of COVID-19 and the increased online activity during the lockdown as statistics have shown a massive spike in cyber-attacks in South Africa from under 30 000 to 310 000 daily! Here are some steps you can take to protect yourself:...

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How to do an eggs-cellent Easter Egg Hunt Indoors

How to do an eggs-cellent Easter Egg Hunt Indoors

Easter weekend is here but as the country sits in a nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19, you might be wondering what you’re going to do for your annual Easter Egg hunt!? Never fear - here are some ideas for how you can keep up the Easter-hunting indoors this long...

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How to care for your car during the lockdown

How to care for your car during the lockdown

The lockdown period for a lot of us (unless you are part of the courageous essential workforce) means our cars will remain mostly, if not completely, unused. – NB if you are apart of the heroic essential workforce, you will be happy to know that you can take advantage...

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All Bidvest Insurance staff are working remotely

All Bidvest Insurance staff are working remotely

As we enter the national lockdown in support of flattening the curve and preventing the spread of Covid-19, we as a company feel as connected as ever thanks to all our staff sitting safely in their own homes, working remotely, and respecting the presidents call. As a...

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Bidvest Insurance’s response to COVID-19

Bidvest Insurance’s response to COVID-19

All sections of our society, including businesses and employers, must play an active role in curtailing the spread of COVID-19. The announcement made by the President of the Republic of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa is a bold statement towards strong and proactive...

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CRIME ALERT: Attempted Smash & Grab on Tollgate Bridge

https://www.bidvestinsurance.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Tolgate-Bridge-attempted-smash-and-grab.mp4   An attempted Smash & Grab on Durban's Tollgate Bridge was caught on camera on Monday evening. The footage that was posted on Facebook shows the...

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5 Reasons Why Scratch and Dent Insurance Makes Sense

5 Reasons Why Scratch and Dent Insurance Makes Sense

Chances are that no matter how cautious you are with your car, it’s going to get a couple of scrapes and dents. Eliminate the hassles, costs and unnecessary admin of repair with Bidvest Insurance Scratch and Dent cover. When it comes to their vehicle, most people feel...

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Why we LOVE our cars!

Why we LOVE our cars!

We all know that people love their cars. But this is more than just a feeling of fondness for an inanimate object. According to a study, a staggering 70% of car owners report to having a personal connection with their car. When considering that purchasing a new car is...

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What happens when the mechanical warranty of your car expires?

What happens when the mechanical warranty of your car expires?

It’s no secret that as your car matures, you run the risks associated with inevitable warranty expiration. So, what next? Get a Comprehensive car warranty from Bidvest Insurance, of course. My Car’s Mechanical Warranty Expired. What Next? We’ll cut to the chase. The...

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You’ve been hijacked. Now what?

You’ve been hijacked. Now what?

It’s an unfortunate reality, but a reality nonetheless. Smash-and-grabs and hijackings happen throughout South Africa on a regular basis. Rather than drive in fear, here’s how to best prepare yourself should such a traumatic event occur. There are many steps you can...

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Are my new car tyres and rims covered by insurance?

Are my new car tyres and rims covered by insurance?

Congratulations on purchasing your new set of wheels. As a car owner, you probably have already taken out comprehensive car insurance but perhaps not considered valuable additional extras. Take tyres and rims for example. Will your insurance cover unforeseen damage to...

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5 Tips to Keeping Your Vehicle in Show Room Condition

5 Tips to Keeping Your Vehicle in Show Room Condition

You’ve worked hard to get your car. Whether you’re looking to eventually trade it in or not - you’ll want to keep it in good nick. That’s why it’s important to take out the Bidvest Insurance Scratch and Dent Insurance. While cars are a necessary asset, they are a fast...

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Lost Your Car Keys, Again?

Lost Your Car Keys, Again?

You’ve all probably misplaced your keys at some point, but what do you do if you’ve lost them? Lost car keys can easily become anyone’s nightmare. Even more so when you don’t have a spare set or access to it. After checking all the obvious places, calling the coffee...

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Help! My Car Got Dented While Parked at the Shops

Help! My Car Got Dented While Parked at the Shops

It’s a well-known scenario, especially during the festive season shopping madness. You’ve returned to your parked car and noticed someone has damaged your vehicle and fled the scene. This is one of the reasons why it is important that you’re covered with Bidvest...

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Victorious F&I’s Visit Victoria Falls

Victorious F&I’s Visit Victoria Falls

It's always great to see hard-work being rewarded...and that was just the case for a group of well-deserving Bidvest McCarthy F&I's and Sales Managers who recently embarked on a journey of a lifetime. Surrounded by the natural beauty that is Zambia, the group...

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Rally to Read: the Road to a Better Future

Rally to Read: the Road to a Better Future

This past weekend, Bidvest Insurance was lucky enough to attend the KZN/Drakensburg Rally to Read Drive. Joined by our ever-enthusiastic brand ambassador and Supersport TV presenter, Xola Ntshinga, we climbed into our beloved Bidvest Jeep and hit the road in convoy...

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What is your Shortfall?

What is your Shortfall?

IMAGINE THIS! You’ve just got off the phone with your panel beater… he has informed you that the damages to your car, your pride, and joy, are irreparable and it must be written off! Your worst nightmare has come true and you think to yourself ‘At least I’ve got...

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Bidvest Insurance Motor Roadshow Spreads Like Wildfire

Bidvest Insurance Motor Roadshow Spreads Like Wildfire

The Bidvest Insurance Motor Channel team are hot off the ‘wheels’ of a highly successful nationwide F&I roadshow, with business partners and friends, Bidvest McCarthy and FMI. In a business climate that seems to be getting tougher by the day, it can become...

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Things to Keep in Mind When Buying a Car

Things to Keep in Mind When Buying a Car

Buying a car is an exciting and proud moment! So much so, that it's easy to sometimes get caught up in it all and forget to focus on a few key areas in the process. We recently featured a few tips on social media, highlighting some of the vital points to keep in mind...

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Easter Weekend Road Tripping Tips

Easter Weekend Road Tripping Tips

The Easter long weekend provides the perfect opportunity for a welcomed ‘getaway’ weekend with family and friends, so it’s no wonder that this is one of the busiest times on our South African roads. Before heading out on your long weekend adventure, it is important to...

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Shortfall Protection Helps to Bridge the Gap

Shortfall Protection Helps to Bridge the Gap

A car really is an amazing asset to own as it unlocks so much opportunity and potential by providing freedom of movement. An unfortunate reality of owning a car, however, is that in most cases of total loss and after your insurance payout, you will still be left with...

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Get Ready For Liftoff!

Get Ready For Liftoff!

Calling all brokers. We are counting down to our launch of two new SME focused commercial products to short term brokers next week across the country. One a commercial insurance product created specifically for SME’s and the other a brand new cyber insurance product....

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Bidvest Forum KZN Golf Day

Bidvest Forum KZN Golf Day

You can always tell when summer is starting to settle along the KZN coastline as it’s normally accompanied with the welcomed beginning of the Golf Day season! And this year was no different with the annual Bidvest Forum KZN Golf Day taking place last week. It is...

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Bidvest Insurance and Derek Watts Team Up For the FIA Summit

Bidvest Insurance and Derek Watts Team Up For the FIA Summit

On Friday 12th October, our Commercial Insurance team took off to attend and participate in the 2018 FIA Summit. We were really looking forward to the FIA summit as it's such a beneficial event to the industry as a whole! It’s an educational day where one can really...

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Business Partner Meet & Greet

Business Partner Meet & Greet

Yesterday, Bidvest Insurance was privileged to host our business partners ECIA and clients in an afternoon of relationship building and networking. The motivation behind the ‘Meet & Greet’ styled event was simple; We live in an age of connectivity, where...

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Bidvest Insurance Experiences Some Mandela Day Magic

Bidvest Insurance Experiences Some Mandela Day Magic

Mandela Day always holds such a strong sense of unity and magic across South Africa as we commemorate the legacy of Nelson Mandela. It’s a day that we, as Bidvest Insurance, love to get behind and this year was no different. On Wednesday 18th July, 3 teams of...

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Don’t Go Down the Pothole

Don’t Go Down the Pothole

Potholes potholes potholes…they are a frequent cause of frustration to South African motorists and the sad truth is they don’t seem to be going anywhere. The effort to fix our pothole riddled roads is somewhat of an ongoing battle and the associated costs climb well...

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Let’s Get Fired Up

Let’s Get Fired Up

Last month Bidvest Insurance hosted a nationwide roadshow to connect with our partners at Bidvest McCarthy. In today’s crazy world of business, it was great to see all the familiar faces and catch up with everyone and see how they’re doing. The highlight of the power...

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Is Your Car Roadworthy for the Easter Holidays?

Is Your Car Roadworthy for the Easter Holidays?

The Easter holidays are around the corner and the long weekend usually sees many of us taking to the roads to make long-distance trips to get to our holiday destinations. Before you back out of your driveway to commence your epic road-trip, it is important to make...

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Don’t Let a Flat Tyre Stall Your Holiday

Don’t Let a Flat Tyre Stall Your Holiday

With the Festive Season here, many of us will be looking forward to some quality time away and will be hitting the roads to get to our favourite destinations! But one of the 'not so fun' experiences that can occur while on route to your piece of paradise - is a flat...

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Bidvest Insurance Launches My Warranty

Bidvest Insurance Launches My Warranty

Hot off the heels of an extremely successful product launch of My Warranty, Bidvest Insurance is excited to have the new and improved warranty solution hit the market. An area that is very close to the heart of Bidvest Insurance and one that continues to evolve...

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Keyguard to the Rescue

Keyguard to the Rescue

Congratulations to, Justine Kettle, on receiving her new Keyguard policy! Keyguard is our new product which is the first of its kind in South Africa. Justine, who lives in Pretoria, says she saw our Keyguard article featured in the Bidvest McCarthy newsletter. She...

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Bidvest Financial Services Launch Academy

Bidvest Financial Services Launch Academy

30th March 2017, saw Bidvest Financial Services (Bidvest Bank and Bidvest Insurance) launch an exciting new venture, the Bidvest Financial Services Academy. The launch was hosted by Japie Van Niekerk, CEO of Bidvest Financial Services, Alexia Shuenyane, Executive Head...

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Hijacking Safety Tips

Hijacking Safety Tips

It isn’t something any of us like to think about but the sad reality is that hijackings are a daily occurrence in South Africa. It is important to remain vigilant and alert to try and avoid falling victim to the horrible experience as well as also being prepared...

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Bidvest Business Breakfast: A Better Tomorrow

Bidvest Business Breakfast: A Better Tomorrow

On Thursday, 19th January, local KZN Bidvest companies; Bidvest Insurance, Bidvest Protea Coin, Bidvest Voltex, Bidvest Bank, Bidvest Waltons, Bidvest Panalpina Logistics and Bidvest TMS joined together to host the Bidvest Better Breakfast Forum where clients and...

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Get the Most Out of Your Leave For 2017

Get the Most Out of Your Leave For 2017

While the dust has barely settled from the recent holiday season, one cannot help but begin daydreaming about the next long awaited break or travel expedition. The good news is, all you have to do is plan ahead and you can unlock some real opportunity to get the most...

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Rage With the Frogs (the Red Ones)

Rage With the Frogs (the Red Ones)

After an undoubtedly long year of preparation and exam writing, the Matric year has come to a close, and with that, the class of 2016 begin their celebrations. Many of the students choose to do so by joining in the annual ‘Matric Rage’ which takes place all over South...

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Breakfast for Boobies

Breast Cancer Awareness: Breakfast for Boobies

October was Breast Cancer Awareness month and Bidvest Insurance co-hosted a ‘Breakfast for Boobies’ event which took place in Durban. Lucy Cooke (Bidvest Insurance Marketing Manager) answers a few questions about the proceedings of the morning: Can you please tell...

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Bidvest Insurance teams up with John Plumtree and the Sharks

Bidvest Insurance teams up with John Plumtree and the Sharks

Bidvest Insurance is proud to have recently teamed up with the Sharks in a co-sponsored effort to bring John Plumtree (former Head Coach of the Sharks) out to South Africa. Plumtree, who currently resides in New Zealand as Forwards Coach of the Hurricanes, made the...

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Drakensberg KZN Rally to Read 2016

Drakensberg KZN Rally to Read 2016

The annual Rally to Read run for Drakensberg KZN took place over the past weekend. Bidvest Insurance teamed up with FNB, Shell Downstream, Telkom Foundation, Toolquip & Allied, Bidvest Facilities Management and Trade & Investment KZN,  to form 6 teams to visit...

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Bidvest Insurance Hits the Road with PJ Powers

Bidvest Insurance Hits the Road with PJ Powers

The Bidvest Insurance Road Show for August 2016 has come to an end and we are happy to say it was a great success! The event saw us travelling to Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Cape Town with the purpose of presenting some exciting product updates. Talks...

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Chad insured to get gold at Rio 2016

Chad insured to get gold at Rio 2016

Olympics Rio 2016 is here and South Africa’s very own Chad Ho - one of the world’s fastest open water swimmers – is in Rio to make history with his first gold medal. However, unlike many other athletes participating at Rio, Chad will be comfortably focused on the job...

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#WhatWouldYouInsure Winner!

#WhatWouldYouInsure Winner!

Bidvest Insurance covering Pollard’s right foot sparks Pretoria man to want to insure left testicle The news about Handré Pollard, South Africa’s starting flyhalf, having his right kicking foot insured for an astounding R2 000 000 got people talking amid rugby’s...

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Saras wows Broadway

Saras wows Broadway

The Bidvest Chairman’s Award is an esteemed accolade at Bidvest Group Ltd and one that isn’t easily achievable – let alone to be nominated for. For one Bidvest Insurance employee, Saras Moodley the recognition that came with being nominated for this presitigious award...

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Holidays Don’t Always Go As Planned

Holidays Don’t Always Go As Planned

Travel insurance can minimise the considerable financial risks of traveling, and although you never know if you are going to need your travel insurance, there is always the possibility of unforeseen events such as accidents, illness, missed flights, lost baggage and...

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Car Troubles Happen

Car Troubles Happen

It's an unfortunate reality that car troubles never seem to happen when they're convenient for you. Not only that, but they're often accompanied by expensive call-out fees or towing charges in the event of a breakdown. As vehicles get older, they also become less...

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LIV Village Fun Day

LIV Village Fun Day

LIV provides holistic residential care for vulnerable children, raising the next generation of leaders in South Africa. They place parentless children into a family environment that not only meets their basic physical needs but also provides unconditional love,...

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