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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.

Cyber Insurance from Bidvest Insurance

Cyber Insurance from Bidvest Insurance

Get cover for the little mistakes with big repercussions Cookies and tea are probably really great during an office break. The same cannot be said for when you enable them on a website you don’t really know. Mistakes are an everyday thing in all parts of our lives. We...

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Who you gonna call?

Who you gonna call?

Legal Angel’s 24 hour legal assistance hotline. Have you ever heard that phrase about walking on eggshells? Well, it’s true. In everyday life, you need to tread carefully. There is so much happening, and it all seems to be happening at once. You just never know when...

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2021’s Top Hijacking Hotspots in South Africa

2021’s Top Hijacking Hotspots in South Africa

Hijacking safety tips from TheftBuster We all know that being vigilant at all times is wholly important and necessary. In South Africa, it is a life or death survival technique. Every once in a while, we let our guard down. The sad thing is that criminals know this,...

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Bidvest Insurance Helps Build A Better Future

Bidvest Insurance Helps Build A Better Future

Bidvest Insurance’s legacy of support for Liv Village. In 2013, Bidvest Insurance initiated a partnership of support with LIV Village. Since then, the partnership has grown far more than their recent building of a bike and nature trail. Many communities have been...

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Cyber Insurance – for online altercations

Cyber Insurance – for online altercations

Insure Your Family from Cyber Bullying Liability. As beautiful as the Internet can be, it can become an ugly place. A simple, personal, or interesting post can invite unwanted attention and opinions. They are on the playground at your children's school, and there are...

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Your cover for online attacks

Your cover for online attacks

Protect yourself from digital criminals To make life a little simpler, we’re always adding our personal information to apps. Payment details, your delivery address, card data, you name it; we share it. The biggest inconvenience is the risk that comes with that...

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Ramp up your routine

Ramp up your routine

Save money by conducting these monthly checks on your car. The most important thing about your car, besides obviously taking you from point A to wherever else it might be, is reliability. You want your car to last, and you want it to perform as best as it’s built to....

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Come rain or shine.

Come rain or shine.

Scratch and Dent policy benefits keep you covered. We all save for rainy days, but what happens when it hails? Will your savings be enough to cover all that damage? The answer is: it doesn't have to be. We never know what the weather will bring, even if we stay glued...

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The damage can be undone.

The damage can be undone.

Get covered for major smash and grab damage. A smash and grab incident can mean more than just losing your precious possessions. You need to be covered for any damage, big or small. As a South African, you know that protecting yourself from crime is a priority. Your...

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Don’t let the little things get you down.

Don’t let the little things get you down.

Claim your power back after a smash and grab incident Whether you are in the vehicle or not, a smash and grab incident can be traumatic. The loss and damage of personal possessions is not something anyone should be burdened with. With the high crime rates in South...

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Don’t let major damage become a major headache.

Don’t let major damage become a major headache.

Bidvest Insurance keeps you covered. The big relief: having your stolen car recovered. The worry? It may not be in good shape for you to drive. Major damage is a common concern when recovering stolen or hijacked vehicles. TheftBuster Plus from Bidvest Insurance can...

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It’s 2021, anything can happen

It’s 2021, anything can happen

The importance of mechanical warranty insurance. You’ll certainly agree: since March 2020, real life has started to feel like a low budget sci-fi film. We’ve seen things that “only happen in movies” happen right before our eyes, and they’re happening all at once....

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My Warranty by Bidvest Insurance

My Warranty by Bidvest Insurance

Everything you need to know about My Warranty We’d love to believe that regular servicing and checkups would be enough to ensure that our cars are well taken care of. Unfortunately, even when we keep to the right schedules, mechanical and electrical breakdowns still...

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TheftBuster Covers Your Insurance Excess

TheftBuster Covers Your Insurance Excess

Drive safely and assured, with Bidvest Insurance South African drivers need to be on guard all the time. Your chances of being hijacked, or falling victim to a smash-and-grab incident, are high. That’s why Bidvest Insurance created TheftBuster. You drive assured, and...

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The pandemic of divorce.

The pandemic of divorce.

Making sure you’re covered through the hardest times. Your happily ever after may have a bittersweet ending. When better becomes worse, it is important to make sure that you leave with yourself intact. Civil divorce proceedings are what everyone going through a...

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Medical Assistance from Bidvest Insurance

Medical Assistance from Bidvest Insurance

Medical assistance that’s a quick call away. Bidvest Insurance protects your assets and supports your lifestyle. We prove it through our portfolio of Bidvest Insurance policy benefits. That’s why, when you need medical assistance, we’re a quick call away. Your *My...

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Roadside Assistance from Bidvest Insurance

Roadside Assistance from Bidvest Insurance

Roadside Assistance means you’re never alone, no matter the emergency. Bidvest Insurance understands the stress and anxiety we feel when our car breaks down. More importantly, we understand that you should never have to face it alone. Our Roadside Assistance is there...

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Bidvest Insurance Repatriation Benefits

Bidvest Insurance Repatriation Benefits

Getting you home, with dignity. Bidvest Insurance cares for more than just your assets. We care about you and your loved ones even more. Accidents can happen at any time and anywhere. When the tragedy of death happens, your remains will need to be taken care of, with...

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Car Hire from Key Angel with Bidvest Insurance.

Car Hire from Key Angel with Bidvest Insurance.

A car for when you can’t get into yours. It may seem like a minor inconvenience, but losing your car keys, or access to your car, can derail your day, your week, or your month. That’s why we created Key Angel with Bidvest Insurance. When you’re temporarily unable to...

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Flatbed towing services from Key Angel with Bidvest Insurance.

Flatbed towing services from Key Angel with Bidvest Insurance.

Get yourself and your car to safety. Everything’s great until your car key goes missing. Then, you’re stranded, and a replacement key may take a long time to get to you. That’s why Key Angel from Bidvest Insurance offers you flatbed towing services. In the event of a...

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Key replacement from Key Angel by Bidvest Insurance.

Key replacement from Key Angel by Bidvest Insurance.

Don’t get locked out of your own car. When you sneeze, it feels like your heart stops for a split second. That frozen feeling? You feel it too when you reach into your bag or pocket, and find your keys are missing. We believe that only good things should make your...

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Car locksmith services from Key Angel with Bidvest Insurance

Car locksmith services from Key Angel with Bidvest Insurance

Have you locked your keys in the car? There’s too much going on, and it’s all too easy to simply close your car door. That’s when the panic sets in: Where are your car keys? If you’ve locked your car keys inside your car, Key Angel from Bidvest Insurance has you...

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Key Angel gets you home safely with courtesy transport.

Key Angel gets you home safely with courtesy transport.

Key Angel from Bidvest Insurance ensures you get home, safe and sound. Your safety comes first. We stand by this, with Key Angel from Bidvest Insurance. No matter where you are across South Africa, Key Angel from Bidvest Insurance will get you safely home with...

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Scratch and Dent Cover from Bidvest Insurance

Scratch and Dent Cover from Bidvest Insurance

Don’t let chips and scratches dent your budget. Mistakes happen. Tiny inconveniences could derail your day. You might dent your car as you leave for the office. You could scratch your car door on that pole in the parking lot. Scratch and Dent cover from Bidvest...

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Odwa Ndungane Signs Up with Panic Alert

Odwa Ndungane Signs Up with Panic Alert

Odwa Ndungane Signs Up with Panic AlertWhen it comes to someone having your back, there is no one better than Bidvest Insurance This is according Odwa Ndungane after his experience with getting signed up for our new powerful product, Panic Alert. In a day where South...

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Unlimited Legal Advice from Bidvest Insurance.

Unlimited Legal Advice from Bidvest Insurance.

Legal Angel gives you free unlimited legal advice. You need the right answers, when you find yourself in the wrong situation. When you find yourself on the wrong side of an altercation, or an uncomfortable incident with another person, Legal Angel from Bidvest...

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Bidvest Insurance Has You Covered For Bail

Bidvest Insurance Has You Covered For Bail

Bailing you out of unfortunate circumstances. We all make mistakes. Finding yourself on the wrong side of the law is most unfortunate. Simple misunderstandings can happen, at any time. The bail cover benefits from Bidvest Insurance are available to you 24 hours a day....

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Property Transfer Cover from Bidvest Insurance

Property Transfer Cover from Bidvest Insurance

Enjoy discounted property transfer fees with Bidvest Insurance. Buying a new house is an important, life changing investment. Purchasing a property for your family, or as an investment opportunity, is an exceptional achievement. The process of buying your dream home...

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Divorce Cover from Bidvest Insurance.

Divorce Cover from Bidvest Insurance.

Cover that's there for you through stressful times. Divorce is a tough process, no matter how your marriage ended. We all hope our divorce can be worked out amicably, and inexpensively. Divorce proceedings can, however, quickly turn messy. The last thing you need is...

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Draft your Wills with Bidvest Insurance.

Draft your Wills with Bidvest Insurance.

Helping you leave a legacy, the right way. You have worked hard for what you have. The greatest gift is being able to leave it behind for those who matter most to you. Writing a will is as complex as it is easy. Many people don’t know where to begin, but Bidvest...

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Unlimited Mediation Cover from Bidvest Insurance.

Unlimited Mediation Cover from Bidvest Insurance.

Let Bidvest Insurance talk you through it all. Rather than being stuck in an endless battle of he said/she said/they said, third party mediation can help to solve your legal matters far more efficiently. Mediation through an unbiased third party could save everyone...

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Trauma Counselling Help From Bidvest Insurance

Trauma Counselling Help From Bidvest Insurance

The help you need, when you need it. No two people are alike: we all handle situations differently. Dealing with a traumatic event might leave you needing someone to talk to. The Bidvest Insurance Panic Alert policy offers you the benefit of getting professional...

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7 Anti-Hijacking Tips as Crime Stats Show Rise in Cases

7 Anti-Hijacking Tips as Crime Stats Show Rise in Cases

7 Anti-Hijacking Tips as Crime Stats Show Rise in CasesRecent crime stats show that hijackings are on the rise, increasing by almost 5% between January and March 2021. It’s a trend that is expected to continue and should serve as a call for increased awareness and...

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24-Hour Armed Response Protection from Bidvest Insurance

24-Hour Armed Response Protection from Bidvest Insurance

You’re protected 24/7 with Bidvest Insurance If you’ve got a problem, Bidvest Insurance Panic Alert can fix it. Another innovative support system that keeps you and your family safe, with Bidvest Insurance Panic Alert. The Panic Alert mobile app acts as a panic button...

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Excess Cover From Bidvest Insurance

Excess Cover From Bidvest Insurance

Bust your budget? Excess Cover is here to help. The last thing you need to deal with after a traumatic event, is spending more money that you don’t have. We’re here, and we’ve got you covered. Here’s the easy way to understand the Excess Cover on a Bidvest Insurance...

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Keep Your Car Covered With A Guaranteed Vehicle Warranty

Keep Your Car Covered With A Guaranteed Vehicle Warranty

Bidvest Insurance keeps your sweet ride safe. A guaranteed vehicle warranty from Bidvest Insurance keeps your car covered. Your vehicle warranty is your sanity It alway happens when we least expect it: your car breaks down. Even if you’re pedantic about your car...

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7 Tips to Avoid Costly Pothole Damage!

7 Tips to Avoid Costly Pothole Damage!

7 Tips to Avoid Costly Pothole Damage!The conditions of South Africa’s roads continue to feature across headlines as potholes plague our national road networks. It is a welcome trend to see communities taking to the streets in an effort to fix potholes themselves,...

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You’re Protected By Legal Angel

You’re Protected By Legal Angel

Legal protection from Bidvest’s Legal Angel. The high cost of keeping a lawyer on retainer is something very few of us can afford. We all need to find a way to protect ourselves should we need legal assistance. Legal Angel from Bidvest Insurance gives you affordable...

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Clothing Cover With Panic Alert

Clothing Cover With Panic Alert

Your wardrobe, protected by Bidvest Insurance. With the introduction of Panic Alert by Bidvest Insurance, our clients get covered for more. One of the most exciting product features is our clothing cover. South African lifestyle The South African lifestyle is unique,...

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Panic Alert covers portable electronics

Panic Alert covers portable electronics

Our previous article detailed the mobile cover benefit provided by our newest product: Bidvest Insurance Panic Alert. In this article, we discuss portable electronics cover, why it’s listed as a separate benefit and how it can serve you in unforeseen situations. What...

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Bidvest Insurance Panic Alert mobile phone cover

Bidvest Insurance Panic Alert mobile phone cover

We at Bidvest Insurance recently announced a revolutionary insurance product: Panic Alert. This is part of our new product suite release, that aims to meet your insurance needs more accurately, over the years to come. We’re proud that our Panic Alert product considers...

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Bidvest Insurance Panic Alert: bags cover explained

Bidvest Insurance Panic Alert: bags cover explained

We recently introduced you to our latest lifestyle insurance product, Bidvest Insurance Panic Alert, and this article allows us to explain the bags cover benefit in more detail. We believe in serving South African citizens with valuable products that meet their...

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Introducing Panic Alert from Bidvest Insurance

Introducing Panic Alert from Bidvest Insurance

Living in South Africa is wonderful, but it has its risks. We’ve all found ourselves in situations when we’ve felt unsafe or vulnerable, and without help, whether it’s being stuck on the side of the road, walking back to your car in an empty car park, or being home...

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PANIC ALERT: A Crime Fighting Insurance Solution

PANIC ALERT: A Crime Fighting Insurance Solution

PANIC ALERT: A Crime Fighting Insurance SolutionIt's no secret that crime is rampant in South Africa. That's why we’re playing our part in the fight against crime through our new insurance offering, Panic Alert - Insurance with the power of armed response. With Panic...

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What is Legal Insurance (And why do you need it)?

What is Legal Insurance (And why do you need it)?

Legal matters are not something anyone plans for, and with the emotional and financial strain caused by such matters, it’s easy to understand why. But at the end of the day, they are often simply unavoidable and sometimes a consequence of simple day-to-day life. Take,...

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6 Tips to Avoid Costly Scratches and Dents to Your Car

6 Tips to Avoid Costly Scratches and Dents to Your Car

It wasn’t long ago that our cars were all safely tucked away while streets and parking lots remained all but empty. And seeing as we might all be a little out of practice when it comes to navigating congested areas, here are some top tips we can follow to keep our...

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6 Tips to the Key to Success with Odwa Ndungane

6 Tips to the Key to Success with Odwa Ndungane

6 Tips to the Key to Success with Odwa Ndungane. What is the key to success? We all have goals and ambitions and whether we’re looking for the key to success in life, or in our career, or in our hobby, it’s a question we have all asked ourselves. We recently connected...

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Rally to Read 2021: A Drive to Learn

Rally to Read 2021: A Drive to Learn

“Rally to Read is an extraordinary story – of caring, collaboration and hope”. President Cyril Ramaphosa On Monday 1st March 2021, we set off on the annual KZN/Drakensberg Rally to Read Drive. Rally to Read is an initiative very close to the heart of Bidvest Insurance...

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IT Helpline: a Bidvest Insurance Cyber Rescue benefit

IT Helpline: a Bidvest Insurance Cyber Rescue benefit

We at Bidvest Insurance are proud to offer a cyber insurance product that brings you a wide range of personal benefits, like an IT Helpline at your fingertips. Most cyber insurance policies only cover your employer’s or your business devices. This leaves you exposed and vulnerable if you use your personal devices to shop or bank online, among other things.

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What is a Mechanical Warranty and why do you need one?

What is a Mechanical Warranty and why do you need one?

What is a Mechanical Warranty and why do you need one?Did you know the average car is made up of over 30 000 parts? With over 10 000 electrical components, connected by over 4km of electrical wiring! It’s enough to make your head spin! But what would happen if one of...

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Cyber-Kindness with Jane Linley-Thomas

Cyber-Kindness with Jane Linley-Thomas

“For me…if it’s not loving, uplifting, encouraging, or supportive, it doesn’t go up”. That is some sound advice coming from our longtime brand ambassador and friend, Jane Linley-Thomas (East Coast Radio personality and KindnessCan cofounder), speaking on the topic of...

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Understanding and avoiding cyber deception:

Understanding and avoiding cyber deception:

Cyber deception is on the rise, caused by more and more Internet users banking, shopping and transacting online. It’s critical that every person using the Internet, or any connected device, to complete personal tasks makes an effort to learn more about doing so safely

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10 Defensive Driving Tips for the Rainy Season

10 Defensive Driving Tips for the Rainy Season

Navigating wet roads can be a dangerous task for motorists. So much so that close to 30% of road fatalities are due to wet roads and poor visibility! And with large areas of the country currently experiencing wet weather, it is important to re-familiarize ourselves...

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ALERT: Cybercrime to Increase in Covid Vaccine Rollout

ALERT: Cybercrime to Increase in Covid Vaccine Rollout

Cybersecurity experts have warned that we can expect to see a rise in cybercrime activity as the country begins its rollout plans for covid-19 vaccines. A recent article published by IOL quotes the director of the Centre for Cyber Security at the University of...

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6 Warning Signs of Phishing Cybercrime

6 Warning Signs of Phishing Cybercrime

In today’s modern world, one of our primary ways of communication is through email and messaging platforms. We not only use these communication tools for work but also to connect and stay in touch with our friends and family. So, it should come as no surprise that...

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5 Easy Tips to Extend the Life Span of Your Car

5 Easy Tips to Extend the Life Span of Your Car

There’s nothing quite like the new car feeling is there? And with recent data showing that we as South Africans are choosing to keep our cars for longer, the upkeep on your pride and joy has never been as important as it is today. So, whether you are the proud owner...

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5 Best Insurance Policies for 2021

5 Best Insurance Policies for 2021

With 2020 behind us (thankfully), and as we head into 2021, it is clear that we will not be settling back into a normal way of life any time soon. Be that as it may, if we look for the silver lining, it’s that 2020 taught us to be adaptive and to be prepared. And in a...

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Bidvest Insurance Cyber Rescue covers cyber liability.

Bidvest Insurance Cyber Rescue covers cyber liability.

Our team at Bidvest Insurance recently launched a product called Cyber Rescue, which covers you for cyber liability among other things. We’ve invested heavily into designing this product to protect you and help you recover financially, from scenarios you couldn’t have...

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What is cyber bullying all about?

What is cyber bullying all about?

Cyber bullying may be a term that you’ve come across a handful of times before, but we’re about to break it down and explain its impact, so that you and your loved ones can enjoy the wonders of the online world without being attacked. Feel free to browse our blog at...

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Are you safe from cyber theft?

Are you safe from cyber theft?

To find the answer, you first need to know what cyber theft is and how it works. This article breaks it down into simple terms, so save it and share it with your friends and family to keep them safe from cyber theft too. What is cyber theft? We at Bidvest Insurance...

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Tips for a cybercrime free holiday season

Tips for a cybercrime free holiday season

Tips for a cybercrime free holiday season.The Festive Season is here and this year, ‘Tis the season to be cyber aware! One just needs to review the headlines over the last year to get a sense of the dramatic increase that was seen in cyber crimes and online fraud....

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Beware of Black Friday Cyber Crime

Beware of Black Friday Cyber Crime

So, like many others, you might be wondering how you can protect yourself from these lurking online criminals? Here are some safety tips to help ensure that you don’t fall victim to cybercrime this black Friday.

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Online fraud, social media and email accounts

Online fraud, social media and email accounts

If you’re reading this article, you probably have an email account, and maybe a few social media accounts. Our previous article discussed online fraud and general ways to protect yourself from it. This article, though, focuses on your social media accounts.

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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

 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 attacker attempting to smash the driver's window. The driver can be seen pulling away from the attacker as they left...

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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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