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At iWYZE, we're all about adding value - giving you as many resources, tools and tips as we can in order to keep you informed, protected and secure at all times. Our dedicated blog is just one of the ways in which we do this - keeping you updated with the latest information on car and home insurance in South Africa, giving you more information on our various insurance options, helping you to stay safe both at home and on the road, and keeping you entertained as well.

Take a look at our blog entries on everything from comparing insurance quotes to buying a new car, avoiding hijacking and choosing the right car insurance value, and secure your future while you're on your journey to success.

Household Contents Insurance that is affordable and reliable

Our homes are our haven, our escape from the outside world, a place we can truly be ourselves. They are filled people that we love as well as our assets Ensuring you have Household contents insurance isof the utmost importance. By insuring your household contents with iWYZE, you’ll be covered against unforeseen circumstances like: theft […]

On a Budget? Get car insurance you can afford!

Finding quality budget car insurance is easier said than done. But with so many options available, choosing the best insurance in South Africa to suit your needs can be confusing and overwhelming. However, Old Mutual iWYZE is a car insurance name you can trust and if you’re ever in a sticky situation the assurance that […]

Is Your Affordable Insurance Trusted?

South Africans, like in almost any other nation, face several unknown dangers when they venture through their day. From theft, accident or even unforeseen illnesses, the fact is that South Africans face life-changing dangers that could happen at any moment. So how do you as a South African ensure that your Life and assets are […]

Building Insurance Vs Household Insurance

Many homeowners will be introduced to several insurances that range from structural to contents, like building insurance and household insurance. One of the traps that most first-time homeowners may fall into is not knowing the difference between building insurance and household insurance. Let’s look at each. Building Insurance Building insurance, also known as homeowner insurance, […]

Can You Live Without Short Term Insurance?

Having short term insurance is not only a viable option to get instant cover but short term insurance helps to  indemnify you against losses that you may suffer as the result of events such as crime, natural disasters or accidents. Let’s look at how your life can be complicated as the result of not having […]

Insurance: 5 Things You Need To Know

Having insurance is more than securing a backup plan for when something goes wrong. It can be a way to secure your future, supporting a loved one or a means to ensure those you love are cared for. Here are a few things you need to know about insurance before you proceed with your day. […]

Car Insurance For The Whole Family

Most suburban homes in South Africa have storage for 2 cars in the garage, thus most of these homes require car insurance for both vehicles. Does having more than one car on your car insurance policy save you money? The notion of taking out car insurance for two-or-more vehicles might initially seem like a financial […]

Keep Your Car Looking as Good as New with iWYZE Scratch and Dent Cover

Nothing ruins a Saturday morning shopping spree quicker than by coming out of a shopping centre and discovering that someone has accidentally hit your car with a trolley. Unfortunately, as you stand assessing the damage, the guilty culprit is nowhere to be seen and your morning of retail therapy has just been spoilt. However, with […]

Keep Your Wheels Turning with iWYZE Tyre and Rim Cover

For a vast majority of motorists, there is nothing more frustrating than driving down a stretch of road and suddenly hitting a pothole. Depending on the size and depth of the hole, it can cause considerable damage to the wheel’s tyre and rim. Unfortunately, in a situation like this, the two major concerns which come […]

Let SASRIA Cover You During Strikes and Protests

This year has been quite a turbulent one for South Africa. Between the devastating drought, the financial crisis and the student protests, citizens throughout the country have been left wondering what might happen next. During October, there were several violent student protests. Unfortunately, during the clashes between the students and the police, a number of […]

Teenager Learning to Drive? Get Affordable Car Insurance Now

Learning to drive is an important time in any teenager’s life. It is a sign of their growing independence as they take another step forward on their journey to becoming responsible young adults. However, aside from your child getting their learners licence, there is another important aspect you need to consider before you allow them […]

Let iWYZE Help You Weather the Storm

South Africa was recently hit by a number of severe thunderstorms and flash floods. As several homes, businesses and roads were flooded, photos and videos of the damages were shared on social media. The footage was alarming but it also reminded millions of South Africans about the importance of vehicle and property insurance. If you […]

The Dangers of Driver Fatigue

As motorists, we are aware of the dangers of driving under the influence and the risks of using a cell phone while driving. However, with the festive season fast approaching, motorists also need to be aware of the dangers associated with driver fatigue. Before embarking on your journey, it is important that your vehicle is […]

Insurance Companies and the Effect of Drunk Driving Convictions

The saying, “One for the road,” might often be said in jest, but, tragically, too many people die on the roads each year as a result of driving under the influence. Due to this, car insurance companies view drunk driving with zero tolerance. The end of the year means lots of Christmas parties, especially in […]

Why It Is Important to Update Your Insurance Policies Frequently

Having iWYZE car insurance or iWYZE Household Goods insurance brings unrivalled peace of mind.  But, while it might be tempting to feel so relaxed under this abundant cover that you forget all about it, it is in your best interest to make sure that you keep updating your policies. Why You Should Keep Your iWYZE […]

Best Car Insurance, Best Home Insurance: What Questions Should First Time Buyers Ask?

If you are taking out your first insurance policy for a home or a car, it stands to reason that you want the best homeowners insurance or best car insurance rates. But, where do you start? The process can seem daunting, but it definitely doesn’t have to be. If you ask a few simple questions […]

How to Keep Your Home Safe and Secure During the Holidays

With only weeks to go before the start of the festive season, many homeowners have already made plans to go away on holiday. Of course, before you go anywhere, there is always a list of things which need to be done before you leave. Aside from making sure your pets will be cared for, it […]

The Benefits of Taking Out Insurance with iWYZE

“Why do bad things happen to me?” This is a question most of us ask when something goes wrong in our lives. Unfortunately, ‘bad things’ happen to everyone, but by taking precautions you can be ready for those days when things don’t seem to be going your way. By contacting a reliable insurance company, you […]

House Insurance: Where Is the Safest Place to Rent, or Buy a House in SA?

There’s no denying it; South Africa is truly a gorgeous country. With brilliant sunsets melting over untouched natural vegetation and world-class cities alike, there’s no refuting its beauty.  Unfortunately, this can be tainted by the level of crime that plagues our nation, making house insurance a must. Sadly, South Africa’s crime statistics for 2016 support […]

How to Keep Your Content Insurance Costs Low

Accidents happen at any time and for that reason it is wise to have Household Insurance. But, just because content insurance is a must, it doesn’t mean that you have to pay an arm and a leg for it. You want to have the peace of mind that comes with household insurance and still have […]

Is Scratch and Dent Cover Worth It?

Think about it, your car is at risk of being damaged just by sitting in a parking lot. Between all the dents that come from trolley impacts and scratches from shopping bags, your car can end up looking like an impressionist painting before too long. And, that’s just sitting still.  We still haven’t mentioned the […]

Put Foot and Book an Advanced Driving Course Today

With the alarming number of accidents on our roads, car insurance is definitely imperative for all responsible vehicle owners. Unfortunately, accidents happen, but sometimes they can be avoided. Apart from obeying the rules of the road and keeping to the speed limit, motorists can also consider taking an advanced driving course to help improve their […]

Home Insurance Quotes: Advice on Home and Building Insurance

If you are a first-time homeowner you might be relatively new to the concept of building insurance. If you have been renting, you may be well accustomed to contents insurance, but the actual home insurance would have surely fallen to your landlord. This might leave you wondering about the specifics of buildings insurance. What is it, […]

Accident Insurance: What to Remember in the Event of an Accident?

There are very few positives to take out of a road accident. After the initial shock, you’ll begin to absorb your surroundings, realise what has happened and become flooded with emotion. If this is the case, there is a positive to be found – you are alive! Anger, fear, panic –these  are emotions  that you […]

What Could Cause a Car or Household Insurance Claim to be Rejected?

There’s always the slight element of doubt and fear when making a large claim to your car or household insurance that the claim could be rejected. What happens if they don’t pay out? Is there anything you may have overlooked? To put your mind at ease, here are some of the things to be wary […]

Types of Home Insurance

Buying a home is a very big step for anyone who is a beginner in the property market. After jumping over hurdles just to secure financing, most people find themselves overwhelmed by the thought of sifting through dozens of home insurance quotes. For people who are taking out insurance for the first time, things can […]

What is Short Term Insurance?

When you think about it, the only thing you know you are going to own for your entire lifetime is your life itself. Everything else, be it your car, your house, your possessions, aren’t guaranteed to always be yours. That is not to sound pessimistic, but rather to underline the inevitability of change in life. […]

Vehicle Insurance: What to Look for When Buying a Used Car

If you are using vehicle insurance quotes to help guide you on which type of car to buy, you are making the wise choice regarding your future costs. Don’t ruin that diligent research by settling on a car that looks good but will only give you problems in the future, this will only result in […]

The Risk of Driving Without Car Insurance

During difficult patches, when things start to get a little tough financially, the first thing we often look at cutting back on is our monthly insurance payments. Some people even go so far as to consider cancelling their car insurance. It may seem like an easy way to save up on some cash, however, this […]

How to Choose Between Insurance Companies

‘I’m only interested in insurance companies referred to me by my broker,’ might be a line you’re guilty of having uttered at one point or another. But, if this was the case, hopefully you’ve changed your mind. The problem with centring your search for an insurance broker is the fact that you might be missing […]

How to Know if a Vehicle is Really Within Your Budget | Vehicle Insurance

So you’ve finally got that pay raise you’ve been waiting for and you’re considering rewarding your hard work with a new set of wheels. Congratulations! But before you head off to the dealership, we’d like to give you some advice on how to work out whether you can, in fact, afford the car you desire. […]

Third Party Insurance Cover: The Cost of an Accident to Someone Without Third Party Insurance

South Africa has some of the friendliest people, and most beautiful scenery in the world. Unfortunately, according to the World Health Organisation, it also has some of the most dangerous roads, making third party car insurance a must. Spectators in the know have referred to South Africa’s roads as lawless. The problem with this is […]

Are you Protected for the Unexpected?

When people think of comprehensive insurance cover, their primary focus is usually on their possessions. They get comprehensive house insurance and make sure their personal belongings and assets are covered. However, have you ever considered the possibility that this might not be enough? What would happen if someone were to lay a liability claim against […]

Is Cell Phone Insurance a Wise Choice?

Has your mobile phone ever been seriously water damaged? Perhaps you’ve dropped it and cracked the screen, or possibly you’ve simply lost it after a few too many tequilas at pub (no judgement here). I’m sure you can relate to having experienced at least one of these scenarios and it’s for this reason that cell […]

Four Ways to Get Affordable Car Insurance Premiums for New Drivers

When it comes to insurance, no matter how much the cost, you always want to know that you are getting a reliable and affordable service. This is important, especially if you are looking for cheap car insurance for first time drivers or cheap car insurance for students. With this in mind, it is vital to […]

Vehicle Insurance Quotes: Important Factors to Consider when Buying a Car

From financing to licensing to hunting for vehicle insurance quotes, there’s plenty to think about when you decide to purchase your own car. As providers of some of the most dependable vehicle insurance South Africa has to offer, we know that owning a car is a big responsibility not to be taken on without careful […]

Comprehensive Insurance vs. Third Party Insurance: What You Need to Know

In an ideal world, nobody would even have to weigh up the pros and cons of comprehensive car insurance against other forms of vehicle cover. Just as the name suggests, comprehensive insurance is a level of insurance cover that covers pretty much anything that life throws at your precious car, giving you maximum peace of […]

Ask the Insurance Companies: Are Women Better Drivers Than Men?

Because of the fact that professional motor sport is male dominated, the perception is that men are better drivers than women.  But racing drivers drive fast, not well.  At least, not well by road safety standards. Because of this, and a healthy dose of statistics, men have to deal with the fact that insurance quotes […]

Why It’s Important to Be Honest with Your Insurer

No matter how safe an area you may live in, or how low the crime rate in that area is, having  car, home and contents insurance is a must.  To protect your hard earned assets, it is wise to have short term insurance to give you the peace of mind you deserve. When shopping around […]

What Time of the Day do House Break-ins Occur?

If you’re worried about your home and its contents falling victim to the villainous acts of unscrupulous criminals, it’s best to ensure that you have house insurance in place and that it’s comprehensive. Gathering house insurance quotes and selecting the right type of cover for your house and contents – vs. the numerous costs of […]

What to do after a car accident checklist | Old Mutual iWYZE

Car Accident Checklist Keep your cool in the event of a vehicle collision with the help of this handy checklist from iWYZE. Simply go through it point by point should the need ever arise, and you’ll have all the guidelines and tips you need to deal with a stressful situation in a calm, controlled manner. […]

  • August 24th, 2016

Keeping Your Children Safe at Home

Keeping Your Children Safe at Home | Old Mutual iWYZE  You’ve worked hard to create a comfortable home for you and your family – a safe, loving environment where your children can live, learn, play and grow. But how sure are you that your space is as safe as it can be? You’ve taken all […]

  • August 17th, 2016

10 Car Safety Checks before a Road Trip | Old Mutual iWYZE

10 important car checks every driver should know Planning on taking a road trip soon – even if it’s just to the next town over? We all know to ensure our car insurance is up to date before getting behind the wheel, but did you know it’s just as important to check the roadworthiness of […]

  • August 10th, 2016

Tips on Choosing the Best Building Insurance

You can never be sure when something bad will happen to you, or the property you own. Sometimes, no matter what precautions you take, you can find yourself in an emergency situation. A geyser could burst, or a wall could suddenly collapse in your home. In some cases, a bad hailstorm could completely destroy your […]

  • August 8th, 2016

Tips on Negotiating a Home or Car Insurance Premium

Whether it is with regards to a home insurance premium or a car insurance premium, you want the best value for money when calculating your monthly insurance expenditure.  A general insurance premium calculator can certainly help you understand how much you are likely to pay, but there are ways in which you can ensure you […]

  • August 4th, 2016

What Contents Insurance Covers in SA

Household contents insurance – your everyday lifestyle protection As a homeowner, insuring your building against fire, damage or natural disaster is of paramount importance – protecting the roof over your head so that you and your family are always ensured of a safe, comfortable night’s sleep. But while you may have insured the structure of […]

  • August 4th, 2016

Be wise – don’t drink & drive

There’s nothing wrong with having a few drinks with friends at the end of a long week, at a party, at a celebration, or any other social occasion. However, if one becomes one too many, and you make the decision to get behind the wheel afterwards, that’s when a fun night out can become something […]

  • July 25th, 2016

Feeling Confused About How Vehicle Insurance Works?

Traffic safety among the youth has recently come under the spotlight. A local rapperposted pictures of a wrecked car on social media after him and his entourage were recently involved in an accident; his manager told Times Live that no one was seriously hurt, but the car itself was a write-off. Young people are some […]

  • July 24th, 2016

Ways to Make Sure You Get the Right Insurance Quotes for your Needs

Nowadays, there are so many websites and so many insurance providers, it’s as easy as the click of a mouse to see how the various companies’ insurance quotes compare to one another. Whether you’re browsing insurance quotes online, dealing telephonically or even in person with an insurer, choosing the right policy for your home contents […]

  • July 22nd, 2016

South Africa’s safest cars for 2016

Safety on South Africa’s roads is a concern for all of us, particularly those of us with families and small children. Last year alone, more than 4,500 people died as a result of fatal car crashes, with light passenger vehicle collisions contributing to 47% of this figure. But aside from buckling up and driving cautiously, […]

  • July 20th, 2016

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