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A Heart-warming Insurance Tale

  • October 02, 2018 | Written by Louise Forsyth

When the word “Insurance” is mentioned, most people wouldn’t normally associate it with a positive image. However, for us, insurance isn’t all doom and gloom. We are lucky enough to be a part of the happy memories too

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Celebrating Loyalty

  • September 18, 2018 | Written by Louise Forsyth

In April 2018 Barker Insurance officially turned 45 years old. What an incredible journey it has been. Instead of balloons and stuffing our faces with cake, we celebrate the people behind the scene that make the magic happen.

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New Legislation around Water Heating System

  • September 14, 2018 | Article courtesy of Hollard Insure Broker Communications | Category: General

Nobody wants to land in hot water! The best way to avoid trouble, is to always stay on top of new developments like this: the government has passed legislation regulating the manufacturing of hot water systems (geysers).

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Mandela Day at Kitty & Puppy Haven

  • July 18, 2018 | Written by Nicole Tobias | Category: General, Barker Unite

Kitty and Puppy Haven suffered a fire in early June, and following this disaster, the puppy haven building was left very badly damaged, and the crucial dog food stash was lost too.

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Steph Barker rides 12000km from Cairo to Cape Town for Qhubeka

  • April 26, 2018 | Written by Louise Forsyth

If you are an avid reader of the Barker Insurance Brokers newsletters, you will know that we love doing good and giving back; we love bicycles and we love people doing good things with bicycles.

On the 4th January 2018, Steph Barker flew out of OR Tambo International airport on route to Cairo, Egypt with two barrel bags, a bicycle and lots of enthusiasm for the epic journey that lay ahead. Steph’s fascination for allowing oneself to experience what lies in-between A and B instead of teleporting between A and B which we all do subconsiously on a daily basis, led her to take on this mammoth task. And what better way to do this than on a bicycle and for a great cause like Qhubeka.

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Saint Vincent School For The Deaf - BARKER UNITE Easter Initiative

  • April 01, 2018 | Written by Leanne Panicco | Category: General, Barker Unite

The Barker Unite Easter initiative has come and gone, and we would like to take the opportunity to say thank you!  The Barker Unite team truly appreciates the generosity that was shown through the donation of various non-perishable foods and supplies. These items have gone a long way in helping the lives of those families who struggle to afford meals.

Also, a big thank you to the Barker Insurance for donating three standing fans and Easter Eggs to the school! The Matriculants are also in desperate need of Matric Jackets and the Barkers also donated toward these.

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Barker Unite Christmas for TLC Ministries

  • January 01, 2018 | Category: General, Barker Unite

In December 2017, the Barker Unite team visited the TLC Children’s Home in Eikenhof, Johannesburg for a year end treat for all the children. The Barker Insurance team collected sports takkies for the primary children and balls, toys and some other fun goodies for all the children to enjoy.

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Help us help you insure your precious jewellery

  • November 21, 2017 | Written by Lily Howard and Louise Forsyth

Your jewellery very often has sentimental value and, because of the rand/dollar exchange rate, would be expensive to replace.e. Making sure you understand how your jewellery is covered and what is required from you to avoid disappointment in the event of a claim, is vital.

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Annual Policy Review 2017

  • November 01, 2017

Its that time of year, POLICY REVIEW time and we would like to ensure that your cover is adequate before heading out on holiday this December.

In line with our Personal Touch, where we constantly strive to be unsurpassable, we have also reviewed your cover to ensure that you have total peace of mind in these very uncertain times.

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Vehicle Tracking - What you need to know

  • October 30, 2017 | Written by Louise Forsyth | Category: General

At Barker Insurance Brokers, our Personal Insurance Underwriting team spends a considerable amount of time helping clients to manage their risks. Not only making sure clients cover is correct, and adequate but also applying a pro-active approach to insurance and taking preventative measures to prevent and minimise claims. Vehicle Security being the top of that list. Barker Insurance, having been in the industry for 44 years, we have gone through all the different types of security from back in the day where gear locks and steering locks were the must have anti-theft deterrent, to Vesa Immobilisers with Anti Hijack buttons, and finally to now where Tracking and Recovery devices are a must have.

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