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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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Qhubeka & Barker Unite

  • October 15, 2017 | Written by Louise Forsyth | Category: General, Barker Unite

You may have noticed if you are a frequent reader of our newsletters or visitor to our website, that the Barker Team love doing good deeds, getting involved and giving back. So much so that we created our very own in-house joy givers and love spreaders, the “Barker Unite” team. The Barker Unite Team source people, places and causes that need help throughout the year.

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Thatched roofs – What they mean for your insurance cover

  • October 01, 2017 | Article courtesy of Hollard Broker Communications | Category: General

So you’re buying a beautiful weekend home in the Magaliesburg with a thatched roof – or you’re planning to build a lapa over your outside entertainment area at home. Have you considered what that entails, from both maintenance and insurance perspectives?

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We have MOVED!

  • September 05, 2017

Taking care of the roof over your head

  • August 10, 2017 | Article courtesy of Hollard Broker Communications | Category: General

Patrick and Linda are moving from Johannesburg to Durban and are looking to buy a house – and to ensure a good purchase, they’re doing their homework.
They’d had some roof maintenance issues before that led to huge costs at their Johannesburg home, so now they’re being prudent and strictly analysing each prospective home.
Patrick has drawn up a list of questions he plans to ask, to ensure they don’t miss anything and are well informed when they make their final decision ...

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Protecting your home, sweet home

  • July 27, 2017 | Article courtesy of Hollard Broker Communications

Your home is not only where your heart is, it is most often your most valuable asset. And, while the idea of losing it (and all its treasured contents) is unthinkable, having insufficient insurance cover to replace it is an even more unbearable prospect.
Sadly, the recent fires in the Western Cape – which saw so many people lose their homes as well as all their possessions, their personal documentation and, in some instances, their livelihoods – are a very grim reminder of the huge price we can pay for making (or failing to make) important financial decisions without being fully aware of the consequences. So let’s take a look at some of the things you need to bear in mind to be sure the insurance cover on your home properly meets your needs…

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Barker Unite’s 67 minutes at Princess Alice Adoption Home - Mandela Day 2017

  • July 18, 2017 | Written by Leanne Panicco | Category: General, Barker Unite

Mandela Day – 18th July 2017 is a great opportunity for each of us, however big or small, to make a difference in the world. This year, Barker Unite put together an initiative for the Princess Alice Adoption Home (PAAH); a facility of Jo’burg Child Welfare and a registered Non-Profit Organisation (000-566 NPO) and Public Benefits Organisation.

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Geared and ready to go - 1965Ride 850km for education

  • March 23, 2017 | Written by Louise Forsyth

Who’s keen to ride 850km for a good cause?

It’s that time of year again where the brave cyclists from the “1965Ride” take on their annual ride from Johannesburg to Queenstown to raise funds for educational scholarships and bursaries for deserving, talented children in quality schools.

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