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Celebrating 30 years of successful partnership with Hollard

  • May 20, 2016 | Written by Louise Forsyth | Category: General

2016 brings up an iconic milestone shared by Barker Insurance Brokers and Hollard. Take a mini trip down memory lane with us…

Barker Insurance Broker, previously known as KO Barker Insurance Broker Pty Ltd had been in business for 7years, with 7 employees, Ken & Bev Barker, Liz Steele, Lily Howard, Theresa Legodi, Albert Makwala & Enneth Nyandeni, 6 of which are still with Barker Insurance today

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Weak Rand could leave you under-insured - Moneyweb

  • April 20, 2016 | Article courtesy of Moneyweb Today | Category: General

We came across this interesting article from Moneyweb Today which hits the nail on the head with regards to the weaker rand and how this affects your insurance cover. At Barker insurance, we do our very best to annually increase values on Household Contents, Houseowners, Jewellery items and Computer equipment at our annual policy renewal. However we do always advise that clients keep a regular eye on their cover and make sure that their cover values are updated regularly where necessary, to avoid being out of pocket in the event of a loss.

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BIB Easter Bunnies visit Nazareth House

  • March 22, 2016 | Written by Nicole Tobias | Category: General, Barker Unite

Barker Insurance BIB Unite team visited Nazareth House on the 22nd of March 2016, just in time to spread some love before the Easter weekend. Nazareth House has become a well-known place of safety for many, including abandoned children, terminally ill and impoverished adults, and the elderly.

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Mobilising people with bicycles can change lives

  • January 20, 2016 | Written by Louise Forsyth | Category: General, Barker Unite

Toward the end of 2015, Redhill student Dominique Pretorius sent out an appeal for a project that the Grade 7’s were assigned. The project was called The Leavers Legacy Project. The motivation of the Leavers Legacy Project is to leave behind something great for others less fortunate.

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BIB Unites Christmas surprise at Hillbrow Maternity Obstetric Unit

  • December 01, 2015 | Written by Lucille Djurovic | Category: General, Barker Unite

The BIB Unite committee was given an opportunity to help the hard working midwives at the Hillbrow MOU (Maternity Obstetric Unit) as part of our BIB Unite 2015 Christmas Initiative.
Trudi Peters, who is one of our valued clients and resident reflexologist at the office qualified to become a Doula this year. For those that are unfamiliar with the term, a Doula is a women who gives help, support, and advice to another woman during pregnancy, during and after the birth. Trudi then decided to generously volunteer her time at the Hillbrow MOU on a regular basis.

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CASH BACK BONUS - It pays to manage your risk

  • November 12, 2015 | Category: General

Its that time of year again where BIB gives CASH back! On the 10th of November, 976 Private & Fleet clients received 16% of their annual premiums back, totaling R 4,368,004! And on the 12th of November, 284 Commercial clients will receive 3% of their annual premium back totaling R 387,512. A big congratulation’s to those that received their BIB CASH BACK BONUS. Happy spending!

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2015 Annual Policy Review - A BIG Thank You

  • October 09, 2015 | Written by Rhett Barker

The end of the year is around the corner so let’s take a brief moment to reflect back on 2015, the numerous challenges we have all faced and overcome and also the significant difference we have made in the lives of family, friends, clients, partners and colleagues around us.

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Crisis with vehicle repair costs

  • October 09, 2015 | Written by Lloyd Barker | Category: General

The South African Insurance & Motor industry is in a state of crisis due to high cost levels.

Cost of ownership is higher on newer cars, largely because they are more capable, far cleaner, fuel-efficient and far safer. With the increase of computers and electronics, taking a car to the shop is more expensive than ever.

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FREE Surge & Lightning Protection in your insured home or office

  • October 06, 2015 | Category: General

With the size and frequency of electrical thunder storms in South Africa and especially in the Gauteng region coupled with Eskom’s load shedding, we would encourage you to install additional lightning & power surge protection in your home or business. Power generated surges via your distribution board make up about 70% of the total losses experienced. Barker-Hollard have arranged a special offer for Barker-Hollard clients with Surgetek on their SANS-approved Saltek power surge protection devices.

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Three words you will find incredibly useful - DO NOT TOW

  • October 04, 2015 | Written by Hollard Partner Communications | Category: General

As you will know, a Do Not Tow sticker often ‘speaks’ for the driver of a vehicle when he or she is unable to. Post-accident, the last thing on one’s mind is the question of ‘who is legitimately authorised to tow my vehicle’. Between backed-up traffic, unscrupulous tow truck drivers and even possibly, injured passengers, you may not necessarily consider the impact of having your car towed by an unauthorised tow truck.

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