Better Compare is a free to use comparison service with a focus on car insurance that helps you find the best value insurance quotes and money deals. Not a broker and not an insurer, we help give you the control to make your own buying decisions.
Unlike other insurance or financial comparison websites, we are not owned by or affiliated to the companies listed on the site or in our call centre. Better Compare is SA's first 100% impartial and independent insurance and money comparison service.
Every insurance group operates differently and their coverage differs too. Every person is different. Every car is also different e.g. make, colour, condition, mileage. The difference in these three factors means that no two quotes from any two insurance companies will likely ever be the same. So, that means it is good to shop around and compare insurance quotes.
Our technology is integrated to the various insurance groups technology to effectively "speak" to each other. We ask all of the same questions they would ask you in their call centre in order to provide you with quotes. We send the answers to these questions to every insurance group on our panel and then each of them sends premiums and excesses back based on your unique profile. We show you all of the returned quotes from popular insurers on our search results page. Once you have decided on the insurer, policy details, premium and excess then simply click the "Accept Quote" button and we will then immediately arrange that the insurers consultant call you during working hours to talk you through your quote.
We are not owned by or affiliated to the companies listed on the site or in our call centre. We rank our search results based on the lowest premium you will see in first place, second lowest in second and so forth. The premiums come directly in real-time from the insurers rating engine (computer system via the Internet). We simply present the prices and benefits exactly as they are sent to us from the insurers. In no way do we manipulate the search results to favour any insurer. The choice is yours, you are in control.
You will see them and their prices on the search results page on this website. We work with popular and trusted insurers that are confident enough to be compared.
Better Compare is essentially a marketing channel for insurers to advertise their products. It is free for the insurers to be on the Better Compare panel though when we introduce a client to the insurer we charge them a competitive marketing fee. This fee is not added to the premium or directly related in any way as it is funded from the insurer advertising budgets that they allocate to different marketing campaigns.
Ants are known in children storytelling as being smart with money. Ants are also great at going out into the “market” and finding the best “deals” for their family and friends. Ants are also very strong. Better Compare is essentially a new brand that is here to help consumers and the Ants portray how friendly, helpful, resourceful and innovative our staff behind the scenes are in helping you to gather quotes and save.
We believe it is better to compare and we make finding insurance easier. So what we say is use Better Compare as part of your shopping process before you buy. Since rates are always changing, car prices are always changing, every insurers rating formula and business is different to the next insurer and always changing, and very importantly your personal and car details will be different and will change over time. This probably means that no two insurers will ever quote the same price and benefits. So, without using Better Compare you may not find the right insurance partner.
Retail value is the highest value, think of it as the price you see when the car is retailed on a car dealer showroom. This is the average current selling price on a dealer’s showroom as per the TransUnion Dealers Guide.
Market value is the average between the vehicle's retail and trade values.
Trade value is the lowest value. Trade value is the average price that a motor dealer will pay you for the vehicle as per the TransUnion Dealers Guide.
Just minutes, give it a try. For users who are familiar with the easy and simple process it can take just a few minutes online. For others slightly longer. As Better Compare is an Authorised Financial Services Provider, FSP 49357 if you do a quote over the phone we need to read you some compliance and disclosure information, so the phone quote will take a few minutes longer than an online quote.
An idea of what you are currently paying for your car insurance monthly premium and what is covered for that e.g. comprehensive cover that includes hail cover. An idea of what is good value to you if you are a first time buyer of car insurance. You don’t need your Car Registration number though knowing it will speed things up as we will pre-populate the “about your car section” for you. You will need to know and provide your SA Identity Number or Passport Number since all insurers need this to provide an accurate quote.
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The Basic excess is a value you must pay in the event of a claim. The payment is usually made to the garage that has fixed your car. In most cases with an Insurance company when getting a quote, you can lower or increase your Basic Excess. By lowering the Excess your monthly premium will go up, by increasing the Excess your monthly premium will come down. Over time, if you don’t claim, then choosing a higher Excess may pay off well since you will have saved more compared to if you had to claim and paid out the Excess amount.
Once you have completed the simple steps to see actual prices and benefits from each insurer that returns an insurance quote you can simply click Find Out More to reveal what is included.
Not at all. Choosing the right company you trust, product that meets your needs and coverage requirements, and things like the excess amount are factors to consider other than price.