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How hard can it be? DIY projects you should avoid

There are some home projects that you can do yourself, and some that are best left to a professional - no matter how many YouTube tutorials you've watched! Attempting certain repairs can not only be dangerous, but you could make the problem much worse - costing you more money and time to fix. Here's a list of five repair projects you should never do yourself. Plumbing RepairsMost DIY enthusiasts can handle small jobs such as replacing taps, changing showerheads, and hooking up the washing ma

3 common bicycle insurance myths debunked

Are you an amateur cyclist who thinks you don't need bicycle insurance? Read on as we debunk some of the most common myths about bicycle insurance. Myth #1: My household contents insurance will cover my bike Yes, this is true - however, any item that is covered under household contents insurance is only covered if the loss or damage happens on your property. The same also goes for any additional cycling equipment and accessories. Myth #2: Only professional cyclists need insurance Sure,

6 factors that influence your car insurance premium

Insurance premiums aren't the same for everyone and there are good reasons for that. Broadly speaking, your insurer will calculate your risk of getting into an incident or the risk of the vehicle being stolen and assign a premium on that basis. People are all different, but many factors are common and can be used to reasonably determine a premium. 1. Demographics Among the factors which will determine the premium you pay for your car are your gender, age, marital status, where you live and a f

MiWay sponsors 40th Wally Hayward Marathon

2016 is shaping up to be a big year, MiWay Insurance and MiWayLife announce their second sponsorship deal this year with the Wally Hayward. MiWay has been announced as the title sponsor of the 40th Wally Hayward Marathon, taking place at Hoërskool Zwartkop in Centurion on 2 May 2016. Earlier this year, MiWay and MiWayLife announced their three year partnership with B-Active Sports, organisers of the ULTRA Triathlon Series, which kicks off on 6 March in KZN. Head of Marketing and Brand at M

What you should know about All Risk Insurance

Whether it's your designer sunglasses, engagement ring, cell phone, watches or camera - if it's important to you - all risk insurance is the insurance cover you should, literally, never leave home without. What is All Risk Insurance? Sometimes referred to as "portable possessions" insurance, or Movables insurance, is additional cover for personal belongings that are usually worn or taken out of the home. This normally includes items such as: iPads, laptops, cameras, cell phones and prescripti

Excellence is a habit

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit" - Aristotle. I recently had an informal discussion with the senior managers of MiWay on the topic of excellence. My questions to them were around the meaning of excellence and where they think it comes from; what does it mean to them? What is excellence and how does one become excellent or achieve excellence? I received a number of answers, for example, that excellence is a virtue and the way to reach excellence i

Busisiwe Shabangu is our Service Hero once again!

Busisiwe Shabangu is our first Service Hero of the year - and we want to brag about her (once again)! "Service Heroes" is a platform to recognise those customer services agents who have flown the MiWay flag high and received fantastic compliments on HelloPeter.com. This month's Service Hero, Busisiwe Shabangu tells us more about herself: 1. Which department do you represent and what role do you play in keeping our clients happy? I am from Client Services and in the Retentions department. My rol

Ka-ching! Increase your home's value with these 5 tips

Whether it's upgrading your kitchen space or just sprucing-up the garden, there are a number of things you can do add value to your home. With that in mind, here are a few tips you can use to grow your investment. Before you begin Before deciding to do any major upgrades, make sure you do an inspection of both the inside and outside of your home. A thorough examination will help you determine which areas are in most need of repair. Any parts of your home that need serious attention, such as pl

Why your insurance premiums don't decline as your car gets older

Although it may seem logical that, as a vehicle's value depreciates over time, the insurance premium should follow suit, this is rarely the case. Far from being unfair on policyholders, there are a couple of reasons why a decrease in insurance premiums is not necessarily possible. Depreciation means the value of an item decreases over time. In the case of cars, loss of value is also influenced by wear and mileage. Premiums tend to increase in line with inflation as time goes by. In addition, th

How do MiWay's developers live the MiWay values?

Culture is important for any company, especially if you have a large variety of employees, all working in different departments, and all coming from diverse backgrounds with different expectations of what a company's culture should be. At MiWay we have different sub-cultures, almost one for every department. But we also have the main MiWay culture, where everyone lives by the same MiWay values of Freedom, Energy, Attitude and Accountability. These are the values we live (and work) by, and they'

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