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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'

How to safely entertain yourself in traffic

If you live in any big city in South Africa, you are probably used to sitting in traffic. For some of us, it's a reality that we face on a daily basis on our way to work! Rather than sitting in your car getting frustrated, here are some ideas on how to entertain yourself in traffic: Listen to audio books Don't have time to read at home? Why not listen to audio books? The internet has many sites where you can download free classics. You could also find out if that book you have been intending to

10 top tips for balancing work and studies

Furthering your education is one of the best ways to advance your career, but for many, the idea of studying while working full time is daunting. Although difficult, balancing your family, job, and obligations while studying can certainly be done. Here are 10 tips to help you on your journey to get that degree or certification you've always wanted and give your career a boost. Plan well. Find out in advance what your deadlines are and display them where you can clearly see them. Make good use

8 car hacks you don't want to miss!

We spend a lot of time in our cars. Check out these ingenious car hacks you can use today that will make life easier and make your car experience more enjoyable.

Riding out the Tough Times

MiWay's Head of Online Marketing, Rory Judd, shares his thoughts on "riding out the tough times". At some time in your career, you will probably be faced with a situation that is not quite going your way. Here are five practical tips when facing a tough situation: 1. See the bigger picture and find positives in what you are busy with - whether you are genuinely enjoying what you are doing or whether you are learning and growing your skills. 2. Don't complain, be accountable and get on with the

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