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The Dialdiary – blog articles to keep you in the know

How does junk status affect your insurance?
The recent credit downgrade left South African consumers in a flat spin. And it’s no wonder – as we’ll all feel the impact in our daily lives. At Dialdirect, we want to make sure you stay informed about how this downgrade might affect your insurance cover.
Tips to help you take care during the Cape storm
Weather forecasters are urging residents of the Western and Northern Cape to be prepared for freezing temperatures, heavy rains, snow and gale force winds. At Dialdirect, we want you to be prepared. We also want to help protect you, your loved ones and your valued possessions from these severe weather conditions.
Should you have Sasria cover for civil unrest?
You’ll know that civil unrest and protests in South Africa are a fairly common occurrence. That’s why the South African Special Risks Insurance Association, or Sasria, exists. It’s a state-owned entity that provides cover for damage or loss of insured property for individuals and business.
Do you have your ducks in a row?
It’s very hard to believe, but quite a lot of people don’t keep their insurance policy documents safe. At Dialdirect, we believe that its always better to be safe than sorry, and that means keeping all your important documents, including your insurance policy documents
How do you ensure you’re insured properly? Part 2
In last month’s blog, we talked about a question that almost every insured person has had to ask themselves when something goes wrong: “Am I really covered for this?” You shouldn’t have that feeling of dread and doubt as to whether you’re covered or not, especially during the holiday season. This is the time for relaxation and rest, not for stressing about your insurance.
Enjoy a worry-free summer with Dialdirect
Hello. We want to tell you about something that happened to the insurance industry 13 years ago. Something big. Everything that people thought about insurance was challenged when we cut out the middleman and made it possible for people to come direct to us when they needed cover. We were so committed to making insurance as easy and as personable as possible for our clients that we put it in our name.
9 quotes by entrepreneurs to propel you into the New Year
Along with making it easy to get car insurance quotes online, we thought we'd ease your year-end stress by sharing some advice from famous entrepreneurs.
8 Must-haves for the modern business traveller
Deciding whether to take car insurance on your car when you travel for business is enough to worry about. Let these 8 tips ease your business travel stress.
How to loadshed-proof your business
It’s become part of our daily lives, and the reality is that load shedding is going to be around for a while. Isn’t it time to put some plans in place to safeguard your business and keep things going when the lights go out?
Watch out – cybercrime is on the increase
You spend a lot of time online; doing business, connecting with your mates and organising your daily life. The unfortunate reality is that criminals are taking more chances than ever, and they even lurk in the dark corners of cyberspace nowadays.
The Namola app – the smarter way to stay safe
People often say that there’s safety in numbers. And they’re right. That’s why over 150 000 South Africans have already downloaded Namola – the free, crime response app that helps users receive emergency assistance.
Help is just a button away with Namola
According to Statistics South Africa’s Victims of Crime Survey, 1.2 million South African households experienced 1.5 million crime incidents in 2016/17.
Stick to your New Year’s resolutions with these easy tips
Humans have been celebrating the New Year for at least 4000 thousand years, with various cultures honouring the tradition in their own ways, usually with feasts and revelry. Some serve legume-based foods such as lentils, as these are considered to represent coins and thus a prosperous financial year ahead; in others, pork is served because pigs are seen as symbols of wealth.
8 factors that affect your life cover premium
If you have children, a bond, or a long-term partner, chances are, you’ve taken out life cover or, at the very least, considered it. If you’re thinking about getting life insurance, it’s a good idea to first understand how much you need and what factors affect your monthly premiums.
7 Easy ways to manage year-end stress
From insurance companies, to business people, to working moms; dads, year-end stress affects everyone. Here are 7 tips for managing it; staying relaxed.
Think your car’s safe? Think again.
According to the Statistics South Africa 2016/17 Victims of Crime Survey, theft from motor vehicles is a prevailing issue in the country, with 139 433 of these kinds of crime taking place in just one year. Need some help with that maths? That’s an average of 382 incidents per day. A single day.
Another way Dialdirect keeps you in control: Tow Truck Direct
When you need roadside assistance, the last thing you want to have to do is wait. And worry. And then panic, because you don’t know if help is actually on the way or not. But now, thanks to the Dialdirect Insurance app, the first – and only – thing you need to do, is just hit the ‘Need Help’ button to access the brand-new Tow Truck Direct.
Smart Highways: A smarter and safer way to drive
In today’s busy world, what comes to mind first when you think of the words ‘road safety’? Is it keeping to the speed limit? Always wearing a seatbelt? Maintaining a safe following distance? Not using a cellphone while you drive? No doubt, these are all very important rules to adhere to.