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Willers Baard

Managerial Consultant, Eqstra Financial Services. Willers Baard has more than 45 years experience in most aspects of Short Term Insurance. He worked with various insurers as an underwriter on commercial and personal lines insurance and gained valuable experience as an insurance broker working for a number of well-known brokers. He specialised in insurance data analyses and developed unique computerised forecasting models for the mass insurance market that is still functional. He has more than 20 years experience in claims administration and processing and was the Managing Director of a well-known claims administration operation for more than 8 years. Willers is a qualified Representative and Key Individual, also holding a Management Diploma from Potchefstroom University.

Recent Posts

Mythbusting: vehicle insurance

Insurance is something everyone loves to hate, but is absolutely vital to protect valuable assets. However, what can you do to minimise the cost of insurance on your vehicle?


The myths of night time driving

 Driving at night is not the fuel-saving, traffic-free breeze it is often claimed to be and, in fact, can be a lot more dangerous than driving during the day.


The Ombudsman's role in the motor vehicle insurance industry

Motor vehicle insurance claims continue to be the main source of complaints to the office of the Ombudsman for Short-term Insurance.


The risk management approach to fleet insurance

How do you view your vehicle fleet insurance? Is it just an unnecessary expense that you can’t avoid and that you can’t control? Do you expect your fleet insurer to increase the premium at the next renewal and there is nothing that you can do about it? 


EQSTRA Financial Services: SASRIA - The overlooked benefit

SASRIA was established with the sole intention of providing insurance cover for special political risks such as political riot and terrorism. 


New VAT rate and short-term insurance: How has this affected you?

As you will remember, the Minister of Finance announced a VAT increase from 14% to 15% during his budget speech in February 2018. The effective date for this increase was 1 April and Eqstra Financial Services implemented it on your insurance policy issued on behalf of Guardrisk Insurance Company. 

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