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Hippo Loans

  • Personal loans up to R200,000
  • Low-interest starting from 24.75%
  • Repayment up to 72 months

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Hippo Loans Online – Best Loan Comparison

Hippo was established in 2007 to help take the hassle out of getting quotes on a range of different financial products including online loans from a wide range of proudly South African brands.

Hippo can get you a wide range of quotes without the hassle for; motor insurance, home insurance, business insurance, health insurance, life insurance, and personal loans.

No more hassle 

Hippo does the running around for you.  Our website helps you and saves you time by giving you the quotes you need in record time. This makes comparing the different quotes easy and trouble-free. What’s more, once you have chosen which quote is best for you. We will put the selected service provider in direct contact with you.

Save money

By being able to compare quotes, you will save money. We get you the options to give you the best deal available on everything from short-term loans to car insurance.

Independent research conducted in 2017 proved that you are able to save hundreds of rands per month on car insurance alone and we have helped thousands of South Africans to compare quotes. The best part is the service is completely free of charge.

How it works

Using the latest in technological developments our service gives you quotes from our various providers. We ensure that we get you the best deal that is available to you and that our quotes are competitive. Our website is run by experienced web developers ensuring that the process is stress-free.

We make it easy to compare quotes

Our business is to take the hassle out of getting competitive quotes and we aim to give you the choice to compare providers in the comfort of your own home.

The quick loan quotes are sourced directly from our providers and are guaranteed to be competitive giving you the best deal.

How we make our money

The service Hippo offers is completely free to our clients and commission-free as well. So how do we make our money you ask?

We make our money by charging our partners a fee if a client should show interest in using their product or service. By them paying us, you don’t have to! What’s more, is they will give you the best deal they can to entice you to choose them as a provider. So you win all the way.

Telesure group

Hippo forms part of the Telesure insurance company group, but we are actually a completely independent company and we honour ourselves in being impartial and unprejudiced in all we do. The Telesure group owns and operates several of South Africa’s leading insurance brands.

Unbiased attention

We don’t play favourites and all our providers have equal opportunities when supplying quotes for personal loans. Our search results are sorted by price alone allowing you to choose the best deal available. We aim to supply you with quotes from trusted brands that you will be able to compare side by side.

Hippo Loans – Personal loan

  • Loan Type Personal loans
  • Interest Rate from 24.75%
  • Loan Amount up to R200,000
  • Repayment 12 months to 72 months

Benefits of Hippo Loans

  • Quotes in minutes
  • Repayments between 12 and 72 months
  • Personal loans of up to R200 000 available
  • A wide panel of trusted lenders

Personal loan calculator

The interest rate of a loan will vary based on your credit score and risk profile.
This loan calculator is for illustration purposes only.
The use of this quick loans calculator is subject to our terms of use.

Hippo - We help you compare loan options

Hippo will help you get the best deal when applying for a personal loan. The tough economic climate has forced many South African citizens into debt.

Many people have turned to personal cash loans to help them make it through each month or tackle paying their bills and still being able to save something for the future. This has created a unique business opportunity in the creation of loan companies.

There are so many alternative loan and banking companies around offering the best deals.  It can become confusing when searching for a personal loan and sifting through the various companies and deals available.

Our partners

We have partnered with the leading, most trusted brands, but are constantly striving to add more partners to give you more choices including bad credit loans and instant online loans.

We have a very strict process and choose our partners very carefully to ensure that hold up to the expected standard you have become accustomed to. A full list can easily be viewed on our website. What's more, is many of the lenders allow you to apply for a loan online - saving you even more time and money.

How to compare

To compare the different options is very simple. Log onto hippo.co.za and follow the easy-to-understand online instructions. Choose with the help of icons from one of the following: debts, home, car, wedding, holiday, education, funeral, medical, furniture, or others. Then select how much you want to borrow and the term you need to repay the loan.

The next section will ask you to supply us with your relevant personal details:

  • Name and surname
  • Mobile number
  • Alternative contact number
  • Email addresses
  • ID number
  • Physical street address

Select the bank you currently bank with:

Absa, Capitec, FNB, Nedbank, Standard bank or other

You will need to provide:

  • Gross monthly income (Total)
  • Net monthly income (the amount you take home after deductions)
  • Total monthly expenses

Then we will send you a listing of our top quotes taking all the relevant information you have provided into account.

Why use hippo

Once you have provided us with all the necessary information that we need, we will get you the quotes you need. The quotes will be based on the information that we receive from you.

  • We will list the providers who are most likely to grant you an instant loan based on your information.
  • Using Hippo to apply won’t impact your credit score. Hippo is listed as one inquiry where if you had to apply to each provider individually – each of the enquires will be listed on your credit report.
  • Our service is FREE, fast, and easy to use.
  • Your information is protected by the latest technology and encryption devices and is guaranteed to remain secret and secure.

Simply go to hippo.co.za and apply today.

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Hippo Loans is a trusted & reliable provider of personal loans

In our review, Hippo Loans adheres to the compliance criteria in accordance with the National Credit Act, where the granting the loan will not cause financial distress to the consumer.

Hippo Loans is a registered credit provider in South Africa: FSP 16357

Customer Reviews & Testimonials

April 2019

Hippo uses such a convenient online loan application system. Everything is simple and straight forward.

Bandile R
— Soweto —

April 2019

I experienced such professional behaviour when I was speaking with one of the consultants at Hippo regarding my loan.

Simon M
— Deneysville —

Hippo Loans Contact

Physical Address

  • Auto & General Park, 1 Telesure Lane, Riverglen, Dainfern Midrand Gauteng 2191 South Africa
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Opening Hours

  • Monday 08:00 – 17:00
  • Tuesday 08:00 – 17:00
  • Wednesday 08:00 – 17:00
  • Thursday 08:00 – 17:00
  • Friday 08:00 – 17:00
  • Saturday 08:00 – 13:00
  • Sunday – Closed