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

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About Hippo

Hippo was launched in 2007.

We are the first South African comparison website. At Hippo, we compare insurance and other personal loan products from a range of South African brands.

How does Hippo work

At Hippo, we have the best technology that makes it easier for us to get all our customers the best deals. All Hippo web services are run and managed by experienced and leading web developers which makes it easy for us to deliver the best to our clients as well as delivering competitive quotes.

Hippo is a part of Telesure Investment Holdings (TIH)

Although we are a part of TIH, we are a separate business and pride ourselves on always being unbiased and impartial. Although we are a South African business, we operate like international comparison websites. All Hippo search results and quotes are ordered by price alone. At Hippo, we do not have any favourite brands because our mission is to provide our customers with the best insurance deal.

How to get hold of Hippo

Hippo is available nationwide. Whenever you need us, you can visit our website, our offices or call us during working days. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTu

What Hippo can offer you

All personal loans are tailored to fit every individual’s financial status.

A personal loan is always an unsecured loan that you take when you need quick cash to finance your lifestyle or your asset. With personal loans, you can borrow between R1,000 and R200,000.

Personal loan terms and interests

Although all our services are from different lenders all the information, we give to you is accurate and we always update our site more often. All the personal loans we have on offer have a minimum repayment of 12 months, and a maximum repayment period of 72 months. Repayments are calculated at 27.5% interest per annum. After you are approved and received the loan you will start to pay it back in monthly instalments over your chosen period.

We offer a simple service at Hippo

All you need to do is to follow our guideline and you will find a suitable quick loan for your needs in an instant.

  • Step 1- Compare the loans to find the best one for you.
  • Step 2- review all the loans to get the one you could qualify for. Even when you are looking for a low-rate option or a premium loan we have incredible products for every type of customer.
  • Step 3- when you have found your ideal loan, click the apply button.

Hippo Personal loans

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

Benefits of Hippo

  • Personal loans of up to R200,000
  • Repayments between 12 and 72 months
  • A wide panel of trusted lenders
  • Years of lending experience

Personal loans 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 Online loan calculator is subject to our terms of use.

Apply for the financial product you want in less than 5 minutes.

There is no reason for you to wait. We are waiting to assist you.

We have a convenient and quick loan application form. At Hippo, we want to get rid of the long ques South African stand on when they need a loan.

How to apply for a loan through Hippo

Making an online loan application at Hippo does not consume your time at all. And you can apply for a loan at your comfort zone, it can be either office or home.

  • You only need approximately two minutes to apply. You will need to complete the form and compare personal loan offerings side by side.
  • Hippo site is encrypted. No one else can access the documents you send to us.
  • When we want to perform a credit check when you apply for a loan, we will ensure that we let you know beforehand. We fully understand that accessing your personal life without your consent is wrong thus we inform you with everything that we will do relating to your application.

Make use of Hippo online loan calculator before applying

Our calculator is designed to help you calculate your affordability when you need a loan. The calculator determines how much your monthly repayments could be when you take a certain amount of loan.

Hippo service is free of charge

At Hippo, we help people look for a loan at our own will. We will never charge you any fee for making use of our services. At Hippo, we only make money simply by charging our partners a fee when a customer chooses to find out more about their products.

Customer Reviews & Testimonials

September 2019

Hippo helped me finance my car, they got me an amazing package.

Maxwell T
— Gauteng —

February 2019

I married the woman of my dreams with style because of the personal loan I received through Hippo

Beth G
— Cape Town —

Hippo Contact Details

Physical Address

  • 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