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Direct Life Insurance Companies: Hollard Insurance

By: Stephen Handley
We provide Life Insurance Comparisons of leading Australian Life Insurance Companies


Hollard, one of Australia’s direct life insurance companies, is a global financial services business with operations in Australia, Africa, Europe, India, China and the United States. They offer direct, intermediated and white-labelled insurance solutions to more than 6.5 million policy holders worldwide.

Hollard was formed in South Africa in 1980 to underwrite self-insurance programs for large corporate clients and banks. Since then Hollard has grown to become the largest independent insurance and investment group in South Africa.

The wider Hollard Group now consists of insurance businesses in Australia, throughout Africa, in Europe, India, China and the United States, employing over 1,600 people and arranging cover for more than 6.5 million policy holders. Globally the Hollard Group holds assets exceeding AUD $1.7 billion (find out more on our Financial Strength page). Visit for more information about the Hollard Group.

Hollard entered the Australian market in 1999 with the same spirit and enthusiasm that make our parent company so successful. Our vision is to build an enduring business by partnering with leading insurance intermediaries and by delighting our customers with quality products and outstanding service. Our Sydney based business is APRA authorised and audited by KPMG.

Hollard Insurance, through a wide range of insurance products, including Life Insurance and Income Protection distribution, Pet Insurance, Home & Contents and Motor Insurance, secures the lives and assets of over 500,000 customers. We cover thousands more through our wholesale umbrella of business and specialised products such as commercial, construction, mobile phone and personal accident insurance through our insurance intermediary partners. We are fully committed to steadily growing our presence in Australia.

Hollard’s innovative retail insurance brand Real Insurance launched Pay As You DriveTM, Australia’s first pay by kilometre car insurance, mid 2008. This unique product has obtained industry recognition in 2008, 2009 and 2010 consecutively. For more information on the range of industry awards Real Pay As You DriveTM has been honoured with visit our Awards page.