Tech co iSelect creates jobs and brings R320m boost to WC

An Australian based insurance company iSelect has officially opened office in Cape Town, with the prospect of creating nearly 1 000 jobs in the City.

The expansion will also bring a R320 million boost to the Western Cape economy.

CEO Scott Wilson explains its core business and how they have managed to place the company at the forefront of disruptive technology.

We operate across ten different industries – health insurance, electricity, life insurance, broadband, home loans….

CEO of iSelect, Scott Wilson

Part of the challenge we are facing in Australia and what brought us here is getting enough staff…

CEO of iSelect, Scott Wilson

Technology helps the customer and the advisor and in fact over 80% of our sales are call assisted.

CEO of iSelect, Scott Wilson

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