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Insurance M&A increases in value

Insurance M&A increases in value

“Fewer in number, but higher in value” says Willis Towers Watson in its recent survey.

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Chinese internet-only insurers still register losses

Chinese internet-only insurers still register losses

The profits of China’s four online-based insurers saw a rise in premium income, but still ended up registering a loss.

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ZhongAn Online to apply AI to improve service

ZhongAn Online to apply AI to improve service

China’s first online-only insurance firm says that it plans to deploy artificial intelligence to improve its offering.

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Prudential launches fintech programme in Singapore

Prudential launches fintech programme in Singapore

The Pru Fintegrate partnership programme will see the company co-develop digital solutions.

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Yunfeng’s MassMutual acquisition to take another year

Yunfeng’s MassMutual acquisition to take another year

It could take at least one year for the Chinese group to complete its US$1.7 billion acquisition.

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Drastic changes ahead in China’s insurance sector

Drastic changes ahead in China’s insurance sector

The government plans to implement changes in policies, environment and technology, according to CIRC.

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HK regulator to fast track online-only insurers

HK regulator to fast track online-only insurers

Companies applying to operate online-only insurance firms in Hong Kong can expect faster processing of their applications.

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ZhongAn debuts in Hong Kong

ZhongAn debuts in Hong Kong

Shares in China’s first online insurer got off to a flying start, but the company faces challenges.

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ZhongAn raises US$1.5bn in HK IPO

ZhongAn raises US$1.5bn in HK IPO

China’s first internet-only insurer priced its initial public offering at the top of the indicated range.

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Interconnected insurance

Interconnected insurance

We speak to data centre and interconnection specialist Equinix’s James Maudslay about the industry’s progress in digitisation.

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ZhongAn eyes HK expansion after IPO

ZhongAn eyes HK expansion after IPO

The company is looking to sell life insurance and other healthcare products in the territory after it lists on HKEx.

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ZhongAn seeks US$11bn valuation in HK IPO

ZhongAn seeks US$11bn valuation in HK IPO

China’s first internet-only insurer is selling a 15% stake that will see it raise US$1.5bn if the deal materialises.

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What customers want

What customers want

Companies that succeed in the future will be those that successfully redefine the very nature of what it means to be an insurer.

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Singapore sees first digitised direct insurance broker

Singapore sees first digitised direct insurance broker

Startup app PolicyPal will begin operating under its subsidiary BaoXianBaobao this week.

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Asia’s insurtech edge

Asia’s insurtech edge

Legacy issues are one of the biggest obstacles for insurers in developed markets. But not in Asia.

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Indian regulator surveys insurers on telematics

Indian regulator surveys insurers on telematics

Irdai is seeking a better understanding of how product design and pricing should work for mass adoption of telematics.

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Aviva, Tencent to launch Hong Kong online insurer

Aviva, Tencent to launch Hong Kong online insurer

The two companies are seeking regulatory approval to launch the disruptive startup.

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IAG names chief digital officer

IAG names chief digital officer

Mark Drasutis moves from NewsCorp to assume the newly created position and take a lead on customer experience.

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