Thursday, February 22, 2018

Digital

Allianz seeks to accelerate growth in Asia

Allianz seeks to accelerate growth in Asia

The German insurer is planning to catch up with European competitors in the region, such as Prudential and AXA.

Read full article

Zhong An’s Hong Kong IPO expected July or August

Zhong An’s Hong Kong IPO expected July or August

The Chinese online insurer is expected to list as early as July or August to raise up to US$2b.

Read full article

Offline life firms dominate Korea’s online market

Offline life firms dominate Korea’s online market

Savings-type policies offered by traditional insurers are a hit with internet users in the country.

Read full article

Kyobo Life joins Korea’s insurance blockchain project

Kyobo Life joins Korea’s insurance blockchain project

The project will develop and implement an automatic payment system for small claims to policyholders.

Read full article

Axiata Digital closes US$16.8m investment in Swedish startup

Axiata Digital closes US$16.8m investment in Swedish startup

Insurtech player Bima brings microinsurance services to underserved families in emerging markets.

Read full article

BIMA aims to insure 1 billion people worldwide

BIMA aims to insure 1 billion people worldwide

The insurance firm provides mobile-delivered insurance and health services in emerging markets.

Read full article

Blockchain’s insurance revolution

Blockchain’s insurance revolution

While bitcoin itself remains a wild frontier, the underlying technology of blockchain is evolving into a powerful insurance tool.

Read full article

Zhong An to sell up to 10% stake to investors

Zhong An to sell up to 10% stake to investors

China’s first internet-only insurer intends to raise funds before its planned initial public offering.

Read full article

Malaysia crafts new privacy rules for banks, insurers

Malaysia crafts new privacy rules for banks, insurers

The act aims to protect data privacy and security by laying down codes of conduct in specific industries.

Read full article

China’s JD.com mulls online insurance business

China’s JD.com mulls online insurance business

One of China’s e-commerce giants is set to launch an internet insurance service.

Read full article

S Korean insurers post 34.3% rise in online sales

S Korean insurers post 34.3% rise in online sales

Non-life firms sales had risen to a total of W1.4 trillion (US$1.19 billion) in 2016.

Read full article

Breaking the digital ceiling

Breaking the digital ceiling

Could 2017 could be the year that digital and insurtech solutions break into the mainstream in Asian insurance markets?

Read full article

Aviva to merge units and focus on online selling

Aviva to merge units and focus on online selling

The UK company’s life and general insurance businesses will combine as part of a shift to digital sales.

Read full article

Aegon Life forecasts online insurance growth in India

Aegon Life forecasts online insurance growth in India

Buying insurance products in the country will soon be similar to booking a plane ticket online.

Read full article

Indonesia’s Jiwasraya eyes capturing younger market

Indonesia’s Jiwasraya eyes capturing younger market

The government-owned insurer looks to tap the younger market in its plan of digitalising its distribution and sales.

Read full article

Tencent and investors sign HeTai Life deal

Tencent and investors sign HeTai Life deal

The Chinese internet giant invested through a subsidiary, while other shareholders include Citic Guoan and Munson Capital.

Read full article

Pokemon Go’s surprising health dividend

Pokemon Go’s surprising health dividend

Microsoft estimates the game has added a total of 144 billion steps to US physical activity.

Read full article

Online platforms drive growth in China

Online platforms drive growth in China

This year has seen some 330 million customers buy insurance through the internet.

Read full article

InsuranceAsia News video

Nina Klingspor, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

Follow InsuranceAsia News

Partner Content

White Papers

Print Edition

WINTER 2017

Defending Asia's evolving risks