Thursday, November 23, 2017

Digital

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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KBZ to launch insurance arm on Yangon stock exchange

KBZ to launch insurance arm on Yangon stock exchange

The company’s market capitalisation could be up to US$750m if it goes ahead with an IPO in 2017.

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Intermediaries to broaden insurance market share in China

Intermediaries to broaden insurance market share in China

Growth will be driven by smaller life insurers willing to sell wealth management products online.

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Chinese online insurance growing rapidly

Chinese online insurance growing rapidly

Total premium income for online insurance reached US$21.37 billion during the first half of 2016.

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Manulife-Sinochem banks on digitalisation

Manulife-Sinochem banks on digitalisation

The company’s new strategy is no longer just about numbers, but personal engagement with customers.

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Singapore to finance insurance tech startups

Singapore to finance insurance tech startups

Eligible startups will include those working on claims processing, fraud prevention and automated advice.

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AXA and Alibaba agree global strategic partnership

AXA and Alibaba agree global strategic partnership

The companies will seek to work together to co-innovate and develop value-added products and services.

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Discovery enters Japan market with Sumitomo, Softbank

Discovery enters Japan market with Sumitomo, Softbank

South Africa’s third-biggest insurer plans to introduce its health reward programme, Vitality, with its new partners’ help.

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FWD signs Vietnam distribution agreement

FWD signs Vietnam distribution agreement

The 15-year bancassurance deal solidifies FWD’s market entry as it completes the acquisition of Great Eastern Life Vietnam.

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Asian insurtech funding takes off

Asian insurtech funding takes off

Funding for fintech ventures in Asia is rising steeply as investors bet on the potential for emerging-market startups.

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Allianz appoints chief digital officer for Asia Pacific

Allianz appoints chief digital officer for Asia Pacific

The German insurer has hired Robin Loh for the newly created role of chief digital officer for the Asia-Pacific region.

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Cars that don’t crash won’t need insurance

Cars that don’t crash won’t need insurance

What happens to the market for auto insurance when the majority of cars on the road are effective at preventing crashes?

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Baidu sets up new online car insurance firm

Baidu sets up new online car insurance firm

The Chinese insurer is venturing into the business through a partnership with China Pacific Property & Casualty.

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CIMB to sell Sompo Japan products in SE Asia

CIMB to sell Sompo Japan products in SE Asia

Malaysia’s second-largest bank has struck a distribution deal for the Japanese insurer’s non-life products.

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