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  • Global regulators finalise new capital rule for big insurers

    [LONDON] The world's nine biggest insurance companies will have to hold more capital under new rules just finalised by global regulators that aim to prevent taxpayer bailouts of the industry in a...

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  • Insurance portal raises transparency, pushes insurers to be competitive

    A MONTH after the launch of a one-stop web aggregatorthat lets consumers compare life insurance policies before they decide which to get, at least one insurer is trying to re-price its products to...

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  • Launch of life insurance online portal spells lower premiums

    SOME life insurers are sparing no effort in wooing customers with competitive pricing of premiums, now that consumers can compare more than 200 life insurance products that are available on the...

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  • Should you cancel your Integrated Shield Plans?

    MY client Ms Tan recently asked me if she should terminate her father's private Integrated Shield Plan (IP) with Aviva, after reading some newspaper reports on MediShield Life which is expected to...

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  •  ‘No tax rise planned’ for subsidies on MediShield

    ALTHOUGH the payouts from MediShield Life will be more than the current scheme, the proposed mandatory medical insurance will be both sustainable and affordable over the long term, Health Minister...

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  • Slow progress on insurance reform

    A KEY reform that will let consumers buy basic insurance products directly instead of having to use an agent looks likely to be delayed.

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  • War-risk insurance market caught out

    [KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia Airlines’ (MAS) two crashes in less than five months are sending tremors through the aviation insurance market – not least because the carrier’s US$2.25 billion overall...

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  •  Singapore's fund industry grows assets under management 11.8%

    SINGAPORE'S fund industry last year grew assets under management (AUM) 11.8 per cent to S$1.82 trillion from S$1.63 trillion in 2012, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said on Thursday.

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  • Get travel cover for peace of mind / Check benefits and level of coverage given

    It can protect you from risks of overseas trips, and save you a huge sum of money

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  • Life insurers see third straight quarter of growth

    HEALTHY sales across all segments delivered the life insurance industry its third consecutive quarter of growth.

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  • MAS to promote emerging cyber insurance business

    AS PART of efforts to build Singapore into a global insurance marketplace, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will promote growth in emerging business lines such as cyber risk.

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  • Wanted: Insurance for pets

    Mr Adam Azali has been on the lookout for pet insurance since his year-old cat Baby Laddoo broke its leg in September.

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  • Health-care premiums: MOH to study suggestion on payment

    THE Ministry of Health will consider whether Singaporeans can pay higher health-care premiums when they are younger, so they pay less when they are old and have less earning power.

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  • Doctor’s charges: How high is too high?

    DOCTORS have revealed which factors they use to determine the size of their bills, in the wake of the Susan Lim overcharging case.

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  • TCM, health-care costs among key issues

    A TRADITIONAL Chinese Medicine (TCM) outlet located in a regular polyclinic?

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  • Changes to legal aid rules from today

    MORE needy individuals can now qualify for legal aid in civil cases, after rule changes kicked in today.

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  • Insurance fee for visitors to Thailand?

    BANGKOK – Thailand is considering regulations to require foreigners to buy travel and health insurance before entering the country.

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  • Proposals to simplify insurers’ financial statements for public

    AN INTERNATIONAL accounting body has released a set of proposals that aims to make it easier for the public to read the financial statements of insurers and compare them across different markets.

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  • AAS calls for thorough COE review

    THE Automobile Association of Singapore (AAS), which represents 83,000 motorists here, has weighed in on the certificate of entitlement (COE) debate.

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Aviva merges UK insurance businesses, Europe CEO quits

Aviva merges UK insurance businesses, Europe CEO quits

British insurer Aviva will merge its UK life and general insurance businesses as it focuses on offering products online, it said on... AXA insurance

AXA Life joins as sixth IP insurer from May

FRENCH insurer AXA Life will officially join the Integrated Shield Plan (IP) and rider market here as the sixth and newest provider from... comparefirst

Insurance portal raises transparency, pushes insurers to be competitive

Motor-insurance market to grow in 2017: AIG

Motor-insurance market to grow in 2017: AIG

The motor insurance market is expected to grow in the year ahead, given a rising number of rental vehicles, greater use of telematics and... OCBC’s mortgage insurance arm sees surge in business

OCBC’s mortgage insurance arm sees surge in business

OCBC’s mortgage insurance business has recorded a more than 60 per cent increase in the number of new policies issued in the first nine...

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