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Reining in unethical insurance practices
18 Feb 2013
SINGAPORE’S commission-based system for insurance agents has often been cited as the main cause of unethical selling of insurance...
S’pore’s marine insurance on the rise: report
29 Apr 2013
[SINGAPORE] Marine insurance here is growing in lock step with Singapore’s growing number of shipping companies and ancillary marine...
Social welfare – essential building block of a nation
27 Apr 2013
THE recent formation of the Ministry of Social and Family Development, the leaner-looking successor to the former Ministry of Community...
Singapore Re posts Q1 net of $5.36m
24 Apr 2013
SINGAPORE Reinsurance Corporation posted a net profit of $5.36 million for the three months ended March 31, 2013, up from $1.05 million...
Charities and schools pay heavily for Cyprus bailout
23 Apr 2013
[NICOSIA] Charities, private schools and insurance firms with deposits in the troubled Bank of Cyprus will suffer a 27.5 per cent haircut...
Cyber-liability insurance on the rise as the weight of data grows
22 Apr 2013
FOR the first time, technology-related outages have outpaced adverse weather or any other cause of disruption to a company’s day-to-day...
HSBC gives clients more time to mull over deals
14 Apr 2013
Customers at HSBC will have more time to mull over their investment or insurance decision, thanks to a new policy at the bank.
Market for resale endowment policies emerging
13 Apr 2013
A FLEDGLING market in Singapore second-hand endowment policies is emerging, much to the chagrin of insurance companies.
Insurance exam: No deadline extension
10 Apr 2013
THE deadline for financial advisers to pass an exam that will enable them to sell investment-linked products (ILP) will not be extended.
HSBC to sell part of insurance business to AXA
04 Apr 2013
BANKING giant HSBC is selling a part of its insurance business here to AXA Singapore, it said yesterday.
Insurance: Buy what you need
01 Apr 2013
THE Babylonian king Hammurabi who ruled in 18th century BC was famous for devising a comprehensive legal code that included a system of...
Traded policy market here still murky
30 Mar 2013
THE arena of traded endowment and life policies (TEP/TLPs) remains an unregulated one, even though the instruments have been marketed in...
Insurance customers getting better quality and value
27 Mar 2013
BOTH life and general insurers now have happier customers, going by the latest results of the Customer Satisfaction Index of Singapore.
Another good year for general insurance
14 Mar 2013
SINGAPORE’S general insurance industry did well last year, with business growing by 5.4 per cent to $3.34 billion in total gross...
Prudential’s new business sales up 26% to $597m
14 Mar 2013
PRUDENTIAL Singapore racked up a record $597 million in new business sales last year, up 26 per cent on 2011, thanks to growth across all...
AXA: Retire Happy despite high inflation
12 Mar 2013
INSURER AXA is offering a new product– a market first – to try to combat the erosion of retirement income by stickily high inflation.
Panel explains thinking behind three proposals
07 Mar 2013
THE chairman of the Financial Advisory Industry Review (Fair) panel has explained the thinking behind some of its more contentious...
MAS to ensure availability of financial products consumers want
07 Mar 2013
SINGAPORE’S central bank will look at ways to ensure that financial firms fill gaps in the market for financial products that consumers...
CPFIS funds outperform in 2012 with 10% growth
03 Mar 2013
Investors who put their money into funds under the Central Provident Fund Investment Scheme (CPFIS) would have earned an average gain of...
Strong growth in AIA S’pore’s new businesses
28 Feb 2013
INSURANCE heavyweight AIA Singapore has reported a solid financial performance for the year ended Nov 30, 2012.
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