Southeast Asian market News

Singapore Lender UOB Reviews Non-Life, Life Bancassurance Businesses: Sources

Singapore lender United Overseas Bank Ltd. is reviewing its insurance business, including an existing partnership with Prudential Plc, after Southeast Asia witnessed a wave of lucrative distribution deals, people familiar with the matter said. UOB has been soliciting ideas from …

Insurance Australia Group Plans to Sell Troubled SE Asian Businesses: Sources

Insurance Australia Group is set to sell its four Southeast Asian businesses in deals that could be valued at about $500 million, under a review of its Asian operations, three people with knowledge of the matter said. IAG, Australia’s biggest …

Ride-Hailing Firm Grab Aims to Be Major Financial Services Player in SE Asia

After gaining success in ride-hailing, Grab co-founder Anthony Tan is pushing his startup into a new challenge: catering to those under-served by traditional financial institutions in Southeast Asia. Tan, together with GrabPay Southeast Asia Managing Director Jason Thompson, laid out …

Chubb to Provide Drivers’ Products for SE Asian Transportation/Fintech Platform Grab

Grab, the Southeast Asia on-demand transportation and fintech platform, announced a partnership with Chubb to offer insurance solutions for Grab’s drivers. Using the Grab app, drivers will be able to select different insurance options to protect their vehicles, their livelihoods …

AIG Names Spaven as Head of Liabilities & Financial Lines, Singapore & SE Asia

AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte. Ltd. (AIG Singapore) announced that Scott Spaven, who is currently head of Client & Broker Engagement for Singapore and Southeast Asia, is taking on the additional role of head of Liabilities and Financial Lines for …

RMS Launches New Models for Tropical Cyclone & Earthquake in Asia Pacific

RMS, the Newark, Calif.-based risk modeling and analytics firm, has introduced typhoon models for wind and flood for South Korea and Taiwan, plus four new earthquake models for Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. This launch augments the company’s existing suite …

RFIB Names Leith-Smith, Penfold & Hawkins, Forming SE Asia Marine Cargo Team

RFIB Group Ltd., the London-based Lloyd’s insurance and reinsurance broker, announced the appointments of Paul Leith-Smith, Giles Penfold and Will Hawkins who will form a new Southeast Asia marine cargo team. The team joins from the broker, Ed, and will …