PIAM targets four per cent insurance penetration by 2020

The General Insurance Association of Malaysia (PIAM) aims to increase life and non-life insurance penetration in Malaysia to four per cent by 2020. Chairman Antony Lee said the association echoed Bank Negara Malaysia’s target, as life and non-life insurance penetration in the country was now below two per cent, which was half of where it should be. “For[…]

LIAM seeks govt support on insurance penetration

The Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM) has expressed hope that the new government would continue to support insurers and takaful operators to reach out to more Malaysians in line with the aspiration to insure 75 per cent of the population by 2020. President Anusha Thavarajah said despite the recent change in the Malaysian government, she believes the initiative would continue as[…]

PIAM to help reduce accidents by 20% in 2018

The General Insurance Association of Malaysia (PIAM) has set a stretched target to help reduce road accidents nationwide by 20% this year from 521,466 recorded in 2016 and by 50% from 2020 onwards in collaboration with enforcement agencies. Chairman Antony Lee said the current trend of accidents and fatalities caused by heavy and commercial vehicles[…]

Public Awareness Of Savings Protection, Insurance Still Low

The level of public awareness about savings, takaful and insurance protection provided by Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia (PIDM) under the Takaful and Insurance Benefits Protection Scheme is still low. Its chief executive officer, Rafiz Azuan Abdullah said based on a study conducted last year, only 62 per cent of people in this country were aware of takaful and insurance protection given by PIDM although various information efforts had been made. “Even that[…]

Insurance, Takaful Products Not Attractive To Large Segments Of Population

Insurance and takaful products are still not attractive to large segments of the population of Malaysia as many of them are too complex and unaffordable, said Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) Governor, Tan Sri Muhammad Ibrahim. He said the industry should concentrate on the underserved segment to allow them to be protected by at least one[…]

General Insurance Industry’s 1H17 Gross Written Premiums Fall To RM9.17 Bln

The general insurance industry declined by 1.9 per cent during the first half of 2017 (1H17) as compared to the same period last year, with gross written premiums slipping to RM9.17 billion from RM9.34 billion year-on-year (y-o-y). General Insurance Association of Malaysia (PIAM) Chief Executive Officer Mark Lim said the industry was weighed down by[…]