IKBZ hopes to capture new business with online platform

Local insurer IKBZ is hoping to become the first firm to allow people to buy its policies online – through computers and mobile devices – early this year, a senior official at the insurer told The Myanmar Times. The firm plans to start offering insurance policies online in January, with the option to register on […]

Sompo Japan offers car insurance in Myanmar

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance has entered Myanmar’s auto insurance market in a first for a foreign company. The Japanese nonlife insurer recently began selling car insurance in the Thilawa special economic zone to the southeast of Yangon. It will mainly market vehicle insurance, as well as bodily injury and property damage liability coverage, to customers […]

Insurance firms suffer under restrictive policies

Outdated policies, uncompetitive premiums and restrictive procedures imposed by the government’s Insurance Business Supervisory Board (IBSB) are hindering efforts by newly established insurance firms to find their feet ahead of a plan to open the market to international firms next year, according to industry sources. Several privately run local insurance firms have opened for business […]