Private companies soon to be permitted 20 types of insurance

The private insurance companies will be permitted to provide 20 types of insurance very soon for the development of the local insurances, according to a report in the Myawady Daily yesterday. Initially, Myanmar Insurance has permitted private companies only six types of insurance out of 46. Later on, the private companies were permitted to provide […]

Myanmar to Grant Licences for More Types of Insurance ‘Soon’ as Industry Liberalises

Myanmar finance authorities have submitted a pro­posal to the government on seeking permission to grant operation of all types of insurance servic­es to the private sector. Licenses for all 40 types of insurance plus addi­tional farmers’ insurance and overseas employment life insurance are expect­ed to be granted by the government soon, said U Kyaw Win, […]

Myanmar heads for liberalizing all types of insurance services

Myanmar finance authorities have submitted a proposal to the government on seeking permission to grant operation of all types of insurance services to the private sector. Running of all 40 types of insurance plus additional farmers insurance and overseas employment life insurance are expected to be granted by the government soon, said U Kyaw Win, […]

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Outdated policies, uncompetitive premiums and restrictive procedures imposed by the government’s Insurance Business Supervisory Board (IBSB) are hindering efforts by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 […]