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DBS and Chubb officially launch 15-year regional general insurance distribution partnership
Jan 1, 2018
HONG KONG

DBS Bank Ltd and Chubb are pleased to announce the launch of their 15-year regional general insurance distribution partnership agreement in Hong Kong, Singapore, China and Taiwan. As part of the agreement, effective 1 January 2018, DBS will distribute, on an exclusive or preferred basis, Chubb’s coverage for home, contents and selected personal accident and supplemental health (A&H) insurance products as well as general insurance products for SMEs. The official launch of the co-operation agreement in Indonesia will commence at a later date, subject to regulatory approval.

Through this regional general insurance partnership, DBS’ six million retail, wealth and SME customers will gain access to Chubb’s suite of market leading products, across the bank’s extensive network of over 200 branches as well as via its digital banking platforms. DBS’ digital commitment will provide a robust platform to expand Chubb’s distribution across these key Asian markets.

With the official launch of the partnership, DBS customers can look forward to a broad range of quality insurance solutions that meet the varied needs of individuals and businesses. This is backed by Chubb’s highly experienced local underwriting teams and claims professionals.

Pearlyn Phau, Deputy Group Head of Consumer Banking & Wealth Management, DBS Bank, said: “This partnership represents the coming together of two leading organisations, combining DBS’ superior Asian banking franchise with Chubb, the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty (P&C) insurance company and a global leader in general insurance and reinsurance. Chubb’s track record in delivering digital innovation, collaborating with partners and offering a suite of market leading products across multiple customer segments makes them an ideal partner for DBS.”

Paul McNamee, Chubb’s Regional President for Asia Pacific, said: “We are honoured to work with DBS, a well-established and trusted bank in Asia. We share similar digital ambitions and the partnership provides a good strategic fit with Chubb’s growth plans in the region. We are excited by the opportunities to collaborate on innovation to enhance the customer experience within DBS’ ecosystem. Together, we aim to forge a true partnership to maximise value for customers and stakeholders in the region.”

DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited CEO Sebastian Paredes said: “This partnership with world-class insurance company Chubb will leverage our combined synergies to serve a broader range of customers with leading protection solutions for greater peace of mind. We believe this partnership represents a significant addition for DBS to further expand our leadership position among affluent customers and SMEs in this very important market.”

Doug White, Country President for Chubb in Hong Kong, said: “For Chubb in Hong Kong, we have been expanding our distribution channels, both online and offline, to increase our reach in this highly entrepreneurial economy. This partnership with DBS augments our ability to access SME banking clients and consumers, significantly increasing our opportunities to cross and upsell our product range. To commemorate the launch of our partnership, we have developed a number of promotions which we are sure will be very attractive to DBS’ customers.”

With the official launch of the partnership, attractive offers are available in Hong Kong:

  1. 40% discount when purchasing Annual Travel Plans or 45% discount when purchasing Single Travel Plans*
  2. Complimentary airport limousine ride for Annual Travel Gold Plan customers, and a free Airport Express Single Journey ticket for Single Travel Gold Plan customers*
  3. For peace of mind while you are travelling, home contents coverage will protect against burglary for losses of up to HK$20,000

*The offers are available until 28 February.

For more information and offer details, please visit go.dbs.com/hk-chubb

 

About DBS
DBS - Living, Breathing Asia

 

DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, with over 280 branches across 18 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS has a growing presence in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The bank's "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings, is among the highest in the world.

DBS is at the forefront of leveraging digital technology to shape the future of banking, and has been named “World’s Best Digital Bank” by Euromoney. The bank has also been recognised for its leadership in the region, having been named “Asia’s Best Bank” by several publications including The Banker, Global Finance, IFR Asia and Euromoney since 2012. In addition, the bank has been named “Safest Bank in Asia” by Global Finance for nine consecutive years from 2009 to 2017.

DBS provides a full range of services in consumer, SME and corporate banking. As a bank born and bred in Asia, DBS understands the intricacies of doing business in the region’s most dynamic markets. DBS is committed to building lasting relationships with customers, and positively impacting communities through supporting social enterprises, as it banks the Asian way. It has also established a SGD 50 million foundation to strengthen its corporate social responsibility efforts in Singapore and across Asia.

With its extensive network of operations in Asia and emphasis on engaging and empowering its staff, DBS presents exciting career opportunities. The bank acknowledges the passion, commitment and can-do spirit in all of our 23,000 staff, representing over 40 nationalities. For more information, please visit www.dbs.com.

 

About Chubb in Hong Kong

 

Chubb is the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurer. With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London and other locations, and employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide.

With both general and life insurance operations, Chubb has been present in Hong Kong for more than 90 years via acquisitions by its predecessor companies. Its general insurance operation in Hong Kong (Chubb Insurance Hong Kong Limited) is a niche and specialist general insurer offering products such as Property, Casualty, Marine, as well as Accident & Health programs for large corporates, midsized commercial and small business customers. The AA- long term insurer financial strength and counterparty credit ratings by Standard & Poor’s are indicative of the company’s strong capitalisation. Over the years, the company has built strong client relationships by offering responsive service, developing innovative products and providing market leadership built on financial strength.

More information can be found at www.chubb.com/hk.

 

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DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
Group Strategic Marketing & Communications

Dennis Eng - Email: cheyeungdennis@dbs.com / Tel: (852) 3668 6116
Gigi Wong - Email: gigiwong@dbs.com / Tel: (852) 3668 6114
Venus Tsang - Email: venustsang@dbs.com / Tel: (852) 3668 5608


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