Kenya joins Uganda, which has also enacted laws to streamline the operations of bancassurance to drive penetration of insurance. I&M Bancassurance offers both General and Life insurance. By choosing I&M Bancassurance as your preferred insurance partner, you will enjoy the following . Banking institutions and insurance companies have found banc assurance to be an attractive and profitable complement to their existing activities. The Kenyan.
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Our penetration is at 2. In many countries around the world, India being a great example, the distribution of insurance by banks using their branch network has proven to be a very effective channel of increasing insurance penetration.
Bancassurance Not the End of Insurance Agencies – Kenya
Please check box if you do not wish to receive these communications. The agents on the other hand were not for it, as to them bancassurance represented a loss in placements and commissions. All personal information is collected and used inn accordance with our privacy statement. The Kenyan insurance industry has been relying heavily on agents and brokers bancassurancr sell insurance products. While bancassurance might initially have been seen to be taking away business from traditional intermediaries, in the long term it has actually expanded the market and created enough business for resilient intermediaries.
Operating model — the bank must have clarity on the model they will function within and what success looks like in that context 2. And even if bancassurance ends up with a commanding market share, the portion for the traditional intermediaries will still be considerably larger compared to the cumulative business they previously managed. The Insurance Regulatory Authority IRA has had to step in following numerous complaints from agents and are coming up with guidelines to help regulate bancassurance business.
The draft guidelines, though still in the pipeline, come with stricter rules for the banks with such clauses as: To begin downloading this document you will need to either sign in or create an account below.
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Bancassurance…the new opportunity; Growth, Differentiation and Disruption While other factors including financial constraints, pressure to meet targets and low commissions, might have also contributed to the declining numbers, the main threat being alluded to by many agents is bancassurance. Initially, traditional brokers and agents were not comfortable with the idea of having to share their space with banks.
Technology as a Driver for Special Risk Bancassurance In many countries around the world, India being a great example, the distribution of insurance by banks using their branch network has proven to be a very effective channel of increasing insurance penetration.
However, brokers seemed to be more for the idea than agents believing that the entry of banks into the insurance sector will increase retail outlets and raise the penetration of insurance products countrywide. Your browser does not support iframes.
Bancassurance as a penetration strategy used by Insurance Companies in Kenya
The research then bancassirance specifically on bancassurance with commentary in several areas: Partner with intermediaries to tap into their expertise in servicing complex insurance product tapping into the agency distribution channels a sub-agent portfolio is critical for banks to ensure both their insurance and banking products reach a wider market beyond their current customer base.
This research can keya used in one or more of the following ways: In addition to offering a review of key macro-economic metrics in Kenya, the research also provides a bsncassurance to the banking sector through the following information: Author Ombonya, Erick O. Trade Credit Insurance in Spain. Road Assistance in Russia. Abstract The entering of the banking institutions on the insurance market can be seen as an effort of modernizing the sector of financial services, for satisfying the diversifying needs of the consumers.
Banking institutions and ksnya companies have found banc assurance to be an attractive and profitable complement to their existing activities. For further information about this research, please access the table of contents and series prospectus by clicking on the corresponding links above, or e-mail info finaccord.
Standard Chartered Bank CEO Lamin Manjang says the companies will need to work together to offer their services driven by the need of a one-stop shop by the widening middle-class. Since the agent and broker led channels have failed to achieve significant penetration of insurance; there is need for the insurance industry players to adopt new and more efficient channels.
Standard Chartered has been in the bancassurance industry for two years following its entry into the sector through its subsidiary Standard Chartered Insurance Agency Limited. One of the most significant changes in the financial services sector over the past few years has been the appearance and development of banc assurance.
Metadata Show full item record. Current State and Future Perspectives to In my opinion the bancassirance key areas that I believe banks need to focus on are: Over 1, agents dropped out of the industry in up from agents who dropped out in Finaccord is a market research, publishing and consulting company specialising bqncassurance insurance and other financial services.
Consequently, it makes more sense to put aside the current rivalry and focus on harnessing the collective experience, strategic creativity and innovation of insurers, banks, brokers and agents towards solving our persistent penetration challenge. Agents also see bancassurance as the main reason why insurers are reviewing commissions and customers are getting a raw deal, with the banks not giving them a choice on which policy to buy and where to do it. There is still considerable room in the market for the professional intermediary.
If one considers this low penetration, then it is prudent to say that there is still a lot of ground to be covered and bancassuurance of alternative distribution channels such as bancassurance catering to the untapped market segments must be encouraged rather than vilified.
Bancassurance in Kenya: Current State and Future Perspectives to 2020
While other factors including financial constraints, pressure to meet targets bancassutance low commissions, might have also contributed to the declining numbers, the main threat being alluded to by many agents is bancassurance. Banc assurance has been identified as one of the distribution channels through which insurance penetration can be enhanced. All prospects shall be allowed to decide bancsssurance of their own volition, which insurance product they wish to buy and from which insurer.
Beyond Operational Efficiency July 25, Study findings show that banc assurance has increased insurance uptake by increasing its distribution channels, attracting new customers while retaining the old and winning the customers trust unlike the traditional agents since most customers trust banks and they frequently visit.