Junction continues with M&S Money

In the UK, Junction, the affinity division of BGL Group, has announced the extension of its partnership with M&S Money, the retail financial services arm of Marks & Spencer, following a competitive tender process. Junction has been working with M&S Money since 2004 and the new agreement will see the brand partnering with Junction for […]

Japan’s carrier enters Indonesia

Japan’s largest non-life carrier acquires stake in the Indonesian life insurance market. The underwriter Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance (part of MS&AD Insurance Group) has acquired a 50% stake in the life insurance subsidiary of Indonesian group Sinar Mas, and the joint venture will henceforth be known as Asuransi Jiwa Sinarmas MSIG (or Sinarmas MSIG Life). Mitsui […]

Insurance opportunities in Turkey

A group of students of the University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht, Netherlands, in cooperation with a group of Students of two universities in Turkey have conducted a market research leading to an advice on the market entry in Turkey for Bengrip. The study has once more confirmed the potential for creative group insurance programs […]

Aegon provider Dutch retailer Kruidvat

The Kruidvat pharmacy chain in the Netherlands will be offering various non-life insurances in cooperation with Aegon. Kruidvat, part of the AS Watson Group, has been offering motor, household, travel and pet insurances since 2006 in cooperation with Ohra, a subsidiary of the Delta Lloyd Groep. Remarkable is the fact that only new policies will […]

Co-marketing in Insurance Germany

A separate agreement between two insurance companies concerns ARAG and Helvetia in Germany who have agreed an affinity marketing initiative in the German market after having collaborated already in Italy for several years. Specifically, the partnership will start in October 2010 and foresees that Helvetia will offer legal expenses insurance policies underwritten by ARAG while […]

Insurance in Italian Supermarket

In Italy, Italiana Assicurazioni, the insurance brand of Reale Mutua, has started offering two new products through the Interdis supermarket group in Italy. One of the products, called A-Sicura Casa, is a home contents policy while the other, A-Sicura Famiglia covers personal liability risks for all members of a family. While the Interdis group has […]

American Meat Institute announces new affinity Insurance

The American Meat Institute (AMI) announced a new AMI Member Affinity Insurance Program that will provide competitively priced product recall insurance to AMI members. AMI also offers a complete line of workers compensation, health, life, Director’s & Officer’s Liability, property, rolling stock liability and loss prevention insurance. AMI members will enjoy preferred rates. “Comprehensive and […]

Generali and Orange extend SMS insurance purchasing facility to household insurance

In Poland, PTK Centertel, the mobile phone network operator which runs the Orange brand in that country, and Generali have launched a new service which will allow customers to purchase household insurance through text messages. This new offer expands the partnership that Orange and Generali started in 2008 when they launched a mobile-linked travel service […]

Signal Induna affiliates itself to major German coalition loyalty scheme

In Germany, as a result of Signal Iduna affiliating itself to the PAYBACK coalition loyalty scheme, consumers who take out a health insurance policy provided by the insurer are now able to collect bonus points from PAYBACK which they can redeem for vouchers and other benefits at participating organisations. Signal Iduna stated that the initiative […]

Casino chooses Groupama to develop non-life insurance products in France

In France, Banque Casino, a banking subsidiary of the Casino group, has selected Groupama to partner its range of non-life insurance policies. Having swiftly developed a range of consumer-lending solutions, Banque Casino is pursuing a growth strategy that runs the gamut of basic needs in payment, credit, provident savings and insurance. Banque Casino currently offers […]