6 April 2016 | Hong Kong
Continues to focus on customer experience, simple and innovative products, omni-channel distribution and holistic services
HONG KONG, 6 April 2016 – FWD Hong Kong & Macau (“FWD”) today announced its strong 2015 business results with impressive growth across its life insurance, general insurance and pension operations, and a strengthened position across distribution channels — agency, bancasurrance, brokerage, as well as the new digital commerce platform launched in June 2015.
David Wong, Chief Executive Officer of FWD Hong Kong & Macau said, “I am delighted to announce FWD’s growth and strong performance in 2015 in Hong Kong & Macau. We made great strides over the past year building an enhanced customer strategy that offers our customers choice and convenience when dealing with FWD. As part of our customer-led approach, we wish to make insurance easy-to-understand and simple to purchase, while creating new and refreshing customer experiences.”
2015 Business Update
The solid performance across all the three business units of FWD in Hong Kong saw profit before tax of HK$266 million1.
FWD enjoyed outstanding performances across all its distribution channels:
Strategic Initiatives for 2016
While continuing to build a balanced, multi-channel distribution in 2016, FWD will focus on customer experiences with innovative products, service enhancement and development of digital commerce.
“Our vision is to change the way people feel about insurance. We want to be inspiring, relevant and dynamic in our approach to engaging our different target customers, such as simple and innovative online insurance addressing the unique and evolving needs of the e-generation, and comprehensive protection and retirement planning products for pre- and post-retirees,” David commented.
FWD is rolling out initiatives to enhance its customer engagement capability. The six service centres in Hong Kong, including the new Kwai Fong branch opened this February, are being transformed to Insurance Solutions Centres with licensed life and general insurance staff to provide holistic, one-stop insurance services such as, customer portfolio and policy review, frontline underwriting and claims assessment, as well as online-to-offline (O2O) support. The Customer Engagement Centre located also in Kwai Fong will be supporting targeted customer engagement campaigns and loyalty programmes, while providing elevated 24-hour inbound and outbound call, and live chat services.
Digital Commerce Development
FWD is investing in enriching its digital as well as O2O customer experience. Bringing life insurance online, the iFWD digital commerce platform will be providing new, easy-to-understand products in the coming year to address protection needs in everyday life, such as simple health and protection plans, and home, travel and motor insurances. The platform will also explore different partnership models.
About FWD Hong Kong & Macau
FWD Group spans Hong Kong & Macau, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and Japan. In Hong Kong, FWD offers life and medical insurance, general insurance, employee benefits, and financial planning. The life insurance and general insurance operating entities have been assigned strong financial strength ratings by international rating agencies — FWD Life Insurance Company (Bermuda) Limited is rated “A3” by Moody’s and “A” by Fitch; and FWD General Insurance Company Limited is rated “A” by Fitch.
FWD is focused on creating fresh customer experiences, with easy-to-understand products, supported by digital technology. Through this customer-led approach, FWD aims to become a leading pan-Asian insurer that changes the way people feel about insurance.
Established in Asia in 2013, FWD is the insurance business of investment group, Pacific Century Group.
For more information please visit WWW.FWD.COM.HK and WWW.FWD.COM.MO.