Insurers authorised to provide bancassurance in Myanmar

Prudential Myanmar Life Insurance Limited, a subsidiary of UK-based Prudential plc, has signed a partnership with Yoma Bank to provide Myanmar customers with life insurance solutions. The two firms signed a memorandum of understanding allowing Yoma Bank to distribute Prudential Myanmar’s savings and protection products at its branches across the country, according to a release […]

Myanmar awards insurance licences to five foreign providers, six joint ventures

The Financial Regulatory Department today awarded licences to five foreign insurers and half a dozen joint ventures to operate in the Myanmar market. British Prudential, Japanese Dai-ichi Life, Hong Kong AIA, US Chubb and Canadian Manulife have been permitted to issue life insurance policies in Myanmar with their fully-owned subsidiary, more than half a year […]

Why Myanmar’s Insurance Market is the Next Big Thing

Myanmar’s insurance market currently remains closed to foreign insurers, but this is soon set to change. Like banking before it, it is predicted that the Myanmar’s insurance market will be liberalized sometime this year. This presents enormous opportunities but also enormous challenges. Currently, there are 24 foreign insurers with representative offices in Myanmar, which in […]

The insurance queue just got longer

Myanmar has a historic connection with the insurance industry. Almost 80 insurance companies operated in the market from the mid-19th century till the mid-20th century, and a large number of them were foreign companies. But things changed in the 1960s when the industry was taken over by the government and all foreign insurers in the […]