September 27, 2021

Middle East Views

Middle East Views
Premium-February-2020-mental-healh-1

Bupa: HNW proactive in managing mental health

Bupa Global has launched the second edition of the Bupa Global Executive Wellbeing Index analysing the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world’s high-net-worth community. The index, surveyed over 1,200 HNWIs and senior business executives based across Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia. The survey shows...

premium-sept-2019-Middle-East-Views-1

SCA, DWTCA to support crypto assets trading

The Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) and the Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (DWTCA) have entered into an agreement supporting the regulation, offering, issuance, listing and trading of crypto assets and related financial activities within DWTCA’s free zone. The agreement establishes a framework that allows DWTCA to issue the necessary...

Premium-Looking-West-5

Expat Egyptians to be insured

Under the patronage of the Financial Supervisory Authority, Dr. Mohamed Omran, chairman of the Authority, signed a memorandum of understanding with Egypt’s minister of Immigration Nabila Makram, and Alaa Al-Zoheiry, chairman of the Egyptian Insurance Federation, with the aim of coordinating cooperation in the field of providing insurance protection for...

Premium-April-2016-team-strategy

Moody’s: Falling profits highlights adversity

Takaful providers in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries reported a decline of over a third in their combined net income during the first half of 2021 (H1 2021) compared with the same period last year. The deterioration reflected rising claims and stiff competition in a still fragmented industry. Moody’s...

premium-november-2017-middle-east-views-ksa

SAMA: GWP rises by 8.1% in Q2 2021

The Saudi Central Bank has announced the second quarterly report of the year 2021 for the insurance sector. Overall, the sector showed positive developments during the second quarter of the year 2021, according to the report. The gross written premiums grew by 8.1 percent to reach SAR9.4 billion in the second...

Premium-September-2021-Insurance-2

Bahrain insurers integrated to eKYC service

Bahrain-based Benefit, a fintech and electronic financial transactions service organisation, has integrated the insurance sector to the Electronic Know Your Customer (eKYC) service in collaboration with Bahrain Insurance Association (BIA). This initiative is aligned with The Central Bank of Bahrain’s (CBB) objective of the digitisation of insurance services. The eKYC...

Workplace wellness programs and their effectiveness

‘Workforce exhaustion a top risk’

Rapid changes to working conditions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have exposed gaps in the ability of organisations to respond to risks associated with their workforces, according to a new report by Mercer Marsh Benefits (MMB). Conducted a year after the declaration of the pandemic, the survey of over 100...

Premium-November-2020-Looking-west-market-expectation

FPI launches new ESG fund range

Friends Provident International has launched a new Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) fund range targeting responsible investors. The Responsible Investing sector is supported by investment tools and educational articles, aimed at investor education and features a range of thematic equity funds whose portfolios invest in companies that contribute to positive societal change....

CMA issues 4 TPA licenses in H1 2021

The Capital Market Authority (CMA) issued licenses for four Health Insurance Third Party Administrators (TPAs) up to end of June this year to enhance the regulatory aspect of health insurance market in the Sultanate. CMA  issued the regulation for practicing the business of TPAs last year which is step forward...

Premium-July-August-2021-Face-to-Face

Cigna: Telehealth, virtual health gains more acceptance

Employees perspectives towards health is now undergoing massive change as critical decisions behind choosing an employer have begun transitioning, according to Cigna Corporation. About 72 percent respondents in the Cigna Well-Being Survey for 2021 have placed significant importance on access to care such as medical advice or treatment, whereas 73...

Previous Issue