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Sep 2022



Growth through acquisition

With its recent acquisition of a majority stake in Gulf Assist, Europ Assistance aims to bring new services and tools to its partners in the Middle East with aspirations to improve the quality of services. Messrs Pascal Baumgarten and Enrique Ballesteros explain the motives behind the move and how the group plans to differentiate its services.

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View from India - Are insurers ready for electric vehicles?

As the era of electric vehicles begins in India, how prepared is the insurance industry to handle the new risk? Tata Motors Insurance Broking and Advisory Service’s Mr M Ravichandran briefs Middle East Insurance Review on how the insurers could  safely underwrite the new risk category.

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The effects of inflation on insurance claims

Despite post-COVID recovery being well under way, MENA’s insurance industry is facing significant claims inflation. GRS Middle East Loss Adjusters’ Mr Jim Pittman looks at the factors in play.

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Lessons from Southeast Asia drive Middle East success story

Developments in Asia outline lessons and trends that from which insurance industry stakeholders in the Middle East can benefit, say HDI Global’s Messrs Graham Silton and Raymond Ong.

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Bancassurance and future distribution channels

BSA’s Mr Simon Isgar provides an overview of bancassurance’s legal framework in GCC markets.

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The focus for bancassurance

While bancassurance in the MENA region took some time to get off the ground, it is now well placed for further growth. Waypoint Systems’ Mr Dayan Ipe talks about how bancassurance players in the region can set themselves apart.

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Life & health

Preventing fraud and abuse in medical insurance

Fraud in medical insurance has a multitude of knock-on effects for both insurers and policyholders. Dubai National Insurance’s Mr Hasnain Rashid looks at some of the impacts of fraud and what might be done to reduce and possibly eliminate it.

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