Industry Performance

 Continuing the upturn in business from the last quarter, the life insurance industry achieved $426 million of total weighted* new business premiums during the third quarter of 2009, representing a 40 per cent increase over the preceding quarter (Q2 2009) and an increase of 94 per cent over Q1 2009.

The positive showing was due to single premium sales earned in the third quarter of 2009 amounting to $1.85 billion.

Mr Darren Thomson, President of the Life...

-- Published 12 November 2009 --
LIA is hopeful that business recovery will be sustained

Following two quarters of dismal results in the wake of the financial meltdown of September 2008, the Life Insurance Association today reported an upturn in sales in the second quarter of 2009, heralding optimism that the worst may indeed be over.

The life insurance industry recorded $304 million of total weighted* new business premiums during the second quarter of 2009, representing a 38 per cent increase over the preceding quarter (Q1 2009) and a slight increase (3 per...

-- Published 12 August 2009 --
Industry remains hopeful despite 56 per cent drop in first quarter sales

The life insurance industry felt the impact of the current global economic recession with a 56 per cent quarter-on-quarter drop in sales for the first quarter in 2009. On a weighted basis*, it recorded $220 million of new business premiums.

The decline was most significant for single premium sales, which plunged 77 per cent from $2.76 billion in the corresponding quarter last year to $644 million this quarter. According to the Life Insurance Association (LIA), single...

-- Published 30 April 2009 --
Annual premium sales boost performance

The life insurance industry saw a silver lining in its 2008 results posting a three per cent growth for 2008. On a weighted basis*, the industry chalked up a total of $1.71 billion of new business premiums in 2008.

The main contributing factor to this positive result was steady quarter to quarter annual premium sales. A total of $995 million of annual premium sales were made, representing a remarkable 21 per cent growth over 2007.

Single premium sales totaled $7.64 billion, a...

-- Published 05 February 2009 --
Regular and non-CPFIS single premiums sales boost performance

During the first nine months of 2008, the life insurance industry recorded $1.42 billion of total weighted* new premiums - this sales figure represents an increase of 21 per cent over the corresponding period in 2007.

The good showing was due to robust annual premium sales during the first nine months of 2008. Regular premium sales showed a significant jump of 36 per cent, boosting total new premiums to $775 million, up from $571 million a year ago. There has been steady quarter-to-...

-- Published 04 November 2008 --
Non-CPFIS single premiums register record sales

The life insurance industry saw sales climb by 27 per cent in the first half of 2008 with total weighted* new business premiums at $978 million, up from $767 million in the corresponding period in 2007.

The strong showing was due to robust single premium sales during the first six months of 2008. In absolute terms, single premium business totaled $4,985 million, representing a 14 per cent improvement over the same period in 2007. The CPF Investment Scheme (CPFIS) sector accounted for...

-- Published 05 August 2008 --
Sales all round boost performance

The life insurance industry gets off to a good start in 2008. The first quarter recorded a total of $503 million of new business premiums on a weighted basis*, representing a strong 52 per cent increase over the corresponding quarter in 2007.

Both single premium and regular premium businesses recorded healthy growth in the first quarter. Regular premium sales reached $238 million, representing a 48 per cent growth over the figures achieved for the same period in 2007.

The...

-- Published 06 May 2008 --
Business soars 30%, registering $1.66 b sales and a record high in 5 years

The life insurance industry put in a sterling performance in 2007, sustained by a robust economy and positive market conditions. On a weighted basis*, new business premiums amounted to $1.66 billion, representing a strong 30 per cent increase over the previous year. This $1.66 billion sales figure is the highest recorded in all of previous five years.

Both single premium and regular premium businesses recorded strong sales. The fourth quarter saw single premium sales soar to...

-- Published 05 February 2008 --
Business up by 31% for the first nine months of 2007; industry’s assets surpass $100 billion for first time

The life insurance industry put in a sterling performance in the first nine months of 2007, sustained by a robust economy and a buoyant stock market. On a weighted basis*, new business premiums amounted to $1.18 billon, representing a strong 31 per cent increase over the corresponding period in 2006.

The industry benefited from strong sales in both single premium and regular premium businesses. The third quarter saw single premium sales soar to $1.99 billion, with regular premium...

-- Published 06 November 2007 --

The life insurance industry performed well during the first half of 2007, recording a total of $767 million of new business premiums* on a weighted basis. This figure represents a strong 33 per cent increase over the corresponding period in 2006, reported the Life Insurance Association (LIA) of Singapore.

This outcome was a result of healthy sales from both the single premium and the regular premium business, particularly for the second quarter of 2007. In the second...

-- Published 07 August 2007 --