INDIAN NEWS & TIMES

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

DBS Bank India (DBS), Singappixlogos150513e_2xore’s largest bank and a leading bank in Asia, today officially announced the launch of its unique open architecture model on a single platform in the life insurance segment by expanding its strategic partnerships with two new partners in Tata AIA Life and Birla Sun Life in addition to Aviva India Life.

This makes DBS the first bank in the country to adopt the new open architecture model with three life insurers on a single platform giving its clients the freedom to choose using an analytic driven, intelligent and interactive process.

The move follows the guidelines issued by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDA) in 2015, allowing corporate agents including banks to partner with up to three insurers in each of the segment of life, general and health.

DBS, the world’s best digital bank* has been at the forefront of offering advanced technology solutions to make banking seamless and joyful for customers. Customers can evaluate the right insurance plan for them through an algorithm driven application that endorses their key requirements and empowers them to select the right insurance plans in a simple and convenient manner. The analytical-based process helps customers to access the benefits, yield and choose from the various options available from all three insurance providers in an entirely un-biased and transparent manner.

Speaking on the occasion, Surojit Shome, CEO, DBS India said: “We are delighted to announce our partnerships with Tata AIA Life, Birla Sun Life and Aviva Life, under the open architecture model to offer greater freedom and choice to our customers. We felt the need to leverage algorithms and analytics approach to help our customers match their financial and milestone needs with the most comprehensive suite of products from three of the reputed insurers in India. What is most exciting is that this differentiated technology platform is simple, easy to use and helps our customers identify the right insurance policy. This is open architecture in its truest spirit and resonates the regulator’s intention.”

He added, “This open architecture initiative is validation of our India commitment and is consistent with our customer-centric approach to deliver on the DBS’ iconic joyful banking experience. Not only will these partnerships help strengthen our bancassurance offering, the single platform approach is a clear industry trendsetter.”