Drive to Zero Accidents Campaign
Published 30 Oct 2014 by DirectAsia.com
We’re thrilled to launch the Drive to Zero Accidents Campaign, a collaboration with the Singapore Police Force and Singapore Road Safety Council.
Swimming with Sharks – Award-winning Insurer Set to Make a Splash
Published 28 Sep 2012 by DirectAsia.com
DirectAsia.com is looking to make waves with its latest sponsorship deal.
The internationally renowned play, Swimming with Sharks, is the latest exciting theatre production being supported by the pioneering online insurance company.
Driving Home the Message of Road Courtesy
Published 02 Jul 2012 by DirectAsia.com
DirectAsia team up with Singapore Road Safety Council and the Road Traffic Police to create a campaign to promote better driving habits and road courtesy.
Robin Hood Video Commercial Hits Singapore Screens
Robin Hood Giving Away Money
How We Brought Robin Hood to Life
Robin Hood is back on Singapore's TV screens and online with a brand new video - and this time his enthusiasm for giving you the best deal on your car insurance has reached new heights!
Here he is, our very own living, breathing, insurance-cost-cutting Robin Hood – in his first TV commercial! But don’t get too distracted by this super-star in the making – he has an important message to deliver: you can pay less for your insurance but still enjoy complete peace of mind that if an accident does happen, you’ll get the help you need.
Find out how the talented production team brought Robin to life by placing him in live-action locations, and find out why he was given this very special job – namely, to tell Singaporeans about how we at DirectAsia.com are changing insurance across the region!
Our Customers Tell Us What They Think So Far
DirectAsia.com Hits the Big Screen
Our happy customers were then filmed telling us, in their own words, all about their experience with DirectAsia.com. It was as simple as that – the filming took place over a couple of hours and here are the results, shown on our website.
'Insurance Revolution', DirectAsia.com's latest television commercial combines live action, 3D cityscape animation and stunning visual effects, presented in a unique, refreshing manner.
Adrian Pang gets serious with road safety campaign. Singapore actor Adrian Pang and his family launch a series of major road safety video campaigns in collaboration with online insurer DirectAsia.com
Shocking new traffic police figures reveal that increasing numbers of Singapore families are not wearing seatbelts. DirectAsia.com, together with Adrian Pang’s theatre company PANGDEMONiUM! Productions, has launched a video campaign to address this and other disturbing trends on our roads.
The DirectAsia.com road safety videos are targeted at both parents and children and the first three focus on dangerous behaviours such as not using seatbelts, drink driving and using a mobile phone while driving.
The videos communicate a serious message but deliver this in a way that is intended to reach a broad audience using humour. The videos were produced and directed by Tracie Pang and star Adrian Pang and both their sons, Xander and Zachary.
03 Mar 2014
Online Insurer DirectAsia.Com, Acquired by Global Specialist Hiscox
Hamilton, Bermuda (Monday 3rd March 2014) – Hiscox, the global specialist insurance group, is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Whittington Group, the Singapore-headquartered insurance services and investment business, to acquire its direct-to-consumer online operation DirectAsia.com, subject to regulatory approval.
09 Oct 2013
DirectAsia.com Launches Online Term Life Insurance
SINGAPORE - Pioneering online insurer DirectAsia.com Singapore has launched an innovative online Term Life product, the first in the market with straight through processing and online policy issuance for cover over $200,000, with the cover range from $100,000 right up to $500,000.
13 May 2013
Rave Reviews For Show Sponsored by DirectAsia.com
DirectAsia.com’s latest sponsored theatre production, Rabbit Hole, has opened to critical acclaim. Produced by Pangdemonium Productions, the play is a former Pullizer Prize winner that deals with a bittersweet story of loss, survival and the life-affirming power of the family.
01 Jul 2011
Jazzed up Jingle from DirectAsia.com!
There’s nothing quite like producing a jingle to get the creative juices flowing. Advertisers these days pull out all the stops when it comes to pinning down that catchy memorable ditty. Celebrities, world-famous orchestras and opera singers are all called upon to put their stamp on radio jingles.
23 Jun 2011
Celebrating Success! Road Safety Champion DirectAsia.com is 1
Pioneering online insurer DirectAsia.com is celebrating its first birthday!
Since launching just 12 months ago the innovative company has fast established itself as Singapore’s chief road safety champion. This has been achieved thanks to its offer of a best price guarantee on car insurance for safe drivers.
11 Apr 2010
Launch of DirectAsia.com Will Shake-up Singapore Insurance Market
Adopting a direct business model, DirectAsia.com offers its customers lower insurance premiums by removing agents from the process. It will conduct its business primarily through a user-friendly website, supported by a fully staffed contact centre and walk-in office in the CBD.
Premiums Expected To Stabilise
Business Times, 23 May 2012
MOTOR insurance premium are largely expected to stabilise in the year ahead and may even trend downwards.
Auto Premium Fall After 4 Years of Hikes
Business Times, 23 May 2012
Decrease is due to industry collectively turning a profit of $21m in 2011. MOTOR insurance premium have finally fallen after four years of increases following the industry's return to profit in 2011.
Car cams could get you out of a jam
AsiaOne Motoring, 31 Jul 2011
For some motorists, there can never be too many safety gadgets when it comes to protecting their precious set of wheels. Example, taxi driver Fam Ten Fong has installed surveillance cameras in his vehicle to protect himself against fraudulent claims and rising premiums.
Pioneer Work: Direct Motor Insurance in Southeast Asia
Munich RE K-Forum, 13 Jul 2011
Since mid-2010, the Whittington Insurance Group has been represented in Singapore by its direct insurance unit, DirectAsia. Supported and reinsured by Munich Re, DirectAsia got off to a perfect start. 2010 marked a reform in the history of Singapore’s insurance market.
For DirectAsia.com, road safety videos get thespian's touch
AsiaOne Motoring, 29 Jun 2011
SINGAPORE - Online insurer DirectAsia.com is coinciding its first birthday celebrations with the launch of its latest road safety videos featuring local thespian Adrian Pang.
Shoot and save
Torque Magazine June 2011, 01 Jun 2011
Online insurer DirectAsia.com, in a groundbreaking move, will offer its customers a four per cent discount if they equip their car with a camera that records continuous footage of their journey.
Capture the critical seconds before, after a collision
OneMotoring.com, 01 Jun 2011
You may be a careful, considerate driver but then other drivers may be otherwise. When there is a collision between your vehicle and someone else's, it is usually your testimony against the other party's.
Lower premiums with video system
StraitsTimes Life! Motoring, 22 May 2011
A motor insurance company has become the first to offer motorists who install a video surveillance system in their car lower premiums. Not only that, it is subsidising the cost of the system.
Rising trend seen for car premiums as losses rise
The Business Times, 04 May 2011
MOTOR insurance premiums are on the general uptrend as the industry continues to grapple with an unprofitable business, which saw losses widen to $48.9 million last year.
Singaporeans take to online insurance model
The Business Times, 04 May 2011
SINGAPOREANS have been 'extremely receptive' to the online insurance model, said DirectAsia.com chief executive officer Simon Birch.
DirectAsia.com rides on MediaCorp OOH
marketing-interactive.com, 08 Apr 2011
Singapore - DirectAsia.com has launched an outdoor campaign through MediaCorp OOH Media's platform, with ads running on 350 taxis till June.
DirectAsia.com - Online Insurance Portal Eyes the Region Now
Business Times, 18 Mar 2011
Online insurance portal surpasses sales targets after just 8 months here, leading Whittington to turn it into its core business and expand it.
Customer Satisfaction Index of Singapore
Straits Times, 15 Feb 2011
MOTOR and other general insurers, who found themselves swamped with enquiries and claims after last year's flash floods, can now say their efforts then have paid off.
Find more flexibility and choice online
Straits Times, 30 Jan 2011
It's quick, convenient, transparent and cheaper - just some of the compelling reasons why a growing number of consumers are attracted to buying insurance online.
Drive your own car insurance
Bazaar Magazine, 01 Dec 2010
For the urban sophisticate, it's good to know that all your bases are covered. Car insurance is a must for the woman on the go, and DirectAsia.com offers you the ultimate solution.
Are you paying too much for your car insurance?
Singapore Women Weekly magazine, 01 Dec 2010
While car insurance is a must, you could be paying too much. DirectAsia.com is a better value option that helps you save precious dollars without scrimping on your insurance cover.
Insure your home & its belongings with DirectAsia Home Insurance
Singapore Women Weekly magazine, 15 Nov 2010
Have you insured your home and prized possessions?
Guess not. After all, your apartment is probably covered by a basic building insurance and you don’t think additional coverage is required, right? Well, it’s time to think again…
Build Social Media Connections to improve your Business
The Business Times, 20 Sep 2010
Social media, being the newest “turbo” form of the very old human practice of communication, provides the perfect opportunity to build connection between people. Insurance is about people and trust. We want to build lasting, not just single transaction, relationships with our customers.
DirectAsia Insurance is Live in Singapore with IDIT Software
IDIT Technologies - Insurance Software Solutions, 12 Sep 2010
IDIT I.D.I. Technologies Ltd., is proud to announce the successful go-live of IDIT™ Software Suite at DirectAsia.com, a member of the Whittington Group, in Singapore.
DirectAsia - Online Insurance Brand launched in Singapore
SME & Entrepreneurship Magazine, 10 Sep 2010
Last month I discussed the work carried out by Adam Morgan in the field of “Challenger Brands” and began to relate this to the birth of a real-life Challenger Brand in the shape of DirectAsia.com, a new direct-to-consumer insurance brand launched earlier this year in Singapore.
DirectAsia.com Offer Best Price Guarantee on Car Insurance
Oneshift Motoring, 07 Sep 2010
DirectAsia.com, the innovative online insurance company, is set to shake up the local motor vehicle insurance industry again by offering a best price guarantee for their premiums.
Truth as Told - DirectAsia
Auto I magazine, 01 Sep 2010
You're involved in a car accident. The other driver claims it's your fault. You know it isn't but your insurer still reduces your No Claim Discount (NCD). It's like rubbing salt in the wound. CEO of DirectAsia.com explains how his company is helping such drivers hold onto their NCDs.
Technology seen to change insurance business - DirectAsia
Channel NewsAsia, 27 Aug 2010
Market watchers say technology is set to change the insurance business, with many companies leveraging on IT systems to automate processes and cut costs.
Flexible Insurance Online – Enjoy Low Insurance Premiums & Plans
The Finder magazine, 06 Aug 2010
Purchase insurance policies for your car, home, vacation or you without going through an agent at DirectAsia.com
Enjoy lower premiums and complete control by customising various plans to suit your needs.
DirectAsia provides Car, Travel, Home and Accident Insurance
Motoring Magazine, 06 Aug 2010
A new direct-to-consumer insurance company, DirectAsia.com has launched its operations in Singapore recently, providing car, travel, home and personal accident insurance to customers.
Insurance industry must take responsibility - DirectAsia
The Straits Times Forum Online, 03 Aug 2010
As a new insurer to Singapore with a management team from markets around the world, we think there is clearly a role and responsibility for the insurance industry to play in combating the incidence of fraud.
A New Direct-to-Consumer Online Insurance Brand
SME & Entrepreneurship Magazine, 01 Aug 2010
Summary of the key foundations and strategies for the brand’s development and launch in Singapore in June and how these relate to ‘classic’ Challenger Brand best practice.
Buy Insurance Policies at Great Prices from DirectAsia Singapore
Straits Times, 26 Jul 2010
Click and get insured
Insurers are using the web to offer customers a quick and efficient method of buying policies that also saves them money.
Munich Re builds on Asia insurance expansion plans in Singapore
My Paper, 25 Jul 2010
Munich Re, which helps insurance companies pay for major losses, has teamed up with global insurance investor and services provider, Whittington Group, to launch DirectAsia.com, which will offer motor, travel, home and personal accident insurance through the website.
Adrian Pang to launch a road safety campaign with DirectAsia.com
www.OneShift.com, 24 Jul 2010
Well-known Singapore actor and funnyman, Adrian Pang has teamed up with Singapore’s online insurance company DirectAsia.com to launch a road safety campaign to address the rising number of motorists who do not belt up and other disturbing trends on our roads.
Online motor insurers offer lower premiums
The Business Times, 21 Jul 2010
GOING online for motor insurance generally costs less but it all depends on the individual driver and the insurer's assessment of his or her risk profile.
Car insurance: Are you properly covered?
motoring.asiaone.com, 29 Jun 2010
Most motorists are oblivious of which company their car is insured with until they are involved in an accident. And the more serious the incident, the greater the likelihood of realising just how good or bad their insurer really is.
DirectAsia.com eyeing 5% of motor insurance market
BusinessTimes.com.sg, 25 Jun 2010
It will bypass agents and offer lower premiums. NEW online insurer DirectAsia.com aims to capture 5 per cent of the motor market within five years.
Direct insurance unlikely to be a threat to traditional firms
Channelnewsasia.com, 24 Jun 2010
SINGAPORE : Singaporeans will get more choice when buying insurance online after a new player, DirectAsia.com, launches its website on Monday.
Second online motor insurer making its debut
The Business Times, 23 Jun 2010
Whittington Group says that its website will offer the best value insurance for car, travel, home and personal accident products. The international insurance investment business, which is headquartered in Singapore, will formally launch the website tomorrow.
Firm bypasses agents to offer insurance online - DirectAsia
StraitsTimes.com, 06 Jan 2010
DirectAsia.com will sell car, travel, home and personal accident insurance policies without clients paying the usual fees and commissions.