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Sun Life celebrates 125th anniversary with 5 million insured Filipinos

Jan 24, 2020 - 5:28 PM

A grand concert musical written and directed by Floy Quintos was also held to celebrate this milestone

FWD Life’s Set Ka Na insurance available in more than 3,600 TrueMoney Centers in NCR

Mar 30, 2019 - 12:08 PM

FWD Set Ka Na offers 3 different basic life insurance protection plan packages to suit one's capabilities and needs

Supreme Court: Tax on non-life insurance still effective

Dec 05, 2018 - 8:25 AM

The Supreme Court reverses an earlier ruling of the Makati City Regional Trial Court

Supreme Court of the Philippines in PAdre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

The millennials' guide to choosing a financial advisor

Jul 09, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Chances are, you’ve already encountered one or more of these kinds of advisors

GT Capital spending over P100 billion in 2018

Apr 01, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The listed holding firm of tycoon George Ty plans to go big this year with its banking unit's expansion plans

HUGE CAPEX. George Ty's GT Capital Holdings Incorporated is spending as much as P111.9 billion this 2018 alone. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Italian insurer Generali refocuses on lucrative PH market

Feb 21, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Having focused on niches such as employee benefits and BPOs since its partnership with BDO ended, Generali is now on expansion mode

How can you prepare for your children’s future?

Aug 02, 2017 - 6:02 PM

Watch Judy Ann Santos and her friends react to Sun Life s short film about parenting and discuss ways they secure their children’s future

Allianz PNB Life Insurance partners with HSBC for distribution

Jul 05, 2017 - 9:35 PM

The first product of the tie up is a single pay investment linked life insurance plan that gives access to the Allianz Global Investors Fund

AXA bullish on PH insurance market, plans new IT center

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:30 PM

The firm now the 2nd largest life insurer in the country following its acquisition of Charter Ping An last year is expanding its health and general insurance offerings

WATCH: The best investment you can make

Jun 30, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Staying healthy doesn t just save you from expensive medical bills Now it can even help you earn for the future

When it's time to get serious about your health

Jun 22, 2017 - 12:37 PM

Is your lifestyle now affecting your risk for diseases in the future?

5 non-life insurance firms intend to close down

Jun 21, 2017 - 8:34 PM

The companies fear they will not be able to comply with future capital requirements by the Philippine Insurers and Reinsurers Association

CAPITAL INTENSIVE. Under the Amended Insurance Code, the capital requirement of insurance companies will increase every 3 years until 2022. File photo

Emerging Myanmar discovering it pays to insure

Aug 03, 2016 - 11:20 PM

Though most people in Myanmar are not yet interested in getting insurance experts believe there is huge potential to be tapped in the coming years

In this photo taken on May 12, 2016, Myanmar pharmacy shop owner Aye Aye Nge (C) handles a customer transaction from her stall at a new commercial building at the Shwe Mingalar market in Yangon. It was only when Aye Aye Nge's pharmacy burned down for the second time that she thought about taking out insurance, a novelty in impoverished Myanmar where most people either can't afford to buy premiums or don't trust those selling them. / AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACAD / TO GO WITH Myanmar-economy-insurance,FEATURE by Hla Hla Htay

Germany's Allianz acquires 51% of PNB Life Insurance

Dec 22, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The joint venture company will operate under the name Allianz PNB Life Insurance Incorporated

JOINT VENTURE. The closing of the transaction between Allianz and PNB Life Insurance Incorporated is still subject to regulatory approvals.

Sun Life Financial increases stake in India's Birla Sun Life Insurance

Dec 03, 2015 - 5:50 PM

India s Aditya Birla sells 23 of its shares to Sun Life Financial for ₹16 64 billion 20 81 million

GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES. Sun Life Financial will take advantage of Birla Sun Life's customer base of 1.6 million individual policyholders

3 reasons why you need life insurance

Aug 02, 2015 - 12:30 PM

Make sure you shop around and remember to get the plan that will cover you the most with the least possible cost

Manulife plans to double PH investment

May 05, 2015 - 5:25 PM

Insurance industry growth will outpace the economy says Manulife s CEO

Continuing a 120-year legacy: A musical history

Mar 28, 2015 - 11:51 AM

Sun Life marks 120 years in the Philippines with an original musical


#RubyPH: Non-life insurance firms prepare for huge claims

Dec 08, 2014 - 6:53 PM

Lack of insurance protection is one of the reasons some Filipinos are hesitant to evacuate when natural disaster strikes

How life insurance can help you today

Oct 19, 2014 - 7:23 AM

In celebration of life insurance awareness month here’s a guide to new products that allow you to reap benefits while you’re alive

Premium income challenging in 1H 2014

Sep 27, 2014 - 12:26 PM

But industry wide recovery is expected in 2H 2014 as more Filipinos invest in insurance products Manulife Philippines says

INVESTIPS: Saving on the first job

Aug 23, 2014 - 9:01 AM

Is it possible to grow your money starting from your first paycheck? Our financial planner shares how you can do it

Investment options for the young professional

Aug 09, 2014 - 12:29 PM

Are you looking to invest? Here are some options

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The best time to get life insurance

Jul 21, 2014 - 4:11 PM

The best time to purchase life insurance is when there is no need at all

Term or VUL plan: Making the choice

Jun 16, 2014 - 9:09 AM

Deciding between term or variable universal life insurance? Ultimately you choose what suits your financial goals

Getting life insurance for kids

Mar 17, 2014 - 1:47 PM

Do children need life insurance since they re not contributing to the household income yet?

Life insurance premium payments reach P170B in 2013

Jan 28, 2014 - 6:15 PM

When figures for the non life insurance sector comes in Insurance Commissioner Emmanuel Dooc expects the entire industry to hit the target P200B for the year

OPTIMISTIC. Insurance Commissioner Emmanuel Dooc sees growth in the industry for 2014 despite slowdown due to Super Typhoon Yolanda in the last quarter of 2013. Photo from

INFOGRAPHIC: Life insurance lingo

Dec 15, 2013 - 12:29 PM

A life insurance policy will ensure your family is well taken cared of if something were to happen to you Before availing of one familiarize yourself with these terms

INFOGRAPHIC: Are Filipinos ready for a brighter life?

Jul 18, 2013 - 4:14 PM

Insurance penetration in the Philippines remains low but outlook is bright

Why OFWs are difficult market for life insurance

Jun 28, 2013 - 9:33 AM

While Filipino OFW s stand to benefit the most from life insurance regulatory restrictions prevent local brokers from gaining access to the market

INSURED. OFW's are a hard market to sell to because of regulatory restrictions. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Young middle class boosts life insurance market

Jun 27, 2013 - 6:24 PM

A growing middle class and higher purchasing power among those in the BPO sector mean Filipinos buying insurance are younger a Sun Life Financial study shows

YOUNG AND MONEYED. A higher purchasing power and booming middle class fueled by the business process outsourcing industry boost the life insurance industry in the Philippines. Photo by EPA

Japan offers glimpse of history in MacArthur's office

Jul 15, 2012 - 11:56 AM

For six years US General Douglas MacArthur was lord of all he surveyed as supreme commander of the Allied forces in occupied Japan Now more than 60 years after Japan began governing itself again his office is being opened to the public just as he left it

This picture taken on July 3, 2012, shows the office room used from September 1945 until April 1951 by US General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers in Japan, at the headquarters of the Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company in Tokyo. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA