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26

Aug

HNB Assurance PLC hits a record breaking 37% GWP growth during H1 - 2022

HNB Assurance PLC., (HNBA) one of the fast-growing Life Insurance Companies in the country recorded a Gross Written Premium (GWP) of 4.3 Bn during the first half of 2022 which is an impressive growth of 37% compared to the comparative period last year. Whilst this growth is well over that of the industry which grew at 18%, it is also the highest growth recorded amongst the top 10 life insurers in the country.

Sharing his views, Chief Executive Officer of HNBA Mr. Lasitha Wimalaratne stated, “I’m extremely impressed to see this growth moment of the Company despite the challenges we had to face during the first half of the year, which is a reaffirmation of and a testament to the robust strategies that have been employed by the Company as we chart our course during these trying times. Both business lines of the Company, namely the Agency and the Partnership Channel have made great headway in tapping into diverse customer pools to offer a very robust full-bodied insurance proposition addressing the financial protection needs of a very discerning clientele. The business is also retooling itself with the latest in terms of technological capability to ensure that we stay reachable and relevant to the various markets that we operate in”. Mr. Wimalaratne also noted with deep appreciation the contribution of the Company’s Advisor Force, Bancassurance Team, Alternative Sales Team and the Distribution Management Team for their sheer hard work and unwavering determination which has delivered these impressive results in the most arduous of conditions.   

Chief Business Officer/ General Manager - Advisor Distribution Channel of HNBA, Mr. Harindra Ramasinghe expressed his views stating, “Amidst many challenges and negative impact caused by the economic turbulence of the country, the Advisor Force of HNBA has gone the extra mile to keep the business steady and growing, and I am extremely delighted to elaborate on the achievements we have recorded as a result of it.  During the first half of the year 2022, the Advisor Channel recorded a total GWP of LKR 2.4 Bn. The business continued to seize new and potential market segments across the country. The Advisor Channel showed a steady growth as several recruitment campaigns continued throughout the country. Whilst appreciating the dedication and efforts of the entire Advisor Force, Branch Network and Distribution Management Teams, with the direction of the Management, I’m sure the Advisor Channel will continue its growth trajectory during the second half of 2022”.

Mr. Sanesh Fernando, Chief Business Officer/ General Manager - Partnership of HNBA expressed his views stating, “The Partnership Channel delivered an exceptional performance during 1H 2022, setting new benchmarks in the market recording a GWP of LKR 1.8 Bn. As one of the key business channels of the Company the overall partnership network has grown and contributed immensely to the business, and I would like to convey my sincere gratitude to the entire Bancassurance, Broker and Alternate Teams for their continuous dedication. I also record our most heartfelt appreciation of all our Bancassurance partners without whose support achievements such as this would not have been possible.   I’m confident that, with the solid business strategies in place the Partnership Channel will continue to grow to new heights”.

HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) is a leading Life Insurance Company in Sri Lanka with a network of 64 branches. HNBA has been assigned a rating of ‘A+’ (lka) by Fitch Ratings Lanka for 'National Insurer Financial Strength Rating'. Following the introduction of the segregation rules by the Insurance Regulator, HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI) was created and commenced its operations in January 2015; HNBGI continues to specialize in motor, non-motor and Takaful insurance solutions and is a fully owned subsidiary of HNB Assurance PLC. HNB General Insurance has been assigned a 'National Insurer Financial Strength Rating' of ‘A+’ (lka) by Fitch Ratings Lanka Limited. HNBA is rated within the Top 100 brands and Top 100 companies in Sri Lanka by LMD and has won international awards for Brand Excellence, Digital Marketing and HR Excellence including the Great Place To Work® Certification, and won many awards for its Annual Reports at award ceremonies organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.


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17

Aug

HNB Assurance Group records 31% Growth in GWP during H1 of 2022

HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) and its fully owned subsidiary HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI) recorded a Gross Written Premium (GWP) of LKR 7.4 Bn depicting a steady growth of 31% during H1 of 2022.

Expressing her views on the financial performance of the Group, Chairperson of HNBA and HNBGI, Mrs. Rose Cooray stated, “It is indeed a great pleasure to announce that the HNB Assurance Group has achieved a 31% growth in GWP compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. In reviewing the performance of each business, the Life Insurance Company recorded a GWP of LKR 4.3 Bn showcasing a growth of 37% and the General Insurance business recorded a GWP of 3.3 Bn, depicting a growth of 23%. These significant results were recorded amidst a number of unprecedented economic and social challenges in the country. However, the resilience of our core business model and focus on capturing market segments with growth potential has led to yield these significant results. The commitment and dedication of the Management and staff members of HNBA and HNBGI coupled with the solid business strategies will surely take the HNBA Group to new heights.”

Mr. Lasitha Wimalaratne, Chief Executive Officer of HNB Assurance PLC. expressed his views stating, “I am delighted to share the impressive growth we have achieved despite the challenging market conditions and economic turbulence. During the first half of 2022 HNBA had a growth of 37%, recording the highest growth rate amongst the Top 10 Life Insurance Companies in Sri Lanka. This is a truly commendable achievement since we stand ahead of the industry growth rate of 18%. The Company’s Life Insurance Fund stands at LKR 22.6 Bn at the end of H1 of 2022 whilst the Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) of HNBA stood at 320%. This further reaffirms the Company’s financial stability as the CAR is well above the minimum stipulated rate of 120% as directed by the Regulator. Keeping to our promise towards our valued policyholders, HNBA settled Insurance Benefits and Claims amounting to LKR 1 Bn. These results are a depiction of our well-focused strategies, growth initiatives and synergy of all teams involved. The Management of HNBA remains confident of its competitive advantage and strong financial footing and is focused on what is ahead and seizing every opportunity to expand its footprint in the market.”Mr. Sithumina Jayasundara, Chief Executive Officer of HNB General Insurance Limited commenting on the progressive growth stated that “During this challenging period that we are facing as a country and as an industry as a whole, HNBGI was able to maintain a steady financial growth capitalizing on its service and operational excellence.  HNBGI recorded a GWP of LKR 3.3 Bn with a growth of 23%. During the period the Company settled Insurance Benefits and Claims amounting to over LKR 1.6 Bn showcasing a steady commitment to our valuable customers. Demonstrating the Company’s strong financial strength, the Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) of HNBGI stood at 235%, which is well above the regulatory requirement. HNBGI was adjudged the Best Insurance Company Claims Management Team - Sri Lanka 2022 by Global Banking and Finance Review and also as the Best General Insurance Company of the Year - Special Recognition Award at the recently held 3rd ICC Emerging Asia Insurance Awards 2021. Our team is set to continue its journey with a positive note capturing every growth opportunity in the market moving forward.”

HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) is a leading Life Insurance Company in Sri Lanka with a network of 64 branches. HNBA has been assigned a rating of ‘A+’ (lka) by Fitch Ratings Lanka for 'National Insurer Financial Strength Rating'. Following the introduction of the segregation rules by the Insurance Regulator, HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI) was created and commenced its operations in January 2015; HNBGI continues to specialize in motor, non-motor and Takaful insurance solutions and is a fully owned subsidiary of HNB Assurance PLC. HNB General Insurance has been assigned a 'National Insurer Financial Strength Rating' of ‘A+’ (lka) by Fitch Ratings Lanka Limited. HNBA is rated within the Top 100 brands and Top 100 companies in Sri Lanka by LMD and has won international awards for Brand Excellence, Digital Marketing and HR Excellence including the Great Place To Work® Certification, and won many awards for its Annual Reports at award ceremonies organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.


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27

Jul

HNB Assurance Conferred with ‘Best Digital Marketing Insurance Brand - Sri Lanka 2022’ Award

HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA), a leading life insurance service provider in Sri Lanka was awarded the Best Digital Marketing Brand - Insurance in Sri Lanka at GBO Awards 2022 by Global Business Outlook, UK recently. This prestigious title was awarded following a thorough assessment of the brand’s social media and digital assets, campaigns launched across social media platforms and management of social and digital platforms of the Company. Sharing his views, Chief Executive Officer of HNBA, Mr. Lasitha Wimalaratne stated, “HNBA is delighted to be the recipient of this award. During the past couple of years HNBA has launched several bold initiatives and campaigns across its social media channels and this is a testament to the success of all those initiatives. The brand has always been focused on connecting and building relationships with our customers and key stakeholders through emerging channels, and the social and digital assets of the brand have helped us cultivate and manage meaningful relationships with our customers. It is no secret that social media is changing the way we communicate with each other, and digital platforms are powerful tools in today’s marketing context and HNBA has used these tools in a way which it captures and communicates the values of the brand. This achievement would not have become a reality if it were not for the efforts of our digital agency, and I’m truly thankful for the support and commitment that has always been forthcoming from them”.  Commenting on the award, Mr. Dinesh Yogaratnam, Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer of HNBA and its fully owned subsidiary, HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI) stated, “In today’s ever-connected world, the various social media and digital platforms have become so interconnected and intertwined with one’s day to day life, that the thought of an existence without it becomes preposterous and incomprehensible. As an ever-increasing amount of content fronts the user, the challenge for any marketer is being relevant in a manner that captures one’s attention in order that it will induce engagement with the brand. At HNBA, we follow a simple yet effective approach in managing our social media platforms and that is, being simple, accurate and relevant in everything that we do and say, guided by the overarching direction of the strategic plan of the Company. This approach has helped and taken the brand a long way in the social media marketing arena and the brand will continue to assemble innovative and timely initiatives across social and digital platforms”. Manager - Life Marketing, PR and Digital Media of HNBA & HNBGI, Mr. Shivanka Nawarathne stated. “This tremendous feat is a result of a dedicated team and their unwavering commitment. The team has always remained focused and worked towards a common goal, striving to create a real difference in everything that we create and publish. Social and digital channels of the Company are an integral part of its communication strategy, and the consistent management of these platforms are reflected in all its communication elements. Today more than ever, the usage of social and digital assets of a brand are significant and important for the success of the brand and being relevant to its customers and HNBA has always been able to create a real difference across social media platforms by building a striking and unique identity, and the brand will continue to do so by identifying emerging trends and platforms”. HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) is a leading Life Insurance Company in Sri Lanka with a network of 64 branches. HNBA is a Life Insurance company with a rating of ‘A+’ (lka) by Fitch Ratings Lanka for 'National Insurer Financial Strength Rating'. Following the introduction of the segregation rules by the Insurance Regulator, HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI) was created and commenced its operations in January 2015; HNBGI continues to specialize in motor, non-motor and Takaful insurance solutions and is a fully owned subsidiary of HNB Assurance PLC. HNB General Insurance has been assigned a 'National Insurer Financial Strength Rating' of ‘A+’ (lka) by Fitch Ratings Lanka Limited. HNBA is rated within the Top 100 brands and Top 100 companies in Sri Lanka by LMD and HNB Assurance has won international awards for Brand Excellence, Digital Marketing and HR Excellence including the Great Place To Work® Certification, and won many awards for its Annual Reports at award ceremonies organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.


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