Novidea Introduces Insurance Platform in Southeast Asia


NoviNovidea has revealed its expansion into the Southeast Asian market, commencing in Hong Kong and Singapore. This expansion is in line with Novidea's aim to emerge as a top provider of fundamental platforms for insurance firms on a global scale. The Southeast Asian insurance market, known for its fragmentation and intricacy, represents a considerable opportunity for international brokers and carriers. These organizations seek modern, cloud-based systems designed with a global perspective, capable of handling various languages, currencies, regulations, and operational processes specific to the region.

Novidea stated that its insurance management platform presents an opportunity for technological advancement among brokers and carriers in the area. According to data from GlobalData, Singapore's general insurance industry is anticipated to grow by 7.2% by 2026, driven by private health initiatives and significant infrastructure projects. The market is projected to increase from US$3.5 billion in 2021 to US$5.1 billion in 2026. A recent global survey commissioned by Novidea highlighted challenges faced by insurance organizations in Singapore related to existing technology, including expenses for upgrades, fragmented data systems, and high implementation and maintenance costs.

Ben Potts, the UK and International Managing Director at Novidea leading the Southeast Asian initiative commented on the scarcity of comprehensive global insurance management platforms available in the region. He emphasized the importance of platforms that support the entire customer journey, integrating front-, middle-, and back-office functions. Potts noted that while the initial demand for Novidea's platform came from global brokers seeking more efficient operations integration globally and across markets, the platform also serves carriers, regional brokers, and larger MGAs aiming to expedite their growth.

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