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Governance, Risk and Compliance - The Singaporean Insurance Industry

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Governance, Risk and Compliance-The Singaporean Insurance Industry




GlobalData's "Governance, Risk and Compliance-The Singaporean Insurance Industry" report is the result of extensive research into the insurance regulatory framework in Singapore.


It provides detailed analysis of the insurance regulations for life, property, motor, liability, personal accident and health, and marine, aviation and transit insurance. The report specifies various requirements for the establishment and operation of insurance and reinsurance companies and intermediaries.


The report brings together GlobalData's research, modeling and analysis expertise, giving insurers access to information on prevailing insurance regulations, and recent and upcoming changes in the regulatory framework, taxation and legal system in the country. The report also includes the scope of non-admitted insurance in the country.


The report provides insights into the governance, risk and compliance framework pertaining to the insurance industry in Singapore, including-

- An overview of the insurance regulatory framework in Singapore.

- The latest key changes, and changes expected in the country's insurance regulatory framework.

- Key regulations and market practices related to different types of insurance product in the country.

- Rules and regulations pertaining to key classes of compulsory insurance, and the scope of non-admitted insurance in Singapore.

- Key parameters including licensing requirements, permitted foreign direct investment, minimum capital requirements, solvency and reserve requirements, and investment regulations.

- Details of the tax and legal systems in the country.




- The report covers details of the insurance regulatory framework in Singapore.

- The report contains details of the rules and regulations governing insurance products and insurance entities.

- The report lists and analyzes key trends and developments pertaining to the country's insurance regulatory framework.

- The report analyzes the rules and regulations pertaining to the establishment and operation of insurance businesses in the country.

- The report provides details of taxation imposed on insurance products and insurance companies.


Reasons to buy


- Gain insights into the insurance regulatory framework in Singapore.

- Track the latest regulatory changes, and expected changes impacting the Singaporean insurance industry.

- Gain detailed information about the key regulations governing the establishment and operation of insurance entities in the country.

- Understand key regulations and market practices pertaining to various types of insurance product.


Table Of Content


Table of Contents


1.1. What is this Report About?

1.2. Definitions


2.1. Legislation Overview and Historical Evolution

2.2. Latest Changes in Regulation

2.3. Legislation and Market Practice by Type of Insurance

2.3.1. Life Insurance

2.3.2. Property insurance

2.3.3. Motor insurance

2.3.4. Liability insurance

2.3.5. Marine, aviation and transit insurance

2.3.6. Personal accident and health insurance

2.4. Compulsory Insurance

2.4.1. Motor vehicle third-party liability insurance

2.4.2. Workmen's compensation insurance

2.4.3. Government health insurance

2.4.4. Aviation carriers' liability insurance

2.4.5. Professional indemnity insurance

2.4.6. Insurance against oil pollution from ships

2.4.7. Third-party liability cover for certain pleasure craft and vessels operating in Singapore

2.5. Supervision and Control

2.5.1. International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS)

2.5.2. Monetary Authority of Singapore

2.5.3. General Insurance Association of Singapore (GIA)

2.5.4. Life Insurance Association of Singapore (LIA)

2.6. Non-Admitted Insurance Regulations

2.6.1. Overvie

2.6.2. Intermediaries

2.6.3. Market practices

2.6.4. Fines and Penalties

2.7. Company Registration and Operations

2.7.1. Type of insurance organization

2.7.2. Establishing a local company

2.7.3. Foreign ownership

2.7.4. Types of license

2.7.5. Capital requirements

2.7.6. Solvency margin

2.7.7. Reserve requirements

2.7.8. Investment regulations

2.7.9. Statutory return requirement

2.7.10 Fee structure

2.8. Taxation

2.8.1. Insurance premium or policy taxation

2.8.2. Withholding taxes on premium paid overseas

2.8.3. Corporate tax

2.8.4. VAT

2.8.5. Captives

2.9. Legal System

2.9.1. Introduction

2.9.2. Access to court

2.9.3. Alternative dispute resolution


3.1. Methodology

3.2. Contact GlobalData

3.3. About GlobalData

3.4. GlobalData's Services

3.5. Disclaimer

List Of Figure

List of Figures

Figure 1: Singapore-Insurance Supervision and Control at Various Levels

Figure 2: Singapore-Insurance Regulatory Frameworks for Company Registration and Operation

List Of Table

List of Tables

Table 1: Insurance Industry Definitions

Table 2: Singapore-Insurance Regulatory Framework Key Features

Table 3: Singapore-Life Insurance Regulatory Framework

Table 4: Singapore-Property Insurance Regulatory Framework

Table 5: Singapore-Motor Insurance Regulatory Framework

Table 6: Singapore-No-Claims Discounts on Motor Insurance Policies

Table 7: Singapore-Liability Insurance Regulatory Framework

Table 8: Singapore-Minimum PII cover for Retail LFMC

Table 9: Singapore-Levy Rates Applicable to PPF Scheme Member

Table 10: Singapore-Investment Concentration Limits

Table 11: Singapore-Corporate Tax Rates for the Financial Year 2018

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