Insurers tap startup platforms to open new distribution channels

LURED by the promise of a large user base and a well of data to tap, insurance companies are tying up with non-insurtech digital platforms to open up a new distribution channel for their products.

Grab launches free medical leave insurance for drivers

Ride-hailing platform Grab yesterday launched a free medical leave insurance scheme for drivers - but they must hit a minimum level of earnings.

Grab can't afford to fail finance test

(BLOOMBERG) - After sending rival Uber Technologies packing from Singapore and other South-east Asian markets, home-grown ride-hailing firm Grab has set itself a stiffer target. It wants to be a...

Grab in JV with China's ZhongAn to distribute insurance products in South-east Asia

HOPING to tap a fast-growing market, Grab has entered into a joint venture (JV) with a subsidiary of Chinese Internet-based insurer ZhongAn Online P&C Insurance Co to create a digital platform to...

Grab inks one-year rewards tie-up with CapitaLand

SINGAPORE - Ride-hailing company Grab is partnering property group CapitaLand for a one-year loyalty programme tie-up.

Passengers and drivers welcome honeymoon period with Gojek

SINGAPORE - Customer service agent Joena Shivani used to commute both ways using a Grab car from her home in Tampines and her workplace in Little India. But since Gojek's arrival in late November...

Indonesia prepares regulations to fix ride-hailing rates

INDONESIA is preparing to launch regulations fixing the rates drivers and riders for ride-hailing services such as Grab and Gojek receive, two government officials said this week, creating potential...

Grab, ComfortDelGro buying Hyundai EVs as charging network grows

THE Singapore transport scene is abuzz with taxi and private-hire car operators investing more in Electric Vehicles (EVs), while carmakers respond to the growing interest.

Grab adds 200 Hyundai Kona electric cars to fleet

RIDE-hailing service Grab has bought 200 Hyundai Kona electric cars, making it one of the largest electric vehicle (EV) fleet owners in Singapore.

Tokyo Century boosts total investment in Grab to $238m

Japanese financial services company Tokyo Century has made an additional undisclosed investment in Grab, as well as a capital injection in its car rental arm Grab Rentals, taking its cumulative...