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Tune Protect posted commendable double digit 4Q21 / FY21 NWP growth, despite earnings drag on TPT’s one-off loss

  • 4Q21/FY21 NWP up 17.2% /19.5% YoY; 4Q21 earnings dampened mainly by TPT’s share of losses, as well as fair value losses and flood claims
  • Repositioned investment portfolio due to rising global bond yields, exiting low retention commercial segments
  • Focused on growth objectives via e-commerce and ASEAN expansion
KUALA LUMPUR, 25 FEBRUARY 2022 – Tune Protect Group Berhad (“Tune Protect” or “Group”; TUNEPRO, 5230) posted commendable 4Q21 and FY21 results amid ongoing market challenges, growing Net Written Premiums (“NWP”) to RM55.7 million and RM201.1 million respectively, up by 17.2% and 19.5% year-on-year (“YoY”). v Rohit Nambiar (“Rohit”), Tune Protect’s Group Chief Executive Officer said, “Against a challenging operating landscape, we were still able to record commendable NWP growth quarter-on-quarter (“QoQ”) and YoY thanks to the progress that we’ve made in our 3-year plan (2021-2023).”

However, its 4Q21 performance was affected mainly by the share of losses by the Group’s associate company, Tune Protect Thailand (“TPT”), as well as fair value losses and flood related claims. The Group posted Loss After Tax (“LAT”) of RM14.7 million and RM18.2 million for 4Q21 and FY21 respectively.

Excess of loss cover limited flood claims “The share of losses in TPT’s books was primarily due to a Group Personal Accident (“PA”) account which will no longer be renewed. The excess of loss cover also limited our flood claims.”

“Despite the gross exposure of RM7.0 million, net impact to Profit Before Tax (“PBT”) was only RM3.6 million attributable to losses capped at RM1 million due to excess of loss cover and reinstatement of premium of RM2.6 million,” explained Rohit.

Strong topline growth in Thailand Going forward, Rohit believes that TPT will recover as evidenced by its encouraging topline growth in FY21. TPT’s full year NWP doubled, contributed mainly by the Lifestyle segment which increased 60.8% YoY and the Health segment which increased 22x.

TPT is poised to capitalise on the recovery of domestic and international travel in 2022. It has introduced Covid-19 related covers such as Tune iPass for inbound travel and launched a brand new e-commerce website to host a list of Lifestyle and Health products.

Rising equities and ESG investments In response to an evolving economic landscape which saw a persistent rise in global bond yields in 4Q21, Tune Protect repositioned its investment portfolio valued at RM758.0 million as at 31 December 2021.

In December 2021, Tune Protect achieved its target Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) foreign equity allocation of up to 10%. The Group’s total ESG funds mix as at December 2021 is 13.4%.

“We have repositioned for a more defensive portfolio mix by re-allocating 15% of our longer duration corporate bonds to short duration government bonds. Average bond duration was circa 2.8 years at the end of 2021. Our portfolio now is less sensitive to yield curve volatility,” Rohit said.

Tapping more than 150 million customers Rohit remains positive of the Group’s future. The Group is on track to becoming a mobile-first company with new products developed with mobile purchase option and have also succeeded in being inducted into the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia Index. It is also on track to achieve its targets of retention of up to 70% in all its Lines of Business (“LOB”), becoming a more efficient organisation on a ratio basis and the preferred employer among insurers for millennial talents.

“The company is placing greater emphasis on e-commerce. We are widening our distribution network with access to more than 150 million customers. We have also achieved 46% increase in registered users for our mobile application. The Group had also surpassed expectations in FY21 by registering a positive customer Net Promoter Score (“NPS”),” Rohit highlighted.

To fast track its growth objectives, Tune Protect is planning to evolve its technology arm as a profit centre and grow its presence in the ASEAN market, becoming a one-stop centre for reinsurance, technical expertise, and underwriting services through its reinsurance entity Tune Protect Re.

Exiting low retention commercial segments Rohit is positive that the Group will achieve its targets and objectives by 2023, mainly due to higher retention expected in FY22 with further withdrawal from the commercial segment.

“We are exiting and scaling down low retention commercial segments such as the commercial hull and aviation businesses. This enables us to renegotiate better treaty terms with reinsurers. On the bright side, there was growth in travel with YoY increase for every quarter of 2021, mainly contributed by the Middle East market which registered an impressive growth of 167%. With travel reopening and AirAsia making a comeback, we are optimistically cautious that travel business will rebound.”

“FY21 premiums of RM101.0 million were up 55.2% YoY. Recovery was observed in our Malaysian general insurance in 2H21, in tandem with the easing of lockdown and gradual recovery of economic activities.” Rohit explained.

The positive market outlook for FY22 is reflected in domestic and international economic projections. According to Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), the Malaysian economy will expand between 5.5% and 6.5% in 2022. While according to Bank of Thailand, Thailand’s 2022 GDP growth is expected to be around 3.4%. These will be driven by the easing of restrictions and improved global / domestic demand and consumption.
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Tune Protect Malaysia Expedites Claim Pay-outs Within 3 Days to Victims Affected by Floods

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 December 2021 – Tune Insurance Malaysia Berhad (“Tune Protect Malaysia”, “Tune Protect”) has been doing its part by expediting claims settlements within 3 days for customers affected by the floods recently.

“The floods have been extremely devastating and here at Tune Protect, we always prioritise our customers and would want to do our bit to help them to rebuild their lives. Due to the urgency of the situation that the victims are currently facing, the flood claim payment will be distributed within 3 days instead of the usual 10 working days frame,” said Rohit Nambiar (“Rohit”), Group Chief Executive Officer of Tune Protect.

“We understand that no amount of help can fully replace the loss and trauma suffered by the flood victims but we hope that the speedy pay-out processing would help to ease the burden,” he added.

Affected customers can reach out to Tune Protect Malaysia 24/7 dedicated claims hotlines and email while also referring to Tune Protect social media channels for guidance on claims. Tune Protect is also reaching out to customers via SMS and emails to advise them of the claim process.

Besides, policyholders who are affected by the floods would not need to make a police report and present any documents for both claims involving their motor vehicles and residential and commercial properties respectively.

Once the motor vehicles are brought to any of the 300 Tune Protect panel workshops nationwide, these workshops will verify the damages and handle the claim process. For damaged properties, an onsite assessment will be conducted by a loss adjuster with an onsite approval of up to RM20K. As a result of these initiatives, Tune Protect has been receiving claim applications and is currently working towards fast tracking the pay-outs.

Natural calamities such as the flood that Malaysia is currently battling may recur in the future. Customers are encouraged to add on special perils coverage into their motor insurance to ensure that their vehicles are covered comprehensively against the unforeseen natural calamities such as flood, landslide, typhoon, hurricane, and other convulsions of nature. To find out more about Tune Protect motor insurance, and how to add on the coverage for special perils, customers can go online at, reach out to its Agents nationwide, or visit the digital platform of Tune Protect’s partner, Qoala.

For any flood claims and inquiry, customers can contact 1800 228 863 for Motor Claims and 03 7989 0310 for Property Claims which are available 24-hours and 7 days a week. Emails can also be sent to [email protected].
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Tune Protect Introduces New Covid-19 Travel Protection Plan For Healthcare Travellers To Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 NOVEMBER 2021Tune Protect Group Berhad (“Tune Protect”, “Group”) and the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (“MHTC”) have collaborated to introduce a Covid-19 travel protection plan for healthcare travellers seeking medical advice and treatments in Malaysian private hospitals. Known as the Covid Travel Pass+, it comes in two different plans, the Basic and Premium plans which provide medical expenses and hospitalisation coverage due to Covid-19 of up to RM100,000 (USD23,926.31) and RM350,000 (USD83,742.07) respectively. Both plans also come with a bereavement allowance of RM10,000 (USD2,392.63).

Aside to the Covid-19 coverage, the Covid Travel Pass+ benefits include trip cancellation, flight on arrival delay, loss or damage to checked-in baggage, and Covid-19 diagnosis quarantine allowance (RM350 or USD83.83 per day up to RM2,450 or USD585.98) among others.

“Malaysia is recognised for its award-winning healthcare services and with travelling restrictions loosening up, we are expecting the number of healthcare travellers to increase. With this, we are pleased to collaborate with MHTC as we believe in going where customers want us to be. The timely collaboration provides convenience and worry-free travel experience for healthcare travellers seeking to access medical treatment and advice here in Malaysia,” said Rohit Nambiar (“Rohit”), Group Chief Executive Officer of Tune Protect.

Malaysia has been a preferred destination for healthcare travellers around the world, amassing a total of 1,220,000 healthcare travellers in 2019. Known for delivering world-class quality healthcare services which are both easily accessible and competitively affordable, Malaysia is fortifying its healthcare offerings through building strategic partnerships to offer the Best Malaysia Healthcare Travel Experience.

“Malaysia Healthcare is committed in partnering with entities who share the same dedication as us in offering a safe and seamless travel experience. We are pleased to collaborate with Tune Protect in assuring healthcare travellers that they are protected and have better peace of mind during their travels with the Covid Travel Pass+. This is part of our strategy to demonstrate Malaysia’s strengths as a safe and trusted destination, and offer healthcare travellers accessible and affordable protection plans as the country begins to welcome international visitors back to our shores,” said En. Mohd Daud Mohd Arif, Chief Executive Officer of MHTC.

Healthcare travellers can visit Malaysia Healthcare and click on the Covid Travel Pass+ web banner to purchase the plan, or if they wish to find out more about the product. The web banner is also available on the websites of participating MHTC hospital members.

“As we aim to be the Lifestyle insurer that everyone loves, our strong foothold in the Travel segment in more than 60 countries, including being the market leader in Thailand, puts us in good stead to offer healthcare travellers the much-needed protection, especially Covid coverage as we enter the endemic phase,” Rohit concluded.

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Tune Protect registered double digit topline growth in 3Q21, Underwriting Profit recovered from losses

  • 3Q21 GWP grew 15.2% YoY; Underwriting Profit recovered YoY from losses
  • Growth in Travel expected to continue in 4Q21 and progressing into 2022
  • Health and Lifestyle pillars to spur topline growth further
KUALA LUMPUR, 17 NOVEMBER 2021Tune Protect Group Berhad (“Tune Protect” or “Group”; TUNEPRO, 5230) recorded an improvement in Gross Written Premiums (“GWP”) by 15.2% year-on-year (“YoY”) despite a challenging market landscape with lockdowns in July and August this year in both Malaysia and Thailand. The Group is positive of a strong rebound of the travel sector as travel restrictions are gradually lifted domestically and globally. This is evident by the 170% growth in the Travel segment, particularly in the Middle East, contributing to the Group’s Underwriting Profit of RM0.3 million for 3Q21.

“We expect the pace of recovery to increase in 2022 supported by ASEAN countries reopening their borders. The growth in Travel is expected to continue in 4Q21 and 2022 as mandatory travel insurance is gaining ground,” said Rohit Nambiar (“Rohit”) Tune Protect Group Chief Executive Officer.

Rohit also attributes the improvement in the Group’s 3Q21 Underwriting Profit to favourable claims experience, which had also contributed to a 22.7% improvement to the Group’s Combined Ratio of 99.4%. Net Earned Premiums (“NEP”) also rose YoY by 1.9%, though the growth was lower as the Group’s Malaysian General Insurance subsidiary, Tune Protect Malaysia (“TPM”) had a higher cession of the Group’s commercial business.

The Group however registered a marginal Loss After Tax (“LAT”) of RM0.8 million in 3Q21, due to lower net investment income and share of losses of RM3.1 million from the Group’s Thai associate, Tune Protect Thailand (“TPT”) mainly from a group PA account exposure.

Rohit commented, “The gradual recovery of the Group’s fixed income market over the past 6 months declined at the end of 3Q21 as treasury yields increased on inflationary pressure, as well as expectation of the US Federal Reserve starting to reduce bond purchases by as early as 4Q21. Fixed income market volatility is expected to continue in the near to medium term. We are repositioning for a more defensive portfolio mix by re-allocating 15% of our longer duration corporate bonds to short duration government bonds.”

Group Performance

1 Aggregate of investment income, realised gains and losses, and fair value gains and losses

Group Performance by Key Business Pillars

2 Excluding management expenses

Health & Lifestyle in motion
Rohit remains bullish about the overall market outlook. Other than the Travel segment, he also expects the Health and Lifestyle pillars to boost the Group’s topline into next year with more products expected to be launched in 2022.

“Our Health and Lifestyle products launched this year have continued to gain traction as we are building economies of scale by increasing our partnership base and rolling out aggressive marketing,” said Rohit.

To date, the Group has launched several products in the Health segment such as PRO-Health Medical – a cashless health coverage targeting millennials; VSafe COVID which covers for the infection of the disease and the side effects of the vaccine; and myFlexi CI – a customisable critical illness plan. In addition to that, these products are complemented with value-added propositions offered by the Group’s strategic partners such as emotional wellbeing assessment for policyholders; teleconsultation as well as second medical opinion services. Most recent, the Group launched its vaccine insurance as an add-on to the existing inbound product for customers travelling to the UAE.

There were also innovative offerings from the Lifestyle segment this year, such as Home Easy & Home Shield, a residential building and home content protection with great flexibility for homeowners to tailor their plan with optional add-ons to meet their individual needs. It also offers up to 40% savings in premium with complimentary benefits if customers opt to cover both their homes and its contents. The Group had also launched pet travel and student assurance in the Middle East and inland transportation insurance in Indonesia and Thailand.

In partnerships, the Group recently tied up with Qoala, the digital insurance marketplace to distribute Motor Easy, a motor insurance product by TPM in addition to an earlier collaboration with Cover Genius to distribute a product that protects against damage or loss of goods during transit from the merchants to Shopee customers in Thailand.

In the Travel segment, the Covid Travel Pass has just been launched via the airasia Super App for inbound travellers to satisfy the mandatory insurance requirements by the respective Malaysia and Thai governments.

Sustainability at the core
The CEO reaffirms the Group’s strong commitment to a sustainable future in line with its Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) goals.

“To enhance the social safety net for the B40 income group, we will be launching a Perlindungan Tenang product, and a micro health protection plan soon,” Rohit elaborated.

The company is supportive of the government’s recent Budget 2022 which made it mandatory for all Public Listed Companies (PLCs) to appoint at least one woman to the Board of Directors.

“We are currently above the Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance (MCCG) recommendation of having at least 30% women representation,” Rohit concluded.
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Tune Protect and AirAsia First to Launch Travel Protection to Meet Mandatory Coverage for Foreign Travellers into Langkawi and Thailand

Tune Protect and AirAsia provide convenient, one-stop digital-first solution to prepare for year-end travel boom with required travel protection for Covid-19 coverage

KUALA LUMPUR, 17 NOVEMBER 2021 – In an industry first, Tune Protect and AirAsia today launched the Covid Travel Pass as an added convenience for air travellers to meet the mandatory insurance coverage set by the governments for fully vaccinated international travellers flying into the countries. Kicking off with Langkawi, Malaysia and various tourist destinations in Thailand, the service will be expanded to include other countries and destinations in due course.

Currently, travellers flying AirAsia into Langkawi, Malaysia and destinations in Thailand can subscribe to the Covid Travel Pass when booking their flight tickets on the AirAsia superapp, post flight purchase subscription options are also available before travellers depart.

The introduction of the Covid Travel Pass plans is timely as they also meet the year-end travel needs of AirAsia’s guests who wish to head to their much-awaited holidays and the impending opening of regional and international borders.

The Covid Travel Pass plans are complete with enhanced COVID-19 coverage to satisfy the Malaysian government’s requirement for international travellers coming into Langkawi to have mandatory insurance coverage of USD80,000 while for Thailand, the required mandatory coverage is USD50,000.

“As Malaysia and Thailand open their international borders, AirAsia is prepared to meet the rise in the pent-up travel demand especially towards the end of year as a peak travel period. Travelling today comes with a new set of protocols and we want to reassure our guests that we are ready to welcome them with the right travel protection products provided by Tune Protect while observing strict and disciplined protocols to ensure the safety of our passengers in flight and beyond so that they can have a total peace of mind,” said Bo Lingam, Group CEO of AirAsia Aviation Limited.

AirAsia has spent the period of downtime in travel over the past one-and-a-half years to further improve and revamp its flight procedures and processes. In the highest interest of safety and wellbeing of all its guests and employees, AirAsia will accept only fully vaccinated guests on board its flights, and likewise ensure only fully-vaccinated employees will operate flights and be on-duty at airport terminals.

Despite mostly not flying for a good part of the past 18 months, all AirAsia’s aircraft are properly maintained according to procedures set by the manufacturer. AirAsia has set up an in-house maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) unit called Asia Digital Engineering that provides services not only to AirAsia but also other airlines. Likewise, all its pilots and cabin crew are regularly sent for mandatory refresher courses and ongoing retraining so that they are always on top of their job.

“We are excited for our customers and AirAsia guests as they take their much-needed vacation time. The Covid Travel Pass satisfies the requirements in both countries to ensure customers are better prepared and protected during their holidays and have a worry-free vacation. Guests can purchase the Covid Travel Pass when booking their AirAsia flights on the flight booking platform of the airasia Super App, making it super convenient and hassle-free,” said Rohit Nambiar, Group Chief Executive Officer of Tune Protect.

For AirAsia’s international guests flying into Langkawi, Malaysia, the Covid Travel Pass provides a coverage of up to RM350,000 in medical expenses and hospitalization due to accident and sickness including a COVID-19 infection, as well as a quarantine allowance of RM150 per day. Premiums start from as low as RM170 per guest per trip.

For travellers flying with AirAsia into Thailand, the Covid Travel Pass provides medical expenses due to accidents and sickness due to COVID-19 of up to THB1.8 million.

The Covid Travel Pass is available via the airasia Super App and will soon be made available to other customers via the Tune Protect’s website. Travellers who have purchased AirAsia flights prior to 1 November 2021 will be notified via push notifications to add on the required insurance coverage with the relevant post flight purchase options.

Other existing benefits from the Covid Travel Pass include personal accident, travel inconvenience such as trip curtailment, flight delay, loss, or damage to checked baggage, baggage delay on arrival; ground inconvenience benefit due to snatch theft, emergency medical evacuation and 24-hours travel assistance services.

Earlier in February, Tune Protect had also enhanced the Tune Protect AirAsia Travel Protection for travellers from Malaysia entering Singapore which included RM100,000 medical and hospitalisation expenses coverage due to COVID-19, meeting the mandatory insurance requirement of the Singapore government for coverage of SGD30,000.

For more information about Tune Protect Covid Travel Pass, please visit the official website at
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Lions Club Petaling Jaya collaborates with Tune Protect for Project Sunshine

Distribution of 300 food baskets to the blind and visually impaired under the patronage of the MAB

14 October 2021, KUALA LUMPUR – In conjunction with the World Sight Day 2021 today, Lions Club Petaling Jaya collaborates with Tune Protect Group Berhad (“Tune Protect”) in Project Sunshine to distribute food baskets to the blind and visually impaired under the patronage of the Malaysian Association for the Blind (“MAB”). A total of 300 food baskets amounting to RM30,000 will be distributed by the MAB to the blind community in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya through this collaboration.

There are nearly 2,000 blind and visually impaired in Klang Valley and major towns of Malaysia who work as freelance masseurs or reflexologist on daily wage. The forced shut down of these massage and reflexology centres due to the pandemic lockdown since March 2020, totalling 325 days of closure, has put these blind masseurs in much difficulty. MAB has been distributing food baskets with the help of donations from individuals, corporations and service clubs and have reached out to the blind community with nearly 9,000 food baskets and over 38,000 hot meal packs since the start of the pandemic.

George Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of the MAB said, “We are indeed happy to have corporate organisations and service clubs like Tune Protect and Lions Club Petaling Jaya extending assistance to MAB in reaching out to the needy. Though the economic sector has gradually re-opened, there is still a number of the blind and visually impaired who require assistance.”

Project Sunshine is a CSR programme by Tune Protect which started in July this year. Through this programme, Tune Protect has distributed more than 500 food baskets to homes and families in the Klang Valley. The idea of Project Sunshine is to bring some sunshine and hope to white flag homes and individuals, and to the organisations that support them by donating food boxes containing food essentials to temporarily help sustain the lives of these beneficiaries.

Yap Hsu Yi, Chief People & Culture of Tune Protect said, “When we first got together with the Lions Club Petaling Jaya, they were very supportive of the idea of our Project Sunshine and would like to do their part in contributing these food boxes to the needy. Understanding that the Lions Club Petaling Jaya has a long-standing relationship with the Malaysia Association for the Blind (MAB), we mooted the idea for them to channel the contribution to the blinds and visually impaired who have been impacted by the prolonged lock down due to the pandemic.”

The World Sight Day originated in the year 1990 through an initiative of the Sight First Campaign of Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF). It is celebrated annually on every second Thursday of October with the aim of raising public awareness on the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment. Lions Clubs all around the world continue to celebrate and promote the eye health and prevention of blindness. ‘Love your eyes’ has been chosen as the theme this year to encourage the public at large to have regular check-ups for their eyes.

Statistics in Malaysia still shows that there are many who have needlessly became blind due to several causes. Cataract ranks first as the major cause of blindness, followed by glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy where the latter two have multiplied in numbers, contributing to adult blindness.
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Tune Protect Group Berhad welcomes new Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, 5 October 2021 – Tune Protect Group Berhad (“Tune Protect”, “Group”) announces the appointment of Dato’ Mohamed Khadar bin Merican (“Dato’ Mohamed Khadar”) as its Chairman of the Board of Directors (“the Board”) of Tune Protect effective 5 October 2021.

Mohamed Khadar Dato’ Mohamed Khadar has more than 40 years’ experience in financial and general management. He served as an auditor and a consultant in an international accounting firm before joining a financial services group in 1986. Between 1988 and April 2003, he held various senior management positions in the then Pernas International Holdings Berhad, a company listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, including those of President and Chief Operating Officer. In 2013, in his capacity as the Chairman of RHB Capital Berhad, Dato’ Mohamed Khadar was named “Chairman of the Year” by the Minority Shareholders Watchdog Group (now known as Minority Shareholders Watch Group) at its ASEAN Corporate Governance Index Awards 2013.

“I would like to welcome and congratulate Dato’ Mohamed Khadar on his appointment as the new Chairman of the Board. It has been an honour for me to have held the role and I believe that with the baton passed, he will lead Tune Protect on the right track in achieving its aspirations,” said Ng Siek Chuan (“Ng”), Non-Independent Director of Tune Protect.

Dato’ Mohamed Khadar is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wales and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He is also a Director of AirAsia Group Berhad, BNP Paribas Malaysia Berhad and Iris Corporation Berhad.

“On behalf of the Group, we would like to record our appreciation to Ng for his invaluable contributions and for his guidance throughout his chairmanship. With his wealth of experience and wisdom, he has played an instrumental role in shaping Tune Protect to what it is today,” said Rohit Nambiar (“Rohit”), Group Chief Executive Officer of Tune Protect.

Dato’ Mohamed Khadar succeeds Ng, who will be redesignated as a Non-Independent Director of the Board following the expiry of his 9-year term of office on 5 October 2021. Ng joined the Board as Independent Non-Executive Director on 5 October 2012 before being appointed as its Chairman on 22 May 2017.
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Tune Protect Wins Two Awards in the MSWG-ASEAN Corporate Governance Award 2020

Win Marks Second Consecutive Year of Tune Protect Receiving the Honours

KUALA LUMPUR, 15 SEPTEMBER 2021Tune Protect Group Berhad (“Tune Protect” or “the Company”) has been named winner of two awards in the MSWG-ASEAN Corporate Governance Award 2020, organised by the Minority Shareholders Watch Group (“MSWG”). This year, the Company was awarded the Excellence Award for CG Disclosure (Market Cap Above RM 100 million to RM 300 million) and the Industry Excellence Award (Financial Services).

This is the second consecutive year of Tune Protect receiving the honours from MSWG. Tune Protect also rose from 31st place in 2019 to 12th place in 2020 under the “Top 100 Companies for CG Disclosure. In 2019, the Company had also won first in the Merit Award for Most Improved category.

The MSWG-ASEAN Corporate Governance Award is an annual award that aims to recognise the achievements of Malaysian public-listed companies (“PLCs”) that have demonstrated high standards of Corporate Governance (“CG”) practices and they are assessed using the ASEAN CG Scorecard Methodology.

A total of 851 Malaysian PLCs were assessed in 2020 based on the respective PLCs’ latest annual report, CG report and sustainability report for the financial year ended 30 April 2019 to 31 March 2020. Other sources of information include corporate websites, public announcements on Bursa Malaysia, as well as other publicly available information such as media and analysts’ reports.

“On behalf of MSWG, we would like to congratulate Tune Protect Group Berhad for the well-deserved recognition as only 38 companies are recognised for the awards from a total of 851 PLCs. Tune Protect has continued to improve its corporate governance standards over the years. Their improvement has landed them with the two awards for 2020 assessment,” said MSWG Chief Executive Officer Devanesan Evanson.

“We are very honored to receive both the Excellence Award for CG Disclosure and the Industry Excellence Award (Financial Services). To be recognised alongside other esteemed PLCs, especially in the Financial Services category will only spur us on to uphold the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and corporate governance. We would like to express our gratitude towards MSWG for the recognition two years in a row,” said Rohit Nambiar (“Rohit”), Group Chief Executive Officer of Tune Protect.

“Tune Protect believes that a strong corporate governance framework and culture translates into a sustainable company that delivers high value for all its stakeholders. As a financial services institution, the Company, with guidance from the Board of Directors, will continue to improve on its CG standards by adopting best practices recommended by relevant regulatory bodies, and providing relevant disclosures on its publicly accessible platforms for greater transparency to its stakeholders including minority shareholders”, added Rohit.

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Tune Protect Group 2Q revenue improves, banks on diverse partnership base to drive growth in health and lifestyle segments

  • Group’s 2Q21 underwriting profit rose >100% YoY
  • Underwriting profit lifted by higher NEP and improved net claims ratio
  • Growing Health and Lifestyle through strategic partnerships
Kuala Lumpur, 23 August 2021Tune Protect Group Berhad’s (“Tune Protect” or “Group”; TUNEPRO, 5230) continues to show resilience in weathering economic challenges, with underwriting (“UW”) profit rising more than 100% year-on-year (“YoY”) in 2Q2021 from a loss of RM2.1 million to a profit of RM7.7 million. The Group’s Gross Written Premium (“GWP”) rose 27% YoY to RM129.4 million while Profit After Tax (“PAT”) dipped 5% YoY to RM17.8 million mainly from lower investment, though it was partially offset by better underwriting profit. Investment income1 was lower by 34.7% YoY as 2Q20 investment last year staged a strong rebound after the dip in March 2020.

Group Chief Executive Officer of Tune Protect Rohit Nambiar (“Rohit”) is positive about the Group’s prospects and attributes the commendable 2Q2021 results to higher Net Earned Premium (“NEP”) and improved net claims ratio. The Group’s NEP increased 22% to RM43.2 million mainly contributed by the Group’s reinsurance subsidiary, Tune Protect Re while net claims ratio improved by 36.9%.

Group Performance

Group Performance by Key Business Pillars
The Group is banking on the growing strength of its 3 core business pillars of Health, Lifestyle, and Small and Medium Enterprise (“SME”) to drive future growth. In the 2Q2021, the Group registered GWP of RM3.9 million, RM37.2 million and RM9.2 million from Health, Lifestyle and SME respectively.

“As we continue to grow our 3 core business pillars, contribution from our commercial business to the overall business portfolio is expected to reduce. As our Lifestyle and Health segments start to gain attention, we will continue to introduce more products and propositions in these segments across different markets in ASEAN and the Middle East,” said Rohit.

New growth opportunities in Health and Lifestyle
“The strategies underlying our Health and Lifestyle pillars are to offer customisable and value-added solutions to our customers via our business-to-consumer (B2C) channels and widen our distribution network through partnerships,” explained Rohit.

To date, the Group has launched several products in the Health segment such as PRO-Health Medical – a cashless health coverage targeting millennials; VSafe COVID which covers for the infection of the disease and the side effects of the vaccine; and myFlexi CI – a customisable critical illness plan. In addition to that, these products are complemented with value-added propositions offered by the Group’s strategic partners such as emotional wellbeing assessment for policyholders; teleconsultation as well as second medical opinion services.

“The Group will be replicating the same products and propositions across multiple geographies. We are also planning a new no frills cashless health coverage leveraging on low prices to target the B40 segment,” explained Rohit.

There were also innovative offerings from the Lifestyle segment, such as Home Easy & Home Shield, a residential building and home content protection with great flexibility for homeowners to tailor their plan with optional add-ons to meet their individual needs. It also offers up to 40% savings in premium with complimentary benefits if customers opt to cover both their homes and its contents. The Group also launched student assurance in the Middle East and inland transportation insurance in Indonesia and Thailand.

In the pipeline, the Group will soon be introducing pet-related coverages and eyewear protection.

Innovative digital solutions for SMEs
In the SME segment, the Group intends to provide innovative digital propositions to its SME customers. In 1H2021, the Group introduced worksites marketing by providing free training to SMEs and cross-selling insurance to SMEs.

Moving forward, the Group has various SME solutions in the pipeline, including SME Digital, an online insurance for SME/micro-SME and consignment insurance for e-commerce entrepreneurs. To encourage the take up of insurance among the SMEs, the Group will introduce an easy payment plan with flexible premium instalment of up to 6 months and provide complementary e-business training for SME customers via a strategic partnership with Redbeat Academy.

Leading the way in ESG and DE&I
The Group also leads the way on the Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) front, with a rating of 3.1 (out of 5.0) in the latest FTSE ESG semi-annual review 2021. In addition, the Group has also moved up a quartile to the top 25% by ESG Ratings amongst PLCs in FBM EMAS which was assessed by FTSE Russell, making it the only insurer in that quartile.

“The Group is committed to further enhancing our ESG practices for the benefit of our customers, shareholders and other key stakeholders. Furthermore, we are now a corporate member of the 30% Club Malaysia, a local chapter of a global business-led campaign focused on building an ecosystem of businesses to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion with a focus on gender balance on Boards and C-suites,” Rohit concluded.

1 & 2 Consist of investment income, realised gains and fair value gains
3 Excluding management expenses
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Tune Protect Group Joins The 30% Club Malaysia As A Corporate Member

Tune Protect Group to achieve 50% women in the leadership team by the year of 2023, whilst 50% of critical roles will be succeeded from within the organisation.

KUALA LUMPUR, 30 June 2021 – Tune Protect Group Berhad (“Tune Protect”) is officially a corporate member of the 30% Club Malaysia, a local chapter of a global business-led campaign focused on building an ecosystem of businesses to promote diversity, equity and inclusion with a focus on gender balance on boards and C-suites. This involvement is in line with two of Tune Protect’s sustainability commitments in achieving 50% women representation in the leadership team by 2023 and 50% of the critical roles will have successors identified from within the organisation also by 2023.

“Today, 40% of members of the Tune Protect’s Senior Leadership team are women, which brings us closer towards achieving the Group’s commitment outlined earlier. We are thrilled to be part of the 30% Club Malaysia and share the platform to further accelerate the diversity and inclusion agenda going forward. In Malaysia, Securities Commission has set a target for 30% women to be on the Boards of the top 100 listed companies by the end of 2020, however, as at March 2021, there is only 25.6% women on the Boards, which denotes that there is still room for improvement to increase women representation at corporate levels. At Tune Protect, we have surpassed the target with a 40% representation of women in our Board and will continue to be an advocate in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion,” said Rohit Nambiar (“Rohit”), Group Chief Executive Officer of Tune Protect.

In achieving its commitment of having 50% women representation in the leadership team by 2023, Tune Protect has finalised the definition of the leadership team earlier this year and will be rolling out curated individual development plans for the identified women leaders by the year end. In addition to that, Tune Protect has also planned an organisational wide diversity deep dive exercise which will also look at women representation across various levels of the organisation.

To fulfil its commitment of having 50% of the critical roles succeeded from within the organisation, Tune Protect is currently undergoing a talent review exercise to earmark future leaders and map out their career progression within the organisation.

Launched in May 2015, the 30% Club Malaysia aims to activate Chairs and CEOs in corporates to be visible in adopting diversity, equity and inclusion best practices in their organisations as well as engage wider stakeholders with market influence through its activities.

“We are pleased to welcome Tune Protect Group Berhad as a Corporate Member of the 30% Club Malaysia; joining an expanding business ecosystem, working together towards a shared goal of diversity, equity and inclusion. The 30% Club Malaysia look forward to supporting Tune Protect Group Berhad, through practical and focused activities including access to knowledge, insights and best practices in advancing their diversity and inclusion agenda,” said Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar, Founding Chair, 30% Club Malaysia.

Tune Protect seeks to employ individuals who will make a positive contribution to the organisational objectives and to the core values of the organisation. Its hiring practices are guided by the principles of merit such as skills, knowledge, and behaviours, and in full support of a diverse workforce, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, and age, among others.

“We want to create diversity within our team and through this collaboration with the 30% Club Malaysia, we believe that we will be able to provide the platform in building talent amongst our women and offer opportunities across different levels of our organisation including senior leadership positions,” Rohit concluded.

For more information about Tune Protect’s sustainability efforts and commitments, please visit the official website at


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