Statistics show that Taikang, New China Life, Taiping, Minsheng and other second-tier insurance companies saw a significant slowdown in premium income growth for August. Moreover, the latest deposit interest rate cut and interest tax exemption further squeezes listed insurers' profit margin.
Up to August, Taiping and Takang had an accumulated premium growth of 47 percent and 111 percent respectively, much lower than in July. In August alone, New China Life, Taikang, Taiping and Minsheng grew 95 percent, 44 percent, 3 percent and 168 percent respectively in premiums, down 33, 38, 69 and 122 percentage points from the previous month.
The slowdown was a result of the watchdog's policy package to curb bancassurance in an effort to ......
The full text is available in the October Issue of China Insurance.