Great Eastern Takaful Launched in Malaysia
Great Eastern Takaful Sdn. Bhd. as commenced business in Malaysia.
Malaysia-based Great Eastern Takaful offers comprehensive takaful, or Islam-compliant insurance products and services, with the aim to achieve 180 million ringgit (US$57.2 million) in total weighted contributions for its first year.
In September, Bank Negara granted new licenses for family takaful to four joint venture entities led by foreign and local insurance and financial companies. The four new family takaful licences were granted to joint ventures led by Great Eastern, ING Groep NV, American International Assurance Bhd. and AMMB Holdings Bhd.