Insurance firm offering cybercrime protection opens here

Delta Insurance Singapore, an insurance tech firm that specialises in cyber, technology and professional risk protection, has opened for business in Singapore.

Delta said it is the first firm here to use the Lloyd's coverholder model for these insurance lines. This means that instead of using capital of its own to underwrite risk, Delta is able to access capital from Lloyd's, which is a marketplace for insurers.

Mr Eugene Cheong, managing director of Delta Insurance Singapore, said: "Our innovative business model, including (our) proprietary underwriting technology platform, allows us to nimbly and effectively meet the dynamic needs of an increasingly digital Singapore."

Using its own proprietary technology, Delta is able to streamline the underwriting process and reduce the time taken for application submission, quotation and policy issuance from what is traditionally a one-month timeframe to within 24 hours.

Delta will initially work with brokers and insurance agents, with plans to expand to other distribution networks to provide its risk-protection products later.

Delta also offers the Cyber Risk Management package, which provides a complete solution across the full spectrum of cyber risks - before, during and after a cyber incident.

  • $1.25b

  • How much cybercrime has cost Singapore annually, according to Delta Insurance Singapore MD Eugene Cheong.

Mr Cheong said he anticipates that Singapore and Asia-Pacific will be one of the fastest-growing regions for cyber insurance, increasing from around US$50 million (S$69 million) today to US$500 million by 2025.

"Cybercrime is now the second most prevalent economic crime in Singapore, with 43 per cent of companies impacted and costing Singapore more than $1.25 billion annually. Delta Insurance Singapore wants to work with companies to safeguard against cyber risks, allowing them to fully leverage the technology wave sweeping through the region."

Delta Insurance Singapore is part of the Delta International family.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 05, 2017, with the headline 'Insurance firm offering cybercrime protection opens here'. Print Edition | Subscribe