U Mobile and Chubb collaborate to offer general insurance products


U MOBILE Sdn Bhd and Chubb Insurance Malaysia Bhd have agreed to offer Chubb general insurance products of different premiums to both U Mobile and non-U Mobile customers by the third quarter of this year.

U Mobile will be making Chubb’s Micro Personal Accident Insurance available from as low as RM6, as well as a range of travel and motor insurance products via the telco’s soon to be launched e-wallet called GoPayz.

The insurance quotations, applications, purchases and management of Chubb’s policies will be done entirely online via the GoPayz app and website.

The agreement was signed last Friday between U Mobile CEO Wong Heang Tuck (picture) and Chubb Malaysia country president Steve Crouch.

The collaboration with Chubb is perfect because it shares U Mobile’s vision of enabling service through innovation, according to Wong.

“Digital services is definitely a priority area for U Mobile as it enables people to reach their unlimited potential,” Wong said in a statement.

Crouch said he is honoured to offer Chubb’s general insurance to U Mobile customers, allowing them to purchase relevant and affordable insurance solutions according to their preferences.

According to Bloomberg, U Mobile started out in 1998 as MiTV Networks Sdn Bhd before changing its name to U Mobile Sdn Bhd in 2007.

Chubb maintains its operations in 54 countries and territories as the world’s largest casualty and publicly traded property insurance company.

There are more than 2,600 agents working for Chubb in Malaysia and it has 23 branches operating across the country.