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Budget Direct Insurance scoops Singapore’s ‘Best Cheap Car Insurer for 2018.’

SINGAPORE, 23 March 2018 - A recent independent study of car insurers conducted by consumer research firm Value Penguin found that Budget Direct Insurance offers one of the cheapest car insurance premiums in Singapore for 2018.

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Buying travel insurance from airlines may not you get the cover you need, according to a new report.

SINGAPORE, 25 January 2018 - Travel insurance bought from airlines may invariably cost you more and give you less cover than a direct insurer, says Simon Birch, CEO of Budget Direct Insurance, who is keen to highlight an independent study in a bid to safeguard consumers.

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Surprise cash Ang Baos being delivered to nearly one million people in Singapore

SINGAPORE, 9 January 2018 - Singaporeans woke this morning to find lucky 'ang baos' on their car windscreens and motorcycles, courtesy of online insurer, Budget Direct Insurance.

On a scale rarely seen in Singapore, teams are being deployed on the streets in the middle of the night to deliver the red packets.

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An empowered workforce is key to improving poor rates of job satisfaction in Singapore

SINGAPORE, 15 December 2017 - Singapore employers don't have a great reputation when it comes to keeping their workers happy.

A global survey found that Singaporeans lagged behind the rest of the world when it came to job satisfaction.

The Singapore Employee Engagement Index survey report released by international consultants, Mercer earlier this year, found that only 73 per cent of Singaporeans were satisfied with their companies compared to a global average of 82 percent. The report reflected a consistent decline in employee engagement in Singapore.

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Singapore Insurance companies do battle

SINGAPORE, 3 October 2017 - Whilst most insurance companies give away petrol and shopping vouchers, Budget Direct Insurance has gone one step further. They’re giving away hard cash…to motorists who haven’t even bought their insurance. 

In an increasingly competitive market, insurance companies in Singapore are being forced to dream up more elaborate ways to get customers’ attention.

And the latest ploy from Budget Direct Insurance Singapore involves the targeting of nearly half a million motorists in just one night.

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Driving in Singapore may be more dangerous than you think says a new report.

SINGAPORE, 27 September 2017 - Did you know it may be more dangerous to drive in Singapore than many other developed countries? 

The findings are based on a report being highlighted by Budget Direct Insurance. 

Latest figures from Singapore Traffic Police show that road safety in Singapore is improving over time with a definite downward trend in fatalities since 2012. 

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Hassle to buy insurance for older cars in Singapore, says expert of Budget Direct Insurance Singapore

SINGAPORE, 16 August 2017: PRNewswire - Buying insurance for older cars can still be difficult despite record numbers of COE renewals.


This is the view of one industry expert who says that the majority of insurance companies do not sell policies for older vehicles online. Instead many customers of cars older than 10 years are assessed on a case by case basis and have to endure lengthier quote processing times.

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Panic as motorists slapped with fake summons!

SINGAPORE, 20 June 2017: Nearly half a million motorists woke this morning to discover they’d been slapped with a ‘parking summons’.

Panic quickly turned to relief, however, when car and motorcycle owners realised they’d been pranked with a fake parking fine.

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Budget Direct Insurance creates spokespuppet called Budsy in campaign from Cohort

SINGAPORE, 1 February 2017: Insurance firm Budget Direct Insurance Singapore has turned to a glove puppet called Budsy in a move it hopes will make the brand more engaging in a “cold and impersonal sector”.

The campaign, created by Cohort Communications, aims to tackle issues which confuse consumers such as middlemen fees, safe drivers subsidising risky motorists and industry jargon.

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Budget Direct Insurance launches in Singapore

SINGAPORE, 21 January 2017: New insurer, Budget Direct Insurance has officially launched in Singapore and is focused on delivering insurance cover with a great value proposition. Budget Direct Insurance makes it easier, faster and cheaper to secure quality cover with savings of up to 15-20%, or more, on their premiums.

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Media Announcement

SINGAPORE, 21 October 2016: Budget Direct Insurance has now opened for business, providing quality car and travel insurance cover at lower prices. Budget Direct Insurance’s direct-to-consumer model allows consumers to make significant savings on their insurance. How? By passing on the benefits of a digitally-driven direct business model – straight to Singapore consumers.

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