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Budget Direct Insurance Launches Car Insurance Plan for Higher Risk Drivers

SINGAPORE, 14 April 2022 - Budget Direct Insurance is offering a new car insurance product aimed at motorists who have had multiple accidents and/or claims. Named Higher Risk Car Insurance, the plan is designed for drivers struggling to get car insurance cover in Singapore due to their accident and/or claim history.

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Budget Direct Insurance reaches out to concerned employees at competitor's insurance firm

SINGAPORE, 2 March 2022 /PRNewswire/ - News that AXA Insurance Pte Ltd (AXA Singapore) is exiting its general insurance business, has prompted an online insurer to invite concerned employees and customers to get in touch.

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Budget Direct Insurance Receives Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award Three Years in a Row

SINGAPORE, 18 February 2022 - Budget Direct Insurance has once again won the highly coveted Platinum Trusted Service Award 2022 for delivering exceptional customer service year after year.

Created by Feefo, a leading independent customer reviews platform, the Platinum Award recognises companies that provide consistently excellent service and go above and beyond to deliver high levels of customer experience.

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Budget Direct Insurance Challenges Singapore Motorists: Pay Less or Get up to $188, Even if You Don’t Buy!

SINGAPORE, 11 February 2022 - The award-winning Singapore insurer is challenging motorists to beat their price on motor insurance. Drivers, currently not insured by Budget Direct, are being invited to get a car insurance quote from them and if they can’t beat the current renewal offer for the same level of cover, they’ll give the motorist $188, even if the motorist doesn't buy from them.

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Budget Direct: Cheapest Comprehensive Motorbike Insurance for Safe Riders 2021, According to Independent Study

SINGAPORE, 15 June 2021 - Award-winning Budget Direct Insurance offers Singapore’s cheapest Comprehensive motorcycle insurance plans for safe riders, according to an independent study carried out by a leading consumer research firm.

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Budget Direct: Singapore's Cheapest Comprehensive Car Insurance 2021, According to Independent Study

SINGAPORE, 17 May 2021 - Budget Direct Insurance offers the cheapest comprehensive car insurance plans in Singapore, according to an independent study carried out by a leading consumer research firm.

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Budget Direct Insurance Receives Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award Two Years in a Row

SINGAPORE, 8 March 2021 - Budget Direct Insurance has once again won the highly coveted Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021 for delivering exceptional customer service year after year.

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Budget Direct Insurance unveils new 24-hour emergency assistance app for motorists and travellers

SINGAPORE, 27 January 2021 - Singapore’s award-winning online insurer has launched a 24/7 emergency web app that makes it faster and easier for motorists and travellers to seek assistance.

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Online insurance made easier with Budget Direct Insurance, thanks to government digital service

SINGAPORE, 21 July 2020 - Award-winning Budget Direct Insurance is one of the first Singapore insurers to use MyInfo, a government digital service that makes it even easier for customers to get a quote and buy insurance online.

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Forget the elections, Budget Direct’s Singlish-speaking sock puppet gets Singapore’s vote

SINGAPORE, 8 July 2020 - A recent “opinion poll” found that the Budget Direct Insurance sock puppet is a hit with Singaporeans who were more likely to buy when familiar with its playful mascot.

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Budget Direct Insurance ramps up its recruitment drive amid COVID-19 crisis

SINGAPORE, 13 May 2020 - As Singapore sinks into a recession, Budget Direct Insurance is not only moving ahead with its hiring plans – it is, in fact, ramping up its recruitment efforts.

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Most affordable car insurance in 2020 is Budget Direct Insurance, says independent study

SINGAPORE, 11 May 2020 - Most affordable car insurance in 2020 is Budget Direct Insurance, says independent study.

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Budget Direct Insurance provides customers free unlimited COVID-19 teleconsultation services

SINGAPORE, 14 April 2020 - Award-winning online insurer Budget Direct Insurance has launched complimentary COVID-19 Virtual Clinic teleconsultation services for all active annual insurance policyholders in partnership with MyDoc.

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Budget Direct Insurance wins Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award 2020

SINGAPORE, 29 January 2020 - Budget Direct Insurance has received the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers.

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Budget Direct Insurance leads the way with SingPass

SINGAPORE, 20 November 2019 - Budget Direct Insurance is one of Singapore’s first few insurer to launch the government’s SingPass service.

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Online insurer targets value-seeking shoppers in new branding campaign

SINGAPORE, 9 September 2019 - Savvy Singaporeans love a good bargain no matter what they’re buying, and that includes insurance.

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New budget online insurer wins independent award for outstanding customer service

SINGAPORE, 2 February 2019 - Budget Direct Insurance has received the Feefo Gold Trusted Service award 2019 which is given to businesses around the world for providing outstanding customer service based on customer feedback and reviews.

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Cash rewards for Singapore’s courteous motorists

SINGAPORE, 2 January 2019 - A first-half of 2018 results released by the General Insurance Association of Singapore (GIA) found an 11.8% increase in incurred car insurance claims, totalling S$291.3 million for the interim period, despite fewer reported accidents.

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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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