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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.
As featured in Yahoo Finance Singapore, Asia Insurance Review
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.