Press release

Press release

FWD Life Insurance taps digital technology through new mobile app for customers, Tapp

04 December 2018, Manila, Philippines – Pan-Asian insurer FWD Life Insurance, one of the country’s fastest-growing insurance companies, has unveiled the latest in its digital customer innovations—the Tapp mobile app.

December 04, 2018
FWD Life Philippines
04 December 2018, Manila, Philippines – Pan-Asian insurer FWD Life Insurance, one of the country’s fastest-growing insurance companies, has unveiled the latest in its digital customer innovations—the Tapp mobile app. Crowning more industry-firsts since its pioneer introduction of a 24/7 support hotline and customer service live chat in 2017, FWD conceived the Tapp mobile app for always on and always on-the-go customers.

Tapp, dubbed the “one-tap insurance app”, is a one-stop shop for FWD customers to manage their policies digitally. With Tapp, policyholders will have access to their policy coverage and details, pay their premiums, and track their investment values, all rolled in one convenient and user-friendly app. 

“In line with FWD’s vision of changing the way people feel about insurance, we are focused on making insurance accessible and convenient for our customers. It is with pride that we unveil Tapp as another testament to our customer-led business strategy,” said FWD Life Insurance Philippines President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Grimes. “We envision Tapp to be the most interactive self-service insurance mobile portal in the country with its host of power-packed features which put insurance at our customers’ fingertips.”

“With Tapp, FWD is giving our customers round-the-clock support and empowering them to get information they need independently and conveniently,” Grimes added. “Exciting app features are underway and are geared towards meeting the dynamic needs of Filipino customers of today, providing them efficient and reliable after-sales service, anytime and anywhere.”

Providing meaningful digital customer engagement; Eliminating customer pain points

FWD’s competitive differentiator lies in creating meaningful digital customer engagement and investing in technology that completes our existing human touchpoints. FWD’s Tapp will take the company’s customer engagement and customer experience to the next level. 

“In bringing Tapp to life, we asked our customers how they would like to manage their policies with us. Based on the insights we gathered, the app’s first launch already hosts some industry-first features including the ability to show the growth of customer’s investment values over time,” said Grimes. “Tapp is where ease-of-use and best-in-class service meet as it is designed for, around, and with our customers and their lifestyles.”

Tapp also hosts a built-in Live Chat feature saving time on voice prompts and phone verification procedures, on top of the robust self-service options within the app. 

A round-the-clock information gateway and service center, from due date reminders and online payments, to generating policy documents and updating contact details, Tapp streamlines frequent customer inquiries and service requests to an App suitable for the active lifestyles and busy schedules of FWD customers.     

Tapp mobile app is now available for download on the App Store for iOS users and the Google Play Store for Android users.

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About FWD Philippines

FWD Life Insurance Corporation (“FWD Life”) is the first life insurance company licensed by the Insurance Commission of the Philippines under the new Insurance Code. FWD launched its commercial operations in September 2014. By March 2017, FWD Life is the highest-capitalized life insurer in the Philippines with PhP 2.3 billion in paid-up capitalization.1 Based on premium income data published by the Insurance Commission2, FWD Life now ranks 10th in the insurance industry in terms of weighted new business premiums.3  

FWD Group spans Hong Kong & Macau, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, and Japan, offering life and medical insurance, general insurance, and employee benefits across a number of its markets. Established in Asia in 2013, FWD is the insurance business arm of investment group, Pacific Century Group. In the Philippines, FWD has nine business hubs located in key cities nationwide with its headquarters in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.

FWD is focused on creating fresh customer experiences, with easy-to-understand products, supported by digital technology. Through this customer-led approach, FWD aims to become a leading pan-Asian insurer that changes the way people feel about insurance.

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1 > Statistics > 2017 > Based on Paid-Up Capital
2 > Statistics > 2017 > Based on Premium Income
3 Weighted New Business Premium Income: 100% of first-year premium on regular-pay plans + 10% of single-pay premiums

Media Inquiries:

FWD Life Insurance Corporation
Rochelle R. Vandenberghe
Head of Marketing
FWD Life Philippines
(T) +63 2 5587306