Allianz Eyes Indonesian Takaful

Asuransi Allianz Life Indonesia plans to double its takaful, market share in five years as it joins insurer Sun Life Financial Indonesia in forming partnerships with banks to tap rising Muslim wealth. Asuransi Allianz made an agreement with HSBC Holdings this year to offer its services. Sun Life will seek to boost business in rural areas via telemarketing campaigns and bank alliances. The takaful market share may climb to 7.9 percent in five years, from 3.9 percent currently. Islamic insurance assets in Indonesia, which has the world’s biggest Muslim population at 216 million, increased an average 53 percent in the last five years to Rp 11.4 trillion ($1.1 billion).