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About QBE Singapore

Present in Singapore for more than a century, QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd, a general insurance and reinsurance company, is the Republic’s oldest registered Australian company.

Established in 1891, QBE Singapore is a trusted provider of specialist expertise and professional insurance services. Our insurance specialists develop leading-edge products that are client-focused, delivering cover tailored to deal with everything from complex risks to more simple and straightforward insurance needs.

QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd is part of the QBE Insurance Group which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and headquartered in Sydney. 

Our Purpose

QBE - enabling a more resilient future

At QBE we’re driven by our purpose of enabling a more resilient future – helping those around us build strength and embrace change to their advantage.

We’ve been cultivating resilience since 1886, when our founders started a marine insurance company to give early pioneers a safeguard against uncertainty.

Today, we’re still giving our customers confidence to explore, innovate and take measured risks, secure in the knowledge they’re covered by a strong insurer. 

For our communities, our purpose drives us to build resilience and enrich lives.  We are incredibly proud of our global disaster relief partnerships with Red Cross and Save the Children, through which we are investing to improve the capacity of local communities to prepare, anticipate, respond and recover from disasters.

Our approach to sustainability forms an essential part of our ability to deliver on our purpose and make a positive and impactful contribution to the environments, economies and communities in which we operate.


Our Vision

To be the most consistent and innovative risk partner

At QBE, we’re striving for greater consistency across everything we do. Our aim is to do things more consistently than our competitors, whether it’s in the experience we provide our customers and partners, the performance of our business or the values that connect our people.

Innovation represents our focus on continuous improvement and growth. This includes developing new and innovative products and experiences and continually evolving to make it easier to do business with us.

We believe being the most consistent and innovative risk partner will see us build the strongest partnerships with customers and partners but, importantly, it will also see us deliver more value.

2021 QBE Singapore wins Singapore Business Review Management Excellence Awards 2021: Innovator of the Year Award, General Insurance and Team of the Year Award, General Insurance
2021 QBE Singapore wins Business Excellence Award, AustCham Business Awards 2021
2021 QBE Asia featured on the Elite Women List 2021 by Insurance Business Area
2021 QBE Singapore wins Insurance Asia Awards 2021 - Claims Initiative of the Year, Singapore
2020 QBE Singapore moved to a new premise at Guoco Tower
2020 QBE Singapore wins Digital Capability Award, AustCham Business Awards 2020
2020 QBE Asia named Insurance Business Asia List, Top Insurance Workplaces 2020, Asia
2020 QBE Singapore wins Insurance Asia Awards 2020 - Digital General Insurance Initiative of the Year, Singapore
2020 QBE Singapore forms part of QBE Asia under the International division effective 1 January 2020
2019 QBE Singapore became a bizSAFE partner on 15 July 2019
2018 QBE Singapore accredited with bizSAFE level 4 on 24 August 2018
2016 QBE Singapore was named the ‘Best General Insurance Company 2016, Singapore’ by World Finance
2015 QBE Singapore moved to a new premise at One Raffles Quay
2015 QBE Insurance (International) Limited incorporated to QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd on 1 October 2015
2014 QBE Qnect, an innovative online insurance portal, was launched in Singapore
2013 QBE Singapore won the World Finance 'Best Non Life Insurance Company, Singapore' Award
2012 QBE Marine Underwriting Agency was absorbed into QBE Singapore
2008 QBE Singapore named 1st Runner Up – ‘Best Insurance Company of the Year (International) Category’ as voted by Singapore Insurance Brokers Association
2004 QBE acquired Zurich’s general insurance business in Singapore
2000 QBE acquired ING’s general insurance business in Singapore
QBE Marine Underwriting Agency, a subsidiary of QBE Insurance (International) Ltd, was formed
1994 QBE Singapore received Australian Trade Commission Award for 'Outstanding Export Achievement'
1988 QBE Singapore entered into a business partnership arrangement with Prudential, Singapore Branch, which significantly increased distribution channels and brand awareness
1981 QBE Singapore moved to the prime financial district and into one of the newest buildings, the 25-storey Octagon
1976 QBE Sports & Recreation Club was registered in Singapore office
1960 QBE Singapore moved to a new location, Guthrie’s Building on North Boat Quay
1901 Queensland Insurance SE Asia Branch moved into the same office with their chief agents, McAlister & Company at Battery Road (Raffles Place)
1891 QBE Insurance (International) Ltd, Singapore Branch was established

Since our founding, QBE has been playing an active role in the communities in which it operates. In 2011, the QBE Insurance Group launched its major global corporate responsibility initiative: the QBE Foundation.

The Foundation’s philosophy is to support charities that help people overcome disadvantages, strengthen their abilities, and help them live more independently, successfully and productively.

Our objectives include making a difference in key areas that align with QBE’s vision and values. We also seek to drive employee engagement by developing networking and a strong team-based culture. We strive to maximise the return and impact for any collection, distribution and allocation of philanthropic resources. 

Through the Foundation's initiatives, we aim to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children, youth and elderly across the region.

QBE - enabling a more resilient future

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