Tag: insurance

SAFEHOUSE

The Brands of Jordan Part 3

    With dune buggies, airplane seats and halved cars, SAFEHOUSE has presented Amman with a quirky and captivating way to manage your insurance. Insurance is notorious for being one of the least romantic areas of finance. In the Middle…

Insurance

Solidarity: Insuring Tomorrow

First Insurance was established in 2007 with a paid up capital of JD28 million. The company entered an already crowded market that was ripe for consolidation. This finally happened last year, when First Insurance absorbed rival Yarmouk Insurance, to become…

Metlife - Maria Angeles Amezcua

Succeeding Against the Odds: Maria Angeles Amezcua

Maria Angeles Amezcua – General Manager of MetLife Jordan Maria Angeles Amezcua has been the General Manager of MetLife Jordan since January 2016, after working as MetLife’s Middle East and Africa’s Head of Direct Marketing. Since joining MetLife, Amezcua has…

Manal Jarrar - National Insurance Company General Manager

Succeeding Against the Odds: Manal Jarrar

Manal Jarrar – National Insurance Company General Manager Manal Jarrar probably knows the insurance sector like the back of her hand. She has been in the business since 1990, working with four different insurance companies. She has been with the…

Onine Banking

Jordanians Yet to Embrace Online Banking – Report

The use of electronic and mobile banking channels amongst Jordanians remains low for payment services, according to a new report from the Arab Advisors Group. While online banking was used by 14.6 percent of respondents who have a bank account,…

The Insurance Sector: Dealing with the Disarray

A recent buyout in Jordan’s fragmented and overcrowded insurance sector could mean some much needed market consolidation is finally underway. But even so, big challenges still loom large. By Dina al-Wakeel Over the summer, First Insurance, which provides services based…

Easing Investment in Iraq

Momentum seems to be building behind Khaled Kanaan’s ambitious plan to break down barriers of entry into Iraq to promote greater cross-border trade, investment, and cooperation. But the prominent Jordanian businessman admitted that convincing more of his peers to bet…

Failing Health

Public hospitals desperately need a dose of competition to boost standards and efficiency. I witnessed a terminally ill cancer patient being admitted to a top-rated private hospital in Amman. The room was sparkling clean and the nursing staff fully attentive,…