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Great Eastern posts S$244m in Q1 profits

Total weighted new sales, however, declined by 22% during the year.

OCBC Bank’s insurance arm, Great Eastern, has recorded S$244m in net profits for the first three months of 2023.

Net income was S$220m for the same period in 2022.

Total weighted new sales (TWNS) declined by 22% YoY to S$391m, dragged by slower sales in single premium plans. It as counterbalanced by sales in regular premiums.

ALSO READ: Great Eastern’s profits down 30% to S$784.2m in FY2022

Great Eastern’s new business embedded value (NBEV) also fell by 11% YoY to S$170m, slowed down by smaller TWNS. However, NBEV margins were higher on a YoY standpoint driven by a change in product mix.

“The comparative for prior period (1Q-22) has not been restated and is reported based on SFRS(I) 4 Insurance Contracts. More details on the impact of SFRS(I) 17 and the restated comparative information will be disclosed upon announcement of the 1H-23 interim financial statements.” the insurer said in a filing.

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