Japanese

Text Size
  • S
  • M
  • L

Sony Assurance Begins Offering the Shashin de Kantan Mitsumori Automobile Insurance Service

Feb. 20, 2019

Sony Assurance Inc. ("Sony Assurance"), a wholly owned non-life insurance subsidiary of Sony Financial Holdings Inc., has begun offering a new automobile insurance service, called "Shashin de Kantan Mitsumori" ("simple estimate with a photo"). Under this scheme, customers can simply show Sony Assurance a photo or other image of an automobile insurance certificate* provided by another company to receive, via Sony Assurance's website, an estimate of automobile insurance premium Sony Assurance would offer them the following year for approximately the same conditions.

In providing Shashin de Kantan Mitsumori, Sony Assurance has developed in cooperation with Sony Group company in an effort to provide more sophisticated services by using technology. Under this scheme, customers access the company's website via a smartphone or tablet. There is no need to download an app or register an email address, making use easier for customers.

This service is the first** of its type in the automobile insurance (the first to show the insurance premium a company would offer, soon after a photo or other image is uploaded to the browser and without using an app).

Going forward, Sony Assurance plans to continue developing products that satisfy customers and enhancing service quality. In addition, the company intends to continue engaging in initiatives that utilize Fintech to augment convenience.

*Sony Assurance is beginning by offering the Shashin de Kantan Mitsumori service for the automobile insurance certificates provided by four non-life insurance companies whose sales are mainly through agencies.

**According to a survey by Sony Assurance, based on information publicly disclosed by non-life insurance companies until Feb. 15, 2019.

Note: This is an English-language summary of a Japanese announcement made by Sony Assurance on February 20, 2019. The summary was prepared by Sony Financial Holdings solely for convenience of non-Japanese readers.