ONE of the world’s leading insurance firms, Allianz PNB Life, celebrated its many firsts in Iloilo with the opening of its Iloilo Regional Business Centerand two LifeTrack stations in Philippine National Bank branches on April 12, 2018.
Dr. Olaf Kliesow, Allianz PNB Life president and chief executive officer, said the LifeTrack Stations, located in Jaro and Mandurriao branches, allow the firm to be more accessible in providing customers with financial advice, guidance, and support that they need at every stage of life.
Kliesowsaid it is an essential stop to financial independence.
“The goal of these stations would be to help customers identify the barriers that keep them from making smarter, more sustainable financial decision and guiding them through the process of selecting a financial solution that would best meet their needs,” he told the Iloilo media in a press conference on April 12, 2018 at Seda-Iloilo Hotel.
Allianz PNB Life’s regional office on Quezon Street, City Proper, Iloilo City is the firm’s first in the country.
Gae Martinez, chief marketing officer, said the LifeTrack Stations are designated areas where meaningful conversations between their financial advisers and PNB customers can take place.
“Today, April 12, is a very special day for Allianz as we celebrate a number of firsts here…In line with our vision to be the preferred partner of Filipinos as they journey towards financial prosperity and well-being, these LifeTrack Stations are therefore a necessary stop,” she said.
Iloilo is also the birthplace of the Allianz agency channel distribution for Visayas, which started last year.
Martinez said they have chosen Iloilo as one of their strategic cities, recognizing its role “as a hub for trade, commerce, and industry and finance in the Western Visayas region.”
Dr. Kliesow, on the other hand, said he was impressed by the rapid development of Iloilo and he expressed optimism in the company’s growth here.
“It’s not a surprise that it’s Iloilo because it is really a fast growing area. And I’m always impressed when I’m here. I stayed in Seda Hotel and as I walked around, I see you have shopping malls and this is very impressive,” he said.
Further, Dr. Kliesow revealed that the company is offering a “Life Changer Program” for those who would like to build a business as a trusted financial partner under Allianz PNB Life.
He also talked about the firm focusing more on suitability, which sets it apart from other insurance companies.
Allianz PNB Life is the only insurance company given an AA credit rating by global ratings company Standard and Poor’s and ranked number one insurer in the Dow Jones Global Sustainability Index.
“It boils down to two areas. One is about expertise. We are doing this for 120 years now. Second is about resilience and the soundness of the company. We have a very strong capital position,” he said.
Allianz PNB Life recently activated its agency channels in Davao, Cebu, and Bacolod.