Prudential Thailand and The 1 to launch country’s first lifestyle-health collaboration


Members of The 1 loyalty programme gain access to AI-driven lifestyle, health and wealth services

 

HONG
KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach –
11 August 2020 – Prudential
Life Assurance (Thailand) Public Company Limited
(“Prudential
Thailand”) and The 1 CENTRAL LIMITED (“The 1”) today signed an agreement for
the country’s first lifestyle and health collaboration, bringing enhanced
digital services to members of Thailand’s leading loyalty programme.

The 1 is
Thailand’s largest loyalty platform, with over 17 million members, and  Prudential Thailand is part of Prudential
Corporation Asia (Prudential), a leading insurer and asset manager, who also offers
digital health services and content in 11 markets across Asia through its app,
Pulse by Prudential.

Through
this collaboration, The 1’s members will gain access to highly customised
digital lifestyle and health solutions based on their lifestyle preferences,
health stages and savings intentions. The partners in the collaboration will
use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to curate and offer services that are highly
relevant to members, helping them to achieve a higher quality of life and wellbeing.

Mr Robin Spencer, Chief
Executive of Prudential Thailand,
said, “We are delighted to work with The 1, which shares
our aspiration to support and protect families through the use of new digital
solutions. This collaboration builds on our launch of Pulse, a highly engaging,
holistic app that will help Thai people live longer, healthier lives. Pulse
harnesses the power of AI to provide highly personalised health and wellness
insights for our users.”

Dr Ton Chirathivat,
President — The 1, Central Group said
, “We always create and continue
bringing innovative and surprising experiences to The 1 members in every angle
of life including Health & Wellness especially during Pandemic situation
nowadays. With this strategic partnership, we are truly confident and commit to
provide one-of-a-kind
health and well-being experiences to another level for our The 1 members”

About Prudential in Thailand

Prudential has operated in Thailand
for more than 24 years through Prudential Life Assurance (Thailand) Public
Company Limited. Prudential serves more than 1.6 million customers in Thailand
and manages more than Thai Baht 112 billion of assets on their behalf. In 2019
the Thailand business grew IFRS operating profits by 8 per cent to USD 170
million and Life Weighted Premium by 8 per cent to USD 619 million. (31 December 2019 figures)

About The 1

The 1 is Thailand’s largest loyalty
platform, with over 17 million members or
more than 25% of the population of Thailand. It strives to be the
ultimate lifestyle platform that understands its customers and caters to every
lifestyle through The 1 Application, through which users can collect points for
every purchase within establishments in the Central Group, namely Central,
Central Embassy (for participating stores), CENTRAL at central wOrld, Robinson,
Supersports, B2S, Central Online, Baan & Beyond, stores under CMG, Family
Mart, Central Food Hall, Tops Markets, Tops SUPERSTORE, Tops Daily, Tops
Online, Power Buy, Thai Watsadu, and Office Mate. The points can also be
exchanged for cash coupons or discounts. The 1 also offers privileges in
collaboration with its partners in various sectors, including gas stations,
tourism, entertainment, beauty, finance, restaurants, hospitals, and so on, to
meet the needs of its members in every aspect of living experience.


Prudential Corporation Asia

Prudential
Corporation Asia is a business unit of Prudential plc (United Kingdom)*,
comprising its life insurance operations in Asia and its asset management
business, Eastspring Investments. It is headquartered in Hong Kong.

Prudential is a
leading life insurer with operations spanning 13 markets in Asia, covering
Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the
Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Through a robust
multi-channel distribution platform, Prudential provides a comprehensive range
of savings, investment and protection products to meet the diverse needs of
Asian families.

Eastspring
Investments manages investments across Asia on behalf of a wide range of retail
and institutional investors. It is a leading Asia-based asset manager with
on-the-ground presence in 11 major Asian markets as well as distribution
offices in North America and Europe. It has over US$241 billion in assets under
management (as at 31 December 2019), managing funds across a range of asset
classes including equities and fixed income.

*Prudential
plc is not affiliated in any manner with Prudential Financial, Inc. of the
United States or with the Prudential Assurance Company, a subsidiary of M&G
plc, a company incorporated in the United Kingdom.


Prudential
plc is listed on the stock exchanges of London (PRU.L), Hong Kong (2378.HK), Singapore
(K6S.SG) and New York (PUK.N)


About Pulse by Prudential

Pulse by
Prudential is a digital health app and the first of its kind in the region to
offer holistic health management to consumers. Using AI-powered self-help tools
and real-time information, the app serves as a 24/7 health and wellness partner
to users, helping them prevent, postpone, and protect against the onset of
diseases.
Pulse is part of Prudential’s region-wide strategy
to provide affordable and accessible healthcare to everyone across Asia by
leveraging digital technologies and best-in-class partnerships. 


Following the regional launch of Pulse in Malaysia in August 2019, Pulse
is now available in a total of 11 markets in Asia and includes a growing suite
of value-add services, such as a symptom checker and health assessment,
personal wellness services, and video consultations with certified doctors and
specialists.


Since its launch, Pulse has been downloaded
more than 8 million times in Asia to date. Pulse is currently available on the
Apple/Google Play stores in Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia,
Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.


For
more information, and to download Pulse, log on to
 www.wedopulse.com


 

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