becomes first insurance website to be certified DBD Verified by Department of Business Development

Automotive Press Releases Wednesday June 25, 2014 19:44
Bangkok--25 Jun--Penner-Madison, Thailand’s online car insurance website, has received verification from the Department of Business Development (DBD), the first and to date only insurance website in Thailand to receive this certification.

DBD Verified certifies the reliability of Thailand for conducting electronic business operations. Thailand registered with DBD in 2013, but DBD Verified, which was confirmed on May 23rd, 2014 indicates a higher level of reliability than that of DBD Registered.
Certification allows to display the DBD Verified Trustmark on its website and on printed and other materials. The website is at

“DBD Verification is a big endorsement of trust in’s e-commerce platform and will give consumers greater confidence to go online for car insurance,” says Michael Parker, chief executive officer of Thailand.

“We are proud to be the first insurance website to achieve the DBD Verified certification. We look forward to extending the trust this gives our customers through great service from quotes to claims.”

“E-commerce is an important emerging business in the digital era," says Whichai Phochanakij, deputy director- general of the Department of Business Development.
“Our mission, besides encouraging e-commerce businesses to grow, is to help them achieve greater trust so that customers will be confident to buy their goods online.”

Since 2007, there have been 136 websites certified with the DBD Verified mark. The number is still far from the total 12,297 websites that have received DBD Registered status, because DBD Verified is awarded to those e-commerce businesses like that not only comply with the rules but also maintain the standards necessary for business sustainability. becomes first insurance website to be certified DBD Verified by Department of Business Development page.2

"The DBD Verified benchmark on the website will guarantee trust for customers because it shows the business has passed the strict process of information checking and also that the security system of the website has been checked by a government office. In event of any problem or uncertainty, customers can contact DBD to easily resolve the problem," says Mr Whichai.

Following Hong Kong and Singapore, launched in Thailand late last year offering best price guaranteed on car insurance for safe drivers. Car owners can get information, quotes and instant coverage 24/7 via the website. They can also get expert help from the company’s contact centre.

“We focus on our people, convenience channels and technology to deliver better service, from quotes to claims,” says Mr Parker.
About Direct Asia (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Direct Asia (Thailand) is a licensed insurance broker in Thailand established in 2013 and regulated by the Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC). Direct Asia (Thailand) Co., Ltd. offers a smarter way to buy car insurance online or over the phone at 0-2627-7777 at lower prices. Its head office is at Asia Centre, Sathorn Rd in Bangkok.

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