Prudential, Google Cloud team on healthcare, financial security across Asia, Africa

October 11, 2022

HONG KONG - The global insurance group, Prudential plc, and Google Cloud today announced a strategic partnership to enhance health and financial inclusion for communities across Asia and Africa.

Prudential said it would leverage Google Cloud's data analytics capabilities,  infrastructure and the broader Google ecosystem, to accelerate its digital transformation and to enhance user engagement of its health and wealth platform, Pulse.

Google Cloud said the partnership presented an opportunity to collaborate with a leading insurance provider to make protection, health and savings solutions simpler and more accessible across Asia and Africa.

Pulse is part of Prudential's multi-channel strategy to make healthcare more accessible -- and to increase financial inclusion. The app provides users with access to services such as health risk assessment and online doctor consultation, as well as digital wealth tools. Pulse is available in 17 markets and 11 languages.

Solmaz Altin, Managing Director, Strategic Business Group, Prudential, said: "Across our markets, people are living longer, but not necessarily healthier and better. "Harnessing technology, we want to empower people to live well for longer by making it easier for them to take care of their health and plan for their financial futures."

The announcement deepens an existing relationship between Prudential and Google that began in 2019. (ATI)