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Road Assistance in Japan

  • December 2014
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  • Finaccord
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  • 22 pages

Road Assistance in Japan is a report about the market for this type of assistance – sometimes referred to as breakdown recovery insurance – acquired by individual consumers in Japan. The research is based on a primary survey of over 60 actual and potential distributors of road assistance in Japan including automotive clubs, motor insurance brands, car manufacturer brands and independent warranty providers. For each of these organisations, it establishes whether they offer road assistance in any format or not and, if they do, the partner assistance firms with which they work if they do not report managing the service themselves on an internal basis.

Having presented the provision rates for road assistance across these main categories of distributor, the study then compares the operating models that they use, shows which providers of road assistance hold the most partnerships in each category and comments upon the importance of other distribution options including online aggregators and packaging with banking products. Moreover, it quantifies the value of the market for road assistance acquired by individual consumers in Japan in 2014, segmented by distribution channel, presents the likely market share by revenues of the leading competitors, and provides forecasts for the value of the market up to 2018.

Table Of Contents

Road Assistance in Japan
0.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1
1.0 INTRODUCTION 3
What is this report about? 3
Rationale 3
This is the first ever published study about the market for road assistance in Japan. 3
.in part because the distribution of this product involves several very different channels 3
Methodology 3
Primary research 3
Research for this report includes over 60 actual and potential distributors of road assistance 3
Market data 4
Competitor data 4
External sources 5
Definitions 5
Terms and abbreviations 5
Operating models 5
Currencies, exchange rates and inflation 6
PartnerBASE 6
Finaccord 6
2.0 MARKET ANALYSIS 8
Introduction 8
Distribution through key partner organisations 8
Summary of organisations researched 8
Provision rates 9
The vast majority of motor insurance brands act as distributors of road assistance. 9
…as do most car manufacturers, albeit usually on an additional-fee basis 9
Operating models 10
The majority of distributors in Japan organise their schemes on a purely internal basis. 10
. which means that less than a fifth of all arrangements involve one or more external assistance firms 10
Partnerships with car manufacturer brands 12
The majority of car manufacturer brands operate their own road assistance schemes. 12
. albeit several have one or more direct or indirect partnerships for this product 12
Toyota has arrangements with multiple motor insurance providers for the provision of road assistance 13
Both JAF and JRS are also present in this part of the market 13
Partnerships with motor insurance brands 14
Captive provider Anshin Dial holds the greatest number of partnerships in this area 14
Other firms working with motor insurance brands include Prestige International and Times Rescue 14
At least eight motor insurance brands organise road assistance on a purely internal basis 15
Partnerships with independent warranty providers 16
Several warranty companies provide road assistance, either internally or via an external partner 16
Partnerships with automotive clubs 16
JAF has a customer base that is more than four times the size of that of JRS 16
Other distribution channels 16
Direct distribution and other online brands 16
Beyond the automotive clubs, certain other brands also sell directly to the public 16
Payment cards and bank accounts 17
A significant minority of credit card products feature road assistance, which is often included by default 17
Online aggregators and brokers 17
Japanese aggregators do not compare road assistance as a distinct product 17
Other types of distributor 17
Market size and forecast 17
This market is expected to grow at more than 3% per year in nominal terms between 2014 and 2018 17
Direct sales by automotive clubs and assistance firms account for the bulk of the total market value… 18
… and bundled cover with banking products is also quite significant 18
Leading competitors 21
JAF leads this sector and its road assistance revenues are rising in spite of the maturity of the market. 21
Other prominent providers include Anshin Dial, JAWS and JRS 22

LIST OF GRAPHICS / TABLES

0.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1
Key market data for road assistance in Japan 2
1.0 INTRODUCTION 3
2.0 MARKET ANALYSIS 8
Summary of potential distributor organisations researched in Japan, segmented by type, 2014 9
Provision rates for road assistance in Japan, segmented by type of organisation, 2014 10
Operating models used for road assistance in Japan, segmented by type of organisation, 2014 11
Operating models used for road assistance in Japan, segmented by type of organisation, 2014 (table) 12
Competitor share of partnerships for road assistance in Japan, 2014: car manufacturer brands 14
Competitor share of partnerships for road assistance in Japan, 2014: motor insurance brands 15
Estimated gross written premiums and other revenues from road assistance in Japan, 2014, plus forecast
for 2018 19
Estimated gross written premiums and other revenues from road assistance in Japan, segmented by
distribution channel, 2014 20
Estimated number of policies and gross written premiums and other revenues from road assistance in
Japan, segmented by distribution channel, 2014, plus forecast for 2018 (table) 21
Individual competitors' estimated market shares of gross written premiums and other revenues for road
assistance in Japan, 2014 22

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