GUANGZHOU, China, July 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fanhua Inc. (Nasdaq:FANH) (the "Company" or "Fanhua"), a leading independent financial services provider operating in China, today announced that it was once again ranked among top 20 global insurance brokers, according to the July 2018 edition of Best’s Review, a monthly magazine published by A. M. Best, one of the most prestigious insurance rating agencies. Fanhua, which was ranked No. 20th in 2017, has been on the list for four consecutive years and is the only Asian company that makes it to the list.   

The annual ranking was compiled based on total revenues. Fanhua reported RMB4.1 billion net revenues in 2017, of which RMB2.4 billion were generated from its life insurance operations, representing a growth of 144.8% from 2016. Its net income reached RMB450 million, up 186.0% year-over-year.

A. M. Best, which focuses on providing insurance credit ratings and information services worldwide, is one of the largest and influential international rating agencies.  

Mr. Chunlin Wang, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Company, commented: “We are glad to be recognized as the top 20th in the 2017 annual ranking of global insurance brokers by A. M. Best. We are also proud to be the only Asian insurance broker in the list, which demonstrates our leading position in the insurance intermediary market in China and Asia.” 

“The insurance penetration and density rates in China are far below the world average. There is huge potential for the Chinese insurance market to grow rapidly within the next ten years. We believe that Fanhua, as the largest independent insurance intermediary in China, is well positioned to benefiting from the strong growth in the China’s insurance market, especially in the life insurance sector, thus enabling us to further increase our position among our international counterparts.”   

About Fanhua Inc.

Fanhua Inc., formerly known as CNinsure Inc., is a leading independent online-to-offline financial services provider. Through our online platforms and offline sales and service network, we offer a wide variety of financial products and services provided by over 90 insurance companies to individuals and businesses, including property and casualty and life insurance products. We also provide insurance claims adjusting services, such as damage assessments, surveys, authentications and loss estimations, as well as value-added services, such as emergency vehicle roadside assistance.

Our online platforms include:(1) CNpad, a mobile sales support application; (2), an online entry portal for comparing and purchasing health, accident, travel and homeowner insurance products; (3) eHuzhu (, a non-profit online mutual aid platform in China and (4) Lan Zhanggui, an all-in-one platform which allows our agents to access and purchase a wide variety of insurance products, including life insurance, auto insurance, accident insurance, travel insurance and standard health insurance products from multiple insurance companies on their mobile devices.

As of March 31, 2018, our distribution and service network consisted of 683 sales and service outlets covering 30 provinces.

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Source: Fanhua Inc.

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