FITCH affirms HSBC Amanah Takaful's IFS at A-

HSBCAT is considered an important member of HSBC Group under Fitch's "Approach to Rating Insurance Groups".
The rating agency recognizes the support and benefits HSBCAT enjoys from the group's strong branding, product and distribution capabilities, and other management resources.
HSBCAT follows a modified Wakala (agency) model, whereby the takaful operator receives a Wakala fee for the management services it provides to the participants, as well as an incentive fee, expressed as a percentage of surplus from the risk funds. Under this model, HSBCAT's profitability is determined, to a large extent, by its Wakala fee income and expense level.