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Insurtech startups disrupting the financial landscape

Insurance is in a deep wave of change and a considerable part of this transformative process is coming from new, aggressive insurtech startups. We profile three leading examples.

Are you happy with digital spying for reduced insurance prices?

It's a simple question: would you be willing to have technology that collects data about you and what you do in return for lower insurance rates? The younger you are the more likely, it seems, you are to say "yes".

Three startups disrupting the insurance industry

The insurance industry may not be entirely prepared for digital transformation, but insurtech is coming. Here are a few of the startups disrupting the insurance industry.

Latest trends in digital insurance

A new deep dive into the technological changes impacting on the insurance sector now and in the future has been released. The report focuses on the value of data analytics and improved means for data sharing.

Five emerging InsurTechs to take notice of

London - Insurance companies have been slow to embrace digital technology; however, signs are emerging that the industry is gradually opening up to the idea of alternative ways of providing insurance services. We look at five startups.

Platform to link insurance brokers to InsurTech partners

London - A new service, dubbed a ‘dating app’ for the insurance world, has been set-up to allow insurance brokers to connect with the relevant InsurTech partners. The service comes from Covéa and Broker Direct.

Insurance techology sees record investment

A new report looks at data-driven global insurance technology trends and charts record investment from both financial investors and reinsurers in these emerging technologies.

What changes can an Amazon-backed healthcare company make? Special

Amazon made waves when it announced that it was planning to disrupt American healthcare the same way it’s disrupted so many other industries. But what changes can an Amazon-backed healthcare company actually make?

Digital transformation of insurance to lower fraud risk

The digital transformation is driven by new competitive threats and a desire to prevent false claims, according to a new report. With the latter, the process of behavioral biometrics can assist with fraud prevention and a better customer experience.

China leading on risk management insurtech

China is becoming a global standard-bearer in the digitalization of many aspects of life, including fintech and insurance companies. One area where Chinese firms are leading the way is risk analysis.

Amazon considers entering insurtech market

Amazon may enter the insurance market through a new channel. The e-commerce giant already offers some insurance-related digital services.

Demand for digital insurance drives industry transformation

Growing numbers of SMEs are turning to online insurers to protect their business. According to a new report from PwC, 36% of small business owners will interact with their insurers online in the near term. By 2022, the figure will reach 48% of all SMEs.

Drones can transform the insurance sector

Unmanned aerial vehicles can help the insurance sector deliver faster services. Drones are being tested to carry out inspections of houses prior to claims being paid out.

Rapid growth forecast for insurtech in 2018

London - If there’s a technology sector to get into then this appears to be insurtech. Insurtech jobs are increasing 22 times faster than the rest of the U.K. market, as an example of rapid developments in the sector.

Canadian insurtech joins U.S. accelerator program

Quebec - Canadian Insurtech company Ubios has been selected to join an accelerator program in the U.S., established to assist startups attempting to disrupt the insurance sector.

How the Internet of Things is disrupting insurance

New technologies are influencing the shape of the insurance sector. This ranges from smart burglar alarms to big data analytics to offer ‘micro-insurance’ solutions. Another area is with connected devices.

Insurance companies offering smart insurance solutions

Insurance companies are starting to offer ‘smart’ devices to consumers where the data can be used to lower insurance premiums. Such devices can be used in homes and in motor vehicles.

Digital transformation of insurance enables ‘micro-insurance’

One of the effects of the digital transformation of the insurance sector is the ability of insurance companies to offer ‘micro insurance’. This is an insurance policy taken out for a short duration – only when it is needed.

Survey of uninsured health rates in U.S.: Provider opportunities?

U.S. society is polarized on many issues in relation to income and opportunity. One area that exemplifies this is healthcare insurance rates. A new survey provides data relating to cities and states, demonstrating the disparity of cover.

Insurance companies increasingly using 'InsurTech' to set rates

The latest World Insurance Report (WIR) finds a wave of new digital technology is confronting most insurance sectors. While disruptive, the InsurTech movement is forcing insurance companies to rethink their business model and customer relationships.

New report signals faster digital transformation of insurance

The insurance sector is increasingly turning to digital technology for automating insurance claims, analyzing big data for trends, and the way clients access services. A new report highlights how this disruption is creating opportunities for start-ups.
 

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