Sent on January 31, 2018

News
UK insurtech Inzura raises $1m to accelerate international expansion
31 JAN 2018 | Inzura, a UK-headquartered insurtech, has raised $1m in its first ever major funding round – after being backed by a whole host of insurance industry executives.
Insurance With Borders by Lemonade
30 JAN 2018 | It’s a great time to talk about Lemonade’s expansion strategy , now that the online insurer shared their 2017 Edition Transparency Chronicle, highlighting their improved loss ratio and Q4 growth.
The face of insurance risk is changing
29 JAN 2018 | Insurers are “going digital” at a breakneck pace, attempting to keep up with rapidly evolving customer expectations and capitalize on new opportunities. But along the way, carriers are also learning about emerging externalities that will impact the next generation of their business.
Do you text and drive? Your car insurance may go up
26 JAN 2018 | Arity, a unit of insurance giant Allstate, is tracking in-car smartphone use so that insurance companies can either punish or reward drivers, depending on how they use their phone while driving.
The year ahead for insurtech: transformation gathers speed
26 JAN 2018 | As 2018 gets underway, it is time to reflect on the developments that have shaped the insurance sector over the past year and shed some light on predictions for the next twelve months.
Agents and Brokers are Dead: Wait - Not So Fast!
26 JAN 2018 | For the past several years, a significant number of individuals and new-breed companies have emphatically stated that independent agents and brokers are dead. They don’t serve the needs of today’s consumers. They are behind the times from a technology standpoint. They are difficult to deal with.
How an InsurTech startup-led acquisition in China shows the future of new retail in insurance
25 JAN 2018 | Fanhua Inc. has held a press conference along with Cheche Tech, an InsurTech startup on auto insurance, on Jan. 10th, 2018 to announce the first big news in 2018 for the Chinese insurance industry – Cheche Tech has acquired Fanhua Auto, the subsidiary business line of Fanhua Inc.
2017 Edition Transparency Chronicle (Lemonade)
25 JAN 2018 | In late 2016 we were nervous as hell. We were about to launch a challenge to a $3 trillion industry, and it was anyone’s guess how we’d be received. Within hours, feedback from users and influencers allayed our worst fears. A full year’s worth of data now offers some answers, and what follows are the highlights, and lowlights, of 2017.
Insurtech Startup Wellthie Selects Teladoc for Telehealth and Consumer Engagement Solution
24 JAN 2018 | Wellthie, an insurance technology company offering cutting edge sales technology to producer and carrier partners that wish to modernize their distribution process, has announced its selection of the HealthiestYou telehealth and consumer engagement product by Teladoc, the world’s largest and most trusted provider of virtual care delivery services.
InsurTech Startup Root Insurance Kicks off 2018 with Rapid Expansion
24 JAN 2018 | Root Insurance, the nation’s only car insurance company that operates entirely via mobile technology, has added availability in four new states since October. The company now offers insurance to nearly 30 million more drivers across Pennsylvania, Texas, Kentucky and Mississippi.
Insights
Neosurance wins another important prize together with AXA Italy
31 JAN 2018 | “Al Volo”, the first instant insurance product created by Neosurance together with AXA Italy has won yet another prize. The product has been awarded the first prize in the Intelligent Automation category as part of Milano Finanza Innovation Awards 2017. Easy to activate with just three taps on the smartphone, this insurance product will protect your travels abroad and will cover medical expenses while travelling plus medical assistance 24/7
Silicon Valley gets Amazoned in Insurtech
25 JAN 2018 | The narrative to date has been Silicon Valley vs stodgy old Insurance incumbents. We know who is supposed to win in that narrative. Now the narrative changes and the real competition is revealed – it is Silicon Valley vs Seattle (where Amazon is based). Silicon Valley is getting Amazoned.
Agenda
Digital Integration in Wealth Management 2018
21 FEB 2018 | London, UK | Arena International is thrilled to announce that the second Digital Integration in Wealth Management will be returning to London! Operating within an increasingly digital landscape and cross-generational trends emerging, there is still a need for the Wealth Management sector to better understand how to serve their varied clientele segments; to clarify where to strike that balance between a digital and fiscal offering. This conference offers a strong focus on digital tools and process that can be implemented to meet cross-generational needs, tailored to the nature of your firm and clientele. Drawing on the expertise of industry leaders including representatives from Deutsche Bank, UBS Wealth Management and BNP Paribas Fortis, you will take away a deeper understanding of the digital strategies and how they can be best implemented to attract new markets and further clients engagement, in an increasingly global and connected world.
FinovateEurope 2018
06 MAR 2018 | FinovateEurope 2018 will be moving to the ExCel Center in London this year (a much larger venue) on March 6 – 9 with a new, expanded conference. The first two days follow the traditional Finovate format where 70+ innovative fintech companies will have 7 minutes to demo their latest solutions. And this year, for the first time in Europe, we’re offering new, expanded content sessions. Expert speakers will give you advice and insights on the trends driving fintech. Turn light-bulb moments into real-world action and leave with new ideas for your future product roadmap and strategic planning. More details to follow soon. European fintech innovation continues at a blistering pace. Don’t get left behind. Save 20% when you register with code FKV2335ITNW.

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