Sent on December 07, 2016

#Insurtech 2017 - Closer Co-operation Between Startups and Traditional Carriers, Nick Baker
06 DEC 2016 | Accenture are well-placed observers of the InsurTech scene, and Mr Gasc is one of the most acute observers of this scene. There's a lot of talk in the blogosphere about some kind of conflict between hungry, young upstart startups (no wordplay intended) and big traditional, old-fashioned insurers.
Which Of Nine Safety Technologies Will Save You Money On Car Insurance? And How Much?
06 DEC 2016 | As we hurtle down the road toward the inevitability of autonomous vehicles, many newer models on today’s roads already have a number of the features cars will need to pilot themselves eventually: Lane departure warning and keeping helps us stay in our lane
UK start-ups gain pace in insurtech boot camp
05 DEC 2016 | Startupbootcamp InsurTech has announced the top 23 start-ups which will join the next recruitment phase for the accelerator’s 2017 programme. The start-ups that have been invited to participate in Startupbootcamp’s “Selection Days” on Tuesday and Wednesday include UK firms Blockwise, Insure a Thing, TrackActive, TradeCrediTech, Port and Protektr
Business News: ROC-Connect, InsurTech, MedRisk
02 DEC 2016 | ROC-Connect Launches New Home Safety Products to Mitigate the Risk of Flood, Fire and Frost Smart home and IoT platform provider offers Smart Home Kit and Home Safety Scorecard for mitigating risk and improving homeowner engagement
Insurtech to Become Part of Traditional Insurance Landscape: S&P Report
02 DEC 2016 | Insurtech has a complementary place in the traditional insurance world, despite remaining uncertainty in the industry about how it will function on a wide scale, Standard & Poor’s said in a new report.
Incumbent insurers need to understand the “ABCs of insurtech”
02 DEC 2016 | Incumbent insurers need to understand the “ABCs” of insurtech – Analytics Arms Dealers, Beneficial Bots, Creative Carriers and Digital Distributors – to get a better grasp of the space, according to a new executive brief from Boston-based research and advisory…
Brokers face ‘considerable’ change thanks to tech
01 DEC 2016 | The rise of insurtech could see considerable change in the broker market, a new report has said. Released by global ratings agency S&P Global, the report notes that while the firm does not foresee incumbent insurance businesses being replaced by insurtech firms, brokers need to be wary of tech advances.
Insurers rush to grab hold of fintech start-ups with potential
01 DEC 2016 | Autumn started with a rush of deals. As August turned to September, a clutch of big insurers announced investments in start-ups. Allianz put funds into MoneyFarm, a digital wealth manager. Munich Re partnered with Trov, which is developing a range of on-demand insurance products.
Sharing Economy, New Technology Pose Challenges for Insurers
01 DEC 2016 | Emerging risks associated with the sharing economy and new technology pose new challenges for insurers, according to members of the International Association of Claim Professionals (IACP) who sat down with our sister publication Claims Journal for an exclusive interview.
Insurtech gambles draw insurers as start-up deals heat up
30 NOV 2016 | The 46-year-old head of Munich Re’s Digital Partners unit has said the industry is “one of the last bastions of the 19th century”, a “disaster” with products that are almost “impossible to understand”. Rear’s job is to change that. Last month he struck the first insurtech deal for Munich Re’s Digital Partners, taking a stake in Slice Labs, a one-year-old start-up that offers insurance. o get in on the technology that’s changing financial services on Wall Street.
InsurTech Futures: Brokers could be replaced by robots
30 NOV 2016 | Experts have warned that brokers could potentially see themselves replaced by artificial intelligence as technology improves. John Cusano, global head of insurance at consultancy Accenture, said, at an event to discuss the future of insurtech, that "consumers are interested in interacting with machines".
Startupbootcamp InsurTech identifies 23 promising startups
30 NOV 2016 | Startupbootcamp InsurTech, the leading accelerator focused on early-stage, insurance technology startups and corporate innovation, announces the top 23 globally diverse startups chosen to participate in its Selection Days.
The first micro-insurance is now available in Italy thanks to Neosurance - The Virtual Insurance Agent
05 DEC 2016 | According to the quarterly report released by KPMG and CBInsights, year-to-date funding to VC-backed InsurTech companies reached US$1.36 billion at the end of Q3’16. “Given challenges in the lending space earlier in 2016, investor interest in lending platforms was more cautious in Q3’16” says the report. Nevertheless interest in the InsurTech sector saw a sharp rise which will most likely continue at least on the short term. Obstacles remain though as the majority of VC’s see fintech as a way to improve their entire value chain but struggle with how to do so while, at the same time, managing regulatory challenges
Looking for time saving and cost efficient solutions in the insurtech race
05 DEC 2016 | The onset of smart apps, the Internet of Things (IoT), and all other matters digital presents insurance companies with both potential threats and opportunities. Without question, the market of the future of insurance will be different as customers are less loyal while more competitors can enter the space with disruptive ideas in mind. There are around 1000 mapped insurtech startups spread across the globe, while investments made in 2016 in insurtech amount to $2B. Insurers that seize the opportunities of the changing marketplace by using digital technologies to redefine their business models around the customer’s experience will enjoy successes.
Insurance Analytics, Predictive Insights and Big Data Forum, London
07 DEC 2016 | With the rapid proliferation of data and advancements of technology, the usage of Big Data and Predictive Insight is not an option but an insurance “lifestyle”. At the Insurance Analytics, Predictive Insights and Big Data Forum, we are setting up the stage for insurers and international top leaders to convene and discuss on groundbreaking strategies to harness the power of Big Data and Predictive Insights to improve organizations’ value chain, increase bottom-line and achieve a competitive edge in the marketplace. Using the latest technological advances such as Internet of Things (IoT), Wearables and Telematics, this forum is dedicated to establishing intelligent solutions for improving underwriting, pricing, claims, customer experience and fraud preventions.
RegTech London 2016
08 DEC 2016 | London | Where Compliance Meets Technology. This concise and interactive conference will bring together the financial services community, RegTech solutions providers and thought leaders to discuss how to best utilise and implement RegTech solutions.

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