Start-ups

Blog: Using robots to build trust

Headlines on the impact of artifical intelligence have ranged from predicting a doomsday where the robots take control to, more recently, exploring scenarios where humans and robots live together in harmony. Harry Clarke, head of research at Tällt…

In Depth: Insurtech gold rush

Reinsurers are injecting more money into start-ups to get a foothold in insurtech - and the disruptors are welcoming the investment from these flexible partners.

This Week in Post: Extinction and distinction

This week I took my toddler to see the roaring animated T-rex at the Natural History Museum. “Raaa!” she growled, before wimping into her father’s arms, unaware dinosaurs are actually extinct.

Insurance M&As expected to focus on insurtech

The days of mega-mergers in the insurance industry may be behind us as consolidation activity has dropped significantly from the peaks of 2014 and 2015. The sector is contemplating this change of gear and steadying itself in the face of waves of global…

This Month in Post: Rates, start-ups and fraud

Spring is in the air and it's a time well-known for cleaning out the old and starting anew. As I continue to unpack boxes and work out where to put all of the fairly useless things I have collected over the decades, the industry has been taking its own…

Roundtable: Tackling the start-ups

As traditional insurers partner with start-up tech companies, the landscape of insurance is changing. Start-ups pose less as threats hellbent on disrupting the industry and more as an opportunity waiting to happen. Post, in association with Mendix,…

Blog: Engaging tomorrow's customers today

Insurance has traditionally been considered a grudge purchase, driven by the legal requirements for cover and a desire for financial protection. Indeed, 41% of respondents in a Consumer Intelligence poll said they thought of insurance as "a necessary…

Blog: Diary of an insurtech start-up

What happens behind the doors of insurtech start-ups? James Stuart Clarke of Digital Fineprint explains how free coffee and coconut water are used to attract talent, but won't necessarily solve the culture clash between salespeople and developers.