Data analytics

Spotlight: Data - Ordering data in

Insurers continue to hang their success on the quality and use of data, with businesses continually reviewing how to gain a commercial advantage. Edward Murray looks at the benefits of using external data providers and why some peril risks have proven…

This week in Post: Funds, loyalty and crime

Gift cards may not be very personal, but they are perfect when you are not sure what to get someone. However, if you are anything like me you put them away in a “safe” place and forget to use them in time.

Blog: Rethinking underwriting in mobile device insurance

A new folding-screen smartphone is launching in the UK in May and will be the most expensive ever at £1800, but Ross Sinclair, CEO of EIP Insurance Services, says this has huge ramifications for those in the mobile device insurance sector and may prompt…

Blog: Subsidence - urban myth or epidemic

After the hot dry summer of 2018, there has been renewed interest and a significant amount of press coverage about subsidence, with Crawford and Sedgwick reporting increases of more than 300% in subsidence claims. Toby Daley, underwriting director at…

Analysis: Bad data - A risky business for insurers?

Data is everywhere: good data, partial data, valuable data, bad data. Insurers need data to measure and price risks but do they take enough care in assessing the quality and provenance of the data they are using and are their processes sufficiently…

Interview: Janet Connor, The AA

A lot has changed at the AA in the five years since Janet Connor, now director of insurance, joined the organisation. She explains to Jonathan Swift how an investment in data and technology – alongside the relaunch of its insurance company and board…

Q&A: Paul Mang, Guidewire

Aon's former CEO of analytics, Paul Mang has been tasked with bringing together Guidewire's Analytics and Data Services division. Mang spoke to Post about cyber risk, data, and lifted the lid on Guidewire's $275m purchase, data tool Cyence.

This week in Post: Couples and coupes

With Valentine’s Day yesterday, the Post team started the week by bracing ourselves for an inevitable slew of romance-related press releases. We weren’t disappointed.

Analytics: Why Robot?

Technology is predicted to be a huge part of the future business landscape but fears remain over letting robots have all the power. Post investigates how robotics and artificial intelligence is helping insurance now and how it could do more in the future

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