It’s been 10 years since motor broker 1st Central launched in the UK, with policies sold exclusively over the phone or the internet. Simon Walker, who became CEO of parent company First Central Group in January, expects online giants like Amazon or…
Cyber cover is entering personal lines and offering protection against online bullying. But is it really a place for insurers?
Innovation labs, investment vehicles and strategic partnerships; Edward Murray looks at the ways in which insurers are facing up to the challenges of a digital future
Insurers should harness technology to enable clients to anticipate employees’ medical and security threats abroad. And as a result help reduce the risk of permanxiety, claims Chris Knight, head of corporate assistance services at Cega
For so long seen a laggard in terms of embracing the potential of digital, travel insurance is changing. Rachel Gordon reflects on some of the latest developments that might halt to the downward trajectory in premiums that has been a reality since 2014.
Fintech banking start-up Revolut has outlined plans to launch further insurance products after closing its latest funding round, raising $250m (£181.6m) to become Europe's latest tech unicorn.
Insurers and lawyers trying to automate claims through artificial intelligence must be careful not to violate ethical boundaries, explains Andrew Dunkley, head of analytics at BLM, pointing to the Cambridge Analytica scandal as a warning sign.
Mark Cliff, executive chairman of Brightside, explains how brokers can make the most of the digital world.
2018 presents some big challenges for the motor insurance sector, not least of which is the General Data Protection Regulation. James Roberts, business development director for insurance at Europcar UK Group, believes partners can help insurers here.
With their restrictive covenants expiring at the end of 2017, the former LV general insurance management are now free to re-enter the market. Jonathan Swift speaks to the quintet about their new consortium ABC Investors, digital innovation and what it…
Insurtech start-up Digital Fineprint has closed a second ‘venture’ investment round by raising $2.7m (£2m) lead by a firm that includes Nutmeg and Fan Duel among its portfolio.
The competitive insurance market has triggered low premiums for professional indemnity cover but Terry Pegg, director of sales and marketing at Tokio Marine HCC, argues this does not mean that standards in policies or service levels should be slipping.
Lemonade CEO Daniel Schreiber talks about the expansion plans of the US-based start-up that uses artificial intelligence to validate claims and donates profits to charities.
Kevin Angelini, head of strategy, insurance consulting and technology, Asia-Pacific, at international broker consultancy Willis Towers Watson offers his thoughts on China's online insurance phenomenon.
Thailand insurer Muang Thai Insurance has released an idrive motor smartphone app which uses UK insurtech start-up Inzura's app and cloud based platform.
Insurers are being urged to consider an evidential video application as a firm successful in the third-party administrator and loss adjusting markets targets the sector.
Sue Jones, head of GI fraud strategy at LV, explains how fraud became an industry focus.
Morten Gregersen, business development director Asia, Scope Technology, explains the opportunities for usage-based insurance in Asia-Pacific.
The data revolution will lead to a shift in the very business model of insurance, warns Rob Cushen, digital leader at Virtusa.
Nigel Phillips, commercial director at CDL, lists the advantages of insurance customers going monthly.
As travellers venture further afield and mobile devices touch on all areas of life, Chris Knight, head of corporate services for Cega, asks if travel insurers are missing a trick by not contacting with their customers to offer real-time risk updates.
With technology rapidly changing what cars look like, Paul Heybourne, head of innovation operations for Aviva, maps the motoring landscape of the future.
Instead of just driving efficiencies, some start-ups now have the ambition to become full-stack insurers, warns Paul Cuatrecasas, CEO of investment bank Aquaa Partners, urging incumbents to buy out these potential competitors.
Weeks away from launch, Wrisk co-founder Nigel Barton talks to Jonathan Swift about how his business hopes to change the insurance ‘dialogue’, the need for start-ups to forge partnerships with well-known brands, and why it is necessary for the UK to keep…