Start-ups

Interview: Humphrey Bowles, Guardhog

Despite his last business venture crashing and burning, Humphrey Bowles, co-founder of Guardhog, has re-entered the insurance market with an insurtech proposition to serve the sharing economy.

Blog: How to get rid of legacy systems

Insurers are aware of the hurdles associated with replacing legacy systems. But there are ways to make it a smooth and beneficial transition, as listed by Grzegorz Podlesny, senior manager at Sollers Consulting.

This Week in Post: Vnuk is a four letter word

When my toddler says ‘fox’, it sounds very rude. I mainly laugh at it but I’m also a bit scared that the next time she spots a fox in our local park, she will point at it, proudly shouting ‘F***! F****!’

Blog: How to play the digital game

Transforming an established business to exploit the new touchpoints made available by digital is no easy task but it's a necessity that the full breadth of the insurance industry has woken up to, writes Robin Wolstenholme, senior marketing specialist at…

This Week in Post: Outdated and out of there

I was recently lamenting shortage of space in my toy-cluttered flat and a (childless) colleague mentioned the baby cages Victorian households used to hang out of their windows. “There were mercifully few deaths,” he joked, as I gazed at an online image…

Blog: How artificial intelligence will simplify insurance

While insurance is becoming ever more complex, insurers are being disrupted by digitally-led start-ups simplifying what insurers do for customers. Mike Downing, chief technology officer for the WPA Group, envisages long and complex policies with drawn…

Aviva's Maurice Tulloch on all that insurtech hype

With technology reshaping the insurance industry, incumbents need to disrupt the very business models they helped create in order to meet fast-changing customer expectations, writes Maurice Tulloch, CEO, international insurance, Aviva.

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