InsurTech


Jirnexu unleashes insurance marketplace in Malaysia

Southeast Asian fintech start-up Jirnexu has been approved by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), the nation’s central bank, to compare, sell, process payments, and issue e-policies for insurance products. Jirnexu says it is the first company in the country permitted to sell select general and life insurance products from multiple providers, and the first to build […]

Three crucial questions for insurance’s digital future

Insurance is an industry at a turning point. Few could have predicted that “innovation” would become one of its watchwords, but as the digital revolution spurred on by insurtech gathers pace fundamental changes are beginning to take hold.

Aegon opts for Wolters Kluwer’s OneSumX for operational risk

Pension, insurance and investment management firm Aegon is replacing its local risk systems with Wolters Kluwer’s OneSumX for operational risk management. Charles Garthwaite, global head of operational and conduct risk at Aegon, says his company needed “a global solution” that could “comprehensively manage Aegon’s requirements”. Following local implementations in the UK and within its asset […]

OCBC Bank in good shape with digital health insurance plan

Singapore’s OCBC Bank has unveiled the purchasing of health insurance plans via its mobile and internet banking channels. The bank says: “Typically, health insurance plans like critical illness, disability, hospitalisation and surgical are not sold via online channels as they require a health check-up to evaluate the applicant’s medical condition. However, with ‘Early Cancer Care’, […]

Map: fintech landscape

A very detailed map of the current fintech landscape, produced by VentureBeat, listing hundreds of companies in the banking, payments, investments, financing, insurance, infrastructure and enabling technologies verticals.

Snapsheet and KeyBank form virtual duet for insurance claims

Snapsheet, a virtual claims insurtech provider, is partnering with KeyBank for the launch of Snapsheet Transactions, a payment solution for insurance claims. Instead of insurance carriers sending claimants a cheque in the mail once a claim is settled, Snapsheet Transactions provides carriers a hub for issuing claims and expense payments. CJ Przybyl, president of Snapsheet, […]

Snapsheet, KeyBank Launch Virtual Insurance Payouts

Snapsheet, a provider of virtual claims technology for the insurance marketplace, is partnering with KeyBank, a top 30 U.S. bank by assets, to launch an electronic payment solution for insurance claims.

UK insurtech start-up Nimbla seeks SME market shake-up

Nimbla, a London-based insurtech start-up, has launched a platform offering UK SMEs credit control and single invoice insurance using cloud accounting, as well as underwriting rules agreed upon by Munich Re’s new business unit Digital Partners. The firm says it is looking to tap into the UK’s SME market that has a reported £5.8 billion […]

Europe’s top venture capital investors by country – CB Insights

CB Insights has mapped the top venture capital (VC) investors in Europe by country, based on number of portfolio companies the investor had backed. The research company analysed the most active investors in the last five years (2012-2017), including VCs, corporate VCs, growth equity firms and super angels.

European Commission plans reform to get fintech to perform

The European Commission (EC) is proposing reforms to pave the way for further financial integration and a full capital markets union – with a handy boost to fintech included. President Jean-Claude Juncker, in his State of the Union Address, underlined the importance of the capital markets union and the EC’s plan to “promote jobs, growth […]

Ex-Barclays CEO’s start-up gets backing from China’s Ping An

10X Future Technologies, the start-up founded by ex-Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins last year, will announce this week that it has raised more than £30 million in funding from ‎Ping An Insurance and management consulting firm Oliver Wyman, according to Sky News. The deal will speed up 10X’s expansion, and is good news for Jenkins’ ambitions. […]

Startupbootcamp InsurTech seeks storming start-ups

London-based accelerator Startupbootcamp InsurTech is on the search for the next wave of insurance-inspired start-ups to “take the industry by storm”. Startupbootcamp InsurTech says the process of searching for and purchasing something on Amazon or booking peer-reviewed accommodations in a different country at the touch of a finger, condition people to “expect this fluidity and […]