Insurance Systems Insights


Growing appetite for crypto risks sees insurance premiums tumble

7th January 2019

The exciting story of crypto currency trading has seen many businesses and individuals amass huge fortunes over the last few years. Notable examples include Chris Larsen, cofounder of Ripple (crypto net worth: $7.5bn - $8bn) and Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao, CEO of Binance (crypto net worth: $1.1bn - $2bn), according to Forbes. The continuing... read more

Stagnation and competitiveness halting the rise of insurtech

3rd January 2019

Company: bobsguide
Insurance renewal rules by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which were created to encourage consumers to shop around as contracts approach expiration, have failed to have any significant impact according to Phoebe Hugh, CEO of insurtech, Brolly. “The biggest challenge for insurtechs is that consumers are inert in insurance... read more

Busy year ahead expected for insurtech

28th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
2019 is set to be a year defined by collaboration in the insurance sector. In an October Capgemini survey, 96% of respondents said they were looking to collaborate with insurtech firms in some way. 77% said that “partnering to develop a new solution” was their preferred approach. When asked of the impact fintechs might have in the... read more

10 insurtech start-ups to watch out for in 2019

18th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
The global insurance market has remained more or less untouched by philosophical shifts for decades. Yet thanks to a flurry of recent tech innovations, an influx of investment from venture capitalists and sky-high demand for bigger, better and faster insurance products, the sector is now engulfed in a proverbial evolution. That evolution... read more

UK insurers must deal with “lack of trust”

5th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
The insurance market is “tough” and the product “isn’t loved in anyway shape or form”, according to Matt Poll, CEO of Neos. Speaking at Fintech Connect, Poll underlined the fact that customers do not traditionally trust insurance providers, thanks to low and negative engagement, dysfunctional pricing strategies, and... read more

CASS – audit of IT systems

12th November 2018

Company: AutoRek
It is fascinating that 10 years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Client Assets sourcebook (CASS) is still high on the regulatory agenda. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has repeatedly scrutinised CASS and enhanced standards, starting with the issuance of ‘PS14/9: Review of the client assets regime for investment... read more

FCA data underlines need for flexible resourcing

6th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
For those who’ve seen it, complaints data published by the FCA for H1 2018 doesn’t make pleasant reading for banks and other financial providers. The total number of complaints reached a record level of 4.13 million, a 10% increase on the previous six months. This was the fourth successive half year increase. Once again, PPI was a... read more

US retail banking: Gap growing between giants and community players

4th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
The gap between the product and service offerings of the US’s biggest retail banks and its smaller community players is set to become much more pronounced, says Tyrone Canaday, managing director and global head of innovation at Protiviti – the New York based consultancy.  “You look at the budgets and the amount of... read more

Insurtech report: The starting and stalling of a sector

31st October 2018

Company: bobsguide
Insurtech entered common vernacular in the market towards the end of 2015, but it’s been slow to take off compared to disruption in other areas. A report last year by the European Insurance and Occupational Authority (EIOPA) said that digitisation had not yet reached the point of truly disrupting the insurance sector. For some, the... read more

Insurance incumbents going through “Janus moment” despite rigid structures

22nd October 2018

Company: bobsguide
The real-time underwriting space provides a great opportunity for insurance market participants, an audience at this year’s Money2020 conference heard. But while current “rigid” corporate structures among incumbents are holding those players back, the industry is facing a pivotal moment in embracing new technologies. Scott... read more