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Tokio Marine Kiln Launches Online Broker Platform

Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) has launched “One TMK,” a digital exchange for brokers to quote and bind policies on-line in real time. The web-based platform has been developed to help brokers lower their transactional costs and significantly speed up the …

Italy Car Insurance Tech Firm, Octo Telematics, Weighs Sale or IPO: Sources

Octo Telematics SpA, the Italian car insurance-technology company, is pursuing an outright sale alongside preparations for an initial public offering, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Octo, owned by Russia’s Renova Group, is working with advisers to seek …

Neon Selects TigerEye for U/W Analytics as It Grows Treaty Reinsurance Book

Neon, the specialist Lloyd’s insurer, announced that it has selected TigerRisk Partners’ TigerEye platform as its pricing and roll-up tool to support the company’s increasing presence in the property reinsurance marketplace. As previously announced, after completing a strategic review of …

Channel Syndicate Launches Innovation Division, Names Allen as Tech Head

Channel Syndicate 2015 at Lloyd’s is launching an Innovation Division, which will further structure Channel’s activities and organization to explore new classes and opportunities outside its traditional portfolio. The Innovation Division will support Channel’s commitment to new technologies and its ambition …

Insurers Ignore FinTech Revolution at Their Long-Term Peril: PwC

While 90 percent of insurers fear they will lose business to a FinTech start-up, only 43 percent say they have put FinTech at the heart of their corporate strategies, according to report published by PwC. As customers demand personalized insurance …

Allianz Expects Blockchain Tech to Expedite Cat Bond Deals

German insurer Allianz expects the technology underpinning virtual currency bitcoin to encourage trading in catastrophe bonds, which transfer the risk of natural disasters such as hurricanes to investors. “Cat bond” payments between insurers and investors can take weeks or even …

Ongoing Soft Market Tops Reinsurers’ Concerns: Xuber Survey

Soft market conditions continue to be the biggest concern for the industry, followed by regulation, competition from third party capital, low investment returns, cyber crime and maintaining underwriting discipline, according to a survey completed by Xuber, the insurance software business …

Atticus Associates Launches DQPro Platform to Manage Data Quality Challenges

Insurance technology firm Atticus Associates has launched its data quality platform, Atticus DQPro, with London-based specialty insurer Brit Ltd. as its first customer. “DQPro has been built for the needs of the global re/insurance market, allowing insurers to more effectively …

We’re All in It Together

This post is part of a series sponsored by ITC (Insurance Technologies Corporation) Competition is great. Competition drives us in many aspects of our lives. Evolutionarily. Personally. Professionally. It forces us to raise our game. To strive to be better. …

China’s Ping An Joins Global Blockchain Consortium, Led by Fintech Firm R3

China’s second-biggest insurance company, Ping An Group, has become the first Chinese member of a global consortium led by fintech firm R3 which is working on ways blockchain technology can be used in financial markets, the companies said on Tuesday. Ping An …