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Insurtech to Become Part of Traditional Insurance Landscape: S&P Report

Insurtech has a complementary place in the traditional insurance world, despite remaining uncertainty in the industry about how it will function on a wide scale, Standard & Poor’s said in a new report. “We do not expect traditional insurance business …

XL Catlin Appoints Branch as Chief Executive of Insurtech Team, Accelerate

XL Catlin announced the appointment of Vincent Branch as Chief Executive for Accelerate, its new expert team focused on innovation and insurtech. Accelerate is led by XL Catlin’s former chief underwriting officer for Insurance, Paul Brand. Branch joins XL Catlin …

Who Pays When Driverless Cars Crash? UK Insurers Call for Int’l Standards

Cars of the future will need to collect a basic set of core data to prevent drivers being unfairly blamed if technology goes wrong, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI). The ABI supports the formation of an standard …

Autumn Clock Change Raises Evening Accident Risk by 30%: UK Telematics Study

The risk of U.K. drivers having an accident in the month following the clocks changing at the end of October* increases by 10 percent, according to Insure The Box, the telematics car insurance provider. And if they are driving between …

Big Data Gathered by Twitter Monitoring Could Cut Premiums – and Erode Privacy

When people take to Twitter to comment on the great evening they enjoyed with good food and wonderful friends, reducing their monthly insurance bill is probably the last thing on their mind. But such tweets could help insurers to price …

Fast-Growing Insurance Matchmaker EverQuote Raises $23 Million

Digital insurance matchmaker EverQuote Inc. reports that it closed a $23 million dollar Series B investment led by Maryland-based Savano Capital Partners, with participation from Stratim Capital, Oceanic Partners and T Capital Partners. Cambridge, Mass.-based EverQuote said it will use …

10 Takeaways from the Future of Insurance and InsureTech Connect Conference

You’ve probably heard. There is tremendous investor interest right now in technology-first insurance startups, or insurtech firms. The first InsureTech Connect Conference in Las Vegas in early October attracted an estimated 1,500 tech entrepreneurs, investors and insurance executives from around …

Allianz, Toyota & BMW Partner to Develop Autonomous Vehicle Strategies

Global automakers Toyota, BMW and insurer Allianz will license technology from Silicon Valley start-up Nauto, which uses cameras and artificial intelligence systems in cars to understand driver behavior, Nauto said on Friday. Nauto Chief Executive Stefan Heck told Reuters the …

Telematics Data Provides ‘Compelling’ Defense Evidence in UK Liability Trial

Telematics data was successfully used to defend a driver in a liability trial in England, according to Insure The Box Ltd., a telematics-based car insurer. The strength of the telematics data prove the policyholder’s case, in contrast to the third …

Motor Insurers Need to Adapt to Ward Off Competition from Car Manufacturers

As internet-connected and, eventually, driverless vehicles roll off production lines, traditional motor insurers need to adapt to ward off competition from car manufacturers. Insurers have struggled for years to make a profit from motor insurance due to intense competition and …