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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 …

Internet of Things Is Industry Disruptor that Could Benefit Innovators: Efma Report

The steady advance of the internet of things (IoT) presents a huge number of opportunities for insurers – as well as threats, according to a digest published by Efma*. The rise in connected homes, connected cars and the use of …

UK Auto Insurance Policyholders Embrace Telematics to Get Lower Premiums

Demonstrating a growing intolerance of mobile phone use at the wheel, a survey of 1314* motor insurance policyholders in the UK found that consumers want to be rewarded with lower premiums for not using their smartphones while driving. The avoidance …

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 …

Global Insurance Fintech Investment Grew by 237% in 2015: Accenture Research

While insurance historically has been a laggard in the fintech race, it is increasingly a high-growth investment area in the fintech field, according to research from Accenture. Accenture’s fintech research reveals that the overall increase in global insurance investment levels …