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Motorbike Taxi Firms to Offer E-payment, Insurance Services in West Africa

Motorcycle taxi companies are expanding in West Africa with backing from investors betting that the meteoric rise of two-wheeled taxi firms in Asia can be replicated in some of the fastest growing countries in the world. Four bike taxi firms …

Allianz Invests in Canadian Robo Adviser Wealthsimple, Leading $75M Funding Round

Wealthsimple, the Canadian robo adviser company controlled by Power Financial Corp., is gaining another behemoth shareholder as it slowly gears up for an initial public offering. Allianz X, the tech investment fund of Munich-based insurer and asset manager Allianz SE, …

Allianz Targets Tech, Insurance Investments with $1.1B Venture Capital Fund

European insurer Allianz SE is increasing the size of its tech investment fund to 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion), making it one of the largest corporate-backed venture funds in Europe. Allianz X was launched in 2016 with a 430 million-euro …

Microinsurer BIMA Aims to Close Developing Nations’ Protection Gap with Life & Health Cover

The insurance protection gap in developing nations is being filled by a growing group of microinsurers, which provide coverage that ranges from life and health insurance, to crop insurance, to property protection after natural disasters. It is all aimed to …

Allianz Invests $96.6M in Digital Microinsurer BIMA

Allianz X, the digital investment unit of the Allianz Group, announced a $96.6 million investment in BIMA, the digital microinsurer. Stockholm-based BIMA uses mobile technology to serve low-income customers in Africa, Asia and Latin America. With its investment, Allianz becomes …