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Did Big Data Enable Lloyd’s to Predict France’s World Cup Win? Well, Maybe…

Ahead of the recent World Cup in Russia, Lloyd’s of London predicted that France would be victorious. And victorious they were – with a 4-2 win against Croatia on Sunday. Interestingly, Lloyd’s also predicted Germany’s win against Argentina in 2014. …

UK Regulator Warns Insurers, Banks About Responsible Use of Customers’ Big Data

Britain’s banks and insurers must take the lead in spelling out how they will use data collected from customers or they could face new rules, Financial Conduct Authority Chair Charles Randell said on Wednesday. Financial firms have been using Big …

Auto Supplier Bosch Teams with Startup Mojio to Connect Vehicles to Digital Services

German auto supplier Robert Bosch GmbH is teaming with Canadian startup Mojio to get more vehicles connected wirelessly to a wide range of digital services, from insurance companies to emergency responders, the companies said on Wednesday. Bosch said it was …

Insurers See Some Obstacles to Expanding Use of Advanced Analytics

Property/casualty insurers in the U.S. have big plans to boost their use of advanced analytics and data in their businesses in multiple ways, but there are potential roadblocks, according to a new Willis Towers Watson survey. Approximately 83 percent of …

Private Equity Firm Blackstone Eyes Insurance Data Analytics Business

Blackstone Group LP has bigger plans for insurance companies than just managing their money. The world’s largest private equity firm is expanding into a lucrative business dominated by BlackRock Inc.: portfolio risk analytics. Bennett Goodman, co-founder of Blackstone’s GSO credit …

UK Supermarkets Analyze Customers’ Shopping Habits to Price Insurance Products

Ever wondered what your shopping habits say about your driving? Britain’s big supermarkets have. The two biggest, Tesco and Sainsbury’s, are offering discounts on financial products such as car insurance based on the predictability of people’s shopping, a step beyond …

Insurers Hope Insurtech Will ‘Nudge’ Customers to Less Risky Behaviors

Insurers are counting on real-time technology to help them cut back payouts, from a system warning ships of nearby pirates to an app offering to buy sleepy drivers a coffee on the motorway. The lure of products promising to save …

Insurtech Startups Attract Growing List of Traditional Insurer Partners

Listening to Andrew Rear talk about insurers, you wouldn’t think he works for one that’s been around for 136 years. The 46-year-old head of Munich Re’s Digital Partners unit has said the industry is “one of the last bastions of …

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 …

Using Big Data to Predict Terrorist Acts Amid Privacy Concerns

Before Ahmad Khan Rahami planted bombs in New York and New Jersey, he bought bomb-making materials on eBay, linked to jihad-related videos from his public social-media account and was looked into by law enforcement agents, according to the Federal Bureau …