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Allianz Partners with Drivy in UK to Provide Insurance for Car Sharing Platform

Allianz Insurance has partnered with Drivy (UK) to provide insurance for users of its car sharing platform. Drivy, a car sharing operator, links drivers, who need a car on a short-term basis, with vehicle owners who want to generate extra …

Billionaire Chief of SoftBank Bets on Autonomously Driven World: Opinion

It has almost become a refrain: just what is Masayoshi Son up to? After plowing money into companies as diverse as Uber Technologies Inc., office rental specialist WeWork Cos Inc. and fintech lender SoFi, the billionaire chief of SoftBank Group …

Distributed Social Proof Insurance: The Next Industry Game-Changer?

InsurTech startup InsurePal is developing an insurance platform that aims to revolutionize the industry’s model for risk selection and fraud prevention by “social proofing” insurance products. With a pilot for motor insurance due to be launched in the UK within …

Edison Motor Launches on Volante’s New UK-Based MGA Platform

Volante Global Ltd., a new multi-class and multi-territory international managing general agent (MGA) platform, has announced the launch of Edison Motor and the appointment of Steven Dickie and Doug Ockwell as joint managing directors of the new operation. Edison Motor …

UK Auto Insurer Direct Line Offers Tesla Drivers 5% Discount if They Use ‘Auto-Pilot’

Britain’s largest motor insurer Direct Line is offering Tesla Inc drivers in Britain a 5-percent discount for switching on the car’s autopilot system, seeking to encourage use of a system it hopes will cut down on accidents. The move – …

London Market’s IUA Warns Against Expansion of EU Motor Insurance Directive

The European Motor Insurance Directive (MID) should not be extended to include liability for accidents on private property, warned the International Underwriting Association (IUA). An expansion of the EU directive’s scope to cover vehicles such as ride-on lawn mowers and …

Everest Re in London Taps Hiscox’s Armitage, Gairdner from Tokio Marine Kiln as Sr. Underwriters

Everest Re Group Ltd. announced the addition of several new senior underwriters to the London team of Everest Reinsurance (Bermuda) Ltd. Luke Armitage joins Everest Re’s London office as senior underwriter for motor business. Previously, he spent 10 years with …

UK to Alter ‘Ogden Rate’ Used to Calculate Personal Injury Payments

Britain plans to alter the rate used to calculate upfront personal injury payments, the Ministry of Justice said on Thursday, a move which will reduce those payments and insurance premiums. Motor insurers’ profits were dented and insurance premiums have risen …

Reinsurers Invest in Fintech Startups to Diversify and Grow in Soft Market

When Micah Carr-Hill wanted to insure Chief, the Labrador that helps with his son’s autism therapy, he found an ally in Munich Re, the world’s biggest reinsurer. The German company had just teamed up with a U.K. internet startup to …

UK Insurer Ageas Uses Artificial Intelligence to Manage Motor Claims

UK insurer Ageas has begun to use artificial intelligence (AI) technology to help manage its motor claims in partnership with AI specialist Tractable. In what it describes as “a first” for the UK market, Ageas said the technology is now …