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News, views and interviews from InsTech and our members.

Regulation – the next innovation super-charger for climate change risk assessment?

25 Jun 2021

Heavy-handed regulation can choke the growth of new businesses, particularly in financial markets, but regulation can also be the catalyst that accelerates the demand for new analytics.
Forget the... read more

"Do you take Bitcoin?" Why insurers are considering cryptocurrency payments

24 Jun 2021

Since April, some insurers have been allowing their policyholders to pay their premiums in Bitcoin. Why are insurers doing this?PremiumsOne hundred million people are now using Bitcoin. They are... read more

Member Spotlight: PKF Littlejohn

08 Jun 2021

John Needham, Partner, Financial Services at PKF Littlejohn, talks to Robin about changing attitudes to technology and supporting insurers, plus his advice for insurtech founders on navigating the... read more

The NFIP: Changes and opportunities

26 May 2021

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is undergoing its first major update in 50 years. The private sector has already been involved in this update, and is likely to play an increasingly... read more

Covering energy price risk with parametric insurance

25 May 2021

The Paratus Group of Companies, founded in May 2020, offers parametric insurance for marine fuels, freight, LNG (liquefied natural gas) and carbon emissions price risks. If the physical price exceeds... read more

Member Spotlight: Digital Insurance Group

18 May 2021

Robin talks to Digital Insurance Group CEO Ingo Weber about helping insurers to innovate, joining the dots with APIs, and launching new propositions at both scale and speed. 
Robin: What is the... read more

Cryptocurrency - the next capital pool for parametric insurance?

18 May 2021

Ensuro, founded in 2021, is developing a decentralised underwriting solution for parametric insurance products. Unlike conventional insurers, the capacity it will provide uses funds governed by a... read more

Member Spotlight: Getsafe

11 May 2021

InsTech London partner Robin Merttens talks to Christian Wiens, Founder and CEO of Getsafe, about how to reach the smartphone generation with insurance products and the uses of artificial... read more

No-Code/Low-Code Platforms - A Bridge from Legacy to Digital?

05 May 2021

Our 'No-Code/Low-Code Platforms - A Bridge from Legacy to Digital?' report takes a detailed look how No-Code/Low-Code platforms are being deployed in insurance and whether they offer the industry a... read more

Insuring NFTs - The challenge of covering a new asset class

04 May 2021

When classic car collector David MacNeil bought a Ferrari 250 GTO for $70 million in 2018, he probably also got it insured. But when entrepreneur and investor Vignesh Sundaresan spent $69 million in... read more

From customer to capacity - Parametric earthquake cover in New Zealand from Bounce Insurance

28 Apr 2021

Bounce Insurance, founded in 2020, offers parametric insurance for earthquakes in New Zealand. Its policies are based on a seismic trigger, powered by data from GeoNet, New Zealand’s earthquake data... read more

InsTech London podcast leaderboard - Spring 2021

13 Apr 2021

Our listeners have now downloaded over 90,000 episodes and there’s been a seismic shake-up on this quarter’s InsTech London podcast leaderboard. Nine fresh entries, seven countries and a new number... read more

Location Intelligence 2021 - the Companies to Watch

29 Mar 2021

Our latest report, 'Location Intelligence 2021 - the Companies to Watch: Where, what and how risky?', offers a comprehensive look at the technology helping insurers identify and manage risk, plus... read more

Member Spotlight: FintechOS

25 Mar 2021

InsTech London partner Robin Merttens talks to Karl Lawless, VP of Sales at FintechOS, about speeding up digital transformation, new market opportunities, and why Covid-19 has put insurers under... read more

Member Spotlight: Barnett Waddingham

15 Mar 2021

Barnett Waddingham is a professional services consultancy, working across insurance, risk, pensions and investment. Principal Wan Hsien Heah spoke to InsTech London’s Simon Fyles about the company’s... read more

Member Spotlight: Vesuvio Labs

08 Mar 2021

Kristian Feldborg, CEO and Founder of Vesuvio Labs, talks to InsTech London Partner Matthew Grant about Vesuvio’s offerings, partners, and setting up businesses thousands of miles from home.
Matthew... read more

Member Spotlight: Hannover Re

01 Mar 2021

InsTech London Partner Robin Merttens talks to Debbie O’Hare, Managing Director, Hannover Re UK Life Branch and L&H Digital Business Accelerator.
Robin: For anyone who isn’t familiar with what... read more

Member Spotlight: Gamma Location Intelligence

22 Feb 2021

Gamma Location Intelligence harnesses AI, data science and spatial analytics to produce solutions to geographical questions. Chief Commercial Officer Richard Garry talks to Simon about location... read more

Member Spotlight: Riskbook becomes Supercede

10 Feb 2021

Supercede, formally known as Riskbook, is an all-in-one reinsurance collaboration platform, designed to improve the placement experience for cedents, brokers and underwriters. Co-founders Jerad Leigh... read more

E-Trading Platforms: Challenges, Opportunities and Imperative

02 Feb 2021

Nearly 20 years after early e-trading initiatives proved to be a false dawn for insurance, interest in the platforms space has been firmly reignited. 
Covid-19’s dramatic effect on working patterns... read more

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