Insurtech News Daily 2020 January Week 1

Insurtech News Daily 2020: Week #1

Top insurtech news and insights from the global financial services industry

Top insurtech news daily 2020 from 30th December 2019 to 5th January 2020 curated by the team with the help of our fintech community.

In this series, we aim to curate only the very best, most insightful insurtech news from all over the world.

Please note that in 2020, we will publish a number of additional weekly updates like this one but dedicated to fintechregtech and paytech.

Insurtech News Daily: Contribute!

We invite you to help us by submitting any article (in English) you believe is highly relevant and/or voting for your favourite article.  Last but not least, please share your comments on any of those articles via the straight forward comment section available on every entry.

We curate your submission, so please no self-promotion or vendor success stories here.  Alternatively, feel free to enquire for our sponsoring opportunities.

All published content and contributors will get visibility on this article as well as on our trusted and well-followed twitter account and Christophe’s LinkedIn profile.

Insurtech News Daily 2020: Week #1

This week our Visible Banking team curated over 100 articles on the topics mentioned above.

You will find our shortlist below.


PEOPLE: Frank Desvignes
CHANNELS: insurtech

#1 Blockchain and Insurance – next steps towards collaboration, implementation, and scalability

"This panel discussion on the topic of 'Blockchain: next steps towards collaboration, implementation & scalability' was performed at InsurTech Rising International 2019 at Station F in Paris. It was moderated by Karl Heinz Passler, Product Manager at Basler Versicherung (Baloise), and contributed by Oliver Volk, Blockchain Enthusiast working at Allianz; Frank Desvignes, Global Head of AXA Next Labs, and Philip Proost, COO at B3i."

Source: Karl Heinz Passler

submitted by Christophe Langlois

#2 Insurtech Report: North America Is Experiencing the Highest Rate of Insurance Technology Adoption Due to Customer Spending Habits

"A market research report published by Infoholic notes that the global Insurtech market was  valued at an estimated $532.7 million in 2018 and is on track to reach $1.1 billion by 2023, expanding at a CAGR of about 16.0% from 2018–2023. Insurance industry participants are increasingly adopting new technologies and aim to onboard new customers along with retaining the existing clients who are satisfied with their services."

Source: Crowdfund Insider

submitted by Christophe Langlois

#3 2019: Insurtech in Review

"Perhaps the area that I see of greatest potential is around Insurtechs providing a service to the legacy Carrier community.  Rather than treat Insurtechs as just a new type of vendor, successful Carriers collaborate with or even acquire the Insurtechs.  This allows the legacy carrier to quickly benefit from the entrepreneurial culture and technical creativity of Insurtechs, while the founders at the Insurtechs benefit from the industry’s market expertise, capital, and brand recognition."

Source: Coverager

submitted by Christophe Langlois

#5 UK Insurtech Wrisk Teams Up With BMW Group Financial Services to Deliver MINI Flex Car Insurance

"UK-based insurtech Wrisk recently announced it has partnered with BMW Group Financial Services to offer MINI Flex Car Insurance. Wrisk reported that now all new MINIs will be sold with three months’ free insurance to eligible car buyers in the UK through the insurance product, which is powered by Wrisk’s new Pro Motion capabilities."

Source: Crowdfund Insider

submitted by Christophe Langlois

#6 2020 Cyber Insurance Predictions

"2020 will be a significant year of change. Here are some personal predictions on where the industry is heading: 1. Increased Regulation Across Countries And Industries, 2. Increased Cyber Exclusions..."

Source: Forbes

submitted by Christophe Langlois

#7 Innovation 2020: 10 Predictions for the Insurance Industry for 2

"The end of the year and the beginning of a new decade is a good time to pause for a moment and think about where the future is going.Now, we’ll admit, there’s no such thing as a perfect crystal ball for insurance. Nor is the industry perfectly homogenous around the world. Some markets will evolve more slowly, while others are already over the top of the digital disruption roller coaster and picking up speed on the downslope. The separation between the “Haves and HaveNots” is increasingly a forcing function."

Source: Celent

submitted by Christophe Langlois

#9 Insurance Sector Puts a Premium on Innovation: 2020 Outlook

"The insurance industry continues to generate growth around the world, maintaining overall profitability despite turbulence in the global economy. In several sectors, such as life insurance and annuity (L&A), continued growth will in part result from increased demand in emerging markets. Lingering unknowns, however, such as the outcome of Brexit, ongoing trade conflicts, slowing economic growth, and the U.S. presidential election could temper results in 2020."

Source: Deloitte

submitted by Christophe Langlois

#10 10 Ways Predictive Analytics in Insurance will Shape the Industry in 2020

"According to Willis Towers Watson, more than two-thirds of insurers credit predictive analytics with reducing issues and underwriting expenses, and 60% say the data has helped increase sales and profitability. That figure is expected to grow significantly over the next year, as the inherent value of predictive analytics in insurance is showing itself in myriad applications."

Source: Duck Creek

submitted by Christophe Langlois

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Written by Christophe Langlois

Based in London for almost a decade, Christophe is an entertaining fintech marketing keynote speaker and a trusted advisor to the global financial services industry on the topics of digital marketing, innovation and B2B social media.

Christophe has contributed to over 140 events in 18 countries.

Currently, Christophe is advising a number of fintech startups on marketing and growth hacking and he is the Chief Marketing Officer of The Fintech Power 50, an exclusive annual programme helping fintech scale-ups to accelerate their growth globally.

Christophe's views on are his own.

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