Insurtech Shoal: From Emerging to Defunct

  London-based Shoal, which at one point was advised by Linda Cheung, is showing signs of weakness. According to Shoal’s Twitter handle: “Shoal offers home insurance using disruptive #tech for better #customerexperience, great prices and #cashback! Launch…

Aegon Launches Digital Platform Zeus in China

Aegon’s joint venture in China, Aegon THTF, has recently launched an agent-facing digital platform . Called Zeus, it enables agents to complete the digital underwriting process in as little as five…

2017 Shortest Lived Insurance Brand

It’s official. Lulo, the fruit, the insurer, and the failed experiment, is no longer signing up any new customers . Look.   Recall. Back in August, Coverager was the first…

Another Lemonade Partner

Meet Real Estate Establishment:   Think: a residential and commercial real estate agency that has been providing clients with the highest level of service in real estate sales and property management…

Chicago’s Rental Agency Apartment People Collaborates With Lemonade

Apartment People, a site that connects Chicago residents looking for apartments with Chicago apartment owners, is promoting Lemonade’s $5 renters insurance. Look.     Two more things.   One. Visit https://www.landlordsny.com/blog…

Aviva Canada: From Annoying Agents to Pleasing Agents

In January 23, 2017, the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) announced that it has formally suspended its sponsorship partnership with Aviva Canada “for the foreseeable future.”   “Aviva continues to…

Facebook-Backed Company Eyes Insurance

Let’s talk about Life360 ; a mobile app available on iPhone and Android that’s known for its ‘family locator’ feature. It allows a group of people to instantly see where everyone is, and message…

Allstate Targets the Gig Economy

Allstate has announced its partnership with Business Talent Group (BTG) to serve the specific needs of high-end independent business consultants in the BTG network, or more specifically to offer the Allstate Business…

YourMechanic Founder Launches Insurance Startup

Art Agrawal, the founder and former CEO of YourMechanic, has launched an insurance startup called Jerry. This is Jerry:   Think: a Palo Alto-based startup that offers an AI-led insurance shopper…

Max Financial Services announces Embedded Value (EV) for Max Life

Max Financial Services Limited (MFS) has recently announced the Embedded Value (EV) for its life insurance business, Max Life, at Rs. 6,946 Cr. as at 30th September 2017, based on Market Consistent methodology. The annualized growth in…

AXA’s Keeping it Simple With New Structure

AXA Group announced it has initiated a simplification of its operating model designed to empower its entities to deliver on the transformation and operate as close as possible to their…

Aviva to Acquire Irish Insurer Friends First From Achmea for €130M

Aviva has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Irish insurer Friends First for a cash consideration of €130M . As a result of this acquisition, Aviva will…

Think Hub International, Think Crop Business, Think Fried Chicken

Hub International announced that it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire Wells Fargo Crop for an undisclosed amount .   “Hub Mountain is aggressively investing in its crop and…

The Promise of Fast, Ridiculously Easy Small Business Insurance Offline

Meet SMB Insurance :   Think: a Columbus-based insurance agency offering small business insurance since March. Shoppers are asked to either fill out a quick form or give the agency…

MassMutual’s Failed Insurtech Experiment

In June 2016 MassMutual announced the launch of ValoraLife, “a simple, quick way to buy affordable life insurance online.” Its products – Term and Term Plus – were first made available in Houston, TX and were later…

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