ZhongAn & Grab Form JV to Create Digital Insurance Marketplace in SE Asia

, the first Internet-based insurer in China, has announced that its subsidiary ZhongAn Technologies International Group and , Southeast Asia’s leading online-to-offline mobile platform, will establish a joint venture to…

Aviva Launches New Midmarket Approach

Aviva has redesigned its approach for midmarket clients, investing in its technology and specialist partner network to open up corporate-level services and customer-level underwriting to the midmarket segment for the…

NextHome Announces Exclusive Insurance Partner

NextHome has announced an exclusive partnership with Gateway Insurance Group, a provider of home, auto and life insurance, to allow their franchise members to offer insurance to home buyers or sellers.  …

First Bank in Singapore to Offer Free Online Will Service

OCBC Bank has rolled out a free online service to help Singapore citizens and residents age 21 and above prepare their own wills within 10 minutes; in straightforward cases, that…

Advizr WorkPlace Partners With Alight Solutions

  Advizr WorkPlace has announced it has been selected by , a provider of tech-enabled health, wealth and human capital management solutions, to provide its clients’ employees with access to…

Tinkoff Bank Partners With Auto.ru To Offer Pre-Owned Car Loans

Tinkoff Bank, in partnership with Auto.ru, one of Russia’s biggest online car selling platforms, announced a new branchless service for pre-owned car loans.     Auto.ru will be responsible for transaction security and background checks on sellers and vehicles,…

Lincoln Financial Building Presence Among Advisors

Lincoln Financial has announced new partnerships with eMoney Advisor, a wealth management and financial planning software provider, and Redtail Technology, a provider of client relationship management (CRM) solutions for financial…

Betterment Collaborates With Steady App

New York-based robo-advisor Betterment has announced it will offer Steady users a year of free financial advisory and investment management services. This is Steady: Refresher: the Atlanta-based recruitment platform has attracted $9m in…

Equifax Introduces Soft Credit Inquiry Checks for Tenant Screening

As of June 2018, 36 percent of all occupied homes across the country were rented, an increase from 31 percent in 2006, according to Zillow. To keep consumers from having negative…

Airbnb’s Latest Deal in Property Rental Management

Airbnb has acquired Luckey Homes, a French startup specializing in the development of concierge services for individuals.     Established in 2015, Luckey Homes allows users to organize and manage their…

The First-Ever Gig Worker Ridesharing Program

On-demand staffing platform for gig workers, Wonolo, has partnered with Waze Carpool to provide its community of ~300k local gig workers with a carpool system to overcome the #1 barrier to completing…

Revolut is Now a Licensed Bank 🎉

London-based has announced its application for a European banking license has been approved by the European Central Bank. That being said, being granted a license doesn’t turn Revolut into a bank immediately….

Dai-ichi Life and RocketSpace Accelerate Innovation for Japan’s Aging Population

Today, RocketSpace, a Silicon Valley-based external innovation consulting company, announced its partnership with The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, one of Japan’s largest life insurance providers. Leveraging RocketSpace’s leadership in open innovation, the…

Advisers Should Become Trusted Family Advisers

– Research for Zurich finds few advisers are forging links with beneficiaries ahead of impending wealth transfer   Fewer than one in 10 (7%) clients of retirement age say their adviser…

Introducing Blay Featuring Sure

Meet Blay:   The startup, established in 2017 and led by Chien-Jung Chiang, offers a travel assistance app that provides free, global, real-time flight information. With Blay, users can add their flight and…

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