Introducing Monzo for 16-17 Year Olds

London-based (and Stripe-backed) , the bank that lives on one’s phone, is making its accounts available to anyone in the UK aged 16-17.     Here’s What One Gets: (1) a…

MAIF Introduces Connected Home Service

French mutual insurer MAIF has recently introduced a connected home service called Maison Connée MAIF that is both “easy to deploy and inexpensive.” Also, it is free and accessible to…

Co-op Guarantees to Beat Its Members’ Home Insurance Renewal Price

Co-op is guaranteeing to beat its members’ combined home buildings and contents renewal price . The offer – which kicked off on May 21 – applies for policyholders that purchase coverage until July 17. If Co-op…

AXA Strategic Ventures Rebrands

Before (AXA Strategic Ventures):   After (AXA Venture Partners (AVP)):   “The new positioning reflects AVP’s approach of establishing strong partnerships with its portfolio companies and other VC investors. Beyond…

Sompo International Announces New Global Retail Insurance Platform

Sompo International Holdings, a Bermuda based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, announced today that it has decided to establish a new retail platform in order to…

Partner. Perfect. Pinch.

Meet Pinch:     Think: a two-year old startup established by Maia Bittner and Michael Ducker to make renting better. In other words, a rent reporting app to help renters build their credit for the…

Tomorrow is No Longer Mobile-Only

Seattle-based Tomorrow, a provider of a mobile app (available for iOS devices) that integrates a legal will, trust and life insurance into a single flow, is working on a web…

Theme of MAPFRE USA’s Reorg: Less is More

MAPFRE USA has announced a reorganization, which entails operating in less states . The insurer will continue to operate in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Ohio, California,…

Goji New and Former CEO Share the Same Views Re. Agents

Boston-based car and home insurance aggregator Goji has finally announced its new CEO – Peter Breitstone, a former senior executive at Insureon, Aon, and Zurich. Peter succeeds CEO Steve Kezirian (2015-2017), who succeeded  interin CEO James…

Vero Finds SMEs under 50 Understand Price Better Than Value

Earlier this year, New Zealand’s general insurer Vero has released what it refers to as the ‘Vero SME Insurance Index’, which explored the insurance landscape for small to medium sized businesses…

Aspen Launches Efficiency Program Post Q3 Financial Results

Aspen recently launched a “comprehensive program to drive greater effectiveness and efficiency across the company and enhance its market position” . “Aspen is a diversified, global company with a strong…

Fifth Third Completes Acquisition of Epic Insurance Solutions

Fifth Third Bancorp announced it has completed the acquisition of Epic Insurance Solutions Agency LLC, and Integrity HR.   “Adding the Epic Insurance and Integrity HR teams to Fifth Third…

QuoteWizard Acquires RateElert, Wait by Why?

QuoteWizard and RateElert announced that the companies have entered into an asset purchase agreement under which QuoteWizard acquires the insurance marketing assets of RateElert and the company’s online insurance comparison…

Lemonade Partners with Real Estate Company in Manhattan

Vertically integrated, private real estate company Stonehenge NYC announced its collaboration with Lemonade as they are all about elevating Manhattan living . “Stonehenge NYC is passionate about discovering new and better ways…

Uber Offers Phone Insurance via Credit Card, Trov via Web

Yesterday Uber introduced the Uber Visa Card, a no-annual-fee credit card designed specifically with Uber riders in mind. With the card, users can earn rewards for their purchases, and those rewards stack up…

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