Ping An is rising

China’s second-largest insurer Ping An is making a profit and distancing itself from the competition, but for how long? The good: net profit rose 4% in the first quarter, as…

Insurance backed fintech

French insurer CNP Assurances backs fintech startup Lendix, which has been busy acquiring its smaller competitor Finsquare and raising $13.5 million. Bottom Line: a leading European P2P lending platform in the making.

A word with Trov cofounder

“For us it’s about customer acquisition not efficiencies” – Trov founder Scott Walchek at the recent OnRamp conference in Chicago. The on-demand microduration, micro coverage, mobile player announced a new…

Why Henrich Insurance Group’s customers have a reason to rejoice?

New look. New experience. Before. After. If not now, when?

Compare welcomes Metromile

Pay-per-mile car insurance Metromile joins car insurance comparison website

CNP Assurances is Investing in Lendix

CNP Assurances, a socially responsible investor involved in funding economic growth, is taking an equity stake in Lendix, France’s leading platform for lending to SMEs. In doing so, the Group,…


UK’s Phoenix Group is likely bidding for Axa’s SunLife. Curb your enthusiasm.

The state of IoT in Italy

42 new startups that specialize in smart things. 1 in 7 received over a million euro in funding. Bottom Line: a drop in the bucket; over 350 IoT startups across the globe with 3.7…

A P2P platform for insurance premium funding

Premium finance provider Bexhill UK has launched a peer to peer lending platform specializing in the insurance premium finance market because “Insurance premium finance and insurance broker working capital are historically…

Blockchain-powered microinsurance initiative

Mexican mobile payments platform Saldo recently debuted a microinsurance service called Consuelo, which offers US immigrants access to health and life insurance products. For those planning an insurance conference (you know who you…

A word with the cofounder of Admiral Insurance

“I mean, we were trying to get from Monday to Tuesday, much less get into the FTSE 100” – cofounder of Admiral Insurance Henry Engelhardt recalls the early days while celebrating his departure.

Open for business

Consumers can now shop and buy BOP quotes via Berkshire Hathaway’s online commercial insurance brand Cover Your Business. Someone, somewhere, is worried.  

Bearish on Mobileye

Mobileye’s stock is climbing as the Jerusalem-based car automation company gave a revenue projection out to 2019 of $1.1 billion, compared with $241 million in 2015. Nonetheless one guy thinks “Mobileye is priced…

Bullish on IoT

Last year, Axa launched a pilot program around its Mon Axa app, aka My Axa in English, that connects your home to your smartphone via IoT devices from partner brands such as…

Bullish on blockchain

Life insurance giant John Hancock has begun work on multiple blockchain proofs-of-concept designed to show how distributed ledger technology could reinvent established insurance industry processes. Yet the proofs-of-concept aren’t actually related to…

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