SigFig and UBS form a strategic alliance

SigFig Wealth Management has raised $40 million from investors including UBS and New York Life. But that’s not all.  SigFig will partner with Swiss bank UBS to develop new technology and investment tools for its…

Tell me who your friends are, and I will tell you who you are

Volkswagen (VW) just poured $300 million into Gett, an Uber-like service that’s popular in Europe. VW is the latest auto company to form an alliance with a ride-hailing company. Other strategic alliances include General Motors and…

A word with Northwestern Mutual CEO

“And most people are never going to buy insurance without hand-holding” – Northwestern Mutual CEO, John Schlifske, dismisses the concept of ‘do-it-yourself financial planning’ stating that face-to-face meetings are the best way…

On money and media

The first-ever Google case study for banking in South Africa on Nedbank Insurance and Flume digital agency. Here.

P2P insurtech WeCover launches telematics app

French startup WeCover launched a mobile app last month. The 1-year-old startup allows drivers to join similar drivers and be coached and ranked on their driving behavior for the sake of rewards. Bottom…

New brand, new game plan

Malaysia-based 4-year-old financial comparison startup Saving Plus has closed a $3 million Series A round to move into new digital banking services with its flagship offering XpressApply. Also, the company is now…

Tweeting its way to customers

Bajaj Allianz has launched a Twitter-based insurance platform called #TweetInsurance to harness the power of digital technology and provide hassle-free customer experience. Customers and non-customers alike can follow @BajajAllianz and can either tweet #TweetInsurance or…

A word with Anthemis partner

“What positions entrepreneurs and investors for the Apple-scale opportunity isn’t a street address: it’s the right network and intimate understanding of how financial services works” – Partner at investment and advisory…

Keeping up with the Ex’s

Nancy Newmister is the new CEO of Frederick Mutual Insurance. It’s okay to ask yourself ‘who?’. Steve Postlewhite is the new CEO of Aspen, replacing Mario Vitale, also known as the architect.

Innovation is a priority for Anthem

Last week Anthem launched its new Innovation Studio in midtown Atlanta’s Technology Square. Picture a state-of-the-art, 6,500 square-feet open-concept office space, which will house a multi-disciplinary team focused on creating new digital capabilities…

The ‘Social Worker for Every Patient’ platform just got a bit of a boost

NYC-based community health platform Healthify closed a $2.5 million seed funding round. The company’s platform allows healthcare providers to better connect patients with community services to resolve unmet social needs. * Not…

EngageOne video software gains momentum

Pitney Bowes EngageOne Video picked up a new client; UK-based online auto insurer Geoffrey Insurance; previously known to some as Chaucer Direct. In the US, AmFam uses the software to shed light on misc. ‘confusing coverage stuff’ to both clients…

Clover Health raises money and controversy

San Fran-based insurance startup Clover Health has raised $160 million in venture capital funding, bringing its total funding to date to $285 million. The startup analyzes data from insurance claims to…

A word with Cuvva CEO

“Setting up Cuvva was really just solving my own problem, I wanted to be able to drive other people’s cars with minimum hassle whilst knowing that I was fully insured”…

Axa comes out on top

Axa has achieved the highest overall satisfaction score (83.13%) in Brokerbility‘s bi-annual member satisfaction survey, which involved the group’s seven key insurers: Axa, Allianz, Aviva, AIG, NIG, RSA and Zurich. Heard you…

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