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    How swift and accurate data helps insurers and homeowners

    10/04/2018

    A study by LexisNexis Risk Solutions has shown that home insurers could be working to improve the customer experience through better use of data.

    Out of the 1,500 homeowners who were asked, 68 per cent believed that when applying for insurance it is acceptable to leave out or manipulate information to keep premiums low. Nearly two thirds (61 per cent) were worried that they might accidentally leave something out of their application, while 25 per cent said that claims should be covered even when the information originally provided was not entirely accurate.

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    Why insurers must be insurtech entrepreneurs

    06/04/2018

    A report by IBM highlights why insurers must collaborate with insurtech providers. The report, Friend or foe? Insurtechs and the global insurance industry, draws on the views of 1,200 insurers, insurtech businesses and venture capitalists.

    Focusing on a digital future

    With insurtech now as established and accepted as fintech, 81 per cent of “outperforming” insurance businesses are said to be either investing in or already working with insurtech businesses. The report identified the following as key areas of focus:

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    Personalisation through data enrichment can create a positive experience for insurance customers

    28/02/2018

    The relationship between insurers and their customers is not always a happy one. Buying cover is a mundane necessity rather than a willing investment, and it’s never easy to cultivate a meaningful relationship when the touch points are limited to the initial purchase, renewals, or when making a claim.

    It doesn’t help when some insurers resort to the cynical practice of dual pricing; i.e. exploiting loyal customers with price hikes while attracting new customers with big discounts. Instead of pursuing smash-and-grab profits, insurers should be building revenue by maximising, rather than undermining, customer loyalty.

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    The year ahead for insurtech

    06/02/2018

    2018: What’s next for insurtech

    Insurtech has now become as firmly established as fintech. In the past three or four years, digital technology has been changing the insurance industry in the same way that it has transformed banking, and incumbents are finding themselves competing in a changed marketplace.  

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