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Innovation stymied by capital rules, says OECD

An OECD report says that innovation in insurance could be blocked because insurtech start-ups face crippling capital rules under Solvency II

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Insurance technology firm tops Sunday Times profit list

CEO of The Qdos Group says “innovative insurance solutions” helped firm top The Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 list

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Chubb invests in flexible working insurtech start-up

Chubb makes a minority investment in a flexible working insurtech start-up, which has recently experienced “triple-digit” policy growth

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Insurance bosses’ biggest concerns revealed

A survey by PwC reveals that insurance chief executives have a lot to be concerned about

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Honcho: the insurtech gunning for the aggregators

Aggregators were the ’original disruptors’, but a new platform contends it is ready to take over the market and ’smash’ premiums

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Inertia is “going to kill” industry players – Pegasystems director

Insurers and brokers must invest in IT and agility if they are to face up to emerging threats, says Pegasystems’ Tony Tarquini

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Briefing: An esure chief executive as an insurance outsider is a big risk

Esure has hinted it might look at an outsider to head up the business. But such a move comes with risks

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Kinsu: The UK trailblazer with a whiff of Lemonade

UK-based start-up Kinsu has elected to remain mostly in the shadows since its creation in 2016. The aspiring B Corp’s co-founder, ex-Hiscox Bermuda director of underwriting Chris Sharpe, reveals how it hopes to prove that insurance can be “beautiful”

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PIA - The cutting edge of broking

Technological innovation has tended to benefit personal lines. But PIA’s young chief executive contends that commercial brokers can see the benefits from it too, and says she has the model and the mettle to prove it.

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My new firm will take 'telematics to the next level' - Mike Brockman reveals global plans

Mike Brockman broke away from InsureTheBox to set up next-gen telematics start-up ThingCo. He spoke to Insurance Times about his global ambitions, cutting-edge technology, and how he hopes to build a new telematics ecosystem

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Interview: "More execution, less drama" - Canopy founder Tahir Farooqui talks DLG's investment and building a start-up

Renters’ deposit insurance startup Canopy recently gained a £1.2m investment from Direct Line Group. Insurance Times spoke to Canopy founder and chief executive, Tahir Farooqui

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Driverless cars bill: Right direction but fine tuning required – Analysis

Insurers evaluate the pros and cons of the new driverless cars bill

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Briefing: The end of the road for motor insurers?

Premium content: Is this the end of the road for motor insurers? Four fifths of the current UK motor market will disappear by 2040. Where will it go?

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Innovation Blog: It's time to rethink who we are

The industry must act now to avoid another Kodak moment, says Parul Green, head of M&A and innovation for AXA UK

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Former Google boss on insurtech: The UK can lead

Dan Cobley, fintech investor and former Google boss, says bosses must expect disruption – or find themselves another job

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Innovation Blog: The peak of inflated expectations?

The hype cycle is masking the true ‘enabling’ potential of insurtech, says Sam Evans, founder of Eos Venture Partners

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