Innovation & Disruption

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UK insurtech investment tops $1bn in 2018

But overall investment levels have declined year-on-year by nearly half

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Admiral chief exec calls out “unfair” IPT for younger drivers

Insurance premiums for males were higher, with the average policy costing £2,294 for a 17-20-year-old in 2018, compared to £1660 for females

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Exclusive: Insurtech partnership aims to mobilise developing countries

It intends to donate 100 new bicycles to developing countries this year

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Exclusive: Honcho’s new app aims to take on aggregators – Global Data

The survey also found that 38% of people purchase motor insurance via a price comparison site

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Lemonade's mounting losses - what is really going on?

Lemonade has posted an underwriting loss in Q1 2018, following a $15.8m underwriting loss for 2017. What does this mean for the start-up?

Honcho Frank Speight

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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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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