Insurance

Nov
27

What is Insurtech and what do I need to know about it?

There’s no doubt about it, technology permeates through almost every aspect of our lives. Think about your morning routine alone. For many that involves waking up to an alarm, checking the news and weather, and perhaps even boiling a smart kettle for that first cup of coffee – all with the help of a smartphone. The point is that technology is not only everywhere, it shapes our behaviour and will, in all likelihood, continue to do so in the future. And the same thing is true of insurance. Emerging insurance technology, otherwise known as Insurtech, is already reshaping parts of the insurance industry, just as Fintech (financial technology) is pushing […]

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Nov
06

Fintechs ‘hit wall’ in industry engagement

Fintechs still struggle to reach out to insurers and the wider financial services sector, according to the third annual EY FinTech Australia Census. The proportion of fintechs that consider building partnerships with incumbents a key external challenge has increased to 46% from 40% last year. “Many fintechs report that the major financial services organisations remain difficult to engage with and slow to act,” the census report says. “Some talk of having ‘hit a wall’.” Legacy structures and mindsets are among the barriers fintechs face. The industry’s frosty reception may force fintechs to seek alternative partners in the UK and other countries. “Since the first edition of the census, major institutions […]

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Moneytech forges partnership with Factfin

Moneytech will partner with insurtech start-up Factfin to give SMEs better access to working capital. A specialist trade and debtor finance business, Moneytech has provided $2.5 billion in finance to SMEs since it began in 2003. Access to capital continues to be difficult for SMEs in the wake of tighter capital requirements under Basel III. According to Moneytech chief executive Hugh Evans (pictured left), this is set to be challenging in the shadow of the banking royal commission. Evans expects further tightening in the sector following the public inquiry with an even more conservative approach to lending standards, a view already shared by Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate […]

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Aug
28

Australian start-up to take world-first small business insurance technology global

Dynamic Australian insurtech, Evari Insure, has announced the establishment of a London office as it prepares to take its game-changing small business insurance product global. The international expansion into the world centre of insurance was announced on Monday by the Hon Julie Bishop MP as she officially opened Evari Insure’s national headquarters in Perth. It’s another significant milestone for the company that in under two years has gone from the three founders working around a kitchen table to a 20 plus workforce, premises in the heart of the Perth CBD, a partnership with RAC Insurance and acknowledgement as one of MYOB’s fastest growing partners for 2018. There’s also strong international […]

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Aug
27

ANZ’s OnePath lists OneCare on HUB24

ANZ’s OnePath has made its OneCare life insurance available through HUB24, providing advisers and their clients with a greater selection of insurance products. OneCare offers advisers a comprehensive range of insurance cover that can be tailored for clients’ needs throughout their different stages. For the past two years, OnePath has won The Consumer Choice Awards Best Turnaround Time Award and Claims Team of the Year, supporting its best in class commitment to claims service and support. According to ANZ’s Head of Life Insurance Gerard Kerr, OneCare’s flexible structure and easy accessibility provides advisers and their clients with a true lifetime insurance solution. “With OneCare now available on the HUB24 platform, […]

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Aug
12

How Fintech is making Insurance more affordable

Fintech is one of the most rapidly growing fields at the moment, not just in the technological sector but as a whole. And it makes a lot of sense when one considers the numerous implications it has in our everyday lives, especially when it comes to large-scale institutions’ operations and the way they are able to meet the demands of large numbers of people. Insurance companies are seeing some strong benefits from the growth of fintech and their connection to that industry, and it’s interesting to think about the future possibilities for the cheap insurance sector. Better Customer Segmentation Companies now have access to much more data about their customers, […]

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Jun
29

AstuteWheel launches new Astute Insurance Planner solution

AstuteWheel has today launched its latest fintech solution, Astute Insurance Planner, which enables advisers to provide better risk advice more efficiently. The solution, which reduces the time taken to prepare risk advice to about an hour integrates three FinTech software systems to provide one seamless solution. It includes an online mini fact-find and risk needs analysis calculator, created by AstuteWheel; a risk research and quoting tool, which is an integrated OmniLife App; and a Workflow, Statement of Advice wizard and CRM provided in Seido. Seido is an integration hub designed by YTML to solve the connectivity challenges advice businesses face when delivering advice. Hans Egger, Managing Director of AstuteWheel, said, […]

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May
16

FinTech Australia announce finalist for The Finnies 2018

FinTech Australia and Jobs for NSW have come together for the second year to host the national fintech awards, The Finnies. The Finnies will culminate in a Gala Awards Night Wednesday 13 June 2018 in Sydney. For more information go here. Here is the full list of finalists for the 2018 Finnies: Best Workplace Diversity ● BRICKX ● FirstStep Investments ● Link4 ● Valiant Finance Emerging FinTech Leader of the Year ● Brad Delamare – CEO, Tank Stream Labs ● Louis Edwards – Head of Renewable Energy Finance, RateSetter Australia ● Nick Molnar – Co-Founder & CEO, Afterpay ● Jack O’Reilly – Director, funding.com.au ● Rebecca Schot-Guppy – Community Manager, […]

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