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Insurers’ IT security is branded ‘inconsistent’
31 May, 2016 The number of security breaches over the last year alone would suggest that insurers have been inconsistent in maintaining IT security levels, – according to Robert Rutherford, CEO of the business and technical consultancy, QuoStar.
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Timetric IIC survey: D2C channel set to be top performer in UK insurance market
18 May, 2016 The direct to consumer (D2C) channel is set to outpace IFAs, brokers, agents and bancassurance in terms of growth over the next year in the UK insurance market, according to a survey by Timetric's Insurance Intelligence Center (IIC).
  • DNB’s tough Solvency II interpretation ‘dams’ Dutch insurers
    18 May, 2016 Timetric insurance analyst Jay Patel tells Life Insurance International how the Dutch financial regulator’s relatively rigid interpretation of the Solvency II framework is impacting life insurers in the Netherlands, who have considerable exposure...
  • All systems go for the robo-advice revolution
    10 May, 2016 Laura Balkarova, an insurance analyst at Timetric’s Insurance Intelligence Center, tells Life Insurance International why robo-advisers are set to reinvent the way people invest for their future, with digital advice solutions expected to become...
  • LII Insurance Innovation Tracker: Survival Of The Fittest
    28 April, 2016 The digital revolution, increasing consumer expectations and the growth of FinTech startups mean the appetite for insurance innovation is higher than it has ever been. Rapid strides in data analytics and significant regulatory change also mean...
  • Running the rule over China's C-ROSS solvency regime
    27 April, 2016 Benjamin Chen, deputy general manager of life insurance consulting, at Willis Towers Watson China, analyses the impact of the China Risk Oriented Solvency System (C-ROSS) and the challenges it is posing insurers.
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How Biological Age May Affect Life Expectancy Calculation
23 May, 2016 Francisco Garcia, Gen Re Life/Health General Manager, Madrid, explains that standard remaining life expectancy is based on nothing more than current chronological age (and perhaps gender). In Garcia's view, this is only a very crude estimate as it...
  • Big Data: What’s the big deal?
    04 May, 2016 Robert Gothan, CEO and founder of business process management specialist Accountagility, argues that instead of concerning themselves about missing out on the Big Data bandwagon, insurers should concentrate on maximising their ‘little data’ in...
  • Could insurance tech start-ups spell the end for brokers?
    24 February, 2016 Joel Dudley, senior analyst at Timetric’s Insurance Intelligence Center (IIC) analyses why insurance distribution represents a natural target for insurance technology start-ups. He explains that as the price-comparison space becomes increasingly...
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