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Comment wire: Underwriting life insurance with a selfie
26 April, 2017
Facial analytics technology that is able to estimate life expectancy from a selfie could be the future of life insurance underwriting, according to GlobalData Financial Services.
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The latest hot innovations from South Africa’s protection insurance market 24 April, 2017 by Stafford Thomas With market penetration at 12% of GDP, the world’s third-highest, South Africa’s US$37.5bn annual premium income life insurance industry is as competitive as they get.

The case for dynamic asset allocation for insurance portfolios 19 April, 2017 Eugene Dimitrou, head of insurance solutions at Columbia Threadneedle and Maya Bhandari, fund manager and a member of the asset allocation strategy group at Columbia Threadneedle, argue the case for dynamic asset allocation for insurance portfolios, rather than the ‘set and forget’ strategy of the past.

Comment wire: AIG launches personal cyber cover for HNWs 18 April, 2017 by Ronan McCaughey Cyber insurance is entering the personal lines space, as cyber risk for individuals rises via the Internet of Things and hackers, according to GlobalData Financial Services.

How to succeed selling life insurance online 03 April, 2017 Mike Preston, business development director at life insurance comparison website Compare Cover, argues that with fewer financial advisers available consumers are now much more comfortable buying all sorts of financial products online, and there has been a great increase in the amount of non-advised protection products being bought through aggregators (PCWs) or direct to consumer channels.

Brexit triggered – insurance industry stresses ‘planning is well underway’ 29 March, 2017 by Ronan McCaughey The insurance industry has reacted swiftly to UK Prime Minister Theresa May triggering Article 50 and the official Brexit process by stressing that insurers’ planning process for Britain’s EU exit is ‘well underway’.

Royal London shows steadfast loyalty to the adviser market 22 March, 2017 by Ronan McCaughey Debbie Kennedy, group head of protection strategy at Royal London, tells Ronan McCaughey why the life insurer is “absolutely committed” to the adviser market, its plan to further collaborate with digital healthcare providers and how the provider views itself as a disruptor and challenger to other protection insurance players in the UK.

Disruptive change in the US life and health insurance market 15 March, 2017 Tom Scales, head of Americas - life, annuity and health, at Celent, explains why these are turbulent times in the US insurance market for life insurance and, in particular, health insurance.

Insurance implications of UK Spring Budget 2017 decoded 08 March, 2017 by Ronan McCaughey Insurance experts have given their reaction to the UK Spring Budget 2017 delivered by UK Chancellor Philip Hammond and analysed what it will mean for the British insurance market.

7 ways life insurers can innovate 02 March, 2017 by Ronan McCaughey Celent has published a 7-point list to enable life insurers to innovate as non-traditional players come into the industry, primarily through distribution.

LII survey: InsurTech stars will be data analytics and P2P insurance players 22 February, 2017 by Ronan McCaughey Data analytics providers and peer-to-peer (P2P) insurers will be the best performing InsurTech players in 2017, according to a Life Insurance International (LII) industry survey.

Timetric: Serbian life insurance market on track for strong growth 21 February, 2017 by Ronan McCaughey Demand for investment linked products, an aging population and regulatory changes will boost the growth of the Serbian life insurance market over the next three years, according to Timetric’s Insurance Intelligence Center (IIC).

10 ways to improve your influencing skills 20 February, 2017 Leadership coaching expert Lynn Scott, whose sector experience ranges from retail, food and drink to the NHS, recommends ten ways for senior executives to improve their influencing skills. Scott’s tips should be valuable for executives working at all levels of the life and health insurance industry, particularly as many in the sector argue that life insurance is ‘sold and not bought’.

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