InsurTech

Shake-Up in ZhongAn’s Senior Leadership Team

ZhongAn, a leading insurtech company in China, today announced new senior leadership appointments. Former General Manager and Joint CEO Mr. Jin Chen has resigned his positions, whilst continuing his role as an Executive Director, Chairman of the Investment Strategy Committee

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Globally, Insurtechs Received over US$1 Bil in Funding Q1 of 2019

Insurtech investment continued its momentum with 85 deals totaling US$1.42 billion recorded in Q1 2019, marking the third-straight quarter to register more than US$1 billion in funding. Over Q4 2018, the deal count increased by 35%, although total funding decreased

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Hong Kong Insurtech OneDegree Closes Over US$ 30 Million in Extended Series A

OneDegree, a Hong Kong-based insurance technology start-up under Cyberport Incubation Programme, extends its Series A round to above US$30 million, subject to regulator’s approval. The extended round is led by BitRock Capital and it sees participation from Cyberport Macro Fund,

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Insurtech’s Explosion in Hong Kong, and What May Be Coming for the Scene

Asia is traditionally a region with low insurance penetration, and Hong Kong was no exception to that rule. Between 2012 – 2016, Hong Kong’s insurance penetration changed from 12.4% of the population to a 17.6% of the population—a significant increase

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Their Business Faced Roadblocks, So Didi is Now Mirroring Alibaba’s Fintech Game Plan

The company that drove Uber out of China, Didi Chuxing, comes into the new year embroiled in controversy. About a month ago, Didi announced a major restructuring—the latest development in series of platform tweaks after it came out that the

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Hong Kong Insurance Authority Authorizes First Virtual Insurer Under Fast Track

The Insurance Authority (IA) announced that it has granted the first authorization of a new insurer owning and operating solely digital distribution channels under the Fast Track, marking a significant milestone of Insurtech development in Hong Kong. “The first virtual

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First Industry-Wide Use of Blockchain-Based Authentication in Motor Insurance

CryptoBLK in collaboration with The Hong Kong Federation of Insurance (HKFI), launched a Motor Insurance DLT-based Authentication System (MIDAS), the first motor insurance platform in Asia using blockchain technology in production to verify the authenticity of motor cover notes/policies. Verification of

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Tencent’s WeSure Forms Partnerships with 20 Insurance Companies

WeSure, Tencent’s insurance platform, has widened its line of products and formed partnerships with 20 insurance and reinsurance companies. The “data-driven” and “social connection” features of WeChat, as Alan Lau, Chairman & CEO of WeSure, mentioned in a recent CNBC interview, will help

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Ping An’s $US 15 Billion R&D Budget Could Help Them Stay Ahead in Healthtech

Ping An Group expects to invest $US 15 billion in technology R&D in the next decade in an attempt to stake out a lead in the financial services industry for next 10 years Each year the Group invests one percent

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Sun Life Launches Same Day Insurance Claims Settlement Through its Mobile App

Sun Life announced today, a newly launched feature on the My Sun Life HK app which enable claims submissions from individual insurance clients to be approved and paid within 24 hours. The 24 hours approval will for now, be available

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