InsurTech

Virtual Insurer One Degree Pivots to Offering Core Insurance Platform to Incumbents

OneDegree Global, an insurtech firm with presence in Hong Kong and Taipei, announced today that it has launched IXT Core, an enterprise-grade core insurance platform that powers digital transformation for insurers, MGAs and brokers. OneDegree is being as a virtual

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Manulife Among the First Wave of Insurers Approved to Launch Virtual Agency Sales Platform

Manulife Hong Kong today announced the launch of a ‘Virtual Face-to-Face’ agency sales platform for all Manulife individual insurance products in Hong Kong, except investment-linked assurance schemes. Manulife’s Virtual Face-to-Face sales capability enables customers to buy even the most sophisticated

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JETCO Partners With Insurtech Start-Up GoLion to Offer Insurance APIs

Joint Electronic Teller Services Limited (JETCO) today announced its partnership with insurtech start-up GoLion to offer insurance APIs via the JETCO APIX (API exchange) platform. At this stage, these APIs cover over 30 insurance products, including travel, saving, term life, hospital

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Virtual Bank Operator ZA Receives Digital Insurance License with Premiums Starting At HK$2

ZA Life announced that it has received regulatory green light from the Insurance Authority to operate as a digital insurer in Hong Kong. ZA Life is a result of a joint venture between insurer Fubon Life and ZA International who

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OneDegree Obtains Virtual Insurance License in Hong Kong

OneDegree Hong Kong announces today that it has been granted a virtual insurance license by the Hong Kong Insurance Authority (“IA”). This virtual insurance license is granted under the IA’s “Fast Track” scheme that was launched in 2017 to promote

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Manulife Rolls Out Digital Health Tool in Asia with Swiss-Based dacadoo

Manulife is announcing its collaboration with dacadoo, a Swiss-based global digital health platform provider to enhance the company’s digital offerings in Asia. Under this new partnership, dacadoo will strengthen Manulife’s existing health engagement platform, ManulifeMOVE, to enable customers to more

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Understanding What’s Behind China’s Booming Insurtech Scene

In 2013, ZhongAn was established as the first online-only insurance company in China. Since then, the insurance industry has undergone tremendous changes driven by advances in technology. China’s insurance market has grown rapidly over the past few years. In 2017,

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Avo Becomes The First Virtual General Insurer in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Insurance Authority announced on Tuesday that it has granted the first authorization for virtual general insurance under Fast Track. The license was granted to Avo, a local insurtech company providing products like health and travel insurance. The Fast

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CoverGo Teams up with Jetco to Build Car Insurance Open API Platform

Joint Electronic Teller Services Limited (“JETCO”) today announced its collaboration with  insurtech provider CoverGo to build car insurance API platforms that will offer price comparison, online applications, claiming and a range of other innovative features based on JETCO APIX, an

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How Tencent is Trying to Fill China’s US$805 B Insurance Gap Using Social Media

Over the past years, China’s Internet giant Tencent has been expanding its strategic positioning in the insurance industry. The Chinese firm’s latest move has been to lead Xiaobang Guihua’s RMB 200 million (US$28.4 million) Series B equity funding round in

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