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InsurTech ‘is a long-term bet’
October 28, 2018. Intelligent Insurer
The impact of InsurTech on the reinsurance industry could be limited in the short term—but that does not mean that investments made now will not bear fruit in the future, Jean-Paul Conoscente, chief executive officer of P&C’s US operation and P&C’s reinsurance business unit, SCOR, told PCI Today.

What do new entrants say about InsurTech value?
October 26, 2018. Dig In
New entrants seem to be coming out of the woodwork in insurance. And it is not necessarily a bad thing. The InsurTech movement, the advance of emerging technologies, and the appetite of the global tech titans are all contributing to new entrants, new partnerships, and new business models.

Brokers enjoying an TnsurTech boom – and there’s more room for growth
October 24, 2018. Insurance Business Magezine
There’s no question that the opportunities in InsurTech are growing, and incumbents in the insurance industry are taking note. Brokers and carriers are benefiting from solutions that simplify everyday workflows as technology companies continuously work on their offerings to solve pain points for insurance professionals.

Previous industry news

InsurTech disruption could become a ‘black swan’ event: JLT’s Flandro
October 15, 2018. Intelligent Insurer
The speed at which technology is transforming the insurance industry means it could become a so-called black swan event for the industry – as opposed to technology being gradually implemented by the industry in an orderly way.

Women InsurTech founders tackle unconscious bias
October 15, 2018. Digital Insurance
The InsurTech phenomenon is currently plowing through the industry, introducing new ways of doing business and upending the status quo. But while the movement promises a renaissance of novel ideas related to the insurance industry, there is a notable absence in the faces behind the revolution: women.

Efficiency, InsurTech, Auto Uncertainty Drive Insurance M&A Activity, Says S&P
October 10, 2018. Insurance Journal
After one of the most active years for mergers and acquisitions in property/casualty and life insurance, market conditions point to a continued push for deals, according to analysis by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Get Ready for the Insurtech Revolution

October 08, 2018
Having in its first phase used science and technology to inspire a rethinking of insurance that is making insurance easier and more efficient to buy and sell, and improving customer experiences especially around claims, insurtech is poised for a dramatic sequel that will build on the first act theme that challenges present opportunities.
Insurance Journal

17 Startups Selected for Batch One of the “Insurtech Europe powered by Plug and Play” Program

October 03, 2018
Plug and Play Insurtech announced today that 17 startups will join Batch One of “Insurtech Europe powered by Plug and Play,” an innovation platform formally launched on November 14, 2017 by Plug and Play Insurtech and Insurtech Hub Munich.
PR Newswire

Memo from the Future: “InsurTech Erased Your Business Model”

September 27, 2018
Crystal balls are too cloudy. Predictions are for pundits. What we need now is a solid memo from the future regarding InsurTech.
Majesco

InsurTech transactions hit new high in Q2

September 21, 2018
A total of 71 InsurTech funding transactions during the second quarter of 2018 marks a record high, although the total of $579 million invested is down 20 per cent against the previous quarter, according to Willis Towers Watson.
FS Tech

Plug and Play Singapore Announces First Batch of Startups Selected For Its Fintech and Insurtech Program

September 18, 2018
Plug and Play’s newest innovation platform, based out of Singapore, aims to create a multi-corporate Fintech and Insurtech program, running two 12-week accelerator batches a year. Plug and Play’s program has already announced partnerships with MSIG for Insurtech and with Krung Thai Bank and TVS Credit for Fintech. Their platform also seeks to be the primary innovation hub for financial services in the ASEAN region, centralized through the program in Singapore.
PR Newswire

Insurtech Starts With ‘I’ but Needs ‘We’

September 14, 2018
Throughout a number of the recent conferences I have attended and conversations I have had with my clients, colleagues and incumbents in the space, the question of “what makes an insurtech/innovation initiative a success?” keeps coming up. This week, I explore the critical success factor.
Insurance Thought

What’s in a Name? Art of Insurtech Naming

September 14, 2018
What is it with insurtech brand names? Among the insurtechs that SMA is tracking (well over 1,000) are a wide range of names ranging from the clever to the practical to the bizarre. Having personal experience with naming, I can understand the challenges of finding something memorable, not already used, and lacking any negative connotations.
Insurance Thought

Charles Taylor CEO: We anticipated the insurtech trend

September 13, 2018
Insurance services provider Charles Taylor saw a 95% drop in statutory profits in the first six months of 2018, due largely to the cost of consolidating its London offices, the firm revealed in its half year results..
Insurerance Business Magezine

How two-year-old UK insurtech Wrisk became BMW’s sole insurance partner

September 12, 2018
The financial services arm of the German carmaker has partnered with the UK company in an attempt to modernise its insurance offering for customers.
Techworld

Insurtech can achieve 10% ROE

September 10, 2018
Technology can help property/casualty (P&C) insurers achieve the 10 percent return on equity (ROE) that investors expect, according to the latest Swiss Re sigma study.
Intelligent Insurer

Asia: 100 Insurtech Companies and Counting

August 29, 2018
Advances in digital innovations and cutting-edge technologies as well as evolving customer preferences are creating the need for digital agility in the insurance sector.
Fintech News

Insurtech hubs around the world and a recent fireside chat at InsurTech LA

August 16, 2018
While conferences are extremely valuable to attend, they also cost two things that not everyone has a lot extra of – time and money. Thankfully, there are a number of ‘hubs’ and ‘meetups’ around the US and world which individuals can attend for free or for a fraction of the cost of the major conferences.
Daily Fintech

InsurTech from the Inside Out

August 13, 2018
InsurTechs are creating new, creative, and  helpful tools to improve the customers’ experience in selecting, and using insurance products.  However, there are risks for the start-ups and the insurers that are starting to rely on the InsurTechs. Is this improving the experience and maintaining the products’ viability?
Insurance Canada

Though Insurtech starts with ‘I’, it will only succeed with ‘We’

August 09, 2018
If you haven’t figured out by now through my writing, I like the softer side of our business.  A lot. Perhaps it is the ‘salesman’ in me and the fact that I have always been more relationship-focused than details-focused.
Daily Fintech

Partnerships drive InsurTech growth

August 09, 2018
A combination of incumbent insurers wanting to update their propositions, and startups realising they require help scaling up, means the InsurTech space is ripe for partnership. This is according to the Association of British Insurers’ assistant director and head of strategy, data and analytics Matt Cullen, who suggested that the market is finally getting closer to making technology pay.
FS Tech

An Insurtech Reality Check

August 06, 2018
If you’ve got your eyes set on technology that won’t move the needle this year, it’s time to reevaluate what can provide bottom-line results in the short term. AI and machine learning will have their day in commercial insurance. But what are you doing today to drive tangible business results? Insurtech does not have to be a “pie in the sky” endeavor. It can be deployed right now.
Insurance Thought Leadership

Insurtech As An Enabler Rather Then A Disruptor: Report

August 03, 2018
The insurance industry is undergoing profound changes, driven by new customer expectations, emerging technologies, and sustained downward pressure on margin. Since 2015, insurtech players have boomed globally and while initially perceived as potential threats, these are now quickly emerging as enablers that can help incumbents drive new customer experiences and deliver more value, according to a report by Startupbootcamp and PwC.
Fintech News

Insurtech on the rise among fintech categories

August 01, 2018
In its latest Pulse of Fintech report, covering the first half of 2018, consultancy KPMG states that the rising participation in the market is manifesting itself most notablyin alliances geared toward embedding offerings in existing value chains. For example, AXA and ING entered a partnership earlier this year to create a holistic product suite including banking and insurance via digital.
Dig in

What the heck is InsurTech

July 25, 2018
Insurance is an invention of the modern age. In fact, its origins can be traced back as far as 4000 years to ancient times in Mesopotamia. Charlemagne, King of the Franks, is said to have introduced the concept of insurance to Europe by setting up guilds that would cover the ships of merchants in case of shipwreck or pirate attacks. This, of course, is the foundation of the most famous insurance market of the world, Lloyd’s of London, which was first established in the late 17thcentury in a coffeehouse that served merchants and ship owners with shipping news and turned into an exchange for marine insurance.
Planet Compliance

Demystifying insurtech to present opportunities for brokers

July 13, 2018
The bricks and mortar insurance broker is transforming. Today, some brokerages look a lot more like Google than an insurance brokerage. They have virtual employees driven by artificial intelligence (AI) who can provide slick and efficient customer service around the clock.
Insurance Business Magezine

Taking Insurance to the Next Level with InsurTech Partnerships – European Experience

June 20, 2018
When analyzing insurer-InsurTech partnerships, we looked at a total of 95 partnerships established by 25 incumbents with several InsurTech startups and categorized those partnerships across major areas of operations. While the number of integrations, scale, and areas of operations where those integrations are being tested today vary, integrations/technology adoptions are becoming common in every region.
GOMEDICI

Company news

InsurTech launch for Traveller Assist
October 29, 2018. ITIJ
Medical assistance and cost containment provider Traveller Assist has announced the launch of Payr, a new InsurTech platform facilitating the quick and efficient payment of medical bills abroad.

Munich Re strikes InsurTech partnership with Plug and Play in China
October 29, 2018. Intelligent Insurer
Munich Re has partnered with Plug and Play, a Silicon Valley-based accelerator and corporate innovation platform, to collaborate with emerging InsurTech startups in China.

Google ‘Definitely’ Interested in Other InsurTech Investments Following Applied Systems
October 19, 2018. Insurance Journal
Google is eager to invest in other insurance technology companies well beyond its newly announced minority stake in Applied Systems, a principal investor with the global search engine giant said on Oct. 17.

Previous company news

Samsung Ventures Invests In Cover For Mobile InsurTech
October 17, 2018. Seeking Alpha
Samsung Ventures (OTC:SSNLF) has made an investment in Cover’s recent Series B funding round of $16 million.

New InsurTech Coverly prepares for launch
October 17, 2018. Banking Tech
There’s a new insurtech business in the works, Coverly, looking to launch in Q1 2019 with on-demand insurance products for SMEs.

ThingCo Named Amongst InsurTech 100 9 Months After Launch
October 15, 2018. The FinTech Times
ThingCo, the new InsurTech founded by telematics pioneer Mike Brockman to bring to market the next generation of telematics technology, has been named as one of 20 UK companies in  this year’s InsurTech 100.

U.S. InsurTech Haven Life Increase Maximum Coverage Amount to $3 Million
October 10, 2018. Crowdfund Insider
U.S. InsurTech Haven Life announced at InsureTech Connect 2018 it is increasing its maximum coverage amount to $3 million.

Willis strikes global InsurTech partnership with Plug and Play
October 09, 2018. Intelligent Insurer
Broker Willis Towers Watson has entered into an international InsurTech partnership with Plug and Play, a startup accelerator and corporate innovation platform, to access latest technological innovation.

Starling partners with InsurTech So-sure

October 09, 2018
Starling is partnering with InsurTech startup So-sure to offer customers mobile insurance directly from their phones.
FS Tech

Insurtech Oscar partners with US benefits enrolment platform

October 04, 2018
New York-based Oscar Health, a technology-focused health insurance company, has partnered with online benefits enrolment platform for insurance brokers EaseCentral.
Intelligent Insurer

Insurtech Jumpstart Rolls out Parametric Earthquake Product for Californians

October 02, 2018
A firm that wants to make a name for itself as the first parametric insurtech in the U.S. for earthquakes has officially launched in California, over a year after its anticipated original launch date.
Insurance Journal

Over 20 start-ups pledge support for proposed insurtech trade body

September 23, 2018
Over twenty insurtech start-ups have today pledged their support for a new alliance which aims to evolve into a fully fledged specialist association. Called Insurtech UK, its immediate aim is to generate and gauge interest from prospective sponsors to see how much buy-in there is in the concept to graduate into a trade body with detailed plans and a five-year mandate.
Post Online

InsurTech Homelyfe partners with Yolt

September 06, 2018
InsurTech start-up Homelyfe has teamed up with money management platform Yolt to offer integrated home insurance services via mobile app.
FS Tech

InsurTech startup SkyWatch.AI announces a partnership with Maps Made Easy to Provide Insurance for Drone Pilots Exactly When They Need It

September 05, 2018
SkyWatch.AI, a data analysis, risk-assessment and insurtech platform for the drone industry, announced today its partnership and technological integration with Map Pilot, by Maps Made Easy, a drone industry leader in aerial maps processing.
Suas News

Starling Bank Announces New Partnership With Insurtech Anorak

September 03, 2018
UK challenger bank Starling Bank announced on Monday it has formed a partnership with insurtech startup Anorak. According to Starling Bank, Anorak is now set to provide impartial life insurance advice through the Starling Marketplace.
Crowdfund Insider

SoftBank to invest $100m in Chinese insurtech JV

August 29, 2018
Japanese multinational SoftBank, one of the most prolific fintech investors, is set to spend $100m on a joint venture with Chinese digital insurer ZhongAn Online.
Finextra

Insurtech start-up aims to serve low-risk consumers

August 27, 2018
Insurtech firm Halos Insurance is aiming to build a product designed specifically for low-risk and accident-free consumers. Halos Insurance founder and chief executive Satadru Sengupta claims more than 80% of insurance consumers are under-served.
Insurance Business Magazine

New InsurTech Software Suite Helps Clients Manage Independent Contractors Seamlessly

August 21, 2018
Crawford Compliance Inc., a subsidiary of Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. today announces the launch of a new contractor management solution. In line with Crawford’s mission to restore and enhance lives business and communities, we continue to innovate and build solutions that mitigate risk and reduce losses. The latest addition to this portfolio of solutions is Tracker Central Management Portal, a tool that enables users to mitigate risk and reduce the number of incidents that occur when working with contractors, ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations such as health and safety, environmental, etc.
Insurance Canada

ZhongAn receives overseas InsurTech investment from Softbank Vision

August 20, 2018
ZhongAn International, a subsidiary of China’s largest online-only insurer ZhongAn Online P&C Co., has entered into a Shareholder Agreement with Japanese technology & telecoms investor SoftBank Vision Fund to help expand ZhongAn’s InsurTech solutions businesses in overseas markets..
Reinsurance

New Florida Insurtech Agency HoneyQuote Looks to Shake-Up Agency Model

August 16, 2018
A new insurtech agency has entered the Florida homeowners market space with a rating engine offering quotes from multiple domestic carriers and the ability to purchase coverage in one transaction.
Insurance Journal

Go-Jek, Traveloka and Tokopedia confirm investment in insurtech startup PasarPolis

August 10, 2018
Indonesian unicorns Go-Jek, Traveloka and Tokopedia have officially announced an investment in local insurance technology (insurtech) startup Pasarpolis, confirming an earlier report by DEALSTREETASIA.
Deal Street Asia

Island Leads Again With Insurtech

August 09, 2018
Bermuda’s insurance history is an extremely rich one. The captive insurance sector, which was once thought radical, was developed in Bermuda in the 1960s and 1970s and established Bermuda’s bourgeoning international insurance industry.
BER News

Swiss insurtech wefox forays into Italian market

August 07, 2018
Swiss insurtech start-up wefox, which was launched three years ago in Switzerland and Germany as a digital marketplace for insurance, has forayed into the Italian market. wefox calls itself as a marketplace for customers, brokers and insurance companies, alike.
Compelo

Risk trading insurtech Akinova adds fixed income experienced advisor

August 02, 2018
Akinova, a digital risk trading insurtech start-up that is developing a platform where insurance and reinsurance related risk can be traded, has added another senior advisor in Susan Estes, a Wall Street veteran, as well as co-founder and CEO of bond trading platform OpenDoor.
Artemis

AXIS Launches AXIS Digital Ventures, Accelerates InsurTech Partnership Efforts and Initiatives

July 30, 2018
AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (“AXIS Capital”) (NYSE: AXS), today announced the launch of AXIS Digital Ventures, a new unit that will lead enterprise-wide efforts to partner with entrepreneurial companies focused on data and analytics with high value (re)insurance applications, new product opportunities including emerging risks, and new distribution and (re)insurance business models. AXIS Digital Ventures is also charged with introducing innovative enabling technologies across the Company’s businesses.
Axis Capital

InsurTech Start-up Homelyfe Teams up With Premium Credit

July 25, 2018
Homelyfe, the InsurTech start-up and recent winner in the 2018 Top 100 Start-ups Index, has selected market leader Premium Credit as its premium finance supplier. The partnership allows Homelyfe’s customers to quickly and efficiently acquire home insurance cover with the option to pay in instalments, all at the point of sale, through a collective use of ground-breaking technology and digital integration.
PR Newswire

Bermuda to create an insurtech sandbox

June 22, 2018
Legislation to enable insurtech experimentation and innovation to be trialled in Bermuda is being tabled today by the Bermuda Government. Not everyone will be able to play in the sandbox environment as eligibility criteria has also been proposed. It is for use by licensed insurers or licensed insurance intermediaries.
Royal Gazzete

UK start-up Yulife to bring life to insurtech

June 18, 2018
Yulife claims to be the first lifestyle insurance business in the world, and will launch later in the year offering life insurance plus wellbeing tools for businesses and individuals. The firm uses game design and rewards to “give you the TLC (tender loving care) you need”, but traditional life insurance lacks.
Banking Tech

Insurtech MGA Corvus Insurance Launches ‘Smart’ Cyber Coverage

June 18, 2018
Corvus Insurance, an insurtech managing general agent, has released a new cyber insurance offering for organizations with up to $1 billion in annual revenue. The new Smart Cyber Insurance product includes the features of a conventional cyber insurance policy along with others designed to help brokers and policyholders predict and prevent cyber insurance claims.
Insurance Journal

Zurich just struck another insurtech partnership

June 14, 2018
Legacy insurer Zurich has intensified its fintech partnership efforts by contributing to a €15 million ($17.6 million) investment in insurtech Digital Insurance Group (DIG). As part of the deal, Zurich will leverage DIG’s solutions and implement them in its own business.
Business Insider

MetLife and Insurtech Start-Ups Ignite Innovation

June 14, 2018
How does a digital start-up get the attention of a Fortune 50 insurer with more than $60 billion in revenue? At MetLife, they walk in the front door and make their pitch. Today, MetLife will host its fourth “Ignition” event at its headquarters in New York City. The “digital speed dating” event brings together global MetLife leaders with cutting-edge start-ups and many of MetLife’s 16 venture capital (VC) partners to explore how disruptive technologies can be applied at MetLife.
Financial Market

Lloyd’s of London launches lab for insurtech innovation

May 11, 2018
Lloyd’s of London has unveiled its new lab as it looks out for insurtech innovation in an “increasingly digital, data-driven world”. Coming in the second half of 2018 the Lloyd’s Lab will focus predominantly on designing technology-driven solutions. As you guessed, the lab will enable new concepts, ideas and products to be tested in a “fast-track, fast-fail environment with the support and active involvement of Lloyd’s market participants”.
Banking Tech

PwC announce the Scale InsurTech cohort of businesses

May 01, 2018
PwC is collaborating with Early Metrics to launch the Scale | InsurTech programme to support high potential scale-up businesses. The programme, which launches this May, will link fast-growth scale-ups and established insurance organisations to generate mutually beneficial commercial opportunities and relationships.
Actuarial Post 

Insurtech will ‘absolutely’ move goalposts on customer service

April 28, 2018
Insurtech could “absolutely” move the goalposts when it comes to customer service, particularly in the area of claims, an expert has said. Clint Kerekes, global chief operating officer at Claim Central, said that he believes insurtech could totally revamp the industry from a customer experience perspective. “Insurtech has the ability to impact and improve customer service at each touchpoint across the insurance value chain,” Kerekes told Insurance Business. “The biggest impact is moving away from a reactive claims service to a proactive service.”
Insurance Business Magazine

AXA partners with insurtech start-up to target less frequent drivers

April 12, 2018
AXA UK has partnered with a pay-by-mile insurtech start-up targeting motorists who drive less often. By Miles measures each journey using a matchbox-sized black box device called a Miles Tracker, with drivers able to access the cost of each trip through a smartphone app. The start-up will launch its first policies and driving app to waiting list members next month, and is aimed at motorists that typically drive under 7,000 miles a year.
Insurance Times

Eos Venture Partners to raise USD100m debut fund for InsurTech

April 12, 2018
Eos Venture Partners (Eos), a specialist venture capital investor in insurance technology (InsurTech), is to raise a USD100 million debut fund, EVP I. The fund will be one of the first global, independent InsurTech investment funds targeting early and growth stage investments.Eos was formed in 2016 and has made eight InsurTech investments, with six going on to successfully raise up-rounds. Notable investments include Neos, a connected home insurance proposition, which raised USD7m from Aviva and Munich Re, and Digital Fineprint, a business that uses social media to enhance the insurance process, which raised USD2.7 million from PenTech Ventures.
Private Equity Wire

GoodData Goes for Insurtech

April 06, 2018
Data analytics and insights company GoodData expanded into the insurance industry this week to simplify claims and underwriting. The San Francisco-based company’s foray into insurtech is marked with the launch of two analytical solutions, Underwriting Insights and Claims Insights. These two products aim to help insurance companies enhance the end customer experience by automating data integration. GoodData leverages machine learning and AI to automate multiple steps in the claims and underwriting process.
Finovate

MetLife to Offer Travel Insurance Via Tencent’s WeSure Platform

April 02, 2018
MetLife and WeSure, digital insurance provider owned by Tencent, announced a strategic partnership to offer insurance solutions to travelers through Tencent’s WeSure online insurance platform. This alliance marries WeSure’s extensive base of 1B monthly active users on Tencent’s mobile social communications platform, WeChat, with MetLife’s global expertise in life and health protection solutions, and enables both parties to collaborate in fields such as big-data analysis, tailor-made and intelligent value-added services to deliver easier to use, more transparent end-to-end protection solutions for Chinese travelers.
Coverager

Events

FinTech + – October 1-2, Zurich

October 1 – 2, 2018 – InsurTech, Conference/ Showcase
FinTech+, the Swiss Global Marketplace, is Switzerland’s largest and most International FinTech event. FinTech+ brings together FinTech leaders from around the world in Zurich, offering a global marketplace for wealth management, insurance and social finance anchored in Switzerland.

InsurTech Connect – October 2-3, Las Vegas

October 2-3, 2018 – InsurTech, Conference/ Showcase
InsureTech Connect is the world’s largest InsurTech event — offering unparalleled access to the largest and most comprehensive gathering of tech entrepreneurs, investors, and insurance industry incumbents from across the globe.

Insurance AI & Analytics – October 9-10, London

October 9-10, 2018 – InsurTech, Conference/ Showcase
Join 350+ C-level analytics, pricing, marketing, claims and underwriting executives at Europe’s largest AI event dedicated to insurance!

Insurance Innovators Summit – November 5-6, London

November 5-6, 2018 – InsurTech, Conference/ Showcase
Insurance Innovators Summit has established itself as THE event for senior insurance leaders from across the UK and Europe. This year 100 speakers will tackle the hottest topics including overhauling the customer relationship, building relevant products, capitalizing on Open APIs and dealing with the data goldmine.

Previous events

Europe

Gibraltar International FinTech Forum

February 28-March 1, 2018 – Fintech, Conference/Showcase
Featuring some of the leading names in FinTech.
Gibfin

IFZ FinTech Conference 

February 28, 2018 – Fintech, Conference/Showcase
FinTech is considered an innovative solution for the challenges in the financial industry and shows a high growth rate. In addition to the presentation of the results of the IFZ FinTech study, we will be hearing about recent developments in the field of FinTech from our excellent speakers.
IFZ

Crypto Investor Show

March 10, 2018 – Fintech, Conference/Showcase
The UK’s biggest crypto and blcokchain event for investors. The Crypto Investor Show brings together the crypto community with private investors and traders in the UK for the first time. Gain insight into the array of investment opportunities provided by Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology
Crypto Investor Show

TechNOVA Blockchain Summit 2018

March 22, 2018 – Fintech, Conference/Showcase
TechNOVA: Blockchain Summit 2018 will look across sectors at the latest innovations in distributed ledger technology. This Blockchain conference will bring in case studies from banking, insurance, energy, music, healthcare, trade finance and more. The content will cover a number of the key challenges and use cases including how to develop strategy, verifying provenance, disintermediation and peer-to-peer industries, data sharing, smart contracts and the future of cryptocurrency. With decision makers and senior innovation leaders across multiple sectors, TechNOVA: Blockchain Summit 2018 is the event to attend take your understanding of the technology to the next level and kick-start the development of your future.
Fintech World Forum

E-Fintech Show

April 11-12, 2018 – Fintech, Conference/Showcase
The consolidation of decentralized technologies such as Blockchain together with the various FinTech business models that exist today make the financial sector has to reinvent itself more than ever. A new economy decentralized is coming and will forever change the financial services that Today we know.
e-Fintech Show

Fintech Design Summit

April 20, 2018 – Fintech, Conference/Showcase
The financial services sector has entered a new era, with FinTech startups challenging the major FS players by creating powerful new user centric products. The FinTech Design Summit will be exploring how experience led design has disrupted the industry. We will be hearing from the financial companies designing new experiences for users, that will change consumer exceptions forever. The Fintech Design Summit is targeted at Senior Product & Design Professionals, Fintech Entrepreneurs, CTO’s and CEO’s.
Fintech Design Summit

Fintech World Forum

May 30-31, 2018 – Fintech, Conference/Showcase
FinTech World Forum 2018 (FinTech Conference) is based in London UK Europe as one of leading fintech events for global financial, finance and banking technology industry. Its focuses on Mobile Payments, Lending, Insurance, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Investment, InsurTech, RegTech, Money, Mobile Banking and Wealth Management.
Fintech World Forum

London Fintech Week

July 06-13, 2018 – Fintech, Conference/Showcase
Fintech Week is a series of conferences, exhibitions, workshops, hackathons, meetups and parties. Each day we focus on a different topic. We always ensure that there is plenty of time for networking and meeting other innovators. The main conference/exhibition takes place at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, but other events take place across the City of London, Canary Wharf and “Tech City.”
Fintech Worldwide Ltd

Asia/Middle East

Blockchain Middle East Forum

February 05-06, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
Unblocking the blockchain Dubai announced its intention to turn itself into the first blockchain-powered government in the world by 2020. These ambitions are part of the emirate’s goal of becoming a global business hub with next-generation technology playing a key role in delivering this vision.As a result, a number of Middle East companies both private and public have made substantial progress on understanding the opportunities, application and preparations of adopting the blockchain technology within their organisation.
IQPC Middle East

Blockchain and Bitcoin Conference Bengaluru

February 22, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
India is a very likely country to become a global cryptocurrency leader. It is one of the most rapidly developing technology markets because of the huge amount of young people. Besides, the Indian online market consists of 333 million users, occupying the second place in the world.This country has a vast number of young engineers and a comprehensive IT market ready to explore all innovative technologies in a very short time. This also includes cryptocurrency technologies: currently, India is a place where blockchain technologies and cryptocurrency services are promoted at the government level. Therefore, the international network of Blockchain & Bitcoin Conferences organized by Smile-Expo, covering more than 10 European and CIS countries, is expanding and holding a new conference in Bengaluru, India.
Blockchain and Bitcoin Conference

Finovate Middle East

February 26-27, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
Finovate events bring together the entire fintech community to showcase cutting-edge banking, financial and payments technology in a unique, short-form, demo-only format as well as insights from global financial service experts.
 Finnovate Middle East

Fintegrate Zone 2018

February 27- March 01, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
Fintegrate Zone is a “fintech thought leadership” conclave focusing on the future of technology and the broader financial services industry within India and beyond its borders. The agenda of the conclave is to highlight the business and technology innovations driving change in the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance industry.Started in 2017 by Zone Startups, a leading FinTech ecosystem enabler, Fintegrate Zone is a multi-format 3-day FinTech conclave, catering to different stakeholders with curated event formats.
Fintegrate Zone

2nd Annual Fintech Week (Tel Aviv)

March 05-07, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
Our first conference is all about Bitcoin, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). We’ll be exploring the evolution of Blockchain from Cytpto to ICO and hearing from innovators and influencers in the space.Our second conference focuses on all things Fintech. Hear from Key players from across the fintech ecosystem including banks, VCs, start-ups and innovators.Our third conference is all about the intersection of cyber security and financial services. We’ll talk to experts on both sides and explore how safe your money and data really is.
Fintech Worldwide

4th Annual Blockchain Finance & Fintech China 2018

March 15-16, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
The 4th Annual Block Chain Finance & Fin-tech China 2018 event will gather over 800 participants from around the world, where the leaders of Block Chain & Fintech will present their views on key issues in the industry.
Blockchain Finance & Fintech China

IFINTEC

May 08-09, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
IFINTEC Finance Technologies Conference and Exhibition will be held at Radisson Blu Hotel, Istanbul Sisli on 08-09 May 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. IFINTEC is one of the biggest and most important conferences in EMEA region on Retail Banking, Banking Technologies, Banking Solutions and Finance Technologies. IFINTEC Conference serves a perfect platform to introduce and demonstrate banking solutions and finance technology solutions including system, hardware, software, consultancy, training and service which are developed for banks and financial institutions.
Finance Technologies Conference & Exhibition

Finovate Asia

October 29-30, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO STAY AHEAD ON FINTECH INNOVATION IN ASIA 450+ Attendees. 30+ Demoing companies. Countless opportunities. Finovate events bring together the entire fintech community to showcase cutting-edge banking, financial and payments technology in a unique, short-form, demo-only format as well as insights from global financial service experts.
Finovate Asia

Americas

The Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain Superconference

February 16-18, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
Is It Too Late To Get Involved In Crypto? Not at all. Even if you didn’t mine 10,000 bitcoins using your old PC in 2012, bitcoin, ethereum, altcoins and blockchain technology are still in their infancy.99.9% of the world’s population is barely aware of how bitcoin, ethereum, and other blockchain-based tokens are starting to address real use cases.

MIT Fintech Conference 2018

March 10, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
The event will bring together fintech startups, established financial service and technology firms, vcs, investors, and regulators to share their ideas about recent innovations in the financial technology space. Hear the best ideas, examine the latest technologies, and ask the big question at the mit fintech club’s biggest event of the year!
MIT Fintech

Empire Start-up Fintech Conference New York

April 18, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
Hear from those forging new trails in payments, blockchain, lending, robo-advisors, insurance tech, real estate and more. In addition to attracting hundreds of FinTech entrepreneurs, this conference also plays host to the investors and service providers that help accelerate startups. The audience can also look forward to keynotes, panels and demo updates from some of the top FinTech startups in the world.
Empire Starups

STX 18 by Fintech Exchange

April 25, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
A summit for technology startups focused on financial markets & trading brought to you by FinTech Exchange (FTX). FTX is Chicago’s leading fintech event for financial markets and trading technology. FTX has been a sellout since its inception in 2015, with close to 500 attendees each year. This event has featured growth firms as well as world-class companies, including: CME Group, CBOE, IBM Watson, Amazon Web Services, Google, Trading Technologies, and Tableau.
Fintech Chicago

Finovate Spring

May 08-11, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO STAY AHEAD ON FINTECH INNOVATION 1300+ attendees. 70+ companies demoing. Countless opportunities. See the cutting-edge of fintech via a unique, short-form, demo-only format. Plus, new for 2018, get advice and insights from 100+ fintech experts in a newly expanded program. All coming to you live from Silicon Valley, the world’s biggest tech and innovation hotbed.
Finovate

The Payment Canada Summit

May 09-11, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
Join industry leaders, innovators and challengers at Canada’s largest payments conference. The 2018 SUMMIT is the forum to connect the payments ecosystem, offering a broad spectrum of topics that influence payments in Canada and around the world.
Payments Canada

Future of Fintech

June 19-21, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
CB Insights – The Disruption of Financial Services. The Future of Fintech is an exclusive gathering of the world’s largest financial institutions, best fintech startups, and most active venture investors.
CB Insights

Finbat

June 20-21, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
The Annual Conference on Fintech and Banking transformation (FINBAT) aims to bring together researchers, decision makers, and practitioners interested in exploring the many facets of Fintech and banking transformation in the digital age.
Finbat

Finovate Fall

September 24-29, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO STAY AHEAD ON FINTECH INNOVATION 1500+ attendees. 70+ companies demoing. Countless opportunities. See cutting-edge banking, financial and payments technology in a unique, short-form, demo format. Get advice and insights from 100+ fintech experts in an expanded program.
FinovateFall

 

Reports

Fearless Innovation in InsurTech
Accenture

2017 was a year of strong headline growth of InsurTech. According to Accenture’s analysis of data from CB Insights, the number of deals rose by 39%. Click to gain more insights.

Quarterly InsurTech Q4 Briefing – Willis Towers Watson/ CB Insights
Willis Re

2018 Following another year of record investment, this in-depth report highlights a full year’s worth of 2017 InsurTech activity. By investing heavily in start-ups and technology, (re)insurance companies sent a message to potential disruptive outsiders and assumed a semblance of control over the InsurTech revolution.

The  Future of InsurTech in Germany: InsurTech Radar 2017 – Oliver Wyman
Oliver Wyman

The German InsurTech market continues to develop very dynamically. One can rightfully speak of a start-up boom. But how sustainable is it? We applied the tried and tested InsurTech Radar methodology to evaluate the developments and compare the results to those obtained in 2016. With this, our InsurTech Radar provides orientation for all players in the insurance market.

2018 InsurTech Impact 25 – Oxbox Partners
Oxbox Partners

There are many InsurTech lists and landscape infographics.  What really matters is identifying the winners. Members of Oxbow Partners InsurTech Impact 25 have achieved revenue growth and have a technology-led proposition that can transform incumbents or the insurance industry as a whole.

InsurTech sector quarterly update, Q3 July 2017
Insure Tech News

With the help of Venture Scanner data, InsurTechNews is now able to offer you a quarterly update on the state of the InsurTech sector.