Opinion

(Same old) Breaking news: Connected homes utopia – no thanks, not for now…

(Written by someone who is a certified nerd, the earliest of early adopters and married for 17 years to a long-suffering tech widow…) Another week passes and yet another article on insurers pinning their hopes on the Internet of Things (IoT) making a worthwhile contribution to loss ratios and the bottom line in an article …

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What’s good for the goose isn’t necessarily good for the gander …

You’ll find us talking on here about insurtech and digitalisation, and there’s no doubt that the leaders of the pack will have been heavily investing in both over the past few years. However, you’ll also see us constantly focusing on the underlying principles behind both as a practical, reasonable, scalable and therefore affordable way for …

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Nudge theory and insurtech – happy bedfellows?

Richard Thaler’s Nobel Prize-winning “Nudge Theory” is finding its way into tech and, specifically, insurtech. His contention is that positive reinforcement and indirect suggestion can affect the way humans think and behave, and therefore the outcomes of that behaviour. Insurtech is defined as being the use of technology and innovation to help drive savings and …

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