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  • Major Chinese insurer's technology arm creates HealthTech milestone

    Ping An Insurance Group's technology arm, Ping An Technology, has completed a prospective multi-centre clinical trial for the world's first intelligent optical coherence tomography (OCT) retinal disease screening system. This development comes amidst Ping An's constant advancements in leveraging AI and its strong medical repository to establish a healthcare ecosystem.

    Latest News | 17 May 2019
  • New blockchain-based reinsurance partnership to bring greater efficiency

    Digital reinsurance transactions could be made even more efficient via a collaboration between reinsurance brokers, Guy Carpenter and Aon's Reinsurance Solutions business. Leveraging advancements in blockchain and distributed ledger technology, the project is now progressing to the next phase of development which seeks to digitise the reinsurance placement process.

    Latest News | 16 May 2019
  • Critical flaw in IoT devices uncovered

    Researchers at North Carolina State University in the US have discovered a systemic design flaw in 'smart home' devices, typically Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices that are of an always-on, always-connected nature.

    Asia Risk | 15 May 2019
  • C-level executives major targets of 'social engineering' attacks

    The 12th edition of Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) released in May 2019, is built on real-world data from 41,686 security incidents and 2,013 data breaches provided by 73 data sources, both public and private entities, spanning 86 countries worldwide.

    Asia Risk | 15 May 2019
  • Cyber risk heightens as more companies move to the cloud

    As more companies migrate to the cloud, the risk landscape has seen an increased surface area for cyber security risk according to Horangi Cyber Security CEO and founder Paul Hadjy who was speaking at the Asia Cyber Risk Summit 2019 organised by Asia Insurance Review.

    Asia | 15 May 2019
  • Hong Kong: Local InsurTech set sights on GBA after securing $30m funding

    Hong Kong-based InsurTech start-up OneDegree has extended its 'Series A' round to over $30m, having raised a sum of $25.48m in September last year which represented the largest ever fundraising round for a pre-revenue InsurTech start-up in the territory. The InsurTech intends to utilise the funds to accelerate efforts to scale its end-to-end digital insurance platform, launch new product offerings in Hong Kong and explore growth opportunities including the 'Greater Bay Area' initiative.

    Asia | 14 May 2019
  • Mobility as a service and the changing economy

    Over the past 10 years, Mobility as a Service (MaaS) grew from a concept into a $31bn industry. According to Aon's Asia Market Review, it is expected to grow to $1.7tn by 2028.

    AIRPlus | 13 May 2019
  • Australia: Rising maturity of InsurTechs spells greater industry collaboration

    Australia saw a 53% growth in the number of InsurTechs operating in the country as well as a 75% increase in 'active partnerships' between incumbents and InsurTechs, revealed findings from a recent Australian InsurTech ecosystem report by EY and Insurtech Australia. In the report's foreword, EY partner Jamie Smith and Insurtech Australia CEO & co-founder Simon O'Dell said that Australia's InsurTechs are maturing and playing an increasingly important role in the future of incumbents, especially in the health and life insurance markets.

    Asia | 13 May 2019
  • New Sino-Indo insurance partnership supports ecommerce players

    Indian life insurer Aegon Life has partnered with Chinese InsurTech eBaoTech to build a cloud-based digital platform backed by eBaoCloud InsureMO to support ecommerce partners. eBaoCloud InsureMO is a middle office platform for the insurance industry catering to insurers, brokers, agents, MGA, affinity channels and InsurTech start-ups. Aegeon Life is an online protection specialist.

    Latest News | 10 May 2019
  • China: Major FinTech player extends health insurance plan to elderly

    Ant Financial has launched a health insurance plan for seniors aged between 60 and 70 years which gives pay-outs of up to CNY100,000 ($14,700) if the insured is diagnosed with cancer, according to a report from state news agency Xinhua. The plan is offered through Alipay and is an extended version of existing online healthcare platform, 'Xiang Hu Bao', which means 'mutual protection'. The original version of the platform is open only to customers aged 59 years and below who meet the basic health criteria.

    Asia | 10 May 2019


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