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  • Singapore-based HealthTech opens tech hub in Vietnam

    CXA Group will establish a technology hub in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to support its growing range of product offerings including its proprietary HealthTech ecosystem. The hub will focus on augmenting the insurance and wellness platform's primary capabilities in the areas of AI, machine learning, micro services, product and development.

    Asia | 18 Jul 2019
  • New CEO helms blockchain insurance consortium

    B3i has officially appointed Mr John Carolin as the CEO with effect from 25 June 2019. Mr Carolin was previously the interim CEO at the blockchain insurance consortium since March 2019 after joining as CFO in March 2018.

    Asia | 18 Jul 2019
  • Major global insurers bank on the potential of InsurTech start-up

    RiskGenius, an InsurTech start-up providing software-based natural language processing tools to the insurance industry, has completed a Series B financing and expanded partnerships with three major insurers; Everest Insurance, FM Global and Liberty Mutual.

    Asia | 18 Jul 2019
  • Dealing with disruption

    The world we live in today is driven by innovation and amid growing expectations from consumers, C-suite executives have to chart a path for their companies to navigate a constantly changing landscape.

    AIRPlus | 18 Jul 2019
  • Cyber attacks hit businesses hard with nearly $5m losses: Study

    Businesses in China, Japan and India are seeing an estimated average loss of nearly 10% of their revenue due to cyber attacks, revealed a new report from global research initiative titled 'The Cybersecurity Imperative'. In fact, annual losses from cyber attacks globally averaged $4.7m in the last fiscal year with over one in 10 firms losing over $10m. This highlights that most companies across industries and regions are witnessing a greater volume of cyber attacks and higher losses per incident.

    Asia | 17 Jul 2019
  • Singapore: Local FinTech introduces 'dynamic' QR code for insurance payments

    Singapore Life is said to have resolved the issue of mismatching premiums and policy numbers with the introduction of its new embedded QR code. Dubbed the scan-and-pay Singapore Life-DBS PayNow QR code, it has been developed via a collaboration between the insurer and local bank DBS for customers across life and term insurance, critical illness and endowment plans verticals. To date, over S$11m ($8.09m) of premiums have been transacted via this feature

    Asia | 17 Jul 2019
  • Air pollution kills more people than smoking

    New data indicates that the impact of the smallest pollution particles, known as PM2.5 - main cause of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases -on human health is much worse than previously thought.

    Asia Risk | 17 Jul 2019
  • Australia: Increasing socially-engineered cyber attacks demands greater protection

    The first quarter of 2019 saw a 17% increase in cyber criminals using impersonation in phishing attacks primarily by imitating well-known brands, revealed new research from cyber security company FireEye which analysed 1.3bn phishing emails. This has stressed the need for organisations to engage in better training and education as well as insurance as a last line of defence.

    Asia | 15 Jul 2019
  • South Korea: IT giant enters insurance business with acquisition of insurance platform

    Kakao Pay, the FinTech division of IT giant Kakao, has acquired insurance platform start-up, Inbyu's shares and secured its management rights, reported The Korea Times. The acquisition is considered a strategic move for the FinTech to enter the insurance business as Inbyu will act as a general agency for Kakao Pay's insurance services.

    Asia | 12 Jul 2019
  • Assurance through data

    This week, we speak to Assurant president, Asia Pacific Manfred Schmoelz on the importance of data, warranties and telematics.

    AIRPlus | 11 Jul 2019

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