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Focus on Digital Transformation

December 9th, 2020 Posted by News 0 thoughts on “Focus on Digital Transformation”

Focus on Digital Transformation

Part I: Band-Aids, rubber bands & oxygen tanks – in the thick of insurance digital transformation

Insurtech Australia‘s recent webinar “Focus on Digital Transformation” provided practical insights and challenging considerations.

Check out Part I of Vanessa Dobson‘s overview below.

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The Growth COO

December 9th, 2020 Posted by News 0 thoughts on “The Growth COO”

The Growth COO — Making it happen in a fast-growth business.

IA Board Member and Co-Founder, Brenton Charnley, who is also the COO of Cover Genius, shares his views on the Growth COO in The COO Playbook blog this month.

Be sure to check it out!

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Fresh Opportunity for Actuaries

December 9th, 2020 Posted by News 0 thoughts on “Fresh Opportunity for Actuaries”

Insurtech space presents a fresh opportunity for actuaries.

Rita Yates, CEO of Insurtech Australia speak on the Actuaries Institute podcast with Actuaries Digital Chief Editor Angat Sandhu, CFA, FRM, about the opportunities available to actuaries within the insurtech space. This area had experienced rapid growth since its introduction into the Australian market in October 2017. In her role as a CEO, Rita has firsthand experience of the variety of ways which the profession can strongly benefit the insurance value chain.

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The Growth of insurtech in Australia

December 9th, 2020 Posted by News 0 thoughts on “The Growth of insurtech in Australia”

Interview from Rita Yates on the growth of insurtech in Australia at this year 2020 ANZIIF Insurtech Conference

Anna Game-Lopata, Content Writer at ANZIIF has recently interviewed Rita Yates, CEO of Insurtech Australia at this year ANZIIF Insurtech Conference 2020, about the growth of insurtech in Australia.

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Inspire Insurtech Interviews: Advisr Pty Ltd

November 3rd, 2020 Posted by Members, News 1 thought on “Inspire Insurtech Interviews: Advisr Pty Ltd”

The Inspire Insurtech Interview’ series is designed to inspire fellow insurtechs. We want to share who they are, what they do, and what we can expect from them in the future.

This month we are talking to Andy Jamieson, CEO and Founder of Advisr Pty Ltd. Enjoy!

 

Tell us Advisr Pty Ltd’ brief pitch.

Advisr helps SMEs find and connect with an insurance broker they can trust. Advisr is a platform designed to give brokers and brokerages complete control and the ability to reach customers online.

So how did Advisr Pty Ltd begin?

I’ve been involved in digital marketing for over 20 years. Including founding and exiting a digital marketing agency called Switched On. Switched On worked with several finance and insurance companies, generating hundreds of millions in revenue and GWP. When I sold that business to WPP, I realised I wanted to build a finance platform, and Advisr was born.

Digital marketing seems simple, but digital gets more and more complex. Advisr helps to make it easy to reach customer online, showcase your team and share your areas of deep expertise.

How has Advisr Pty Ltd evolved since its inception?

Advisr has taken a few pivots as we’ve learnt about the insurance industry and identified challenges participants faced, aligned with different service provides and focused in on enabling insurance brokers to reach more customers more quickly and easily in our digital world.

What is your team currently working on for 2020, or what have you accomplished recently?

At the end of 2019, we identified the need to re-platform. So the first half of 2020, we rebuilt Advisr from the ground up and launched Advisr in May 2020. Since the relaunch, our audience has grown, making us the fastest growing website for SMEs looking for an Insurance Broker in Australia, and we’re continuing to accelerate up 20% quarter-on-quarter.

We’ve launched great functionality, that sits on top of our API, to enable customer reviews on Advisr to be embedded into insurance brokers websites. If you are a broker utilises WordPress – then the Advisr Toolbox is a must-have.

How does Advisr Pty Ltd give back?

We educate insurance brokers on digital: Recent Webinars we ran in collaboration with YIPs had about 150 members sign up to learn about digital marketing and building their personal brand. If you want to see the material, check out our YouTube channel. If you need help on digital, please reach out and connect.

We support Insurtechs: I’m lucky to serve on the board of Insurtech Australia. If we, IA, can do more to support you, drop me a note, and I’ll see how I can help.

We support Opportunity International: Our team are deeply aligned with OI. OI is a Not-For-Profit that provides microfinance loans to nearly 6 million clients based in India, Philippines and Indonesia. I love giving back and making an impact and am lucky to serve on the OI board. During that service, I’ve learned the value in giving back to those who find themselves in tough situations.

What is Advisr Pty Ltd’s biggest challenge in today’s market?

The flight to digital has accelerated in 2020, bringing us years ahead in a matter of months. We’re here to partner with Insurance Brokers and love enabling your businesses to thrive in this new digital world. The insurance expertise that insurance brokers bring to customers has never been more valuable, and now is the time to share and educate customers via digital.

Anything else you’d like to say that we didn’t ask?

2020 has not been an easy year. If you’re finding it tough and don’t have anyone you feel comfortable to reach out too, then reach out to me. I’d love to meet you and support you; however, I can. I’m always available.

Thank You!

November Newsletter

November 3rd, 2020 Posted by Members, News, Newsletter 0 thoughts on “November Newsletter”

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Annual General Meeting 2020

October 27th, 2020 Posted by Members, News 0 thoughts on “Annual General Meeting 2020”

The Insurtech Australia AGM will be held at 9:00 am AEDT on Thursday, 26th November 2020 virtually via Zoom Video Conferencing platform.
Forms are now available for Nomination as Director and Consent to Act (click here) and Proxy Form to nominate a representative to attend and vote directly on your behalf (click here).

Inspire Insurtech Interviews: Agile Underwriting Services

October 1st, 2020 Posted by Members, News 1 thought on “Inspire Insurtech Interviews: Agile Underwriting Services”

The Inspire Insurtech Interview’ series is designed to inspire fellow insurtechs. We want to share who they are, what they do, and what we can expect from them in the future.

This month we are talking to Ben Webster Co-Founder of Agile Underwriting ServicesEnjoy!

Tell us Agile Underwriting Services’ brief pitch.

Agile is a niche insurance product manufacturer. As a Lloyds Coverholder and MGA, we combine traditional underwriting processes with digital distribution and product development.

We specialise in Accident & Health, Aviation, Casualty, Cyber & Drones, Financial Lines, Property and Retail Travel. We’re adding more lines over the next six to twelve months.

So how did Agile Underwriting Services begin?

The co-founders at Agile came together to scratch an itch. All of us had first-hand experience with frustrated customers who were square pegs being shoved through round holes by big insurers. We had also experienced the torturous process of developing niche products within these environments.

We wanted to solve this problem by creating an agency where we had the freedom to create niche products to service these customers.

Robin, Nick and Ben also knew that automation and digital distribution was the key to grow and scale the business. Data is at the centre of this approach and provides the foundation for managing our pricing loss ratios and developing trust with our capacity partners.

How has Agile Underwriting Services evolved since its inception?

We started with a single line of business, Aviation, and a veteran underwriter in Mike Dalton and expanded by adding each line of business. To begin with, these lines were siloed, but we now have enough binders in place to mix and match to develop bespoke products to target specific distribution opportunities.

Our platform has reached a tipping point from a technical and distribution point of view with hundreds of brokers using our platform each day.

What is your team currently working on for 2020, or what have you accomplished recently?

2020 has been a rollercoaster year, and we’re proud that we’ve continued to grow each team and each line of business throughout 2020 (with the exception of retail travel). When COVID hit in March, we had thousands of insured travellers overseas, and we’re proud to have serviced each and everyone in a personalised and efficient way.

Our product backlog is choc-full, and we’ll be releasing a suite of new small business focussed products over the next 3-6 months and expanding into new territories.

 

How does Agile Underwriting Services give back?
Agile has launched an incubator program to help innovative Insurtechs navigate the tricky path to launching a product. We’re already seeing some great successes with the launch of Hustle Cover, Audit Cover and the imminent launch of upcover.

Thank You!

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October 1st, 2020 Posted by Members, News, Newsletter 0 thoughts on “October Newsletter”

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