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Insurance and the SME - what really matters to small businesses

Posted by Alex Hammick on Sep 24, 2018 2:24:41 PM

Recently, the leadership team at Digital Fineprint - the insurtech that I have the pleasure of working at as Chief Operating Officer - gathered together for a few hours to plan ahead for 2019 and reflect on our 'raison d'être' as a business. Whilst fame, glory and the chance to be the first insurtech unicorn are all great motivators, what really makes us get out of bed each day and brave the London commute is something less measurable, but altogether more important. Alongside our core values, which include 'simplicity', 'grit', and 'speed', our reason for being as a business, or 'mission' as we like to call it, is pretty simple - to use technology to 'help protect all small businesses'.

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Will Amazon disrupt the insurance industry?

Posted by Erik Abrahamsson on Sep 6, 2018 2:00:38 PM

Last week I posted the illustration above, published by CB Insights, of all the work Amazon is doing to disrupt banking and asked the question: will the same thing happen in insurance? As we have heard that Amazon is planning on launching an insurance price comparison website, it’s a very important question for any UK (or global) insurers to be asking themselves.

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Diving into the SME insurtech world

Posted by Mike Ashley on Sep 3, 2018 6:03:45 PM

If you had asked me ten weeks ago to name ten insurance companies, I think I would have struggled to get past five… If you were to ask the same question now I could not only tell you specifically the insurance companies that have a commercial focus, but also those who sell direct, through brokers or have even set up their own e-trading platforms. Oh… and the names and contact details of all the CEOs as well. At the beginning of my internship I heard a lot of fluffy numbers and facts surrounding SME insurance such as that 58% of SMEs are not insured against their top three self-perceived risks and that underinsurance in the SME sector is a concern for 88 % of brokers.

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