Tag Archives: fintech

2017: The year Fintech grows up and learns to play nice

2017 will be remembered as the year that technology and finance finally came to terms with each other. While the hype may be dying, Fintech is now better positioned to change the industry in the coming year. That rock-and-roll band … Continue reading →

The five risks that threaten the future of FinTech — and how insurance can help


Advances in technology promise to change the way financial institutions operate, necessitating a reexamination of the way insurance mitigates their risk. Continue reading →

Why Asian TMT companies are recognizing the importance of insurance and a risk management approach

Asian telecommunications, media and technology companies are increasingly expanding outside their core markets to seek out new sources of growth, widening their exposure to risks. Continue reading →

Robo-advisers – an iron giant

At the beginning of June, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) launched its Advice Unit, designed to help “robo-advisers” – firms offering automated advice through online platforms to deliver cheaper advice to consumers. Advice gap I’d give you advice, but you … Continue reading →

¿Qué Riesgos Están Surgiendo en el 2016?

Nuestro mundo está avanzando a un ritmo que invita a la innovación que crece a velocidad vertiginosa, animando a las empresas a saltar en territorios inexplorados. Ya sea que se trate de nuevas tecnologías de punta – como los drones … Continue reading →

Wearable Technology: Going Out On a Limb

Contactless payments are a relatively new but well known phenomenon; in the U.K. consumers spent more than £2.5 billion via the technology in the first half of 2015. Transport for London adopted the technology in September 2014, and in the … Continue reading →

What risks will emerge in 2016?

Our world is advancing at a pace that invites innovation at breakneck speed, encouraging companies to jump into untested waters. Whether it is new, disruptive technologies – such as drones – or just a new way of doing business – such … Continue reading →

Bitpay Sues Insurer After Denied Cyber Claim for Spearphishing

In December, BitPay, one of the leading BitCoin payment processors, was the victim of a social engineering attack. Continue reading →

New Relationships in the Financial Sector – and New Loyalties

Uber seems to have become the poster child for disintermediation and disruption. The app has eliminated the need to stand on a street corner waiting for a cab. No need to hand over any cash. No need for a wallet; … Continue reading →

Insuring Bitcoin

The insurance market will not insure the value of bitcoins. But insurance can play a vital role in helping make the virtual currency a safer investment overall. Continue reading →