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25 May 2018

Startupbootcamp InsurTech celebrates its third year, demonstrating increased collaboration between startups and incumbents

By Victoria Newton Startupbootcamp (SBC) InsurTech London is a global insurance accelerator, supported by 18 partners, including PwC. SBC brings together early stage startups with leading insurance companies and investors, to shape the future of insurance. On 17th May, Startupbootcamp...

06 March 2018

Mind the gap - Cloud Security

By Krishna Iyer Adoption of cloud computing is rapidly increasing (cloud market is predicted to be worth $383.3bn by 2020 according to Gartner1). Yet, attacks such as the WannaCry ransomware and Equifax data breach have raised concerns around cloud security...

22 September 2017

When do we stop talking about insurtech?

In the same way ‘digital’ is no longer considered a separate element of a business (digital touches everything a business does), InsurTech solutions are becoming business as usual for the insurance industry.

04 August 2017


SCALE: FinTech, will focus on supporting revenue generating companies who are shaping the future of financial services. We will be working alongside CO:CUBED and Pine Brook to deliver the 10 week programme which is kicking off in October 2017, and will be based in London, although applications from across the UK are welcomed. Apply today.

17 July 2017

Ready for take off: How InsurTech start-ups are poised to transform insurance

Our joint report with Startupbootcamp provides insight into the InsurTech sector based on the 633 applications the accelerator received last year and our position at the heart of the InsurTech world.

19 June 2017

Technology - the secret to a young professional's heart (and wallet)

Young professionals quickly and easily compare thousands of options when booking a holiday, and we expect to be able to do the same for financial products. We want to understand our own financial wellbeing and the financial products on offer. As we make our way in the world and develop in our careers, our personal lives, our financial lives, we need, and want, all the help we can get. That’s where you come in, and technology holds the key to understanding and engaging us.

07 June 2017

Blockchain and insurance: why the delay?

All within the insurance space realise that blockchain is real and it requires consideration.The only way to truly unlock this transformative technology is by going through the adoption process and collectively changing how insurance works. What can you do to get started?

01 June 2017

Innovation in handcuffs, unlock the potential

By Jonathan Howe Insurtech is gathering pace. An increasing number of start-ups are entering the market, incumbents are finding new ways to collaborate to improve customer offerings and efficiency, and there’s finance flowing into the sector, driving growth. We are...

05 May 2017

Insurance Accelerated

By Chris Smith The world of InsurTech moves fast. Only ten months ago, in June 2016, Startupbootcamp InsurTech started scouting the world for the best InsurTech start-ups. Five months ago I joined them as they selected their final cohort and...

18 April 2017

Pitch practice makes perfect

Perfecting a pitch really does take a lot of time, effort and experimentation. Ultimately the more you practice, the more comfortable you will be. We invited the start-ups from Startupbootcamp InsurTech to our More London offices to practice and receive feedback from our proposals team ahead of demo day. Find out what happened here.

06 April 2017

Plan for blockchain or live with regret

That blockchain will transform financial services is widely seen as inevitable. The internet changed the way we communicate; blockchain will change the way we transact. The question is, when? Our latest Global FinTech Survey supports the view that blockchain is rapidly moving out of the laboratory and Proof of Concept and into the launch of production systems – and the UK is ahead of the game.

13 March 2017

The start-up view: a year in FinTech

Working on the ground, day in day out, in the heart of the FinTech ecosystem through our partnership with Startupbootcamp FinTech has allowed us to gain deep insights and understanding of where early stage entrepreneurs see the opportunities in FinTech. Our latest report “The Start-Up View: A year in FinTech” explores the perspectives of both entrepreneurs and incumbent financial services firms on where they see a maturing FinTech sector moving.

23 February 2017

How can insurers partner successfully with InsurTech start-ups?

In a world where InsurTechs are seen as enablers, the process of partnering is crucial. Especially as insurers increasingly look for partnerships to deliver results for them. As part of my secondment to Startupbootcamp InsurTech I have been working on a project to ease the partnering process (specifically proof of concepts) between insurers and start-ups.

15 February 2017

What is financial wellness?

Unless you have so much money that you can literally afford not to worry about it, the chances are that you are financially unwell. This could cover a range of scenarios, from not having a bank account to worrying about your retirement. But broadly, it means that you have financial needs that aren’t being properly met – you don’t have enough money to meet your financial commitments, secure your future and enjoy life today.We’re going to be exploring financial wellness and the role of FinTechs through a series of blogs and other content in the next few months.

08 February 2017

Money and Mental Health

1 in 4 of us will suffer with mental health problems at some point in our lives, never mind the added burden of money and finances. In recent years, charities like Mind and Money and Mental Health Policy Institute have profiled the issue and initiated important conversations about how to tackle it. But what, if anything, can the financial services industry do to reduce the impact that money issues can have on their customers’ health?

31 January 2017

Kicking off - my first week at Startupbootcamp Insurtech

Last week the 2017 cohort of insurtech start-ups landed here at Startupbootcamp and began their 100 day accelerator programme.

10 January 2017

Paycasso’s CEO Russell King shares 6 things he has learnt about launching a FinTech business

Paycasso is a FinTech business specialising in combating identity fraud through the use of innovative facial recognition and computer learning technology. Russell King, CEO of Paycasso shares the personal lessons he has learnt when building a FinTech business.

Interview with CEO of Paycasso, Russell King: FinTech is a force for good

Rob Churcher, from PwC's consulting practice interviews the CEO of Paycasso, Russell King. Paycasso is a FinTech business specialising in combating identity fraud through the use of innovative facial recognition and computer learning technology.

15 December 2016

Pitching, persuading and presenting – the start of Startupbootcamp InsurTech 2017

I am just over a week into my six month secondment at Startupbootcamp InsurTech but it has already been a whirlwind. I will be sharing updates throughout my time at Startupbootcamp InsurTech, telling the story of the ten start-ups and the changing face of the InsurTech start-up scene.

09 December 2016

Blockchain technology - those unanswered questions

By Fergus Lemon This blog is the second in a series of blogs on the challenges faced by UK banks trying to implement blockchain technology. It looks at some of the difficult questions for which there don’t appear to be...

05 December 2016

Mis-buying humans, mismatched expectations & the ‘hybrid’ future of advice in the digital age

The juggernaut of algorithmic-based ‘robo-advice’ models continues to roll on, attracting investment (estimated to be over $6 billion globally), headlines, new FinTech competitors and board level interest.The dominant model is set to be a hybrid blend of human and robo-advice.

30 November 2016

Blockchain technology: Is the banking sector ready for FinTech?

This first in a series of articles debating how fintech is shaping the financial services industry, covers the path to production for blockchains in UK banks, setting out where we are currently at before exploring some of the high level challenges faced by the banks.

17 October 2016

Are we on the verge of a payments revolution?

Innovations in payments seemingly know no bounds. The real value for banks is actually in back end infrastructure innovation. Payments make up a critical part of a bank’s revenue stream: Global annual revenues from payments are estimated to be $480 billion. With numbers of this scale, any innovation in this area could have a huge impact.

28 September 2016

Revolution or evolution: how will blockchain technology change asset and wealth management?

We recently hosted a discussion for the Asset and Wealth Management (AWM) sector to specifically look at the application and potential of distributed ledger technology on their business. This is a summary of the discussion.

26 August 2016

5 key takeaways from working with FinTechs at Startupbootcamp

My secondment to Startupbootcamp FinTech London - some thoughts and observations for prospective founders from my experience of working with the start-ups.

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