5 Reasons to Increase Mobile Application Uptake in the Insurance Sector

by nickkMarch 17, 2014

Mobile applications are becoming more and more significant in the way consumers choose to do business. Yet despite that; less than 10% of British customers are interacting with their insurers in this way. That means there’s significant opportunity in the market for insurers ready to invest in mobile applications. We’ve put together 5 reasons for […]

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8 Ways to Check if Your Brokerage is Getting the Most out of its Digital Strategies

by nickkMarch 3, 2014

If you want to know if your investment in IT is making the best impact on your brokerage; here’s our step-by-step checklist to see if you’re really getting the most from your digital investments. 1. Is IT automatically involved in marketing ideas? It may seem a bit strange but if marketing decides that a new […]

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New Social Media Support for Insurance Brokers from Hearsay

by nickkFebruary 17, 2014

There’s no doubting the importance of social media for making connections with potential customers and for consolidating relationships with existing clients. However, one of the big challenges facing insurance brokers and insurers is how to tackle social media in a meaningful way. Too many LinkedIn profiles and Facebook accounts start with good intentions and then […]

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A Sharing Society – An Insurance Opportunity?

by nickkFebruary 3, 2014

We’re all familiar with social networking in some form; Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, YouTube, etc. now play a large part in everyone’s lives. What you may not be as familiar with is the new breed of social sharing application; those that allow you to hitch a ride to work with a stranger instead of burning […]

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The 7 Best Productivity Apps of 2013 – Get More Work for Less Effort in Your Insurance Brokerage

by nickkJanuary 20, 2014

Like all businesses insurance brokerages need to become ever more efficient to stay competitive in the global economy. In this column we often look at big breakthroughs in technology to assist brokers in this task. This week, we’re going to take a look at a hatful of cheap applications for mobile that can help you […]

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Insurance Technology Trends for 2014 – Our Predictions

by nickkJanuary 6, 2014

Happy New Year to our readers. We wish you a happy and prosperous trip through 2014. With that in mind we’ve put together a list of technology trends that we think insurers and brokers should be keeping a close eye on as the year progresses. Insurance Gets into the Cloud The “cloud” is simply a […]

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Could Your Insurance Brokerage Benefit from Internal Social Media Platforms?

by nickkDecember 23, 2013

One of the key challenges facing all businesses, including insurers, is ensuring that critical business information doesn’t disappear into a silo somewhere within the business. It’s a common occurrence where one team develops a new way of working but somehow that’s not communicated to other teams. The business benefits, which could have been dramatic, are […]

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Insure the Box – A Different Approach to Car Insurance using Telematics

by nickkDecember 9, 2013

We follow industry news closely here at Riskheads and when we heard that Insure the Box had picked up a best performer award for their telematics offering in 2013 we wanted to know what made them special. We’re pleased to report that they have developed a highly innovative product offering in the car insurance market […]

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SpatialKey Partnership to Develop New App to Accurately Assess Flood Risk

by nickkNovember 25, 2013

Please Note: This article has been amended since the original publication date following clarification from SpatialKey. One big challenge facing insurers is how to accurately assess flood risk. Given that flood damage is usually substantial and costly; it’s vital for insurers to be able to develop premiums that reflect the genuine level of risk involved […]

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Taking Your Insurance Company Digital – What Do You Need to Make it Work?

by nickkNovember 11, 2013

The world has changed dramatically over the last 50 years. Technology has driven consumer choice and changes in the way people buy products and interact with their vendors. Insurance brokers are being dragged into a digital age whether they like it or not. People want to be able to access their service providers from their […]

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