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Mercredi, 21 August 2019

ICMIF member Cornish Mutual (UK) has been named a Chartered Insurer for the seventh consecutive year. The general insurer is the UK’s only mutual insurance company to hold the accolade, which is awarded by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) to represent the highest standards in the insurance sector.

There are more than 900 general insurance companies in the UK, but only 34 have been awarded chartered status from the CII.

In 2012, Cornish Mutual became the first mutual insurance company in the UK and the first insurer in the South West of the UK to achieve Chartered status. The company also has two Fellows of the CII and...

lundi, 19 August 2019

Just take a “selfie” using your phone and an app can tell the fat percentage of your body weight. That is the future of healthcare says ICMIF member LocalTapiola.

ICMIF member LocalTapiola (Finland), in collaboration with a number of project partners, is investigating an image analysis solution which utilises new artificial intelligence capabilities and its potential use for LocalTapiola customers. With this image analysis application on a mobile phone, customers can make an initial assessment of their health status. The mobile app provides an estimate of a person's body mass index (BMI), fat percentage and average blood pressure...

Mercredi, 14 August 2019

ICMIF member Seguros Futuro (El Salvador) has recently celebrated the company’s 25th anniversary.

The organisation was created on 17 July of 1994, with the mission of providing social security protection to the people of El Salvador, particularly those who had no access to insurance services or those who believed that insurance was onerous or only available to the more privileged groups within the Salvadoran population.

Seguros Futuro was created by the Federation of Cooperative Savings Associations and Credit of El Salvador (in Spanish “Federación de Asociaciones Cooperativas de Ahorro y Crédito de El Salvador” or...

Mercredi, 07 August 2019

The second edition of the Mutual Insurance Conference takes place in Croatia on 19 September, to explore the development potential and challenges for mutual insurers and Central and Eastern European countries. Under the theme "CEE countries – a new market boost?“, the MIC brings together mutual insurance practitioners, academics, trade union leaders and regulators/policymakers.

ICMIF's SVP Business Intelligence, Faye Lageu, will be the keynote speaker, presenting insights about the influence of digitalisation as a driver of new approaches and perspectives on what it means to be a cooperative/mutual insurer.

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lundi, 05 August 2019

LB Insurance has entered into a new and exciting collaboration with an Insurtech Venture Capital Fund. The collaboration must help create new innovative products, solutions and services for the benefit of the members.

LB Insurance puts turbo on its work on innovation through a new partnership Fin TLV, an international player within Fintech and Insuretech. FinTLV is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, known for its strong entrepreneurial culture and strong research institutions, and where the Danish state also opened an innovation center back in 2016.

“For a longer period we have been looking for a strong partner to strengthen...

lundi, 29 July 2019

South African mutual assurance society and ICMIF member, AVBOB, formally established the AVBOB Foundation in 2012 as the channel for the company’s Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiatives. The Foundation’s primary focus is on literacy and as such, it has been spearheading the building of schools and libraries, as well as becoming a significant patron of the arts.

The highlight of each of the Foundation’s initiatives is the AVBOB Container Library Project. The project commenced in 2013, when the first library was donated to a primary school in Tembisa, Gauteng, South Africa. These libraries, each worth 500 000 (ZAR), are...

vendredi, 26 July 2019

The new “Homies” social alarm system was launched in the Netherlands earlier this month through a partnership between Dutch ICMIF member Achmea and HEMA stores (a Dutch value chain of shops with a flair for colourful designs). This is the start of a comprehensive alliance between HEMA and Achmea to enhance their customers’ security with an affordable social alarm system. Homies Alarm is an Achmea initiative. After purchasing the Homies smart alarm system, the customer is connected to the most advanced social alarm response system. The “Homies” social alarm system will be available online and from a number of HEMA stores from this month....

Jeudi, 25 July 2019

Zenrosai, an ICMIF member in Japan, has recently rebranded itself as "Kokumin Kyosai co-op”. The organization made the change on 1 June 2019 and says that the new brand name was developed in order to become a friendly and approachable organisation to many more people in Japan.

Zenrosai, a consumer cooperative established in September 1957, has expanded its business in the past 60 years. “This rebranding effort is aimed to encourage more people to join us by conveying the value of our activities and services again. The new name clearly signifies that our organization is a cooperative providing Kokumin, which means “all citizens”,...

vendredi, 19 July 2019

At the recent ICMIF Intelligence Committee meeting in Paris (France) Gina Fusco, Director of Strategy and Marketing at UK-based member organisation NFU Mutual, was elected as the next Chair of the Committee.

The Intelligence Committee is a sub-committee of the ICMIF Board of Directors, established in order to guide ICMIF’s networking and knowledge activities. The Committee (IC), which is made up of senior executives from 24 member organisations, acts as a network to leverage the experiences and capabilities of its members through the sharing of strategic intelligence and research; best practice methodologies on innovation,...

Mardi, 16 July 2019

2019 sees UK-based ICMIF member The Retail Mutual mark its twentieth year of providing an alternative to traditional insurance for independent retailers.

The Retail Mutual began life in 1999 as a small, specialist provider of business cover specifically to retail newsagents. As the sector evolved, so too did the Mutual, expanding first to meet the needs of the wider convenience retail sector before opening its doors in 2017 to the whole spectrum of independent retail shops and service providers on UK high streets.

The Retail Mutual has now become the cover provider of choice for thousands of independent retailers. Indeed,...