Technology

The availability of digital data is growing exponentially as the use of sensor networks and digital platforms becomes increasingly widespread. At the same time, the ongoing development of advanced analytics capabilities affords non-life insurers the means to unlock untapped potential across the insurance value chain. By processing structured and unstructured data sources, insurers will be able...

CIC Insurance Group, a cooperative in Kenya, has been able to harness innovative technology and alternative distribution channels successfully sell microinsurance.

The company introduced a mobile phone platform, M-Bima that allows clients to pay premiums through M-Pesa - "M" stands for "mobile" and "pesa" is Swahili for "money" — a mobile-phone based money transfer and micro-financing...

Around the world, drivers have long been familiar with satellite navigation devices to help them find their way around. But now, GPS technology is also providing new directions for the marketing and underwriting of motor insurance. This InSights report looks at the latest developments in the usage of telematics, or “smartboxes” to enhance the competitiveness of motor insurers, crossing a range...

French mutual insurance provider and ICMIF member, La Macif, has recently launched an online game which is free of charge and aimed at educating children aged between 5 and 10 years of age about safety in the home and how to avoid everyday dangers.

Accidents in everyday life are the main cause of deaths of children aged 15 years or under in both France and across Europe. Educating...

Ethias Insurance, an ICMIF member based in Belgium, has launched an app for the GPS iPhone. The app is known as “Safest Route” and the purpose of the app is so that insurance company Ethias can offer its clients an alternative way to plan their journey so that it is a safe route to their destination instead of the shortest and the fastest route as with other route planners.

The route...

Voice is ICMIF’s quarterly magazine, containing stories and news embracing the sector as well as in-depth interviews with chief executives.

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Motor bikes have long been a passion for Syed Moheeb bin Syed Kamarulzaman. One of his first bikes, a Triumph Tiger 500, accompanied him at the Institute Tecknologi Mara (now Malaysia’s prestigious Universiti Teknologi Mara) where...

The International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation, ICMIF, has launched a brand new version of its web site designed in response to research on members’ communication needs, centred around a niche social networking platform and improved usability.

With a dedicated social networking element at the core of the new site, individuals from member organisations are able to connect...

Voice is ICMIF's quarterly magazine, containing stories and news embracing the sector as well as in-depth interviews with chief executives.

From this issue:

The idea for the workshops was born at the ICMIF conference in Toronto last October, where several executives and board members from Capricorn Mutual took part in the strategic decision making workshop that preceded the conference....

Voice is ICMIF's quarterly magazine, containing stories and news embracing the sector as well as in-depth interviews with chief executives.

From this issue:

The manifesto is the initiative of Mutuo, a research and lobbying think-tank which works with British mutual and cooperative insurers, building societies (mortgage savings institutions), consumer coops and other...