The future of cryptocurrencies is bright

Cryptocurrencies are criticised for their volatility, exposure to hacking and manipulation, and potential facilitation of money laundering

Insurance is playing catch-up with technology

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The insurance industry stands accused of being slow to adopt digital technologies which will introduce innovative new products for customers

Insurers use chatbots to connect with millennials

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Insurance companies are set to launch a new wave of chatbot virtual assistants targeting the social-media generation at ease with technology

Rise of the data scientist in insurance

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As insurers become increasingly reliant on data, specialists are in great demand to get the most out of a company’s databank

Insurance moves from reactive to predictive

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The role of insurance is set to change as companies embrace a new approach using predictive analytics to monitor risks around the clock

The biggest mergers and acquisitions in insurance

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With an abundance of capital slushing around in the insurance sector, major M&A deals are being done – and analysts forecast there are more to come

Why insurance companies are embracing blockchain

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Marine and other insurance policies have a new virtual figurehead to help chart a course through mainly unexplored waters of doing business in an increasingly digital economy

Insuretech boosts China’s online insurance market

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Already a major new player, the potential for growth in China’s online insurance market is vast – with lessons for UK insurers to learn