Livelii aims to raise $1 million via crowdfunding

Canadian insurtech company Livelii is looking to raise $1 million via crowdfunding platform FrontFundr.


Dallas fintech lands $70M in one of DFW’s largest funding rounds of 2020

Dallas fintech company Bestow, which provides life insurance services, has attracted a $70 million Series C funding round.


Pikl selected for prestigious Tech Nation Fintech 3.0 programme

Fintech 3.0 is a growth programme run by Tech Nation for the best and brightest UK fintech and insurtech companies.


Irish InsurTech Blink launches new business interruption solution

Creating a business interruption solution opens up a significant new market for Blink and will make it quicker and easier for insurers to support firms with financial assistance.


Britain leading the way in fintech adoption, report shows

Britain is leading the way in fintech adoption in the developed market, according to a new report from professional services and Big Four firm EY. EY’s fintech adoption index showed that 42 per cent of consumers in the UK are now using fintech services. However, there has been growth worldwide when it comes to the adoption of financial technology, with usage rates being high in emerging markets such as South Africa, China, India, Brazil and Mexico. Highest Emerging markets topped the fintech adoption index, with China having the highest adoption rate at 69 per cent, followed by India at 52 per cent. The report, which was based on findings from […]


Aviva embracing artificial intelligence in quest to become fintech firm

Aviva is eyeing acquisitions in artificial intelligence and big data as it looks to overhaul the insurance industry and transform itself into a fintech firm. Chief executive Mark Wilson said the 321-year-old insurance giant had built a good balance sheet and was primed to use it to ensure the business remains a step ahead of its rivals. Speaking at Aviva’s “digital garage” in Hoxton, East London, Mr Wilson said the insurer’s innovation projects had attracted calls from “big names in Silicon Valley” and helped seal a lucrative deal with Tencent, a 300 billion US dollar Chinese technology firm. He said: “I don’t mean billions, but we will do acquisitions if […]


Trov, the world’s first on-demand insurance platform, closes A$59m Series D funding round

Trov, the technology company revolutionising insurance for the tech-empowered consumer, today announced that it has closed AU$59.44 million (US$45 million) in Series D funding led by Munich Re / HSB Ventures, bringing its total funding to just over AU$112.28 million (US$85 million). All of Trov’s Series C investors participated in the round (Oak HC/FT, Suncorp Group (ASX:SUN), Guidewire (NYSE: GWRE), and Anthemis). Also participating in the financing is one of Japan’s leading insurers, Sompo Holdings (SOMPO), who will bring Trov to Japan. The new capital will be used to bring Trov’s on-demand insurance capability to more people around the world, expand the categories of items it covers, and accelerate the […]


The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards – entries closing soon

The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards May 11, 2017 in New York, is the premier event in Fintech, celebrating financial innovation from around the world. The Benzinga Awards is a competition to showcase the companies with the most impressive technology, who are paving the future in financial services and capital markets! Applications are still open, so apply now before the March 17 deadline. At the event, you’ll get a first look at groundbreaking technology, innovative platforms, and the chance to network freely with top industry professionals. Over 550 FinTech CEOs, C-suite executives of financial institutions, VCs, press, and others attended the 2016 Benzinga Fintech Awards. 45 exclusive exhibitor spots on the show floor […]