Just as fintech is transforming the banking world, “insurtech” has set its sights on the insurance industry.
There are firms like Trov, which provides insurance on-demand and enables consumers to catalogue insured belongings. Buzzmove uses home removals data to create a new distribution model for insurance – people are more likely to renew or buy insurance when moving house – and helps customers track the value of their assets.
FitSense helps employers leverage data from wearable tech, while massUp capitalises on open APIs to connect insurers to retailers. As a consumer, you can cover your gadget at the point of sale – ideal if you know it might not be covered by your household policy.