Underwriting

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Underwriting
Financial Inclusion – a small but significant step public
News 3 min read

Financial Inclusion – a small but significant step

The influential Treasury Committee has recommended that the UK insurance regulator be put under a ‘have regard’ obligation for financial inclusion when it makes rules. It would be a small yet significant step towards addressing financial inclusion, were the Treasury to accept the recommendation.…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
Whose data should an insurer trust? public
News 3 min read

Whose data should an insurer trust?

Whose data should an insurer trust? Data provided by consumers, or data supplied by the insurer’s data broker? A prominent data broker to the UK market is saying that their data is accurate and can be trusted; and that the same cannot be said of data provided by the consumer. Are they correct?…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
Bias in the Pricing of Italian Motor Insurance public
News 2 min read

Bias in the Pricing of Italian Motor Insurance

The UK is not the only country in which concerns are being raised about the fairness of insurance pricing. A recent analysis of the Italian motor market points to problems there. The researchers found issues around ethnicity, plus something interesting on gender.…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
Moving from Healthcare Data to Lifestyle Data public
News 3 min read

Moving from Healthcare Data to Lifestyle Data

With the EU proposing to ban the secondary use of electronic health data for insurance purposes, the sector was always going to be looking for other ways to rate life and health risk. And a recent paper by an executive at Swiss Re illustrates gives some insight into how this is being addressed.…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
Is Adverse Selection being Replaced by Inverse Selection? public
Analysis 4 min read

Is Adverse Selection being Replaced by Inverse Selection?

Insurers have long been concerned about adverse selection. They see today’s data and analytics as helping them reduce their exposure to it. Yet that explosion of data and analytics could not just reduce adverse selection, but flip it over, creating what is being called inverse selection.…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
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