The rise of InsureTech in the age of algorithms

In the internet era, giants of the digital age like Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon (GAFA) in Western markets and Chinese powerhouses like Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, and Xiaomi (BATX) in Eastern markets have been increasingly straying away from their bread-and-butter products and testing the waters in large, established industries like banking. GAFA and BATX are beginning to offer services like online and mobile payments, money transfers, personal lending, account and savings management, peer-to-peer lending (crowdfunding), and currency trading. And it’s not only the tech giants that are moving in. Countless startups in financial services have also been flooding the space and gobbling up market share, cherry picking high-volume services tailor-made for the online and mobile world into which they were born.  Read more: