Juniper launches cryptocurrency, founder says ‘we’re 100% not sure it’s going to work’

TORONTO - Since launching in January, Juniper Life Insurance - a company that lets people purchase term insurance online - has proven it’s not afraid to experiment and watch those experiments fail. It’s the

Published on: March 8th, 2018 Alex Coop

Toronto-based firm partners with Mastercard on self-service ‘insurance cloud’

BARCELONA - A Toronto-based fintech startup has its eyes set on the $30 billion of insurance payouts made in Canada every year, with a cloud-based self-service hub backed by a partnership with Mastercard.

Published on: March 1st, 2018 Brian Jackson

Sun Life startup demo day showcases FinTech 2.0 – Insurtech

Many insurance policyholders are probably accustomed to only engaging with their providers when they go to the dentist or somebody dies - in other words, when they're putting in a claim. A new

Published on: November 13th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Top Three “Killer Apps” for Blockchain in Insurance

In the insurance industry, the “killer app” for blockchain has little to do with Bitcoin or any currency substitute, according to a diverse group of Insurance company participants at the InsureTechTO conference recently

Published on: November 7th, 2017 Jim Love

Juniper predicts more chatbots and fintech in 2017

Ashley Madison users have already unwittingly encountered a great deal of bots, but in 2017 they are going to become more prevalent – and more transparent to the user, according to U.K.-based Juniper

Published on: January 4th, 2017 Gary Hilson

Keep your premium low – don’t be a schmo

As you head into the new year, you may be looking to renew your insurance and here is something you should watch for: the schmo tax! That’s what people are calling insurers’ practice

Published on: January 20th, 2016 Monica Goyal

5 types of insurance your startup may need

If you’ve recently opened a small business, it’s likely that you like business but love your field. So if you’re not a business guru, navigating the world of startups can seem overwhelming at

Published on: October 27th, 2015 Robert Cordray

Can Apple CarPlay help lower your insurance payments?

Primarily, Apple CarPlay offers multiple advantages to drivers and it might directly affect insurance premiums. By combining a driver's mobile device and car dashboard, it becomes less time-consuming to fiddle with both. Also,

Published on: July 22nd, 2015 Robert Cordray

Banks and financial services eyeing the cloud, SAP and Ovum research says

The cloud isn’t just reserved for startups and other tech businesses – banks and financial services companies are looking to tap into it, too. That’s the conclusion of a survey released this week

Published on: September 12th, 2014 Candice So

Kanetix drives brand awareness with new mobile app

You always hear it's a bad idea to try and use your smartphone while driving these days, but insurance comparison service Kanetix Ltd. has created one that could actually help you improve your

Published on: August 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Unforeseen CASL fallout: ‘additional insured status’ requests

Have you been inundated lately, as an executive officer, with requests for “Additional insured status,” since Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) was announced? I have, and so I looked up what additional insured status

Published on: August 7th, 2014 Fawn Annan

Avoid disaster for your year-end backup data

Have you ever noticed that insurance seems to operate on the Murphy's Law principle? If you have it, you never need it, but as soon as the insurance is gone a catastrophe strikes.

Published on: December 22nd, 2010 Tony Bradley

Desjardin tames ‘monster’ spawned by surfeit of user access rights

Jimmy Morin never expected to create a monster, but after cloning for too long he suddenly had one on his hands.It was critical to the project manager of Quebec-based Desjardins Insurance Group to

Published on: May 31st, 2010 Brian Jackson

1.5 million insurance customers’ personal data lost in breach

A hard drive with seven years' worth of personal financial and medical information on about 1.5 million customers of Health Net of the Northeast Inc. was reported missing to state officials yesterday --

Published on: November 23rd, 2009 Lucas Mearian