Practical examples can already be found in the market that mirror the core functions of digital finance platforms. User onboarding, data collection, integrated payments and decision making are being utilised by such InsurTech incumbents as Snapsheet, who recently closed series C funding to further expand their offering. Snapsheet helps to give transparency to the automotive insurance claims process and also simplify the payment process between all parties involved.
The insurance industry is claimed to be more complex when compared to financial services, regardless if the statement is true we can begin to see parallels emerging. The ability to collect, analyze and display data in real time underpinned by transparent internal processes have been the basis for FinTech and as we see also InsurTech. Further, as InsurTech adoption grows as will the ecosystem, which will allow more platform complexity assumingly supplied through the API economy.
For insurers, they can take a pragmatic first step by leveraging and applying proven digital finance API’s. Flexibility within these API’s should be the main driver when choosing a provider, as this will allow for changes in regulation/best practices, absorption of internal systems and integrations to ecosystem support as they come online.
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Jenna got her first law degree from the University of Helsinki while working at a Finnish business law firm. Jenna studied for her Masters in Law (LL.M.) degree at the University of Washington concentrating on U.S. business law and entrepreneurship to be able to work in the U.S financial market.