May 10, 2021

Going electric produces cheaper car insurance premiums

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carinsurance
Insurtech
EVs
William Girling
2 min
As the movement for switching to electric vehicles (EVs) continues to gain momentum, policyholders could make significant car insurance savings
As the movement for switching to electric vehicles (EVs) continues to gain momentum, policyholders could make significant car insurance savings...

While EVs are generally still too new to be cheaper to buy outright than petrol/diesel models, insurance comparison expert CompareTheMarket considers the long-term benefits as follows:

  • Cheaper overall to run, particularly with growing fossil fuel costs
  • Exempt from road tax (in the UK)
  • Reduced premium cost

The latter is interesting, particularly as the more sophisticated technology found in an EV would, in theory, be more expensive to repair in the event of an accident. However, Dan Hutson, Head of Motor Insurance, explained to the Guardian that isn’t necessarily true.

EVs generally have fewer moving parts that could be damaged in an accident, he claims. Also, “Electric cars are typically less likely to be stolen and more likely to be recovered when they are, due to their limited range and because charging them is relatively time-consuming.”

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From CompareTheMarket.com 

A new era for car insurance

It might not be long before petrol/diesel cars become obsolete from a consumer economic perspective. By 2026, electric sedans and SUVs could reach parity with combustion engine models, and by the following year could actually be cheaper.

Clearly, the EV revolution is going to play a significant role in reshaping auto insurance standards. Combined with pay-per-mile policy structures, which gained significant popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers stand to make significant gains. 

Insurance’s latest innovators, such as the New York-based insurtech Lemonade, are already exploring methods of improving cover through digital technology. With the US’ auto insurance market worth approximately US$300bn (and growing), this is not surprising.

Upon the launch of ‘Lemonade Car’, the company’s specific offering, Shai Wininger, COO and Co-Founder, stated its service “will use technology to handle emergencies and pay claims fast, will offer great prices to safe drivers, and will be especially attractive to drivers of EVs and environment-friendly cars.

“We’re seeing an overwhelming demand for a Lemonade car insurance product from our customers. And so, since last year, a large part of our team has been working on what we believe will become one of the best car insurance products on the market.”

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Jun 18, 2021

The Ultimate FinTech & InsurTech LIVE Event

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Fintech
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3 min
We release three new speaker names for the FinTech and InsurTech virtual conference that can’t be missed, streaming live from London

From October 12th-14th, 2021, BizClik’s FinTech & InsurTech event will bring together influential executives from around the world. Streamed live from Tobacco Dock, London, this three-day event will be an excellent way to finish the year strong, gaining the confidence your company needs to move forward into the future. 

With keynote addresses from global leaders, dynamic roundtable discussions, and extensive networking opportunities, FinTech & InsurTech 2021 will expand your network, deliver insight, and enhance your organisation’s reach. 

Already confirmed speakers include Colin Payne, VP & NextGen FS Global Lead at Capgemini; Dipu KV, President and Head of Operations & CX at Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company; Bryan Caroll, CEO at TNEX; and Lucy Demery, Managing Director at Barclays.

The event will include:

 

  • Keynote addresses from respected industry leaders
  • Dynamic live roundtables (inc. Q&A)
  • Fireside discussions
  • Inspirational Speakers & Presentations
  • Extensive networking opportunities

 

 

Meet the Speakers

Each week, from now until the event, we’ll be announcing the latest speakers who are set to grace our physical or virtual stage, prepared to share their knowledge and insight with attendees. 

Our second batch consists of:

 

Scott Abraham

Currently the Senior Vice President of Business Development & Fintech for Mastercard UK & Ireland, a position he’s held since 2014, Abraham describes himself as “a proven and successful senior sales leader with experience across a wide range of industries, sectors, and channels.” 

Graduating from the University of Northampton in 1994 with a BA in Economics and Law, he worked for nine years at Sainsburys - eventually responsible for banking the company’s revenue and running its ATMs - and then Barclaycard for three years as Head of Client Management. In 2007, Abraham became VP of Client Management at American Express, and then VP and GM Global Supplier Relations EMEA in 2012.

In his current role at Mastercard, Abraham is accountable for the acceptance of all payments and products through all channels, devices, and technologies across UK and Ireland. In addition, he oversees the deployment of innovative new payment tech within the region.

 

Alistair Fraser-Hawkins

Fraser-Hawkins’ role as CEO, UK Corporate, at Marsh McLennan is the continuation of a long and successful insurance career, which has included being London Sales Director for JLT Group and Branch Director for Willis Towers Watson.

Marsh prides itself on being a company that hires top-tier talent, does work that impacts peoples’ lives, and offers its employees the opportunity to make a difference. This is clearly an attitude that aligns with Fraser-Hawkins’ own values; regarding the insurer’s UK Young Professionals initiative, a support network to help young professionals in their development, he said:

"I am passionate about developing talent and our Young Professional CRG provides a brilliant community for our Young Professional colleagues to discuss key issues relevant early in their careers, as well as an environment to promote the skills, learning and network for success."

 

Mike Massaro

Massaro is currently the CEO of Boston fintech Flywire, a role he took on in 2013. He first joined the team in 2012 as VP of Business Development, but it wasn’t long before his entrepreneurial skills were redirected to leading the entire company’s high-growth strategy worldwide.

An expert in domestic and international payments and billing, enterprise technology sales, strategic alliances, enterprise software, SaaS, product management and marketing, and much more, Massaro is a consummate finance professional whose credentials befit the leadership of a prominent global payments fintech.

His previous positions include Consultant at PwC and Product Line Manager at Oracle, and he maintains a Mentor role at startup accelerator MassChallenge. He graduated magna cum laude from Babson College with a BS in Information Systems and Finance.

 

This event is set to be one of the year's most unmissable. If you want to get leading perspectives on the future of fintech and insurtech, go to Eventbrite and purchase your tickets now.

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