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October 26, 2021

Why start-ups are outdoing big insurers in the pet insurance market

There is no NHS for pets, so the costs for illness or accidents, which can run into tens of thousands, are paid for by owners.  The UK has a rising level of pet ownership, which was boosted by people buying […]
September 28, 2021

How digitisation can help pet insurers comply with new FCA regulations

New FCA regulations are coming into force at the end of this month in the home and motor insurance markets.  They will ensure renewal quotes for existing customers in these markets are not more expensive than quotes for new customers.  […]
September 17, 2021

New pet theft laws to tackle rise in abductions since Coronavirus began

Pet abduction is to be made a criminal offence in England due to a rise in thefts since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Figures show that last year was the worst ever for dog theft in England, with the […]
September 7, 2021

How the booming pet insurance market is helping drive record Insurtech investment and growth

Insurtech investment around the world is booming – reaching record levels for the first half of 2021, according to the recent Quarterly InsurTech Briefing from Willis Towers Watson. Worldwide insurtech investment reached $7.4 billion in the first half of 2021, […]
August 26, 2021

Celebrating International Dog Day!

International Dog Day falls on 26th August, 2021. The days aims to celebrate all dogs, mixed breed and pure and raise awareness of the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year. Dog lover and pet expert Colleen […]
August 16, 2021

Artificial intelligence: playing a part in successful insurance automation

Developing semi or fully automated insurance systems has taken off, thanks to huge advances in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies that are increasingly mature and adaptable enough to have a wide range of data analysis uses on the latest digital insurance […]
August 4, 2021

Remote presenteeism: what is it and how does it affect us?

Tackling presenteeism has always been an issue for both businesses and employees, but now with remote working it is a completely different challenge.   What is presenteeism? Presenteeism is when employees work when they are not physically or mentally capable […]
August 4, 2021

Top FREE productivity tools for software developers

From project management to collaboration, these five free tools can support software developers in their day-to-day jobs.   Trello Trello is a project management tool that enables individuals or groups to organise jobs, workflow and ownership. Each project is assigned […]
July 23, 2021

What is multitasking and is it a myth?

No matter what career, most people have to multitask at work. Done effectively, taking on more than one activity can save time, boost productivity and result in a sense of accomplishment.   About multitasking Multitasking is the act of performing […]
July 23, 2021

The importance of time management (and how to improve your skills)

In a fast-paced work environment, it is not uncommon to feel the workday getting away from you. While this is something everyone experiences from time to time, consistently chasing the clock can have a detrimental effect on everything from productivity […]
July 2, 2021

Pet insurance might offer more flexibility for pre-existing conditions

In a recent interview with Insurance Times, Mark Colonnese, our Product Marketing Director highlighted the growth opportunities in the pet insurance market.  He drew attention to how the latest data intelligence technologies can deliver benefits to insurers and consumers, including […]
June 10, 2021

Science shows pets are good for our health

The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association recently highlighted that a total of 3.2 million households in the UK have taken on a pet since the start of the pandemic.  There has been a similar pattern in the USA, where pet business […]