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Insurtech is the future infrastructure of insurance, says ZhongAn CEO

26th October 2018 - Author: Charlie Wood

A joint report by the recently-launched Fintech Research Institute of China’s largest online-only insurer ZhongAn and the financial advisory firm KPMG claims insurtech will enable a more efficient, compatible, balanced and humane insurance ecosystem.

Zhongan Insurance“We look forward to collaborating with all parties in the insurance industry through the construction of InsureTech, the future infrastructure of insurance,” said Jeffrey Chen, Chief Executive Officer of ZhongAn Online.

“This will help us build out a new insurance ecosystem, sharing the success of China’s InsureTech with the world.”

According to China Insurance Regulatory Commission’s data, the domestic Internet-based insurance has grown rapidly by nearly 20 times in terms of scales in the past five years

The report states that, not only has Internet-based insurance created new market demand for the insurance industry, its technologies also become key driver for the development of the entire industry.

Conducted as part of the report, a survey targeting hundreds of insurance and technology practitioners showed that 98% of the respondents believe technology is an important infrastructure or support for the future development of the insurance industry.

Min Wang, Secretary to the Board of Directors of ZhongAn Online, stated that technology is an important infrastructure of the insurance industry and that, the more complete the underlying system is, “the more fully it can empower the market participants.”

“The insurance institutions, regulators and the public will have sufficient tools and means to promote a virtuous circle of ‘new insurance’, letting all market participants benefit from it,” he added.

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