Hippo insuretech agrees to $5 billion merger with Reinvent Technology Partners Z

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This makes the insurance business the latest of many to fuse with special purpose acquisition companies. Hippo insuretech has announced that it will be merging with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Reinvent Technology Partners Z. The deal has valued the Californian insurance technology company at about $5 billion. Hippo Enterprises first launched in 2015. The Hippo insuretech sells homeowners insurance directly to consumers, promising fast quotes in a minute or less and the ability to purchase a policy within 5 minutes. Once the transaction closes, the insurance technology company will…

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Allstate Insurance reports an excellent bump in Q4 2020

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The insurer’s positive outcomes were linked with solid results and positive investment returns. As a result, Allstate Insurance, the industry leader has had a very strong in Q4 2020 which showed a rise in its income, lowered underwriting costs and strong investment returns during that quarter. The company announced that their net income had increased by 52 percent year over year. The revenues for the quarter came to $2.6 billion when compared to the equivalent quarter in 2019, when the net income for the company was $1.7 billion. In the…

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Could Tesla car insurance become the largest auto insurer in the US?

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According to a recent valuation by CEO Elon Musk, the company is headed in that direction. If a recent valuation of the Tesla car insurance offshoot of the electric vehicle company is to be believed, it could eventually become one of the largest auto insurers in the United States. Musk dropped several hints of this nature during a recent quarterly earnings call. Musk discussed the Tesla car insurance unit in terms of comprising a substantial portion of the company’s auto business. “Obviously, insurance is substantial. So, insurance could very well…

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Lloyd’s of London insurance marketplace acknowledges historic ties to slave trade

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The 334-year-old firm and Greene King have pledged to make amends for their pasts. The massive Lloyd’s of London insurance marketplace and Greene King have announced their intentions to make amends for their involvements in racist history, particularly the slave trade that took place in the 18th and 19th centuries. The firms have been forced to take a hard look at the disturbing portions of their company histories. The insurance marketplace and the owner of a string of pubs and breweries are both taking a closer look at the role…

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New FTJ/FLS Vice President To Lead Technology Efforts

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KANSAS CITY, Missouri (August 3, 2020) – Forrest T. Jones & Company, Inc. (FTJ) and Fidelity Security Life Insurance Company (FSL) have appointed Chayan Dasgupta as vice president overseeing information technology (IT). Dasgupta, who goes by “CD,” will provide strategic leadership as a member of the FTJ/FSL executive team and manage a department of nearly 50 IT professionals. He will report to Brad Jones, FTJ/FSL Vice President. Dasgupta joins FTJ/FSL after more than 12 years at Overland Solutions, a leading provider of underwriting support services in the property and casualty…

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Lombard International’s US CEO, Michael Gordon, appointed Group Chief Operating Officer

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Philadelphia/New York, — June 2020 – Lombard International Group, the global leader in wealth and succession planning solutions for high net worth individuals, families and institutions, announces the appointment of Michael Gordon as Group Chief Operating Officer (COO), in addition to his existing role of Chief Executive of the US business. The role of Group COO is newly created and includes the Global Office of Technology and Transformation. Following Stuart Parkinson’s appointment as Lombard International Group’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on 1 April 2020, Mr. Gordon’s appointment builds upon a…

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Local Search SEO for Agents Part 5: How to Reader Optimize Your Insurance News

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It’s time to discover how to make sure your customers are interested enough to click and read. Knowing how to reader optimize your local insurance news articles will help you to know that your target readers will be interested in what you have to say. Last week, in Part 4, you learned local SEO basics, to appeal to search engines. Now that your articles are in front of your reader, you need to get them to click, read, and come back for more! In essence, you need to make sure…

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