Insurers must do far more than just partner with insurtech innovators or build their own digital platforms. They must embrace new business models
A timely warning from Spiros Margaris that time is not on the insurers' side and also reflected in:-
Added urgency to be found in research by McKinsey that the majority of profits in each insurance market will be shared by only 4 to 5 enterprises . The remainder must scrabble for thin margins. See
- Partner with an industry proven insurance digital platform vendor and in parallel
- Plan and Implement business models to anticipate competitors- particularly the digital giants
The ‘at or below cost’ approach to financial service solutions is not a far-fetched scenario for tech giants and other companies that are trying to find new ways to attract and keep clients. The banking and insurance industries must at least get very comfortable with the idea that low-cost or free financial services are coming.