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Making Blockchain Technology In Life Insurance Work For You


wealthymattersBack in April 2018, when I read the press release from Cognizant about having teamed up with a consortium of fifteen Indian life insurers and developed a blockchain solution to facilitate cross-company data-sharing to help these life insurers reduce their reliance on data intermediaries and aggregators in obtaining customer and policy details for a wide range of critical purposes, such as know-your-customer due diligence, financial and medical underwriting, risk assessment, fraud detection, and regulatory compliance, I was FURIOUS.

Why?

You see, I am a long-standing customer of 2 of these 15 life insurance companies. One of them was the company I made my very first purchase from all those years ago, on the recommendation of a banker I trusted. And at that time I had in all honesty made full disclosure of all the information they sought in their proposal forms and the additional queries their underwriters had. However, I made the disclosures for the limited purpose of purchasing specific policies from these companies. And at a time that block-chain was nowhere in anybody’s mind space. Read more of this post

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Consumer Benefits Of Adopting Blockchain Technology In The Insurance Sector


Blockchain is a shared, distributed ledger with non-repudiation of transactions that can work in the absence of trust across a peer-to-peer network. Blockchain technology has the capacity to deliver wide-ranging benefits to humanity that are obfuscated by the charged debates on cryptocurrencies these days. Applied to insurance,blockchain technology opens the door to many positive developments for consumers,such as: Read more of this post

AI Driven Personalized Life Insurance Premiums; Aye Or Nay ?


wealthymttersThe mortality risk is not the same across different sections of the population.So one of the ways in which life insurance companies have traditionally competed is by restricting their offerings to people who have lower risks of dying early and thus keeping premiums lower and/or bonuses higher.The classic example is the Postal Life Insurance plans of the past that were offered exclusively to government servants vs similar plans of the LIC that were open to all. In more  recent times,insurance companies target the more educated, affluent, urban ,financially successful professional/managerial class with better living standards and access to world-class healthcare.

Insurtech powered by AI can increase the ability of life insurance companies to make fine distinctions in mortality risks, resulting in more risk classes .So one of the merging trends in life insurance is the increasing number of risk classes as insurers seek to better match risk with premiums.Thus in theory, rather than dozens of risk classes, thousands of risk classes or even lakhs of risk classes are possible. In fact if the AI is astute at risk classification, its possible that each policyholder would be in his/her own risk class. In other words, we would have personalized premiums,designed and calculated on a custom basis for each insured person. Read more of this post

How To Use A Short-Term Personal Loan To Improve Your Credit Score ?


personal loan to build credit scoreA credit score is a 3-digit number generated by credit information agencies such as CIBIL, CRIF ,Experian,Equifax etc ,based on which banks and NBFCs (Non Banking Financial Corporations, such as loan and insurance companies, co-operative banks, stock broking firms, etc.) evaluate a person’s creditworthiness ie their capacity and willingness to repay loans extended to them on time. Based on this assessment companies accept or reject loan applications.

The different credit score ranges and their grades are as follows –

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Beware ATM Hacking


If like me, you are forced to increasingly use ATMs, and that too in areas with rampant card-fraud and cloning,as banks reduce working-hours,cut manpower and close down branches,do watch the video below and take the necessary precautions to keep your money safe.

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