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itc3 Surely participating in Startupbootcamp’s InsurTech Lounge for the second year running August 2017 - Surely has been invited to present at Startupbootcamp InsurTech’s Lounge event at ITC 2017 in October this year, following our participation in the London-based event last March. This is a “private lounge” event for insurers, to introduce them to a select group of insurance startups. This year the event is being held at Caesar’s Palace, ... Read More »
Cellplan CellPlan launches E-Commerce Platform in the UK July 2017 - WideCells Group PLC, the healthcare services company focused on providing stem cell services and ground-breaking insurance for stem cell treatment, is delighted to announce that the e-commerce platform of the Group’s 100% owned subsidiary, CellPlan Limited, will be made live today. The platform facilitates the purchase of the Group’s stem cell insurance product CellPlan and ... Read More »
logo-cellplan CellPlan selects Surely to power its Quote & Buy platform March 2017 - CellPlan has selected Surely’s Quote and Buy platform to underpin its international rollout. CellPlan is part of the WideCells Group, the Worldwide Provider of Stem Cell Services that listed on the LSE last year (EPIC:WDC). The group is leading a transformation in cord blood banking and stem cell treatment, making cord blood banking more accessible through insurance coverage, and ... Read More »
protect-association-logo Surely presents at the Protect Association Meeting March 2017 - Surely presented on 3rd of March to the Protect Association, at a meeting held at the Hilton Euston Hotel in London. The meeting was well attended and covered a broad range of topics, from Add On products to innovation and insights into the evolving regulatory landscape. Larry Shapiro, Surely’s CEO, spoke on Innovation in the Direct-to-Customer (D2C) arena, ... Read More »
insur tech live Surely presents at Fintech Connect Live December 2016 - FinTech Connect Live, Europe’s most exciting, full eco-system fintech event, was back again this year on December 6-7th 2016 at London Excel – bigger, better and busier than before! Two new conferences, InsurTech Live and PayTech Live, were also introduced this year. Our CEO, Larry Shapiro, was delighted to deliver a talk at InsurTech Live ... Read More »
logo-instech-london-ii Surely presents at SpeedTech event on Robotics October 2016 - InsTech London held their latest event on 24th October at The Steelyard near Cannon Street, with over 300 InsTech’ers packing the venue to hear 7 companies speak at the “SpeedTech 2: Robotics” event. Hosted by the London Market Innovation Exchange, the evening’s purpose was to share information about how entrepreneurs and forward-thinking companies are applying ... Read More »
event-logo Surely features in QBE’s Disruption Marketplace October 2016 - We were delighted to be selected to participate in QBE’s Disruption Marketplace event, as part of their international Leadership Forum. Held at the Tate Modern on 20th October 2016, the event featured a number of leading InsureTech companies and international consultancies, all showcasing their innovation in the sector.  
tech landscape of the uk Surely is “one to watch” on the InsurTech landscape July 2016 - We were delighted to be recognised as “one to watch” in the InsurTech landscape, in a recent article by Forrest Brown. They charted the tech landscape of the UK, celebrating the disruptive tech sectors in the UK and highlighting some of the “key movers and shakers”. Their report covered 14 technology sectors, and in relation ... Read More »
acord-innovation-forum ACORD Innovation Forum in London May 2016 - There was excellent attendance at the ACORD Innovation Forum in London on the 5th of May, where Larry joined Puneet Bharal from ACORD in presenting on “Artificial Intelligence in Insurance”. Larry and Puneet have recently co-authored a discussion paper on this subject (AI: Automated Advisory in the Insurance Industry) and were able to spend some ... Read More »
larry shapiro talk at ft future of insurance 2016 Surely invited to speak at FT Future of Insurance 2016 conference April 2016 - The landscape of the insurance industry is changing fast and it is up to industry leaders to evolve and adapt. Challenges to the sector in the UK can be broadly divided into two: firstly external influences, such as the continued imposition of stringent EU legislation on capital holdings, continued employment of expansionary monetary policy and ... Read More »
NewFinance Logo Surely to talk at NewFinance FinTech Open Mic Night in March March 2016 - Our CEO, Larry Shapiro, will be speaking at the monthly NewFinance FinTech Open Mic Night series in London, on 23rd March. These sessions provide an opportunity for participants to hear about what’s going on in the London and international FinTech scenes. Larry will be talking about our Robo Broker platform which helps consumers store, manage, ... Read More »
FAMR Title Page Eagerly-anticipated FAMR review published March 2016 - The final report from the Financial Advice Market Review (FAMR) was published by the FCA and HM Treasury on 14 March 2016. The aim of the review was to explore how the market could better deliver affordable and accessible financial advice and guidance to everyone. One key area covered was the opportunities and challenges presented by new and emerging ... Read More »
insurtech-image Surely selected to take part in Startupbootcamp’s InsurTech Lounge March 2016 - Surely is delighted to have been selected to participate in Startupbootcamp’s InsurTech Lounge on 18th March in London, as one of the eight startups chosen. Hosted by ACORD, this day event provides an opportunity for Surely to have one-to-one’s with 14 major global brands, who collectively provide access to top markets in Europe, the US and APAC. These ... Read More »
surely robo broker AI: Automated Advisory in the Insurance Industry February 2016 - Insurance is an industry that relies on trust, but insurance is often a grudge purchase. Consumer distrust, allied with outdated and frustrating sales and servicing journeys, have led to the rise of price comparison websites, which further exacerbate the focus on premium rather than service … and so the spiral continues downwards. Consumers deserve better ... Read More »
instech surely group larry shapiro Surely to exhibit at InsTech “Show and Tell” event January 2016 - While 2015 was the year of 5 minute stand-up pitches, InsTech London have planned something new for their next meetup in 2016. Thus on 24 Feb InsTech London will host a ‘show and tell’ event at the WeWorks space in Moorgate. Much like Freshers’ Fair there’ll be a series of stands for people to get ... Read More »
spotlights stage Surely “In the Spotlight” December 2015 - Surely was today featured in Speedie Consulting’s “In the Spotlight” blog post. The article features our CEO, Larry Shapiro, explaining the range of benefits that our Quote and Buy platform offers to insurers, brokers and distributors alike in the insurance industry – as well as the importance of having a mobile version of your online purchasing ... Read More »
ctrl shift logo The Personal Information Economy 2015 December 2015 - The Personal Information Economy conference was back in London on 8th Dec 2015 (after the inaugural PIE conference was held in 2014, which we enjoyed attending). The themes of this year’s conference were “Growth Through Trust” and “The rise of Me2B commerce”. Our CEO, Larry Shapiro, was delighted to be speaking in the packed agenda, in the “Reinventing ... Read More »
logo-instech-london-ii Surely speaks at InsTech London Meetup November 2015 - Our CEO, Larry Shapiro, spoke at the InsTech London Meetup on Tue 17th November, hosted by Swiss Re at the Gherkin. Further information about the InsTech group, the meeting and the speaker lineup can be found in the attached links. We are grateful to organisers Robin Merttens and Paolo Cuomo for arranging what proved to be another excellent ... Read More »
Fintech Booming - Rob Moffat, City A.M. Insurance tech startups in short supply (but we’re one of them!) September 2015 - We enjoyed the article today in City AM, by Rob Moffat of Balderton Capital , in which he noted that while fintech is booming, there is a distinct shortage of insurance startups in Europe. Where are the insurance tech startups? As a technology investor, I spend my days scouring Europe in search of the next big ... Read More »
Deloitte - Insurance Disrupted Digital technology presents opportunities (and threats) for insurers August 2015 - A recent report by Deloitte, “Insurance Disrupted”, has studied the threats and opportunities posed by digital technology to incumbent insurers. In particular, it highlighted the frustrations customers have expressed in purchasing General Insurance policies, as summarised in the article “Insurers are missing a digital trick” (The Times, 31 Aug 2015). It noted that while 62 ... Read More »
gocardless logo Surely Services upgrades the Direct Debit capabilities of its Quote & Buy platform May 2015 - The Surely Services team is pleased to announce that it has upgraded its Direct Debit functionality to the GoCardless Pro solution. Designed specifically for larger enterprises, GoCardless Pro combines the simplicity of GoCardless’s original product with complete control over payments and customer experience. Hiroki Takeuchi, CEO of GoCardless, said: “We are delighted to welcome Surely onto ... Read More »
opti aura projector 139 Surely Services supports National Autistic Awareness month March 2015 - Surely Services is very proud to support Optikinetics in their project Aura For Good Causes, providing our technology platform to promote the novel [OPTI] Aura projector, which has been designed specifically as an affordable item for the sensory home market. Aura for Good Causes is a charitable enterprise sponsored by Optikinetics. Optikinetics are the world ... Read More »
best doctors logo Best Doctors selects Surely Service’s Quote & Buy platform for its Critical Advantage product February 2015 - We are delighted to announce that Best Doctors has selected Surely Service’s “Quote & Buy” platform for its online Critical Advantage product in the UK. Best Doctors was founded in 1989 by two professors of medicine affiliated with Harvard Medical School. The company’s mission is to help people get the right diagnosis, the right treatment and ... Read More »
direct debit logo Surely Services adds Direct Debit support to its Quote & Buy platform via GoCardless December 2014 - Surely Services has now launched its Direct Debit capability, built on the GoCardless platform. This will enable UK customers to pay in instalments via the Direct Debit scheme, enhancing Surely’s existing facility for customers to pay insurance premiums via credit and debit cards. The process is fully digital and supports monthly and quarterly payments. With ... Read More »
woman with a smartphone Surely Services adds mobile support to its Quote & Buy platform October 2014 - Surely Services announced today that it has extended its online channel functionality to include mobile support, building on the existing desktop and tablet functionality supported from launch. This functionality will be rolled out initially in the Swedish market and will follow shortly in the UK. According to a new mobile phone forecast from the International Data ... Read More »
spar and payex logos Surely Services adds PayEx and SPAR support to its Quote & Buy platform August 2014 - Surely Services announced today that, in advance of launching its first product into the Swedish market, its “Quote & Buy” platform is being integrated into the PayEx and SPAR systems. PayEx is the leading supplier of payment services in the Nordic region, with over five hundred employees in four countries of the region (Sweden, Denmark, ... Read More »
surely insurance globe Surely Services launches its Quote & Buy platform June 2014 - Surely Services has today launched its innovative cloud-based “Quote & Buy” platform, designed to enable insurers rapidly to launch insurance products into the market. The system presents pre-sales information, provides a “quick quote” capability, integrates a quotation and rules engine, generates required documentation, accepts payment using international debit and credit cards, and emails relevant documentation ... Read More »