Playing Games While Building Savings Is a Blast

Nearly half of all Americans play video games, yet only a third have more than a thousand dollars saved for an emergency. A new fintech startup called Blast hopes to combine the increasingly popular pastime with saving for the future. Unlike other attempts to gamify savings that create entirely new experiences, Blast works alongside existing […]

P&C Quarterly Mobile Highlights and Innovations

Mobile technology in the property and casualty insurance space saw an eventful first quarter of 2018 with dramatic design updates, robust new features and the addition of new Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa capabilities. February was an important month for mobile app updates, as two firms in our P&C Insurance Monitor coverage group sought to […]

MassMutual Shares Life Insurance Underwriting Algorithm

MassMutual subsidiary LifeScore Labs now sells its LifeScore360 underwriting algorithm, an unusual development in an industry that tends to keep these calculations private. The release anticipates a shift toward shared underwriting models and improves speed and transparency to attract new customers. The model draws from 15 years of data about the firm’s life insurance applicants […]

February 2018 Trends & Highlights: Market Volatility, Security Updates, TD Ameritrade’s New Tool and Chatbot

TRENDING Market Volatility – Twenty-eight firms across multiple industries responded to the February 5 market plunge, with many providing insight into what happened and others offering advice on how to respond. AB claimed that the recent market volatility forecasts rising inflation and interest rates while American Century, Legg Mason and Lord Abbett predicted that the […]