CORE INSURANCE

EY Announced a Partnership with Fadata to Assist Insurance Firms Enhance their Business Performance

EY | July 14, 2021

EY today announced a partnership between Fadata, a leading software provider specializing in core insurance operational platforms, and Ernst & Young LLP (EY UK) to assist insurance companies in driving improved business performance through technology transformation that provides an end-to-end digital experience.

The partnership combines EY UK's insurance sector experience and expertise in enabling large-scale business and technology changes with Fadata's core insurance operational technology. EY UK and Fadata teams will use INSIS, Fadata's insurance process platform, to assist insurers in developing flexible and innovative products, bringing them to market faster, and distributing and servicing them via new digital channels. In addition, teams from EY UK and Fadata's INSIS will assist insurance companies in various business areas, including company management, insurance product lifecycle, and customer journey.

Insurance companies are under increasing pressure to prioritize technological advancements to promote company growth, enhance operational efficiency, and satisfy industry standards and regulatory requirements. According to NextWave Insurance: personal lines and small commercial, 37% of European customers would switch insurance if they did not provide cutting-edge technology. Insurance businesses can leverage a single platform for the different kinds of insurance services they provide to customers, such as life, pensions, non-life, and health, by working with EY UK and Fadata teams. In addition, the alliance assists insurers in providing scalable and agile platforms, which support broader business benefits for insurers such as cost efficiencies, automating processes to increase productivity, implementing standardized approaches to compliance, and modernizing outdated legacy systems and technology infrastructure.

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As 2022 comes to a close, insurance companies are facing significant price losses across their portfolios, particularly within long-duration fixed income. On the horizon are the risks of a global recession, peaking fundamentals, persistent inflation and energy crises, particularly in Europe.

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As 2022 comes to a close, insurance companies are facing significant price losses across their portfolios, particularly within long-duration fixed income. On the horizon are the risks of a global recession, peaking fundamentals, persistent inflation and energy crises, particularly in Europe.

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CORE INSURANCE,INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY

Inszone Insurance Services Completes Acquisition of Kirsch Insurance Group

Inszone | December 05, 2022

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Inszone Insurance Services Successfully Acquires Carmichael Associates

Inszone Insurance Services | January 09, 2023

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