CORE INSURANCE, COMPLIANCE
Napier and Utmost Group | February 01, 2023
On January 31st, 2023, Utmost Group, which offers insurance and savings solutions, enhanced its financial compliance capabilities in collaboration with Napier, a customizable anti-financial crime compliance provider.
Napier's client screening solution, which started operations in just 21 days, was implemented to bolster the company's existing compliance strategy and to facilitate future expansion. The Napier team met these stringent deployment deadlines to meet the time constraints imposed by the expiration of licenses held by the outgoing partner.
The Client Screening solution from the company will enhance existing systems by automatically screening clients against sanctions, PEP (Politically Exposed Persons) lists, and other essential watchlists at appropriate intervals. In addition, the AI capabilities will allow for faster screening and help lower the number of false alarms.
Paul Smith, Chief Risk Officer at Utmost International Isle of Man, shared, "We needed to rapidly migrate and then implement our existing screening protocols to the new system, so we were delighted that Napier was able to merge two legacy systems neatly into a single hosted instance while levelling up our capabilities. This really made the difference when managing the upgrade of systems that were being made end-of-life earlier than expected." He added, "Compliance requirements inevitably evolve over time as risks also change and criminals become more sophisticated, so we are delighted to have a robust system now in place that will keep us one step ahead of our obligations and enhance our overall services."
(Source – Business Wire)
London-based Napier is a compliance technology specialist that operates a platform based on extensive experience and in-depth knowledge. Combining big data technologies with AI and machine learning, the company offers products that improve efficiency and reduce risk. Its strategy underpins the client's policy, process, and procedure, allowing them to concentrate on specific outcomes. The compliance platform is quick, scalable, easily configurable, and intuitive. It rapidly bolsters AML defense and trade compliance capabilities while achieving the compliance requirements and challenges of any industry.
About Utmost Group
Utmost Group, headquartered in London, is a leading insurance and savings solutions provider. The company offers innovative, adaptable solutions that help clients secure their financial futures. The main divisions of the Group are Utmost International, Utmost Life and Pensions. The key business lines of Utmost International consist of Utmost Corporate Solutions and Utmost Wealth Solutions. The Group has approximately £58 billion in AUA and 550,000 customers as of June 30th, 2022, with over 1,500 employees across all its businesses.
CLAIMS, LIFE INSURANCE
Constellation Insurance | March 10, 2023
On March 9, 2023, SS&C Technologies Holdings announced that Constellation Insurance, Inc. has chosen SS&C Precision LMTM to assist in handling its expanding portfolio of commercial mortgages.
Precise LM software for loan origination and servicing will help track pipelines, service loans, account for assets, manage regulators, and report on its increasing commercial mortgage portfolio on a single platform.
Vice President of Mortgages and Real Estate at Constellation, Timothy Biggs, expressed, "We were impressed by SS&C's expertise, infrastructure, and continued enhancement to its commercial mortgage technology."
Timothy Biggs added, "Precision LM is a robust and scalable solution, which will provide increased data and automation and improve efficiency and accuracy. Having Precision LM is especially important as additional regulations continue to be implemented."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Constellation thinks the new system will make the lending process faster and more accurate, bring in more money, and help the company manage risks better. Additionally, the cloud-based platform that Precision LM offers will help reduce the workload for Constellation's IT division.
Bhagesh Malde, General Manager and Global Head of SS&C GlobeOp, remarked, "SS&C is committed to providing innovative software and value-added services to commercial real estate lenders and insurance companies."
"This complex industry is evolving with increasingly complex stakeholder expectations. With our deep domain expertise and superior technology, we simplify commercial loan management for clients," he concluded.
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
SS&C's Precise LM software also helps more than 130 banks, insurance companies, real estate investment trusts, and debt funds with lending.
About Constellation Insurance
Constellation Insurance, Inc., a leading insurance holding company, serves consumers and small business owners in the US and Latin America through its insurance subsidiaries - Ohio National Life Insurance Company, Ohio National Life Assurance Corporation, National Security Life and Annuity Company, and other affiliated (re)insurance entities in Latin America and the Cayman Islands. As of September 30, 2022, its insurance firms managed about $34 billion in assets. Furthermore, Constellation's equal partners, CDPQ and Ontario Teachers', oversee a combined net asset of roughly C$660 billion. This includes over C$140 billion in private capital investments.
CLAIMS, RISK MANAGEMENT
Shift Technology | March 16, 2023
Shift Technology, a leading provider of AI-driven solutions for the insurance industry, announced on March 15, 2023, that General Insurance Association of Singapore (GIA) would be expanding its use of Shift Claims Fraud Detection to assist its member insurers in detecting travel insurance fraud.
This strategic expansion is a testament to the success of General Insurance Association of Singapore's (GIA) Fraud Management System (FMS). This move comes at an opportune time, with global travel gradually returning to pre-pandemic levels. Shift and GIA have been working together since 2017 to combat insurance fraud. Initially, the collaboration involved the use of Shift Claims Fraud Detection to identify suspicious motor and travel insurance claims. However, due to the significant success achieved in both areas, the solution's use has been expanded to include the detection of various types of travel insurance fraud.
Kai Weng Ho, Chief Executive of GIA, stated, "Recent significant successes in insurance fraud detection using FMS resulted in the conviction of multiple insurance fraudsters. This planned expansion allows us to maximize the potential of the travel module and comes at an opportune time of rising global travel."
He added, "Our collaboration with Shift gives us an important way to detect and manage fraudulent claims at scale. It also augments our sector's existing fraud detection and management efforts."
(Source - Cision PR Newswire)
Jeremy Jawish, CEO and Co-Founder of Shift Technology, remarked, "Fraud is not simply a problem for individual insurers, but rather a challenge for the entire insurance industry, which is why industry-level solutions like ours are so impactful."
He added, "Bad actors do not limit themselves to a single target, especially in the case of organized fraud networks. By providing associations like the GIA with a comprehensive view of what's happening with claims across their membership, fraud detection and mitigation activities are scaled exponentially, to the benefit of all."
(Source - Cision PR Newswire)
About Shift Technology
Shift Technology offers AI decisioning solutions to insurance companies and their clients as one of its many services. These solutions automate and optimize decision-making processes from underwriting through claims, resulting in improved client satisfaction, higher operational efficiency, and lower costs for insurance companies.