Zurich North America | November 30, 2021
Zurich North America today announced an enhanced suite of vehicle protection products designed to meet the unique needs of electric vehicle (EV) owners. The comprehensive set of products provides coverage from the repair or replacement of high-voltage rechargeable batteries to roadside assistance for recharging EV batteries that run out of power mid-trip. The suite of products covers nearly all manufacturers including Tesla, Rivian and Polestar.
The offering represents new investment in products and services to support Zurich's automobile dealership customers and has the potential to help dealerships diversify their revenue streams through the F&I office and the service lane.
"As a leading provider of vehicle protection solutions in the U.S., we remain committed to introducing products and services that will meet the evolving needs of our customers, With forecasts predicting EVs will represent nearly half of all new cars sold in 2030, Zurich's EV protection products are now in place to provide assurance to EV owners and help them manage the potential high cost of electric vehicle ownership."
- Vince Santivasi, Head of Direct Markets for Zurich North America.
An electric vehicle operates on an electric circuit run by computers. Repairs on items such as an electronic display screen can cost thousands of dollars. A high-voltage battery is one of the most expensive components in an EV with average replacement costs of $5,500.
Zurich's EV protection products include:
Vehicle Service Contracts
Guaranteed Auto Protection (GAP)
Road Hazard Tire and Wheel
Environmental Protection Plan
Paintless Dent Repair
Universal Security Guard®
Lease Wear and Use
Zurich offers a full suite of vehicle protection products for gas-combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. Zurich's F&I products are available to consumers through a nationwide network of franchised auto dealers.
Over the last 100 years, Zurich has evolved alongside its auto dealer customers, listening to their needs and challenges, and developing solutions that help accelerate their growth and protect their legacy. Zurich remains committed to helping dealers grow and protect their business. New investments including the implementation of new products and services are underway as the company prepares to mark 100 years of service to automobile dealerships. These investments address the ever-evolving needs of the dealership industry.
Joyn Insurance | July 07, 2021
Joyn Insurance, an insurance technology startup, announced a strategic insurance partnership and investment from insurance and reinsurance firm SiriusPoint Ltd. The companies will collaborate to change small and mid-market commercial insurance in the United States through digital technologies, data analytics, and automation.
Joyn will begin operations as a Managing General Agency ("MGA"), focusing on the neglected requirements of companies seeking risk transfer solutions in the $100 billion U.S. SME sector. The business will provide a one-of-a-kind commercial insurance experience while also underwriting Excess and Surplus ("E&S") products in six industrial verticals.
Joyn, which will begin underwriting on July 1, 2021, collaborates with SiriusPoint, a top 20 global re/insurer that launched earlier this year with more than $3 billion in the capital.
SiriusPoint will be a founding investor in the business, providing insurance capacity backed by a solid reinsurance panel. SiriusPoint will also support Joyn in its strategic orientation, assisting in shaping its growth trajectory.
Joyn Insurance Services Inc. is a recently established Delaware-based licensed producer and general agent operating under the "Joyn" SM and "Joyn Insurance"SM brands. Joyn is an insurtech company that provides business insurance in the small and middle market. Technology, data, and expertise drive joyn to provide brokers and customers with a transparent and trustworthy experience.
SiriusPoint Ltd. is a top 20 global insurer and reinsurer that serves customers and brokers in over 150 countries. We are listed on the New York Stock Exchange and have offices worldwide (SPNT). We write a global portfolio of Accident and Health, Specialty, Property, and Runoff risks with expertise and discipline, combining data and innovative thinking. SiriusPoint's operational companies have a financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) from AM Best, S&P, and Fitch, with over $3 billion in total capital.
Chintai | August 13, 2021
Chintai, a Singapore-based SaaS company that leads in compliant blockchain technology for capital markets, has partnered with iTrust, a decentralized finance insurance protocol. iTrust will provide insurance coverage for deposits, smart contracts, and impermanent loss protection for liquidity providers on the Chintai network, creating a more dependable ecosystem for all users.
The partnership solidified ahead of Chintai's private institutional beta release, which gives financial institutions a no-cost opportunity to test compliant digital asset issuance and secondary trading for traditional assets such as equities, bonds, real estate, and debt. Multiple institutional participants have joined the beta by testing the tokenization of traditional assets on the platform, including investing leaders such as Collective Capital, Chimera Wealth, B1, and Cryptology Asset Group.
iTrust will work to provide syndicated cover on the Chintai network. But what sets iTrust apart is their ability to both provide 'reinsurance' while maximizing the staking benefits for decentralized finance products such as Nexus Mutual, InsurAce, and others.
In an industry that lacks insurance for crypto assets, iTrust is playing an important role for companies like Chintai, which aims to provide an easy-to-use bridge that allows traditional financial institutions to easily port regulated assets to a fully compliant blockchain environment.
"Chintai is an industry leader in providing much-needed professional, regulatory compliant services and platforms to the financial services sector. We are extremely excited to work with Chintai to source and supply syndicated cover to protect its users," said Robert Cooke, Co-Founder & Director of Partnerships for iTrust.
"iTrust fills a gap in the blockchain industry which will enable traditional financial institutions to work with the same industry standards in regards to risk management," said David Packham, CEO of Chintai. "We are delighted to work with iTrust to revolutionize capital markets with our compliant digital asset technology".
The Chintai institutional beta program provides financial institutions with a comprehensive digital asset product suite for compliant issuance, secondary trading, algorithmic market making, and custody. Participants will trial the platform with no up-front cost, which enables experimentation and customizations to suit their specific needs.
Chintai is a Singapore-based company with offices in Germany that uses blockchain technology to modernize capital markets for asset managers, banks, and enterprises. Our core product suite streamlines the life cycle of regulated assets by automating compliance, reporting, data reconciliation, cap table management, corporate actions, liquidity, and more. The technology can be white-labeled to allow anyone to become their own regulated issuer and market operator. Chintai is currently accepting clients into our pilot program for tokenized real estate, funds, debt, and other financial instruments.