Regtech in Insurance – Thematic Research

Regtech is making its way into insurance. Regulation governing financial services providers has expanded substantially since the outbreak of the global economic crisis of 2008. Keeping pace with changes has become extremely burdensome to financial institutions and insurers alike, while the cost of complying with such requirements has hiked. Regtech can improve data management capabilities and provide insurers with increased automation and data-driven insights in areas such as reporting, regulatory compliance, and financial risk management. In the past few years, investments in regtech startups have been on the rise, reaching a record high in 2018. Insurers are waking up to the potential benefits of regtech, triggering an increase in the number of partnerships. Despite the hype, regtech is still in its infancy and its potential remains untapped.


2018 was the largest ever year of investment in regtech, with deals attracting $4.5bn globally and more than doubling in value over the course of the year.

New legislation coupled with exhaustive regulatory scrutiny are squeezing the insurance compliance function, prompting insurers to turn to regtech providers to mitigate risks.

Regtechs are specializing by distinct domains, with a large proportion focusing on identity management – particularly aspects of know your customer and anti-money laundering.

Reasons to buy

Understand the competitive landscape and to what extent insurers have adopted regtech.

Understand the key trends in regtech in insurance and the factors driving growth.

Benchmark your company against the rest of the market.

Ensure you remain competitive as new innovations and technologies are introduced.

Identify new ways to monitor regulatory compliance and mitigate risks.

Companies mentioned

Checkr, KYC3, Recordsure, Apiax, Ascent, AxiomSL, CUBE, IMTF, REG UK, Quantemplate, SecondFloor, Vizor, Beam, Elliptic, NetGuardians, Chubb, MetLife Insurance, Lorega, Nexus Group, AON, Willis Towers Watson, Arthur J Gallagher, Marsh, Simply Business, Axa, Aviva, Zurich, Hiscox, Allianz, RSA, Legal & General, China Life, Aegon Blue Square Re, Aegon Group, Accuity, BearingPoint, Cappitech, Certent, EdgeLab, Fenergo, Reportix, Scaled Risk, Xceedance, N26, Starling Bank, PartnerRe, Partner Reinsurance Europe, Danske Bank, Avanza Pension, SenseTime, Assent, Signifyd, Venafi, XebiaLabs, Pindrop, Exiger, Forter, ING, RenaissanceRe, SageSure, Voitrax, fonetic, Spitch, Amazon, Apple, Red Box, RBS, Theta Lake, nCino, Druva, Onapsis, EY Law, IBM, Bloomberg, ACL Services, Fiscal Note, Vermeg, Davies Group, HyTrust, Callcredit, Banker’s Toolbox, RiskIQ,, Visible Equity, CloudLanes, Virtual Forge, Pangea3 Legal Managed Services, RegTek Solutions, Relational Security Corp, QC Roll Call, CloudRanger, Oniqua, Armanta, Lombard Risk, Shungham Information, Veriphy, DataGravity, Cloudigo, Axcension, Prevalent, VoterVoice, Soluciones Confirma, Integra Systems, Agile 3 Solutions

Table of Contents


Technology briefing

Big data analytics

Artificial intelligence (AI)

Robotic process automation (RPA)


Cloud technology


Technology trends

Macroeconomic trends

Regulatory trends

Industry analysis

Competitive analysis

Key use cases

Mergers and acquisitions


Value chain

Product development

Marketing and distribution

Underwriting and risk profiling

Claims management

Customer service


Public companies

Private companies


Further reading

Appendix: Our thematic research methodology


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