Modernising the insurance industry with a shared IT platform model

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Johanna Von Geyr, partner and EMEA lead banking, financial services and insurance at ISG, explores how to modernise the insurance industry with a shared cloud-based IT model

How can the insurance industry stave off disruption?

The pandemic has forced the hand of the insurance industry to modernise. Faced with the reality of having to enable employees to work remotely and assessors to carry out inspections without being on premises, and digitising the mountain of paperwork that the industry has always relied on, insurers are waking up to the fact that they need change, and they need it fast.

Some were

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Bitcoin Near $60K as Coinbase Listing Stirs Fresh Crypto Hype

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  • Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $60,120.82 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Climbing 0.68% over the previous 24 hours.

  • Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $59,428.21-$61,219.72 (CoinDesk 20)

  • BTC trades between its 10-hour and 50-hour averages on the hourly chart, a sideways signal for market technicians.

Bitcoin surged early Monday to a four-week high of $61,219.72. Analysts said the largest cryptocurrency might have gotten a boost from the hoopla surrounding U.S. exchange giant Coinbase’s coming direct stock listing Wednesday.

In cryptocurrency circles, the “Coinbase effect” is when a digital token gets a price pump after getting listed on the cryptocurrency exchange. But bitcoin

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7 Pandemic-Friendly Small Business Ideas to Consider In 2021

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There is no doubt that the COVID19 pandemic has taken its toll on businesses around the world. It has sadly crushed many promising projects that were just starting at the time the deadly virus broke in China in December 2019. Yet, it is never a good idea to dismiss a good business opportunity, even during a pandemic.

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Liberty Home Mortgage Grows Profitability, Increases Loan Volume by 53% with Lodasoft

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LIVONIA, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lodasoft, a Digital Workflow Platform designed by mortgage veterans to revolutionize loan origination and task automation, today announced that Independence, Ohio-based Liberty Home Mortgage significantly increased loan volume by 53% while increasing margins since leveraging Lodasoft’s award-winning configurable workflow platform.

The mortgage lender substantially increased speed and efficiency with minimal increases in staff and resources, enabling significant profitability gains. In fact, according to Khash Saghafi, CEO at Liberty Home Mortgage, “Prior to Lodasoft, we were averaging 3.2 closings per month per mortgage banker. Now, we have increased to 4.9 closings per month per mortgage

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St. Louis construction firm is mandating vaccine use

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“We want to step out from the shadows and we want other businesses to do the same things and feel secure.”

ST. LOUIS — Construction firm Clayco Inc. is mandating that its workers get COVID-19 vaccines and return to offices May 10, a move its leader says is meant to instill confidence in other businesses so that they’ll follow suit.

“We want to set an example,” said CEO Bob Clark. “We want to step out from the shadows and we want other businesses to do the same things and feel secure.”

“I feel secure whether they do it or

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TurnKey Lender and Globe Telecom Partnership to Fulfill Thousands of Loan Requests Per Day to Serve More Filipino Customers in Need

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SINGAPORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TurnKey Lender is pleased to welcome Globe Telecom as a new addition to its rapidly expanding client family. Globe Telecom, one of leading mobile telecommunication companies in the Philippines, joins more than 170 lenders worldwide that rely on TurnKey Lender’s software platform for best-of-breed digital lending services, from origination and underwriting to repayment and reporting.

“Globe, a world-class telecom, was looking for a loan processing platform that could easily keep up with its extremely high transaction volumes,” said Elena Ionenko, TurnKey Lender’s Chief Business Development Officer. “Of course, that’s right in our wheelhouse. I feel confident

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