65. News: Covid-19 - Worse than 9/11 and Katrina for the insurance industry

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Sarah Kocianski and Nigel Walsh are joined by a panel of guests to talk through the latest and greatest news in the insurance space which are heavily focussed on Covid-19 and the insurance industry this week!

Sarah and David are joined by a panel of great guests to talk through the latest and greatest news in the insurtech and insurance industry! Our guests this week are:

  • Sophie Winwood - Investor at Anthemis
  • Niels Thoné - CEO of Sprout.ai
  • Lucas Carlsén, CEO and Co-founder of Hedvig

We cover the following news stories:

  • The pandemic is expected to be more expensive than 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina (04:12)
  • Car insurers give back to their customers and NHS workers get a free car (14:31)
  • Staff layoffs in the big apple (23:13)
  • Elon Musk, the insurance man! (31:08)
  • Small businesses turn to lawsuits as insurers fail to payout (37:55)

We also bring you an interview with Asaf Lifshitz from Sayata Labs! (47:00)

All that and much more on this week's episode of Insurtech Insider!

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an immediate financial and operational crisis, permanently reshaping the financial services industry. This change must be swift and unavoidable - check out our research report to find out more: Info.11fs.com/covid19

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This episode of Insurtech Insider was produced by Hanna Samuelson and edited by Alex Woodhouse.

Special Guests: Asaf Lifshitz, Lucas Carlsén, Niels Thoné, and Sophie Winwood.