Digital Insurance Portugal - launch edition
The Portuguese insurance ecosystem has started its digital transformation journey, with its own unique challenges due to the geographical location and recent history of the country. The Digital Insurer’s Southern Europe News Correspondent Vincent Van de Winckel is following this course – with the Digital Insurance Portugal Newsletter, a quarterly update of news, views and perspectives of the InsurTech world in Portugal and surrounding countries.
The development of initiatives and technological projects was boosted in Portugal by measures taken by the government in the late 2000s. These and more recent measures have contributed to Portugal becoming a paradise for investors and (insur) tech companies, and this is the subject of this edition’s main article. On the other hand, there are also corporate groups that set up acceleration programs to support the development of startups aligned with the needs of the constituent companies; and these are themes of the interview with José Villa de Freitas on Protechting.
João Paulo Matos, coordinator of the InsurTech workgroup of the Portuguese association of Fintech and InsurTech (AFIP) shares his vision for the future in the article on InsurTech/Fintech – New Ecosystem opportunities.
And the newsletter would not be complete without further addressing the contribution that AFIP has made to the sector through the InsurTech workgroup as well as the events it has organised.
We hope that this newsletter brings you information and useful perspectives and that we can contribute further thorough it to accelerate, together, the digital transformation of insurance.
Vincent Van de Winckel
Southern Europe TDI News Correspondent
We find how Portugal has developed to become a paradise for investors and InsurTechs.
In interview with José Villa de Freitas from the Protechting insurance accelerator.