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How Technology is Disrupting the Underwriting Management Industry in South Africa


The insurance industry has traditionally been known for its slow, manual processes. But with the advent of new technologies, there is a growing trend towards digitisation and automation in the industry. In South Africa, underwriting management is undergoing a digital transformation, and new technology in the market disrupts the way things are done.

Automated Underwriting

One of the biggest changes in underwriting management is the move towards automated underwriting. This involves using machine learning and artificial intelligence to assess risk and make underwriting decisions. Automating this process allows underwriting to be done more quickly, accurately and with less human intervention. 

Digital Platforms

Digital platforms are also changing the way underwriting management is done. These platforms allow underwriters to access information and complete tasks quickly and easily. They provide customers with a more streamlined experience by enabling them to access information and make payments online.

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Data Analytics

Data analytics is another area where technology is making a significant impact in underwriting management. Data analytics can help underwriters identify trends and patterns that they may not have seen otherwise. This can help them to make more informed underwriting decisions and improve their overall risk management.

Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology is having a notable impact on the underwriting management industry. Blockchain can be used to store and share data between different parties securely which can help to reduce fraud and increase trust in the underwriting process. 

Benefits for Underwriting Management Agencies

Underwriting management agencies in South Africa can benefit from using technology in several ways. For example

  • It can reduce costs.
  • Improves efficiency.
  • Enhance the customer experience.
  •  It can also help underwriting management agencies to stay competitive in an increasingly crowded market.

The Briisk Solution

At Briisk, we are dedicated to helping underwriting management agencies in South Africa take advantage of the latest technology trends and innovations. Our Instant Transaction Platform (ITP) is designed to help underwriting management agencies streamline their operations and improve efficiency.

Our ITP provides a secure, cloud-based platform for underwriting management agencies to store and access data. It also allows for automated underwriting and offers real-time analytics so underwriters can make informed decisions quickly. Our platform is fully customisable, so it can be tailored to meet the specific needs of each underwriting management agency.

In Conclusion

Technology is revolutionising the underwriting management industry in South Africa. From automated underwriting to digital platforms and data analytics, there are many ways technology is changing the way things are done. Agencies that embrace technology will benefit greatly and improve end customer experience. As the industry continues to evolve, staying up to date with the latest technology trends and innovations is essential to maintaining a competitive edge.

Do you want to learn more about the future of insurance? Have a look at our article about future-proof insurance and software and trends!


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  2. “The Future of Insurance in South Africa,” EY, https://www.ey.com/en_za/insurance/the-future-of-insurance-in-south-africa
  3. “How Technology is Changing the Insurance Industry,” Investopedia, https://www.investopedia.com/articles/personal-finance/060915/how-technology-changing-insurance-industry.asp

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