AXA Mansard, partners Techpoint to deepen insurance

Matthew Otoijagha

AXA Mansard Insurance Plc has disclosed that its partnership with Techpoint is aimed at deepening the country’s insurance coverage beyond its current one per cent. The Chief Digital Officer, Mr. Bayo Adesanya made this disclosure during the Techpoint Build Conference, held recently in Lagos.

Adesanya said that the collaboration with Techpoint Africa will further enhance insurance penetration among tech entrepreneurs and youths. “Majority of the country is not well represented in the insurance or non-banking financial services space because coverage for insurance in the country is below one per cent.

“We feel that if we are going to address that and spread the benefits that come from the services of that sector, it is important to engage youths and in a technology-driven way.

“Nigeria has a huge youths population, which is about 60 per cent of our population and most of them are under 30 and doing great things with technology,” the officer said.  Adesanya said the firm had set up a team that was dedicated to e-commerce and digital transformation and intends to use various digital channels to reach as many people as possible.

“Technological disruption to insurance have begun in advanced climates; insurance is going digital and technological solutions used to deepen penetration. We understand the role that technology plays and we intend to use it to take our services beyond the traditional insurance.”

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