News & Blog Opinions, news, and things about Ignite

Thought leadership, press releases, and all else that falls between the cracks.

6 July 2022 MGAA 2022

The 2022 MGA conference was a great success, harnessing the optimism in the market around technology and opportunity.

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20 June 2022 Employee Spotlight: Amy Easterbrook

Drawn to Ignite because of our innovation days and…

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13 May 2022 BIBA2022 playback

BIBA was back with a smile this week after a 2 year absence. There was an overriding…  

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27 April 2022 Employee Spotlight: Steven McManus

Steven is an Apprentice Software Engineer here at Ignite! Learning…

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8 April 2022 Employee Spotlight: Matt Snape

Matt joined Ignite as Head of Sales & Marketing, tasked with…

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31 March 2022 Prepping for BIBA2022

Ignite will be exhibiting at BIBA this year alongside 100+ other companies. One of the main benefits…

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29 March 2022 Employee Spotlight: Christian Wright

Christian joined Ignite as Head of Business Development, tasked…

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17 March 2022 Insurtech Insights Insights

I’ve just spent two days at the Insurtech insights conference in London. The conference was…

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10 February 2022 R&D 2022

At Ignite we spend over 50% of all our time doing R&D for our clients and core system…

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2 February 2022 Ignite Exhibit at BIBA 2022

Ignite will be exhibiting at the BIBA Conference in Manchester in May, on stand D80…

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1 February 2022 Data migration is fun!

Data migration is not the fun bit.  When you’re upgrading your business’ technology stack…

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20 January 2022 The Impact of Price Walking

I wrote a blog in December 2020 about the potential impacts of price walking regulation…

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13 December 2021 100 days of Ignite as part of Verisk

Dear Diary, It’s been 100 days since Verisk’s Sequel acquired…

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7 December 2021 New Premium Finance on Ignite

Ignite has integrated and launched a new premium finance provider…

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23 November 2021 Innovation vs Stability

When you’re young company one of the best bits of the job is the pace of change, innovation…

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27 October 2021 The next BIG thing in price comparison

Everyone is familiar with price comparison websites. They…

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30 September 2021 The death of innovation

What’s the problem? There’s a major lack of innovation in insurance, and there’s one major…

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20 September 2021 Personal vs Commercial Lines

I’m often asked if the Ignite system does personal lines or commercial lines…

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23 August 2021 Tech vs Human Touch… vs??

There was a recent article in Insurance Times on whether brokers should focus on tech or human touch…

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11 August 2021 The problem with Insurer Hosted Pricing

Back in the day, insurers used to send out physical rate tables for brokers…

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19 July 2021 What is a single code base?

No matter how tech savvy you are (or not) you’ll have come across single code lines. Perhaps…

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13 July 2021 Scoping your Requirements

A scope = how to choose the right software supplier for your business. When deciding on a new…

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9 June 2021 Evolving a data enrichment strategy

There’s a lot more you can do with data enrichment, and there is a lot of…

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27 May 2021 What is Insurtech?

Insurtech is a broad term to describe any of a new wave of technologies and companies that are…

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17 May 2021 Microservices

Think of it like a honeycomb, where each of the cells are built on one another; independent but…

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4 May 2021 The journey to Artificial Intelligence in Insurance

This blog isn’t really about AI, it’s about the journey that companies need to…

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14 April 2021 Benefits of losing your legacy system

The term legacy system gets bandied about a lot. Exciting new…

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9 April 2021 2020 R&D Case Study

Research & Development is the time and effort we put in to bettering our product, future-proofing and…

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6 April 2021 Digital Readiness

What does it mean to go digital Going digital means giving your customers, staff, and…

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15 March 2021 No-code – speed & simplicity

Why would a software company with over a million lines of code be working towards no-code?

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3 March 2021 What is *real* self-service in insurance?

If you dabble in the world of insurance software then you’ll…

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24 February 2021 Personalising the Customer Experience

Getting customers to come to your website is one battle, but…

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8 February 2021 Why brokers need to ‘bee’ more

I’d like to propose a new animal-themed business idiom: “build like a bee”…

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7 December 2020 FCA’s ‘price walking’ regulation and the law of unintended consequences

Who could have foreseen…

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13 March 2020 What chatbots struggle with

Ignite launched a chatbot facility early this year for our brokers. It’s been an eye-opener…

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17 December 2019 Insuring Santa

What insurance would Santa need, and how much would it cost? We had a go at getting cover for St. Nick…

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6 December 2019 Company Values

We’ve all come across ‘Company Values’ at some point or other, and if you’re like me you probably…

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29 November 2019 How important is your job?

I can’t claim original thinking on the insight into job importance that I’m about to give you…

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20 November 2019 Product Roadmap 2020

In 2019 Ignite delivered some truly exciting developments on our product roadmap. We stepped up our…

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11 November 2019 Innovation Day

Innovation Day might sound like some ham-fisted new government initiative to boost national productivity…

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1 November 2019 Agile

Running a software project: deadlines and delivery and unknown unknowns.

What to expect…

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27 September 2018 How to do a contract with a Software House

Contracting with a new software company is not something brokers…

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8 August 2018 Going Global

Ignite is moving up in the world. This year we moved into larger offices in Manchester opened our first…

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6 June 2018 How to acquire an Ignite system

A handy step-by-step guide to how to acquire the Ignite Broker system…

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1 September 2016 Insuring your insurance business

What is a disaster recovery plan? And why software houses need to…

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11 May 2016 How much does our system cost?

You’re going to ask it eventually. It is a fair question…

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14 March 2016 You can have 66.6%

Now you can choose any two of the three services we offer. It’s up to you. The happiest clients…

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28 January 2016 You are being watched

Perhaps we ought to have some sort of disclaimer. We make the most of the data we can get. So right now…

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10 December 2015 The barrier to telematics

Telematics should be taking the insurance industry by storm. So why isn’t it?

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11 November 2015 How to launch a new product

At Ignite we are often involved with launching new products and services. Here’s a handy guide to…

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6 November 2015 How to be successful

What is the thing that divides the successful ones and the unsuccessful ones?

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