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80 is the new 70: How our life expectancy grows and grows

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80 is the new 70: How our life expectancy grows and grows

130 years and more: Will we all be that old soon and happily play football in the garden with our great-great-grandchildren in the future? Since the beginning of the 20th century, our life expectancy has more than…

InsurTechs & Co – the future of the insurance industry

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InsurTechs and Smart Contracts – A look into the future of the insurance industry

Changing rates online, consultation per video chat, and uploading a quick picture in case of damage to the car: Digitalisation has already arrived in the supposedly old-fashioned insurance world. InsurTechs are turning…

Financial Education? – No Such Thing

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Financial education: How financially literate is Europe?

Financial education? No such thing! Almost half of all Europeans describe themselves as financially illiterate. The situation is especially dire in the UK and Germany, but there is a great need to catch up in other…

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Five preconceptions about financial advisors – debunked

Financial advisors are only looking to make a profit, they’re untrustworthy, expensive or incompetent – what’s the deal with the most common preconceptions about financial advisors? And where do they actually come from?…

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With a keen eye on the future: How we are dealing with the coronavirus crisis at OVB

For more than a year now, we have been living in exceptional circumstances and the Covid-19 pandemic is still dominating our lives. It’s important to us that we can still help our customers, even in these difficult…

Rentenalter in Europa

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Retirement in Europe: When are Europeans allowed to retire?

An aging society and not enough children – the dilemma of demographic change is a topic all over Europe. Increasing retirement age seems to be inescapable for many countries. Others forgo this measure, as the following…

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Human vs. machine – Personal insurance consulting is a must

Our everyday life is becoming more and more digital. For a long time now, when shopping for new products we prefer going to online search engines over talking to specialists. For insurance products, the situation is a…

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Pop-up money – Does it pay to invest in cryptocurrency?

Bitcoin, XRP, and Co. – It was difficult to escape the hype about cryptocurrencies. New regularly reported on price explosions, young self-made millionaires, and high potential profits. In December 2017, Bitcoin…

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Retirement? No, thanks – working in old age

Young, cheap and highly qualified – for a long time these were the typical requirements that most companies made of potential employees. Yet things seem to be gradually changing – increasingly often it is specifically…