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Open Insurance comes to Luxembourg in joint initiative between Bâloise Assurances and LUXHUB

The first Open Insurance API is now available in the LUXHUB Marketplace 

Bâloise Assurances, an already recognized leader of retail digital insurance, and LUXHUB, an  award-winning European Open Finance Hub, are announcing today the launch of a joint initiative in  the field of Open Insurance. This partnership will enable financial institutions to integrate  mortgage insurance quotes directly within their core banking systems. The Bâloise Open  Insurance API (Application Programming Interface) is now available in the LUXHUB Marketplace. 

As is the case with Open Banking, Open Insurance seeks first and foremost to provide added value  services to both partners and the end users. This is primarily achieved through improved user  interface, data-driven customization and more seamless integrations with third-party platforms. 

In concrete terms, Bâloise’s Open Insurance API will enable client banks to embed real-time,  tailored mortgage insurance quotes directly into their core banking systems – all in just a few clicks  – with access, testing and integration taking place within LUXHUB’s established Marketplace.  Now listed within LUXHUB’s Open Finance Marketplace, Bâloise’s Open Insurance API is easily  accessible, with comprehensive commercial and technical documentation, as well as Sandbox  access, freely available to the public. 

With the IT complexity having been effectively removed, the only limit for interested partners is the  imagination. Everyone, from CTOs to business development managers, can be free to experiment  with the APIs and to conceptualize added value services specific to the profile of multiple end users.  

Xavier ROBLIN, Head of Corporate Development & International Relations at Bâloise Assurances  Luxembourg, explains: ‘In a world where connectivity is the condition of all successful business  models, and where ergonomics and intuitiveness are so important, Bâloise now enables the  interconnection of its services directly into the interfaces that bank advisors, and their customers,  are already so familiar with.’ 

‘We have, since our very inception, been convinced about the potential of Open Finance to drive  tangible and sizeable impact beyond banking and into the wider financial services sector. Our  mantra of ‘innovation imposes collaboration’ is again clearly evidenced, and it is a pleasure to form  a partnership with a company so committed to pioneering developments in this direction,’ adds  Jacques PÜTZ, CEO of LUXHUB. 

A partnership that inaugurates the digitalization of Open Insurance 

Bâloise Assurances is proud to be able to further support B2B partners through its ever-broadening  expertise in connectivity and APIs. The insurance company is committed to simplifying the lives of  its customers through digitalization and, in doing so, optimize the service experience of the end  user. 

Xavier ROBLIN, one of the key drivers of the initiative adds: ‘It is the beginning of a fantastic journey  and we very much intend to extend the scope of our products, the breadth of our services, and the  number of partner banks, both in Luxembourg and beyond.’ 

LUXHUB has always been firmly committed to enhancing the potential of ‘open innovation’ across  multiple sectors, through collaborative endeavor. And it is this shared vision that served to  catalyze a combined propulsion towards Open Insurance in Luxembourg. 

About: 

LUXHUB emerged from the combined vision of four major Luxembourgish banks – Banque Raiffeisen, BGL BNP  Paribas, POST Luxembourg and SPUERKEESS – to become a key catalyst of the European financial industry’s  evolution towards Open Finance.  

Built on compliance; driven by innovation – although LUXHUB’s initial objective was to provide an efficient and effec tive PSD2 compliance product for financial institutions in Luxembourg and throughout Europe, the award-winning  FinTech has always harbored ambitions far beyond this.  

Through innovation and collaboration, LUXHUB has already grown into Europe’s 2nd largest Open Finance Hub. 

Bâloise Luxembourg has been present in Luxembourg since 1890 and, since then, it has been firmly embedded in  the country’s economic landscape and society. It is part of the Swiss Baloise Group, which is also present in Belgium,  Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. Bâloise Luxembourg meets the needs of its private and institutional  customers for property and casualty insurance and for pensions and savings. It also offers pension and investment  services across borders in many European Union countries. Its ambition: to make insurance simple, intuitive and  humane, by continuous improvement of its offering of products, services, communications and processes. In short,  

Bâloise aims to become the first choice for everyone who wants to feel simply safe. 

>> More information on marketplace.luxhub.com

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