SoftBank: Where will the next big wave of disruption hit in fintech?

The Vision Fund sees insurance as ripe for a shake-up and it is prepared to back that up with a very big bet.

SoftBank: Where will the next big wave of disruption hit in fintech?

In an industrial zone of Singapore, middle-aged men queue up to become drivers for a ride-hailing app on a typical weekday in August. A handful of insurance brokers mill around the office trying to sell them accident policies.

Southeast Asian mobility platform Grab teamed up with New Jersey-headquartered Chubb Insurance in March to sell policies to the app’s users. The Chubb agents in Grab’s Sin Ming office were carrying reams of paper forms for the...

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