Old Mutual and CoverGo to drive digital insurance across Africa


Old Mutual, a pan-African financial services group, has partnered with CoverGo, a global no-code insurance SaaS platform for P&C, health, and life, to drive digital insurance transformation across Africa.

The strategic partnership was formed through Old Mutual’s investment in CoverGo’s $15m Series A in 2022.

The partnership will see Old Mutual, one of the world’s oldest insurance companies, be able to leverage CoverGo’s platform to streamline its insurance ecosystem by launching insurance products in record time, increasing sales through new channels, and improving user experience across 13 countries in Africa.

CoverGo has been adopted by a growing number of insurance companies across the globe, especially in the health insurance space, to build and launch products within days, develop omni-channel distribution and digitize policy admin and claims.

CoverGo’s clients include AXA, Bupa, MSIG (MS&AD), Dai-ichi Life, and many others.

Vuyo Mpako, Managing Director of NEXT176, Old Mutual Limited, said, ““As a pan-African Insurance provider, we need to be able to conceive, modify and deploy insurance products for discerning customers and strategic partners in the 13 markets in which we operate at speeds we never imagined before. CoverGo’s modular, no-code insurance platform enables us to go digital in a flexible and scalable way.

“We are acutely aware of the evolving financial services landscape and believe that investing in agile innovation is more important than ever before and our customers on the African continent cannot be excluded from global trends and innovations.”

Tomas Holub, Founder & CEO of CoverGo, added, “Insurance companies in emerging markets are looking to accelerate their digital transformation and drive efficiencies across the whole insurance value chain without heavy IT development. As a result, we have seen a fast-growing demand for CoverGo as a truly configurable no-code platform.

“The strategic investment from Old Mutual will help expand CoverGo’s presence in Africa and make insurance more accessible and digital for all the stakeholders in the region.”

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