Howden and Mosaic announce new tech partnership

HowdenCAP, part of insurance broker Howden, and speciality carrier Mosaic have announced that they have integrated their technology platforms in a move that the firms say will see both efficiency and speed of risk placement improved in the structured credit insurance market.

Warren Lewis
17th August 2022
Insurance Tech

According to the companies, the integration represents the first direct insurer-broker application programming interface in the sector and will see HowdenCAP’s Tepfin X structured credit insurance placement program connect with Mosaic’s insurtech platform through the carrier’s API Gateway. This will enable data to be quickly exchanged and processed for submissions intake and triage.

Oliver Bowes, executive director of HowdenCAP – Global Credit Solutions, comments: “This is an extremely exciting development in the Tepfin X journey, and we are delighted to achieve this significant milestone with Mosaic.

“It is very apparent that the structured credit market is becoming severely fragmented, creating huge inefficiencies for insurers. APIs are a key tool to negate this issue, and this is the first step for us in creating an end-to-end ecosystem that will be of great benefit to our clients in the long run. Now we are API-proven, we are taking this opportunity to invite all insurers and clients – and brokers – to come and integrate with Tepfin X. We are ready.”

Tepfin X connects outwardly to any API-ready structured credit broking, client or insurer system. Mosaic’s API Gateway is integrated with several data augmentation and risk evaluation services and can be used by any brokers, reinsurers and other partners with whom Mosaic works.

Abhijeet Kuray, chief technology officer at Mosaic, adds: “Free of any tech legacy, Mosaic’s digital operating model is built to drive frictionless data exchange with our partners, and our API Gateway is its key building block.

"We are very happy to be part of this groundbreaking market development with Howden. Its Tepfin X platform has a well-designed API layer that integrates with our API Gateway to create seamless transfer of trading and placement information. We expect this to bring significant efficiencies and improve speed of processing risks.”

“Our digital design philosophy is based around a desire to create solutions adapted to the intricacies of each line of business, underpinned by a standardised data model,” said Paul Hillier, managing director of Howden’s xTrade platform. “As we continue to create highly efficient connections that enhance the products and services we provide, this launch is an important first step in achieving our ambition to be the simplest yet most advanced broker with whom to work.”

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