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Data integrations with hx Renew


6 minutes

From eliminating rekeying to creating a rich data ecosystem for decision-making, discover how integrations with hx Renew unlock new possibilities for insurers

‘Data is king,’ ‘data is the new oil’, ‘data-driven decision making,’ ‘the Information Age’. Cliched, maybe, but also true- especially for insurers. From the dawn of modern insurance in smoky 17th century coffee-houses, the distinction between winners and losers has often been how much you know, and how well you leverage that knowledge.  

 The more sources you draw from, the better the quality of your data, the stronger your pricing becomes - and that’s where you carve out that all-important competitive edge. Your decision-making engine needs to be underpinned by everything from neatly organized, conventional data sets to the more elusive treasures hidden within scattered PDFs, unstructured third-party inputs, internal analytics, and beyond.   

There’s just one thing; you need the pricing solution and the integrations to make that possible.  

Data integrations with hx Renew 

Before delving into some of our most popular data sources, it’s important to examine how hx Renew enables insurers to integrate seamlessly, and the impact that has on pricing workflows. 

Flexible APIs  

For many insurers, integrating disparate data sources comes with a heavy technical (or, all too often, painfully manual) overhead. Through leveraging hx Renew’s API-powered data ingestion, insurers can benefit from the greatest diversity and depth of data—in far less time than it takes to copy and paste from one spreadsheet to another!  

Unruly data 

Even where data is not available via API, hx Renew enables ingestion of data from weird-and-wonderful data sources using open-source flexibility and power – whether it’s scraping websites, ingestion of files from your network or links to databases, you can bring the data to the underwriter at the point when they need it. 

Insights throughout the pricing workflow 

hx Renew isn't just about connecting data sources; it's about surfacing insight where it’s impactful throughout the entire pricing workflow.  

Insurers (and underwriters) benefit from the right insight, surfaced at exactly the right moment—whether that’s at the point of pricing, or displayed live on a reporting dashboard.  

Eliminating rekeying 

The average underwriter spends more than half of their working week simply inputting data into systems. By automating data ingestion and integration, hx Renew significantly reduces the need for manual data entry.  

Ultimately, this allows for greater focus on value-added work, while minimizing or eliminating potentially costly errors. 

Which data sources could transform your pricing? 

 Read on for just a small handful of the sources other insurers are using to inform their decision-making.  

Integrations to enhance underwriter insight 

The first frame through which to view the data integrations available with hx Renew is data for rating. From weather reports to showing the Google StreetView of a commercial property, there are endless ways to bring rich, varied data into the pricing workflow. Popular integrations that are ready out-of-the-box with hx Renew include: 

S&P Global Geopolitical Risk - Political Violence Insight 

S&P Global Geopolitical Risk service (formerly IHS Markit) provides live feeds on political violence, offering current disturbance data sources & trusted risk scores that are crucial for real-time insurance rating.  

This dynamic data helps insurers assess risks associated with political unrest and violence, to enable risk selection and then adjusting their premium and coverage terms accordingly. 


CAPIQ delivers comprehensive financial data including market capitalization, share price, and changes in directorship. This information is essential for understanding the financial health and stability of insured entities, which directly influences risk assessment and policy pricing.   

This is widely used in Directors & Officers, Credit Risk and other Financial Lines pricing. 

Companies House 

The Companies House API lets you retrieve real-time information about limited companies (and other companies that fall within the Companies Act 2006). This source is invaluable for verifying corporate data, ownership details, and financial statements, facilitating a more informed underwriting process. 

For UK Liability lines of business looking for a place to start, this is a well-documented free data source. 

And more...  

Integrations that improve underwriter efficiency 

Another key frame through which to view data integrations with hx Renew is efficiency. If you can add high quality data and insight and also speed up your time-to-quote, you can make better decisions and provide better customer service to your brokers. 

When one single data point can lead to a wide range of information which may either be used directly in pricing and underwriter judgement, to validate the data provided by the broker or just to be stored for future assessment -  

Marine traffic 

Access critical data on marine traffic through International Maritime Organization (IMO) numbers. A single IMO number can unlock up to ten different data points, significantly enhancing the efficiency of data collection and analysis for marine insurance. 

HazardHub / AddressCloud  

Two examples of rich property data and scoring data to help you fill out additional risk factors and bring proprietary scoring into your property models.  In addition to address cleansing and type-ahead support to improve data quality, one input can provide rich location level details such as distance to water, construction type, fire scoring and more can provide additional insight with minimal additional underwriter overhead. 

Integrations that join up your internal ecosystem 

Insurance companies are already sitting on a huge set of data sources: from policy administration systems to business planning.  It’s typically been a huge overhead to unlock these insights for use by underwriting teams.  By using open-source technologies, hx Renew can read from any data source and surface this to users at the point of decision making. 

(You don’t need to select from only the data sources above; you don’t even need to work with hyperexponential to add a new data source. With hx Renew, you own your data ecosystem and it’s easy to add something new. Already use a data source in your legacy set-up? Want to introduce a source to inform pricing for a new risk, or add depth to a pre-existing workflow? Effortless API connections mean you can take your pick, and build out those connections with minimal overhead.) 

To put that flexibility into context, we are yet to find a data source that insurers cannot connect to via hx Renew.  

This is key to carving out your competitive advantage in the market, leveraging your rich internal knowledge to inform a completely bespoke network of datapoints for decision making.  

Integrations that enhance collaboration 

hx Renew facilitates seamless integration with communication platforms such as Slack, Microsoft Teams, and email systems. Using APIs, insurers can automate notifications, share insights, and collaborate effectively across teams, ensuring that everyone is aligned and informed in real-time. 

For example, an underwriter may require feedback on a risk. With just a click, it’s automatically sent to the necessary Teams account, where it can be approved, declined, or further examined. This tightens the workflow significantly. 

Integrations on the road to Net Zero 

ESG is a hotter topic than ever, which is great news for the planet—and, potentially, for insurers themselves. In a recent KPMG International survey of insurance CEOs, 44 percent said that ESG programs improve their financial performance, up from 40 percent one year ago. 

As maturity increases, ESG data becomes more available, skill sets evolve and ambitions become clearer, leading insurers are expected to move rapidly towards developing new business models and future target operating models. Adopting these new strategies could put them in a stronger position to create new revenue streams and diversify their value. 

- ESG in insurance: Strategy and transformation, KPMG 

Carbon Emissions Management 

hx Renew aids insurers in managing their portfolios from a carbon emissions perspective, offering insights that help in aligning with global efforts to combat climate change.  By scoring your individual risks at the point of pricing, you can manage your carbon emissions the same way you manage your CAT and exposure – only selecting risks where they align with your strategic goals. 

Integrations for external model insight 

External modelling tools enable insurers to assess risks, simulate potential outcomes, and make informed decisions about underwriting, pricing, and portfolio management. One of the leading uses is catastrophe (CAT) models, more relevant than amidst increasing occurences of extreme weather and other natural disasters. 

Catastrophe (CAT) Models 

Natural catastrophes are only becoming more frequent, more intense, and even more unpredictable. For insurers, that means the ability to understand and quantify the potential impact of events is more vital than ever before.  

hx Renew integrates with leading CAT models, including: 

Moody’s RMS catastrophe modelling  

As a premier provider of catastrophe risk models, Moody’s RMS delivers comprehensive and sophisticated analyses that empower insurers, financial institutions, and property stakeholders. Their models cover a broad spectrum of perils, from earthquakes and hurricanes to pandemics and cyber attacks, providing in-depth insights into potential risks. 

AIR Worldwide's Touchstone 

Touchstone’s catastrophe modeling software aims to help (re)insurers “understand [their] estimated exposure to loss from extreme events today—and in the future.” 

These tools provide insurers with advanced simulations and risk assessments for natural disasters, cyber threats, and other catastrophic events, enabling more accurate pricing and risk management. 

Cyber CAT 

An emerging aspect of CAT for many insurers is cyber risk. Data to evaluate the potential exposure of businesses and individuals to cyber threats, such as data breaches, hacking, and cyber-attacks enables insurers to price risk accurately in this new and rapidly developing area of insurance.  


Specifically designed for cyber risk assessment, CyberCube offers detailed insights into potential cyber threats and their impact on insured entities, enabling  ‘informed cyber underwriting decisions with an unrivalled ecosystem of data and signals.’ 

Integrations for future insight 

hx Renew is a pricing decision intelligence (PDI)  platform. Every past data point, insight and decision is captured in an iterative feedback loop, in such a way that decision making gets better over time- whether you are assessing and pricing your next submission, recalibrating your rating tools, or adjusting your portfolio strategy.   

"No data put into hx Renew is lost. With Excel, everything gets trapped in a spreadsheet and is unusable in the long run. In hx Renew, we can aggregate all of our pricing data, for example, by line of business, and use that to create our development factors." 

Stuart Quinlan, Deputy Chief Executive & Chief Operations Officer at Conduit Re 

This means you can capture data you don’t think you need today, associate it with your exposures and evaluate its value over a longer time frame.  Quick integration time and ease of model maintenance makes this a light-touch yet deeply impactful exercise. 

Ready to build your data ecosystem? 

hx Renew is an industry-leading offering, the world’s first pricing decision intelligence platform already used and trusted by companies like Aviva, Antares and Conduit Re. Carve out your competitive edge with a rich, effortless and flexible ecosystem of data sources. 

Book a discussion on how hx Renew could address what’s holding you back, create new opportunities, and ultimately transform your pricing: