BERLIN, Germany and LONDON, UK, 12 September, 2017 – FRIDAY, the digital motor insurance insurer, and Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), a provider of software products to general insurers, today announced that FRIDAY is using Guidewire InsurancePlatform™ products to support its business processes and drive its digital insurance model.  FRIDAY has already deployed Guidewire InsuranceSuite™ and Guidewire Rating Management™ as its platform for underwriting, policy administration, claims management, billing, and rating. FRIDAY is also using Guidewire Digital Portals™ APIs to enhance its customers’ digital experience.

FRIDAY, the German branch of Bâloise Assurances Luxembourg S.A., provides all its insurance services entirely paperless, mobile and fully digitally integrated, on a pay-by-month basis, and offers an informal and simple approach to motor insurance through creative digital engagement.

Working with Guidewire PartnerConnect™ alliance member PwC, FRIDAY’s team not only implemented the Guidewire platform in the cloud in a record time, but also built an innovative product, new to the German motor insurer market. This product allows car owners to pay for insurance on a per-kilometer basis, with the year’s premium adjusted retroactively according to distance, as transmitted by the customer to FRIDAY.

“At FRIDAY, we aim to shape the future of insurance by offering and developing customer-centric products,” said Christoph Samwer, CEO and co-founder, FRIDAY. “Our first production release includes a mileage-based product, novel for the German market, and illustrates well our aim to provide customers with flexible insurance that suits their specific life-styles. Moving forward, our ambition is to become the most popular mobile insurer in Germany.”

Guidewire products are enabling FRIDAY to:

- Provide customers with excellent digital experience through simple and easy-to-use products;

- Introduce new products fast (monthly, or possibly weekly) due to automation and process support;

- Benefit from cloud-derived efficiencies and cost savings, such as shutting down server when not required; and

- Utilise an integrated technology platform to build an open API architecture.


“To be innovative in the insurance industry requires a high quality, flexible core system and an outstanding front-end,” said Silvan Saxer, COO, FRIDAY. “We believe that with Guidewire we have the right technology to achieve our business objectives of providing products that are best in class, scalable, and secure. The fact that we were able to deploy our platform so quickly, inside 60 working days, is a great achievement and entirely gratifying.”

“We are delighted to welcome FRIDAY as our latest German customer,” said Keith Stonell, managing director, EMEA, Guidewire. “The fastest implementation of Guidewire InsuranceSuite ever is a great achievement and highlights their drive. Drawing on the strong pedigree of its parent, the Swiss based Bâloise Group, the FRIDAY team brings the expertise of a technology business, and a perspective that will support its ambitious and innovative strategy.”


Die digitale Versicherungsplattform FRIDAY wurde 2017 mit der Unterstützung der Schweizer Baloise Group von einem erfahrenen Team unter der Führung von Dr. Christoph Samwer in Berlin gegründet. Seit Mai ist FRIDAY eigenständiger Risikoträger. In nur neun Monaten hat FRIDAY über 15.000 Autos in Deutschland versichert. Jeder zweite Kunde hat dabei seinen Vertrag per Smartphone oder Tablet abgeschlossen.

Die Versicherungsprodukte von FRIDAY richten sich konsequent am Kundenwunsch nach Unbeschwertheit, Einfachheit und Lebensfreude aus. Neben der kilometergenauen Abrechnung bietet das Unternehmen einen Kfz-Tarif mit monatlicher Kündigung. Mit dem Zusatzfahrerschutz kann jeder, der sein Auto verleiht oder ein Fahrzeug leiht, unabhängig vom eigenen Versicherer einen Zusatz­schutz schon für 24 Stunden bei FRIDAY buchen.

FRIDAY Insurance S.A. ist der Risikoträger und unterliegt der Aufsicht des Commissariat aux Assurances in Luxemburg unter eingeschränkter Rechtsaufsicht der BaFin. Der Verwaltungsrat ist besetzt mit Gert De Winter (Chairman), Alain Nicolai (Dirigeant Agréé), Daniel Frank, Thomas Sieber und Urs Bienz. Das Unternehmen gehört zur Schweizer Baloise Group. Der Schweizer Versicherungskonzern mit Sitz in Basel beschäftigt rund 7.300 Mitarbeiter. Die Aktie der Bâloise Holding AG ist im Hauptsegment an der SIX Swiss Exchange notiert.