Retail and commercial banks and diversified financial enterprises
October 25, 2016

Nine out of 10 Major Banks in North America and Europe are Exploring the use of Blockchain Technology for Payments, Accenture Survey Finds

NEW YORK; Oct. 25, 2016 – Nine out of 10 banking professionals surveyed at large U.S., European and Canadian commercial banks said their company is currently exploring the use of blockchain technology for payments, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The initiatives are designed to reduce costs, speed payments, reduce errors and drive new revenues. 
October 24, 2016

Accenture, Partnership Fund for New York City and Leading Banks Call for Applicants for New York FinTech Innovation Lab 2017

NEW YORK; Oct. 24, 2016 – Applications are now being accepted for New York’s seventh annual FinTech Innovation Lab, a 12-week program co-founded by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Partnership Fund for New York City that helps early- and growth-stage financial technology (fintech) companies accelerate product and business development by gaining exposure to top bank and venture capital executives. Applications are available at and are due by December 1, 2016. An information session will be held for applicants on November 7.
October 18, 2016

Mobile Payments Awareness Grows, Cash Use Declines; Consumers Demand more to make the Leap to Mobile, Accenture Survey Finds

NEW YORK; Oct. 18, 2016 – Sixty percent of consumers in North America use cash at least weekly to make purchases at a merchant location, down seven percentage points from 2015 – the most significant decline in use of traditional payment methods over the past year, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Awareness of mobile phone payments increased four percentage points from last year to 56 percent, however the regular use of mobile payments remains flat at 19 percent.
October 18, 2016

Accenture Expands Capabilities in Branch and Digital Transformation with Acquisition of Allen International

LONDON; Oct. 18, 2016 – Accenture has acquired Allen International, a leading design consultancy focused on helping banks transform their branch networks and digital capabilities to reduce costs, increase revenues and better engage customers. Allen International has worked with more than 350 banks around the world including nine of the top 20 banks. 
October 13, 2016

Accenture Launches New Solution for Mortgage Lenders that Transforms Delivery of Business Process Outsourcing

NEW YORK; Oct. 13, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has introduced a revolutionary solution, Mortgage & Compliance as-a-Service (MCaaS), designed to help simplify the outsourcing model for lenders by providing a prescribed, end-to-end, product-rich mortgage manufacturing solution, coupled with the U.S. mortgage industry’s only warranty for compliance and investor risk. MCaaS loans will be processed on the Accenture Credit Services proprietary lending technology platform, LoanSequence. 
September 28, 2016

Accenture Launches New Cloud-Based Solution to Help Wealth Managers Comply with U.S. Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule

NEW YORK; Sept. 28, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has introduced a new cloud-based solution, Accenture Wealth Management Compliance Solution for Salesforce, designed to help wealth management firms comply with the U.S. Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule for advisers overseeing retirement accounts. The rule, effective April 2017, provides that advisers may not receive payments that create conflicts of interest.
September 22, 2016

Accenture Positioned as Overall Market Leader in HfS Mortgage As-a-Service Blueprint Report

NEW YORK; Sept. 22, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is positioned as the overall leader in both innovation and execution – ahead of all competitors – in the HfS Mortgage As-a-Service Blueprint Report 2016.
September 22, 2016

Accenture Implements State-of-the-Art Payments-Processing Platform with UniCredit as First Client

NEW YORK; Sept. 22, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced a multi-year contract with UniCredit Business Integrated Solutions, the global service company of UniCredit, to implement a state-of-the-art Payments-Platform-as-a-Service (PPaaS) solution. Accenture’s new PPaaS solution, which is built on DH Corporation’s (TSX: DH) (D+H) global payments services hub software, is a highly scalable, pay-per-use solution that will process SEPA and international payments, and will adapt to new regulations and industry updates, as well as provide flexibility for future expansion.  
September 20, 2016

Accenture Debuts Prototype of ‘Editable’ Blockchain for Enterprise and Permissioned Systems

NEW YORK, LONDON, HONG KONG; Sept. 20, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has created a prototype of a new capability that enables blockchain technology to be edited under extraordinary circumstances to resolve human errors, accommodate legal and regulatory requirements, and address mischief and other issues, while preserving key cryptographic features. The prototype represents a significant breakthrough for enterprise uses of blockchain technology particularly in banking, insurance and capital markets. 
September 06, 2016

Accenture and Leading Financial Institutions Invite Applications for Fifth Annual FinTech Innovation Lab London

LONDON; Sept. 6, 2016 – Applications are now being accepted for Accenture’s (NYSE:ACN) fifth annual FinTech Innovation Lab London, a 12-week program that helps early- and growth-stage fintech companies accelerate product and business development by providing mentorship and exposure to decision-makers at top financial institutions. Fintech entrepreneurs developing cutting-edge products, services and technologies are invited to apply now until Oct. 9 at FinTech Innovation Lab London 2017