Retail and commercial banks and diversified financial enterprises
April 19, 2017

Accenture Report: Banks Confident in Cybersecurity Capabilities But Lack of Real-World Testing Leaves Gaps in Their Defense

NEW YORK; Apr. 19, 2017 – Many senior bank executives are confident about their cybersecurity strategy, yet a lack of comprehensive, practical testing is leaving gaps in their defense, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). 
April 18, 2017

Accenture and Leading Financial Institutions Call for Applicants for the Asia-Pacific FinTech Innovation Lab 2017

HONG KONG; Apr. 18, 2017 – Applications will soon open for Asia-Pacific’s fourth annual FinTech Innovation Lab, Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) 12-week program that helps early- and growth-stage fintech companies accelerate product and business development by gaining exposure to top financial institution executives. Applications can be made at www.fintechinnovationlab.com between April 24, 2017 and May 31, 2017.
April 17, 2017

Dubai International Financial Centre Calls on Applicants for FinTech Hive at DIFC

DUBAI, UAE; Apr. 17, 2017 – Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has today announced that applications for its ‘FinTech Hive at DIFC’ accelerator program will open on 17 April 2017, following registered interest from over 200 companies since its launch in January. The 12-week program helps early and growth-stage financial technology (FinTech) companies accelerate product and business development by gaining exposure to top financial institution executives. 
April 10, 2017

Compliance Costs for Financial Institutions Will Continue to Increase Over the Next Two Years Driven by Regulations and Emerging Risks, According to Global Accenture Survey of Executives

NEW YORK; Apr. 10, 2017 – Nine out of 10 (89 percent) financial services industry executives globally expect continued cost increases in their compliance departments over the next two years, according to a report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) based on a survey of 150 compliance executives conducted between December 2016 and January 2017. 
March 28, 2017

Accenture Completes Acquisition of First Annapolis, Enhancing its Consulting and Advisory Capabilities in Payments

NEW YORK; Mar. 28, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its acquisition of First Annapolis, a privately held payments consulting and advisory firm that serves a wide range of clients globally, including leading financial institutions, retailers, travel and entertainment companies, communications/technology companies, and private-equity firms.
March 28, 2017

Bankers Believe Artificial Intelligence Is Key to Creating a More-Human Customer Experience, According to Accenture Report

NEW YORK, LONDON and HONG KONG; Mar. 28, 2017 – In the next stage of artificial intelligence adoption, banks will use AI to help understand the intentions and emotions of customers and enable better interactions, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).  
March 17, 2017

HousingWire Magazine Cites Accenture Among Most Innovative Technology Companies in the Mortgage Industry

NEW YORK; Mar. 17, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named to HousingWire magazine’s fourth annual HW TECH100™ list, which recognizes the most innovative technology companies in the mortgage industry. The list was published in this month’s issue of the magazine.
February 27, 2017

Blockbuster Deals in China Make Asia-Pacific the Leader in Global Fintech Investments, Accenture Analysis Finds

HONG KONG, LONDON and NEW YORK; Feb. 27, 2017 – Global investment in financial technology (fintech) ventures grew 10 percent in 2016, to US$23.2 billion, driven primarily by a wave of blockbuster deals in China, according to Accenture (NYSE:ACN) analysis of data from CB Insights, a global venture-finance data and analytics firm.
February 08, 2017

Accenture Completes Acquisition of InvestTech Systems Consulting, Expanding its Asset Management Consulting Capabilities

NEW YORK; Feb. 8, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its acquisition of InvestTech Systems Consulting, a market leader in investment technology systems-integration and consulting services that support many of the world’s largest asset managers and investment service providers. 
February 08, 2017

Accenture Debuts Hardware-Based Security Solution to Simplify and Enable Blockchain Security for Large-Scale Enterprise IT Use

NEW YORK, LONDON and HONG KONG; Feb. 8, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has unveiled a patent-pending solution that simplifies the ability of blockchain technology to integrate with the industrial-grade security systems that support sectors including financial services, healthcare and government. The solution creates a developer-friendly interface between emerging blockchain platforms and widely used hardware security technology. Accenture cooperated with Thales – whose hardware is currently used by most major banks globally to secure records and assets from cybertheft – to develop the solution.