Retail and commercial banks and diversified financial enterprises
July 13, 2016

Efma and Accenture open applications for 4th Distribution & Marketing Innovations Awards

PARIS, NEW YORK AND HONG KONG; July 13, 2016Retail banks worldwide have until 7 September 2016 to enter their solutions for Efma and Accenture’s fourth annual Distribution & Marketing Innovations Awards, which will take place in Barcelona, Spain on 26 October.
June 29, 2016

Nearly One-Half of North American Consumers Want Robo-Advice from their Banks, Accenture Survey Finds

NEW YORK; June 29, 2016 – Nearly one-half (46 percent) of bank customers are open to use robo-advice for banking services – computer-generated advice and services, independent of a human advisor – according to a new report on the banking industry by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Consumers in the U.S. are more open to robo-advice (46 percent) than Canadian consumers (43 percent).
June 23, 2016

New York Tops Silicon Valley in Fintech Venture Financing for the First Time

NEW YORK; June 23, 2016 – New York received more financial technology (“fintech”) venture financing than Silicon Valley for the first time during the first three months of this year, according to a new report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Partnership Fund for New York City. 
June 23, 2016

Eight Innovative Startups Showcase Cutting-Edge Financial Technologies at Sixth Annual FinTech Innovation Lab Demo Day in New York City

NEW YORK; June 23, 2016 – A select group of leading-edge financial services technology (fintech) companies demonstrated their products and services to dozens of top bank, venture capital and technology executives today at the sixth annual New York FinTech Innovation Lab Demo Day.        
June 20, 2016

Accenture Joins “The Floor,” a New Financial Technology Hub in Tel Aviv, Israel

TEL AVIV; June 20, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has joined a new hub of financial technology (fintech) start-ups based in Tel Aviv, Israel dubbed “The Floor.” As a supporter, Accenture will evaluate potential innovations for its clients and potentially its own strategic investments, while mentoring start-ups and strengthening its ties to the growing Israeli technology community.
June 14, 2016

Eurobank to Pursue Digital Transformation of Subsidiaries in Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine with New ‘Intelligent Infrastructure’ Platform Provided by Accenture Under Ten-Year Services Agreement

NEW YORK and ATHENS; June 13, 2015 – Eurobank Ergasias S.A. will streamline its technology operations and pursue a digital transformation using a new infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) technology platform provided by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) under a ten-year agreement that involves the bank’s subsidiaries in Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Ukraine. Accenture will provide technology transformation and delivery services for an “intelligent infrastructure” based on an advanced IaaS platform that will support the bank’s core functions, including deposits and loans, online banking, transaction processing, and credit card and debit services. 
June 13, 2016

Collaboration with Digital Partners Is Key to Banks’ Growth Strategy and Success, Accenture Technology Vision for Banking 2016 Finds

NEW YORK; June 13, 2016 – Recognizing that technology innovation is changing the banking industry at breakneck speed, more than half (52 percent) of bank executives expect to be working with new digital partners within their industry in the next two years, according to a global survey of more than 300 banking executives by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). In addition to current technology challenges, more than four-fifths (85 percent) anticipate that the pace of technology change will increase rapidly or at an unprecedented rate over the next three years.
May 09, 2016

UK Banks Could Create an £8.5 Billion Revenue Opportunity by Broadening SME Services, Accenture Study Finds

LONDON; May 9, 2016 – UK banks could create an £8.5 billion* revenue opportunity by broadening services for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), a sector which generates just under 50 percent of the UK’s private sector turnover, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). 
April 17, 2016

Accenture and Leading Financial Institutions Call for Applicants for the Asia-Pacific FinTech Innovation Lab 2016

HONG KONG; April 17, 2016 – Applications open today for Asia-Pacific’s third annual FinTech Innovation Lab, Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) 12-week program that helps early- and growth-stage financial technology (fintech) companies accelerate product and business development by gaining exposure to top financial institution executives. Applications can be made at www.fintechinnovationlab.com and close on May 31, 2016.
April 13, 2016

Global Fintech Investment Growth Continues in 2016 Driven by Europe and Asia, Accenture Study Finds

LONDON; April 13, 2016 – Global investment in financial technology (fintech) ventures in the first quarter of 2016 reached $5.3 billion, a 67 percent increase over the same period last year, and the percentage of investments going to fintech companies in Europe and Asia-Pacific nearly doubled to 62 percent. These are among the findings of a new report by Accenture (NYSE:ACN) analyzing global fintech trends. (Full report: www.fintechinnovationlablondon.co.uk/fintech-evolving-landscape.aspx)