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

FinTech Innovation Lab NYC Launches InsurTech Program, Opens Call for Applicants for 2018 Class

NEW YORK; Oct. 19, 2017 – The FinTech Innovation Lab New York, a 12-week program co-founded by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Partnership Fund for New York City, has launched an insurance technology, or “InsurTech,” track as the demand for innovation among insurers and the number of entrepreneurs developing new solutions for the sector rises sharply. The FinTech Innovation Lab is sponsored by senior technology leadership from the financial sector and helps early- and growth-stage fintech companies accelerate product and business development. Fintech and insurtech companies are invited to apply for a spot in the 2018 class at www.fintechinnovationlabnyc.com. Applications are due by December 1, 2017. An information session will be held for applicants on November 8.
October 17, 2017

According to Accenture: Gen Z Consumers Visit Bank Branches More Often than Any Other Age Group, Including Baby Boomers

NEW YORK; Oct. 17, 2017 – Gen Z consumers are surprisingly more likely than any other age group, including Baby Boomers, to visit a bank branch at least weekly, according to a new study from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) – reflecting the heavy cash dependence within their age cohort. The study also found that Gen Z consumers (survey respondents aged 18-21) are the most active and engaged group using mobile banking, with all other consumers preferring online banking as their primary banking channel.
October 16, 2017

Accenture Appoints Iliana Oris Valiente as Global Blockchain Innovation Lead

TORONTO; Oct. 16, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has appointed Iliana Oris Valiente as managing director and global blockchain innovation lead for the company’s emerging technology group, effective immediately. 
October 16, 2017

Accenture Research: Most Large Global Banks Planning Major Investments in Open Banking

NEW YORK, LONDON and HONG KONG; Oct. 16, 2017 – All but one of 100 payments executives at large banks said their bank plans to make major investments in Open Banking initiatives by 2020, according to the results of a global study by Accenture (NYSE:ACN).   
October 12, 2017

Accenture and Leading Financial Services Firms Invite Startups to Apply to FinTech Innovation Lab London 2018

LONDON; Oct. 12, 2017 – FinTech entrepreneurs are being invited to apply to Accenture’s (NYSE:ACN) sixth FinTech Innovation Lab London, a three-month program where early and growth stage companies receive mentoring and accelerate their business development working directly with top financial institutions, as fintech investments in the UK continue strongly.
October 12, 2017

Accenture, MAS and ABS Developing Distributed Ledger Technology Solutions for Settlement of Payments Using Central Bank Digital Currency

NEW YORK; Oct. 12, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been appointed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) to manage and develop a prototype using three distributed ledger technology (DLT) platforms to help create a solution for interbank payments.
October 02, 2017

Accenture Research Finds Lack of Trust in Third-Party Providers Creates Major Opportunity for Banks as Open Banking Set to Roll Out Across Europe

LONDON; Oct. 2, 2017 – Less than six months before the Revised Payments Service Directive (PSD2) makes open banking a reality across Europe, research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has found that two-thirds of consumers in the U.K. said they won’t share their personal financial data with third-party providers, giving banks the opportunity to benefit from the trust they have built with their customers over the years. 
September 28, 2017

Accenture Announces Digital Lending Technology Stack for Its Mortgage and Compliance Solution, Becoming First to Offer End-to-End Digital Lending Platform on an As-a-Service Basis

NEW YORK; Sept. 28, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has enhanced its Mortgage & Compliance as-a-Service (MCaaS) offering by providing an all-digital technology stack option, making it the first end-to-end digital lending platform provided on an as-a-service basis. 
September 27, 2017

Voting Opens for 2017 Efma-Accenture Distribution & Marketing Innovation Awards

PARIS, NEW YORK and HONG KONG; Sept. 27, 2017 – Voting has opened for the 5th Efma–Accenture Distribution & Marketing Innovation Awards program, which recognizes the most-innovative projects in retail banking worldwide. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Oct. 25 in Rome.
September 26, 2017

Accenture and Hyperledger Host ‘Blockchain for Good Hackathon’ in Dublin, Inviting Coders to Help Develop Solutions for Digital Identities and Eco-friendly Supply Chains

DUBLIN; Sept. 26, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Hyperledger, a collaborative cross-industry effort hosted by The Linux Foundation to advance blockchain technology, have teamed to host the inaugural “Blockchain for Good Hackathon” taking place at The Dock, Accenture’s multidisciplinary research and incubation hub, on Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1. The two organizations are inviting developers across Ireland to help apply blockchain technology to develop game changing ideas and solutions for providing secure digital identities and sustainable, eco-friendly supply chains.