May 11, 2016

2016 Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards Voting is Open

PARIS and NEW YORK; May 11, 2016 – Efma members have until 12 May to vote for the first-ever Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards winners.
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). 
May 05, 2016

European Financial Services Companies Must Close the Gap Between Vision and Execution in their Digital Strategies, According to Accenture Study

LONDON; May 5, 2016 – Major European banks and insurance companies are ready to embrace digital technologies, but they are nearly 50 percent more effective in identifying the value of innovations than actually applying them to streamline their businesses, according to an Accenture (NYSE: ACN) analysis of 53 institutions in the continent’s five largest economies.
April 26, 2016

Accenture Research Finds Insurers Will Succeed at Digital Transformation by Putting People First

NEW YORK; April 26, 2016 – While the next wave of digital technologies will transform the very nature of insurance organizations – including what they do and how they do it – those that succeed will do so by dramatically transforming their workforces and cultures to operate in a digital world, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE:ACN). 
April 18, 2016

Accenture and Apax Partners to Form Joint Venture to Drive Digital Innovation in Insurance Software

NEW YORK and LONDON; April 18, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Apax Partners, a leading global private equity firm, have agreed to form a joint venture to accelerate the innovation of claims, billing and policy administration software for the insurance industry.  As part of the joint venture, funds advised by Apax will acquire a 60 percent stake in Accenture’s Duck Creek Technologies, with Accenture retaining a 40 percent stake. The joint venture will operate as a new and independent company. 
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 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:
March 23, 2016

Accenture Implements New Core Insurance IT System for Zurich Insurance’s Launch in Colombia

ZURICH and BOGOTA, Colombia; Mar. 23, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) recently completed building and implementing a new core insurance information technology system for Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich), marking the insurer’s entrance into the property and casualty (P&C) business in Colombia as part of its strategy for expansion in Latin America.
March 23, 2016

Gartner Positions Accenture as a Leader in the 2016 Magic Quadrant for North America Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems

NEW YORK; Mar. 23, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant by Gartner in the February 2016 “Magic Quadrant for Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems, North America1” evaluated for its Accenture Life Insurance & Annuity Platform (ALIP).  
March 16, 2016

Compliance Function Pressured by Growing Business Demands, Regulatory Complexity and Lagging IT Architecture, According to Accenture Report

NEW YORK; Mar. 16, 2016 – The ability of financial institutions’ compliance function to manage risk is being challenged by rising expectations for the function to play a stronger role in front-office processes, the increased volume and complexity of regulations, and a lagging data and technology architecture, according to a new compliance risk report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).