January 17, 2017

Blockchain Technology Could Reduce Investment Banks’ Infrastructure Costs by 30 Percent, According to Accenture Report

NEW YORK; Jan. 17, 2017 – Blockchain technology could reduce infrastructure costs for eight of the world’s 10 largest investment banks by an average of 30 percent, translating to $8 billion to $12 billion in annual cost savings for those banks, according to a new report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and McLagan which is part of Aon Hewitt, a business unit of Aon plc (NYSE: AON).
January 16, 2017

Fintech Innovation Lab London Kicks Off Largest Programme in Its Five-Year History

LONDON; Jan. 16, 2017 – The 20 innovative startups chosen from among more than 300 fintech entrepreneurs around the globe who applied for Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Lab London represent the largest class in the London Lab’s five-year history. This year’s programme also received the greatest number of applicants, with increased interest from startups in the Middle East, Turkey, Russia, the Nordics and North America.
January 11, 2017

Seven out of 10 Consumers Globally Welcome Robo-Advice for Banking, Insurance and Retirement Services, According to Accenture

NEW YORK, LONDON, HONG KONG; Jan. 11, 2017 –Seven in 10 consumers around the world would welcome robo-advisory services – computer-generated advice and services that are independent of a human advisor – for their banking, insurance and retirement planning, according to a new report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Yet, a large number of consumers still want human interaction for their more complex needs, leaving firms challenged with blending a physical presence with an advanced digital user-experience, as they look to integrate robot and human services.
January 09, 2017

Dubai International Financial Centre Launches ‘FinTech Hive at DIFC,’ the Region’s First FinTech Accelerator, Supported by Accenture

DUBAI, UAB; Jan. 10, 2017 – Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asian (MEASA) region, and Accenture, a leading global professional services company, today announced the region’s first FinTech accelerator in Dubai. 
December 09, 2016

Efma and Accenture Issue Call for Entries for Second Innovation in Insurance Awards

PARIS, NEW YORK and HONG KONG; Dec. 9, 2016 – Efma and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) have issued a joint call for entries for the second annual Innovation in Insurance Awards, with insurance and bancassurance companies invited to submit their entries by 8 March 2017. 
December 06, 2016

Accenture’s Life Insurance & Annuity Platform Receives Highest Product Scores for Three Use Cases in Gartner’s 2016 Critical Capabilities Report

NEW YORK; Dec. 6, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has received the highest scores for three use cases in Gartner’s September 2016, Critical Capabilities for Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems, North America.

November 08, 2016

Eight FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific Startups Featured at Investor Day in Cyberport

HONG KONG; Nov. 8, 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 third annual FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific Investor Day.       
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 25, 2016

New Release of Accenture Life Insurance and Annuity Platform Improves Productivity for Underwriters and Case Managers

NEW YORK; Oct. 25, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has released an updated version of the Accenture Life Insurance & Annuity Platform (ALIP) New Business and Underwriting component that enhances productivity levels for underwriters and case managers through a new workbench that streamlines navigation and centralizes information.
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 www.fintechinnovationlab.com and are due by December 1, 2016. An information session will be held for applicants on November 7.