April 27, 2017

New and Disruptive Technologies Take Center Stage at Efma–Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards in London

LONDON; Apr. 27, 2017 – Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, the internet-of-things and blockchain were prominently featured among the winners of the second annual Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance awards announced in London. Aimed at showcasing the best examples of insurance technology innovations in multiple categories, the awards this year attracted nearly 220 entries from nearly 150 institutions in 38 countries.
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 19, 2017

Artificial Intelligence Set to Transform Insurance Industry but Integration Challenges Remain, According to Accenture Report

NEW YORK; Apr. 19, 2017 – Insurance executives believe that artificial intelligence (AI) will significantly transform their industry in the next three years, with insurers investing in AI to empower agents, brokers and employees to enhance the customer experience with automated personalized services, faster claims handling and individual risk-based underwriting processes, according to Accenture’s Technology Vision for Insurance 2017
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 30, 2017

Majority of Wealthy Investors Prefer a Mix of Human and Robo-Advice, According to Accenture Research

NEW YORK; Mar. 30, 2017 – Two-thirds (68 percent) of emerging wealthy and high-net-worth investors in North America prefer “hybrid” investment advice – a combination of traditional advisory services and low-cost digital tools – over either a dedicated human advisor or conventional robo-advisory services (computer-generated advice and services without human advisors) alone, according to research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
March 30, 2017

Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things Attract Almost Half of InsurTech Funding Globally in 2016, According to Accenture Research

LONDON, NEW YORK and HONG KONG; March 30, 2017 – Artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) now account for almost half of total investment in insurance technology (insurtech) startups globally, new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) shows.
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).