June 12, 2018

Efma and Accenture Announce Winners of Efma – Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards 2018

PARIS; June 12, 2018 – Efma, an association of more than 3,300 retail financial services companies in 130 countries, and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced the winners of the third annual Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards at the annual awards ceremony, held at the Elyseum in Paris. Showcasing the best examples of insurance technology innovations in multiple categories, the awards competition this year attracted 320 entries from 237 institutions in 45 countries.
May 11, 2018

Payments Canada, the Bank of Canada, TMX Group, Accenture and R3 Demonstrate Feasibility of Instantaneous Equity Settlement through Distributed Ledger Technology

TORONTO, May 11, 2018 – Payments Canada, the Bank of Canada, TMX Group and Accenture have demonstrated that the instantaneous clearing and settlement of securities on-ledger is feasible, showing for the first time that both central bank cash and assets can be tokenized to complete an instant, end-to-end equity settlement on distributed ledger technology (DLT).    
May 08, 2018

Trust in Banks Highest Since 2012, but Declining Branch Visits and Increased Digital Transactions Risk Eroding Customer Relationships, Accenture Research Finds

LONDON; May 8, 2018 – U.K. consumers’ trust in their banks is at the highest level since 2012, but the decision of some banks to increase digital-only interactions risks alienating customers of all ages, according to new research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
 
May 05, 2018

Dubai International Financial Centre and Accenture Sign Agreement to Further Cement FinTech Hive at DIFC Position Globally

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates; May 5, 2018 – Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading international financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with professional services company Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to foster innovation in the financial services industry globally.
May 02, 2018

Banks Must Invest in Reskilling Their Workforces to Seize AI-driven Growth Opportunities, Accenture Report Finds

NEW YORK; May 2, 2018 – Although bank leaders recognize that intelligent technologies are reshaping the core banking process and can transform customer experiences, few plan to significantly increase investments in reskilling their workforces to enable these technologies in the near-term, according to a report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
April 13, 2018

Accenture, Leading Financial Institutions Seek Applicants for Asia-Pacific FinTech Innovation Lab 2018

HONG KONG; April 13, 2018 – Applications have opened for Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) annual FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific, a 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 http://www.fintechinnovationlab.com/asia-pacific/ through May 11.
March 27, 2018

Compliance Spending is Shifting to New Technologies as Threat Landscape Expands, According to Accenture Report

NEW YORK; March 27, 2018 – Faced with growing threats of ‘industry shocks’ such as cyber fraud, cryptocurrency, quantum computing and open banking, financial institutions expect to increase their compliance investments over the next two years as they seek new approaches to strengthening compliance capabilities, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). 
March 27, 2018

Four in Five North American Bank Operations Leaders Believe Their Bank’s Survival Depends on Updating Legacy Systems to Innovate Faster, Accenture Study Finds

NEW YORK; March 27, 2018 – Nearly four-fifths (79 percent) of operations leaders at North American banks believe that their bank’s existence will be threatened if they don’t update their technology to innovate faster and more efficiently, according to new research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). 
March 20, 2018

Australia’s Digital Currency Market Expanding, Accenture and Australian Digital Commerce Association Research Reveals

SYDNEY; March 20, 2018 – Australia’s digital currency market reached new levels in 2017, with significant gains in trading value and volumes, according to a joint research project by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and ADCA (Australian Digital Commerce Association) that showed activity levels, transactional values and trader demographics in the country for the first time.

March 12, 2018

DHL and Accenture Unlock the Power of Blockchain in Logistics

BONN, Germany; March 12, 2018 – DHL has released a trend report in cooperation with Accenture, a leading global technology consultant, on blockchain technology’s potential to transform the logistics industry. Global supply chains are notoriously complex, with a diverse set of stakeholders, varying interests, and many third-party intermediaries – challenges that blockchain is well suited to address. The report includes initial findings on a working prototype developed by DHL and Accenture, which tracks pharmaceuticals from the point of origin to the consumer, preventing tampering and errors.