September 28, 2016

Accenture Launches New Cloud-Based Solution to Help Wealth Managers Comply with U.S. Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule

NEW YORK; Sept. 28, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has introduced a new cloud-based solution, Accenture Wealth Management Compliance Solution for Salesforce, designed to help wealth management firms comply with the U.S. Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule for advisers overseeing retirement accounts. The rule, effective April 2017, provides that advisers may not receive payments that create conflicts of interest.
September 22, 2016

Accenture Positioned as Overall Market Leader in HfS Mortgage As-a-Service Blueprint Report

NEW YORK; Sept. 22, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is positioned as the overall leader in both innovation and execution – ahead of all competitors – in the HfS Mortgage As-a-Service Blueprint Report 2016.
September 22, 2016

Accenture Implements State-of-the-Art Payments-Processing Platform with UniCredit as First Client

NEW YORK; Sept. 22, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced a multi-year contract with UniCredit Business Integrated Solutions, the global service company of UniCredit, to implement a state-of-the-art Payments-Platform-as-a-Service (PPaaS) solution. Accenture’s new PPaaS solution, which is built on DH Corporation’s (TSX: DH) (D+H) global payments services hub software, is a highly scalable, pay-per-use solution that will process SEPA and international payments, and will adapt to new regulations and industry updates, as well as provide flexibility for future expansion.  
September 20, 2016

Accenture Debuts Prototype of ‘Editable’ Blockchain for Enterprise and Permissioned Systems

NEW YORK, LONDON, HONG KONG; Sept. 20, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has created a prototype of a new capability that enables blockchain technology to be edited under extraordinary circumstances to resolve human errors, accommodate legal and regulatory requirements, and address mischief and other issues, while preserving key cryptographic features. The prototype represents a significant breakthrough for enterprise uses of blockchain technology particularly in banking, insurance and capital markets. 
September 06, 2016

Accenture and Leading Financial Institutions Invite Applications for Fifth Annual FinTech Innovation Lab London

LONDON; Sept. 6, 2016 – Applications are now being accepted for Accenture’s (NYSE:ACN) fifth annual FinTech Innovation Lab London, a 12-week program that helps early- and growth-stage fintech companies accelerate product and business development by providing mentorship and exposure to decision-makers at top financial institutions. Fintech entrepreneurs developing cutting-edge products, services and technologies are invited to apply now until Oct. 9 at FinTech Innovation Lab London 2017
August 24, 2016

China Leads Global Fintech Investments, Accenture Finds

HONG KONG; Aug. 24, 2016 – Investments in Asia-Pacific financial technology (fintech) ventures, primarily in China, reached $9.62 billion as of July 31, more than twice the $4.26 billion invested in the region in all of 2015, according to Accenture (NYSE:ACN) analysis of CB Insights data. 
August 21, 2016

Eight fintech Startups enter the FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific

HONG KONG; Aug. 21, 2016 – Eight leading financial technology (fintech) companies today begin a 12-week mentorship program in the third annual FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific. The startups participating in this year’s Lab have developed a range of innovations – from wealth management solutions that are precisely oriented to customers’ investment intents, know your customer (KYC) services that leverage blockchain technology and a fraud prevention program using algorithms based in Chinese-characters to help financial institutions flag risk. 
August 09, 2016

Accenture Consulting Positioned as a Leader in IDC MarketScape – Worldwide Finance and Accounting Business Consulting Services 2016 Vendor Assessment

NEW YORK; Aug. 9, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape on finance and accounting services for 2016.
August 02, 2016

Accenture Completes the Sale of Majority Stake in Duck Creek Technologies to Funds Advised by Apax Partners, Creating New Insurance Technology Joint Venture

NEW YORK and LONDON; August 2, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed the sale of a majority stake in Duck Creek Technologies to funds advised by Apax Partners, a leading global private equity firm. As part of the agreement, which was originally announced on April 18, Accenture and Apax have formed a joint venture in which Apax funds hold a 60 percent stake in Duck Creek Technologies, and Accenture retains a 40 percent stake. Duck Creek will leverage new access to capital to accelerate development and expansion of property and casualty (P&C) insurance technologies.
July 21, 2016

Accenture Launches New Regulatory Compliance Board for Accenture Life Insurance & Annuity Platform Customers

NEW YORK; July 21, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has formed a new client informational board that will allow insurers using the Accenture Life Insurance & Annuity Platform (ALIP) to keep up-to-date and engage in informal discussion of new industry compliance requirements. The board will focus on the impacts of the latest releases from the United States Treasury Department and other regulatory bodies on life and annuity contract administration and detection of design trends.