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Five innovation opportunities for the wealth management and insurance sector from open banking

Five innovation opportunities for the wealth management and insurance sector from open banking

18 April 2018

Rob Gagliardi Giving away personal information/data has always felt like a slight invasion of privacy. Having your information then shared to a third party makes many very uncomfortable. Privacy laws are stringent and for good reason, but has the introduction of open banking changed the way many industries will use and share data? Open banking, introduced in... MORE

Saving and the self-employed – how technology can be used to deliver a better retirement

Saving and the self-employed – how technology can be used to deliver a better retirement

6 April 2018

Freddie Findlater “Dare to be bold” was the rallying cry from Guy Opperman, Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion as the ABI’s Savings Tech Sprint got underway last week. The two-day industry event hosted by the Association of British Insurers, the Department for Work & Pensions, HM Treasury and involving close to one hundred delegates from technology... MORE

Four Auto Enrolment issues to address with contributions set to rise

4 April 2018

Natanje Holt With AE contributions set to rise from next month, Natanje Holt picks out four auto-enrolment issues the financial services sector must address sooner rather than later to ensure opt-out rates remain low. So far, the introduction of auto-enrolment has been considered a success. Opt-out rates have remained low and this should only be seen as... MORE

Life insurance evolution: The biggest obstacle Life Insurers must overcome to achieve growth and innovation

Life insurance evolution: The biggest obstacle Life Insurers must overcome to achieve growth and innovation

6 March 2018

David Loader Rapid change is occurring across the life insurance industry. New legislation and self-regulation, the sale and consolidation of several existing life insurers, and the ongoing development and introduction of new technology is redefining the life insurance space as we know it. While new technologies are enabling companies to engage with customers in ways previously unavailable,... MORE

Does size really matter for platform success?

Does size really matter for platform success?

21 December 2017

Freddie Findlater Platforms are chasing assets in order to achieve scale but the winners of the future will need more than that. The importance of scale is one of the key topics of conversation in the platform industry. Scale brings some clear benefits to platforms, such as allowing them to charge consumers less, providing the means of... MORE

Hong Kong’s US$46 Billion ETF Market – Prepare for the Chinese ‘ETF Connect’ Wave

Hong Kong’s US$46 Billion ETF Market – Prepare for the Chinese ‘ETF Connect’ Wave

23 November 2017

Paul Treanor The launch of ETF Connect should drive significant monetary flows into HK ETFs from Chinese investors starved of international market exposure, potentially acting as the catalyst for a new era of growth for the Hong Kong ETF market. The deal, an exclusive cross-border scheme which will enable millions of investors in mainland China to purchase... MORE

Fintech and the Superannuation Value Chain – Disruption, enhancement or just eating your lunch?

Fintech and the Superannuation Value Chain – Disruption, enhancement or just eating your lunch?

22 November 2017

Darren Stevens Download whitepaper There is no denying the impact that fintech firms have had across almost every industry globally. Seizing upon fast-paced technological innovations, they have and are continuing to redefine the digital customer experience as we know it. It is not surprising then that Australia’s financial services sector is attracting its fair share of fintech activity.... MORE

Modernising tech – or ‘Why doing nothing is dangerous’

Modernising tech – or ‘Why doing nothing is dangerous’

8 November 2017

Kirsty Worgan With so much now bound up in IT, it is essential to make the right decision – so consider not just the short-term costs involved in investing in your technology but also the long-term benefits it can bring. Ageing technology is an issue for many firms, as companies face the twin challenges of high running... MORE

Why anywhere-anytime learning will be the key to a successful workforce

Why anywhere-anytime learning will be the key to a successful workforce

7 November 2017

Natanje Holt Recent advancements around automation as well as an increasingly flexible workforce has led to a departure from the traditional employment model. Whilst previous generations have spent their working lives enveloped in the security of a more linear career path – stemming from a period of focused study such as an apprenticeship – we are now... MORE

Life insurers improving customer service with AI

Life insurers improving customer service with AI

17 October 2017

David Loader The latest technological advancement to represent a ‘game changer’ within many industries is the application of artificial intelligence (AI) – particularly natural language processing (NLP). While these capabilities are not new, they are becoming significantly more advanced and we are starting to see some interesting developments in the life insurance space. At its core, NLP... MORE