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How Open Banking could improve the quality of retirement planning advice

How Open Banking could improve the quality of retirement planning advice

27 September 2018

Nick Parsons They say it is never too early to start planning for your retirement and, since pension freedoms opened a range of new opportunities for savers, being sufficiently prepared has never been more important. The decisions that savers make at retirement could shape their income for the rest of their lives. The importance of which advisers... MORE

Open Banking can help transform financial advice

Open Banking can help transform financial advice

20 September 2018

Freddie Findlater Open Banking has ushered in a new era of data sharing that could transform the way we borrow, save and access financial products. While the benefits to consumers have been well trailed, most analysis of Open Banking fails to unpick the potential effects on the financial planning industry. Its arrival comes at a time of... MORE

Open Banking in Financial Services – Where might it go next?

Open Banking in Financial Services – Where might it go next?

10 September 2018

Nick Parsons I was really pleased to welcome participants from investment platforms, financial advisers, and workplace pension providers to our latest technology roundtable, to discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by Open Banking to the financial services market and the financial advice profession. As an industry leading provider of software solutions, Bravura creates and uses technology to... MORE

How to support the gig economy

How to support the gig economy

22 August 2018

Natanje Holt The way we work, and the people who make up our workforce, has changed dramatically. Now, whether it’s the #metoo campaign, or the Taylor Review, there is an increasing movement to address any inequalities and level the playing field. Ultimately, to make sure we are treating everyone across this changing workforce fairly. Protecting gig workers,... MORE

How can super funds remain competitive in an API-dominated world?

How can super funds remain competitive in an API-dominated world?

2 July 2018

Scott Kendall Fintech is often viewed as a disruptive factor for superannuation funds. When you consider where fintech firms have concentrated their activity in Australia, it is clear they have singled out more lucrative industries, such as the retail sector. With tech giants such as Google and Amazon yet to turn their full attention towards Australia’s superannuation... MORE

CDC ship has sailed for many employers

CDC ship has sailed for many employers

22 June 2018

Jonathan Wileman One of the big news stories of the past few months has been the agreement between the Communication Workers’ Union and Royal Mail to work towards establishing a collective defined contribution scheme for all employees, while closing the current defined benefit scheme to future accrual. The agreement came a day after consultation closed on the... MORE

The changing face of the financial advice market

The changing face of the financial advice market

13 June 2018

Freddie Findlater Post RDR, if you were to think about client segmentation within the financial advice industry it was likely as simple as those who had more than £100,000 to invest and those who did not – with providers arguing that the cost of servicing those clients below the threshold had become too high.  Of course, there... MORE

How automation differentiates your financial services firm from the rest

How automation differentiates your financial services firm from the rest

5 June 2018

Marwan Kansoh For many businesses, optimizing operations and processes is a real struggle. Not doing so usually leads to loss of productivity, service agreement breaches and increased costs. For wealth management and financial service providers, success relies on the quality of the service you provide to the end-user. This is why automating your processes through workflows, DevOps... MORE

Investing in next generation technology is a strategic imperative

Investing in next generation technology is a strategic imperative

1 June 2018

Kirsty Worgan An often-one-sided debate has flared over the past year about whether the investment that platforms make in technology upgrades is economical. Recently, industry commentator Heather Hopkins of consultancy practice NextWealth, produced a more balanced article on “re-platforming” for New Model Adviser. As one of the main suppliers of those systems, I am sure it will... MORE

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