Insurance Systems Insights
31st January 2017
Fran Reed, Global Regulatory Strategy, FactSet
In early 2015, the Obama White House Council of Economic Advisors reported that high investment commission fees lead to conflicted investment advice which cost investors an estimated $17 billion a year. With a broad surge in Google searches, investors previously unaware of... read more
30th January 2017
Jocelyn St. James, Manager Business Consulting, Sapient Global Markets
Millennials, those born between 1981 and 1997, introduce a set of norms and expectations befitting a new generation, now the largest in the United States. Traits such as digital savviness, remaining single longer, and elevated debt levels represent not only a cultural... read more
24th January 2017
'Blockchain from the investor’s perspective: A VC view of the marketplace' was moderated by David Peyronnin, Head of Blockchain Services at Mthree Consulting. The three speakers were Jean-Marc Bonnefous, Managing partner at Tellurian Capital, Eddy Travia, Pioneer Blockchain Investor & CEO, Coincillium and Jamie Burke, CEO of... read more
23rd January 2017
In our third article in series on how the fintech industry is being covered at Davos 2017, Henry Blodget, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Business Insider, opens up the discussion to the panel to discuss the digitalisation of payments, and generational divides within consumers.
There’s a new generation of consumers who don’t have the... read more
23rd January 2017
With President Trump now in office, the fintech industry should reflect on some of the key questions concerning where the industry is heading next.
Will shift in fintech investment from the U.S to Asia continue to accelerate?
The pull effect on investment capital towards Asian fintech companies, of which the clear majority is located in... read more
20th January 2017
London Blockchain Week returns to the capital next week, with blockchain industry professionals and financial services providers from across the UK and further afield set to descend on the city.
The event kicks off with ‘Hack-The-Block’, a three-day hackathon competition where teams will be challenged to use blockchain technology to... read more
16th January 2017
A breakdown of the biggest deals announced in the last month
Synchronoss and Intralinks to merge
During the first week of December Synchronoss Technologies announced that it had agreed a deal to purchase Intralinks Holdings, a provider of on-demand solutions for businesses to securely collaborate, communicate and exchange critical... read more
13th January 2017
The compliance cauldron is bubbling over with toil and trouble for the financial sector. MiFID II, Dodd Frank and BCBS 239 are just some of the regulations circling the stew, demanding tighter controls and more granular levels of reporting in an industry where data is its lifeblood. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – which... read more
10th January 2017
Over the last few months, the UK insurance market has continued to harden, with both SSP and industry data showing a shift in premiums. At the same time, the rise in Insurance Premium Tax has continued apace. Experts predict June's climb to 12%, which will bring a further upsurge in premiums, is just another step towards a VAT-matched rate of... read more
9th January 2017
The move to mobile banking
“The Way We Bank Now” report from the British Bankers Association (BBA) revealed that there were 347 million payments made via banking apps in 2015 – a 54% increase over the previous 12 months. Customers now log into mobile banking apps 11 million times each day. Anthony Browne, Chief Executive of the... read more