Seven financial technology startups have won the chance to present their ideas to a panel of banks and investment firms at Accenture's London FinTech Innovation Lab, in what many market-watchers are expecting to be a break-out year for innovation in financial services.
Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Backbase, a leading provider of customer experience management technology solutions, have entered into an alliance agreement in financial services to enable banking clients to improve customer engagement through digital channels.
Stevens Institute of Technology, a premier, private research university, and Accenture (ACN) have initiated a research and education collaboration to focus on analytics for the financial services industry.
A significant proportion of North Americans - 40% - have used their smartphones to make payments at merchant locations, up from just 16% two years ago, according to an Accenture survey.
Applications are now being accepted for New York's fifth annual FinTech Innovation Lab, a 12-week program co-founded by Accenture (ACN) and the Partnership Fund for New York City that helps early- and growth-stage financial technology (fintech) companies accelerate product and business development by gaining exposure to top bank and venture capital executives.
Owen Jelf, managing director, Accenture Post-Trade Processing, talks about the current environment in investment banking and the role utility services could play in the future in the industry.
Jon Matonis, executive director, The Bitcoin Foundation, Brett King, CEO, Moven and Jeremy Light, head of payment services at Accenture look at the evolution of bitcoin, the relationship between innovation and regulation and what banks need to know about the rise of crypto-currencies.
Accenture's Fintech Innovation Lab is landing in Ireland, with banking and tech giants throwing their weight behind the Dublin-based accelerator programme.
More comprehensive analytics for credit analysis, data protection solutions and quantum computing software are among the new innovations from eight financial technology entrepreneurs selected to participate in the 2014 FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific.
Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and 14 leading financial institutions have opened the application period for the third annual FinTech Innovation Lab London, a 12-week mentoring program that helps early and growth stage financial technology entrepreneurs accelerate product development and gain exposure to leading financial industry executives.
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