Westpac launches social media banking offering29/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Westpac has this week announced the launched of a mobile experience to allow customers to access banking features while using social apps including Facebook Messenger, Twitter, and Snapchat.
Aon and Adviser Ratings partner on cyber insurance29/03/2017 Malavika Santhebennur News
Aon and Adviser Ratings have entered a partnership to launch a cyber-insurance policy for advisers to allow them to take out cyber liability insurance.
Google to provide initiatives for Android developers28/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Google has partnered with India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and launched new digital initiatives through Android services.
Singapore and France sign fintech cooperation deal28/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
The Monetary Authority of Singapore has today announced a cooperation agreement with the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution and the Autorité des Marchés Financiers to enhance fintech relations with France.
DBS appoints group head of digital bank28/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
DBS group head of digital bank, Olivier Crespin, would leave his role of seven years and has been replaced internally.
Conflicting KPIs threaten customer-first initiatives: Google27/03/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
Insurers must align KPIs (key performance indicators) and eliminate competing interests between departments if customer-centricity initiatives are to succeed, said Cameron Haynes, Senior Industry Analyst at Google.
Intelligent transport attracts $55 million in grants27/03/2017 Shahida Sweeney Government
The federal government has weighed in behind R&D for intelligent transport systems under a $55 million grant to build 21sth century infrastructure, including self-drive vehicles.
Federal government ramps ICT spend to over $9 billion27/03/2017 Shahida Sweeney Government
Angus Taylor, assistant minister for cities and digital transformation, has foreshadowed a boost in ICT spending – with the latest projection capped at $9.3 billion in procurement across departments and agencies.
Real-time payments will lead fintech in 2017: KPMG27/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Real-time payment options were expected to drive a significant portion of the growth in fintech activity in Asia over the next few years, according to analysis from KPMG.
Regulatory partnerships crucial to growth of Asian fintech27/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Collaboration around regulation in the form of industry partnerships was instrumental to the success of the Asian fintech ecosystem, according to KPMG.
Insurers already reaping benefits of machine learning: Google24/03/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
Machine learning is set to usher in the 'next evolution of the internet' say industry insiders. Cameron Haynes, Senior Industry Analyst at Google, reveals that next-generation ‘smart machines’ are already bearing fruit for insurers.
CBA to fully digitise, consolidate TPD claims process24/03/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
CBA is developing an integrated and fully digitised platform for TPD (total and permanent disability) and income protection insurance claims handling, confirmed Neil Whiteing, Executive General Manager for CBA’s Wealth Management division, and featured keynote at the FST Future of Insurance conference.
Vietnamese start-ups see 46% rise in investment24/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
The fintech sector in Vietnam raised a total of $129 million in 2016 with a spike in start-up deals last year, valued at $205 million, according to a Topica Founder Institute Report.
South Australia tackles outages with cloud services22/03/2017 Shahida Sweeney Government
A new “virtual” power plant has been launched in Adelaide with access to cloud services to connect homes and businesses.