Technology / Social Media

  • Athene Explores Consumer Biases in Retirement Savings
    Athene Explores Consumer Biases in Retirement Savings

    New Online video series examines longevity risk and consumer perception of retirement security

    Athene USA (“Athene”), a leading provider of retirement savings products, announced the launch of a four-part video series created in partnership with Wall Street Journal Custom Content examining common behavioral biases that hinder retirement planning.
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  • New Lincoln Financial Group Research Reveals Need to Bridge the Gap Between Women’s Financial Planning Attitudes and Behaviors
    New Lincoln Financial Group Research Reveals Need to Bridge the Gap Between Women’s Financial Planning Attitudes and Behaviors

    Company to Host Live Twitter Chat on March 27, 2019 to Help Strengthen Women's Understanding of Personal Finance and Retirement Issues

    As Americans celebrate Women’s History Month, new research released today from Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC) reveals that while women place high importance on planning for retirement and their family’s future, they are facing gaps that are keeping them from reaching the positive outcomes they seek.
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  • Are There Financial Benefits To Having A Tech-Savvy Board?
    Are There Financial Benefits To Having A Tech-Savvy Board?

    MIT Sloan study identifies a 'new financial performance differentiator'

    Along with opportunities, the digital era brings many risks for companies, such as cybersecurity breaches and business model disruptions. As a result, it’s important for all business leaders to be digitally conversant.
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  • Too Many Americans Are Still in The Dark About Getting Financial Advice
    Too Many Americans Are Still in The Dark About Getting Financial Advice

    Nearly half incorrectly believe all advisors are legally obligated to act in clients’ best interest

    Nearly half of Americans surveyed (48 percent) mistakenly believe all financial advisors are required by law to always act in their clients’ best interest, according to new data from leading digital wealth manager Personal Capital.
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  • Insurance In The Age of Disruption & Change
    Insurance In The Age of Disruption & Change

    How an industry transforms from successful traditional leader to next generation leader

    by Denise Garth

    “The biggest impediment to a company’s future success is its past success.” – Dan Schulman, CEO of PayPal. This insightful quote is just as true for insurers as it is for any company that has been a successful leader in its market. It is a time of disruption and change – technological revolution, fast-changing customer needs…
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  • Money in A Brave New World
    Money in A Brave New World

    How 5G is transforming the financial landscape

    by Julia Beetle

    Technology is transforming the way businesses operate, and the financial world is certainly reaping its benefits. In today's transactional world, connectivity is a chief concern. This is evident in finance as industry players and customers utilize services such as online banking, transfers, authentication, and more. In response, institutions are working towards full mobility so they…
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  • Consumers Want Technology to Complement, Not Replace Human Financial Advisors
    Consumers Want Technology to Complement, Not Replace Human Financial Advisors

    Eighty-Five percent of Americans prefer working with a human financial advisor rather than a robo-advisor

    A new study, commissioned by MDRT and conducted online by The Harris Poll among over 2,000 U.S. adults, examines what consumers think of technology in financial services, clients’ perspectives on robo advisors and the technology they expect their advisor to incorporate.
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  • TIAA Launches Alexa and Chatbot Capabilities
    TIAA Launches Alexa and Chatbot Capabilities

    Digital tools drive accessibility and convenience for individuals

    TIAA announced today the launch of new capabilities on Amazon Alexa, a leading digital assistant for devices ranging from the Echo Dot and Echo Show to smart phones, displays and speakers.
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  • Insurance & Millennials: A Coming Of Age
    Insurance & Millennials: A Coming Of Age

    How navigating today's hyper-digital life leads to burnout, isolation and a community-disconnect

    The skills gap is real and getting worse, with 83 percent of HR professionals saying they had difficulty recruiting suitable candidates in the past 12 months, according to new research from SHRM — the Society for Human Resource Management.
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  • Consumer Confidence Making A Big Impact on E-Commerce Growth
    Consumer Confidence Making A Big Impact on E-Commerce Growth

    2018 Ended with strong financial health, with spending to show for it

    While 2019 got off to a rocky start, with a partial government shutdown and trade challenges attributed to tariffs, consumers at the close of 2018 were buoyed by their strong household financial health and were spending accordingly.
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  • Pushing Priorities: Why Insurers Need to Choose and Begin Their Journey to the Future Now
    Pushing Priorities: Why Insurers Need to Choose and Begin Their Journey to the Future Now

    Why the industry needs to move forward now on integrating a digital platform

    by Denise Garth

    Insurance companies are widely varied in their responses to change and disruption. On one end of the spectrum are organizations that are blazing new trails to the future with their incubators, hackathons and InsurTech investments and partnerships.
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  • Workplaces Falling Behind Today’s On Demand Culture
    Workplaces Falling Behind Today’s On Demand Culture

    User-friendly Technology a Top Priority for 2019

    Consumer technology is intuitive and intelligent, which is likely why an overwhelming majority of employees surveyed worldwide by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated wish their workplace technology was as easy and powerful as their personal technology.
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  • LIMRA 2019 Predictions: Growth Expected in Individual Life Insurance, Technology and Workplace Retirement Savings Plans
    LIMRA 2019 Predictions: Growth Expected in Individual Life Insurance, Technology and Workplace Retirement Savings Plans

    Life sales to grow 3% to $15 billion, driven by income gains, bond rates

    LIMRA recently published its annual predictions report. While the report offers quite a few predictions, below are four examples that stood out.
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