Industry First: TD Ameritrade Enables Investors to Instantly Fund Brokerage Accounts Using Apple Pay
Now available to individual investors in the U.S. through Apple Business Chat on iPhone and iPad
TD Ameritrade announced an industry first today: the ability for individual investors to instantly fund a brokerage account with Apple Pay through Apple Business Chat in the Messages app on iPhone and iPad. Historically, to fund brokerage accounts, investors have had to endure a multi-day waiting period while funds were verified or manage a complicated… read more
Customer Service: There Are None So Blind…
Do you hear your audience listening?
by Bruce Turkel
I’m sitting in the second row of the big conference room listening to the keynote speaker at a corporate event. Every few minutes the speaker raises his hand and asks the audience if they’ve experienced whatever it is that he’s talking about. read more
LIMRA – The State of the Retirement Market Today
What are the implications for our financial security?
The retirement market is changing and growing. People are preparing differently, and sometimes retiring sooner than they planned. What are the implications to their financial security? read more
Data is the Name of the Game
But how will it play out for insurance?
by Mark Breading
CES, which once centered on Consumers and Electronics (per its name), now extends far beyond consumers and focuses much more on software and data than on the electronics and hardware. read more
Top Online Reputation Trends for 2019
Careful... You are what you tweet
by John P. David
After a year that saw a slew of epic social media fails, like an Elon Musk tweet leading to a set of $20 million fines and numerous folks losing jobs over offensive posts, I can say with certainty that 2019 will offer a new batch of colorful online problems. read more
Being Connected: Tech-Savvy Get Techier…
... but most consumers want more support before fully buying into a connected lifestyle
The number of U.S. consumers considered to be the most technically savvy has grown in the last three years, yet those who are least interested in being connected continue to comprise 39 percent of the population, according to a new study by Assurant, Inc. read more
Billing: From Back Office Function to Innovative Growth Engine
Everything is connected...
by Denise Garth, Sameer Karode and Badri Mallikarjunan of Majesco, a company with two decades of experience in providing insurance platform software solutions and consulting services for the insurance industry across lines of business – Life, Annuity, Health, Pensions,Property & Casualty (General Insurance), and Group & Voluntary Benefits insurance.
Everything is connected. In insurance, this is proving true throughout the value chain. In order for an insurer to enter the realm of Digital Insurance 2.0, it must consider the connections and adapt accordingly. Fortunately, digital insurance transformations are enabling. read more
America’s Life Insurance Market Has A Problem…
As growth remains sluggish, technology and innovation are key to drive agile growth
by Aparna Sankaran
Global insurance sector growth is expected to remain weak, and companies must focus on technology and innovative initiatives that optimize costs, drive wider distribution and market reach and explore local niche market segments, to spur growth reveals EY Insurance Outlook 2019. read more
Romance or Finance: What Matters Most?
Americans Prioritize Money Over Love; Use Emerging Tech to Solve Planning Shortfalls
Matters of the heart are quickly becoming worries of the wallet, as 56 percent of Americans say they want a partner who provides financial security more than “head over heels” love ... read more
Data Threat: The Digital Side Of Money
Digital transformation, advanced attacks and strict new regulation causing turmoil among U.S. Financial Services organizations and putting data at risk
Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, announces that digital transformation is driving turmoil among U.S. financial services organizations and leaving sensitive data at risk according to its 2018 Thales Data Threat Report, Financial Services Edition. read more
The Truth According to Uber
What every company should know about building a brand... and engineering success
by Bruce Turkel
Uber’s new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, is new to his position, but a recent email to employees proves he is a thoughtful inspirational speaker. When UK officials announced that they would not renew Uber’s license to operate in London, Uber announced its plan to appeal the decision. read more
No Longer a Back-Office Function, Billing is at the Center of Growth and Innovation in a New Digital Era of Insurance
Insurers must reimagine billing and payments to meet customer expectations for new and innovative products and services that extend well beyond traditional insurance
Majesco (NYSE American:MJCO), a global provider of cloud insurance platform software for insurance business transformation, today announced the release of a new thought leadership report. read more
Digitalization Is Reshaping Wealth Management
In an industry ripe for change, data-driven robotic process automation and artificial intelligence have a clear role to play
Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, has published a white paper outlining how robotic process automation (RPA), artificial intelligence (AI), and other digital innovations are providing new ways for wealth managers to interact with clients, enhance the user experience, and gain a significant competitive advantage. read more