Technology, industry and funding opportunities spark the first insurtech track of the FinTech Innovation Lab

By John Cusano, Maria Gotsch and David Treat The insurance industry is in the midst of a technological transformation. According to Accenture’s 2017 Technology Vision for Insurance, 87% of insurers believe that technology is advancing at an exponential rate and 86% say they must accelerate innovation just to maintain a competitive edge. At the same…

New York City Fuels FinTech Innovation

An open innovation framework established by the Partnership for New York City, Accenture and financial institutions spurs tech advances and economic gains. For most business and IT executives, today’s furious rate of technology change represents both opportunities and challenges. However, at the center of everything is an issue that many struggle with: keeping up with…

Fintech goes to Washington: Regulators, financial firms discuss wave of future

As financial technology (fintech) startups enhance collaboration with traditional financial institutions to diversify and modernize financial services, a better understanding of how the regulatory environment impacts a company’s operations is becoming increasingly critical. The FinTech Innovation Lab’s (FIL) new regulator-in-residence, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Treasury Jonah Crane, is attempting to answer these questions for the…

Hunt to be Leading Centers of Fintech

44 Cities in the Hunt to be Leading Centers of Fintech

That was my unexpected takeaway from the recent Innovate Finance Global Summit in London. The list of cities vying for the title of fintech trailblazer includes‎ the current leaders (New York, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Singapore), as well as a long list of aspirants, which includes Abu Dhabi, Copenhagen, Jakarta, Lagos, Sao Paulo, and…