Mercer launches Facebook advice service


Superannuation administration group Mercer has launched a new Facebook-based robo advice service that leverages artificial intelligence to calculate the amount of money users will have to retire on. The group sa.. Read More

Administrative tech drives efficiency


Financial advisers can create efficiencies within their business by using a range of technological tools that help to streamline their administrative tasks, including client self-service programs, digital signature .. Read More

Data use key to revenue growth


Wealth management groups needed to leverage technology and client data to a greater degree to ensure they were maximising revenue, reducing administration costs and improving processes, according to DST Systems. .. Read More

Opinion – Consumer curiosity drives fintech rise


The finance industry is changing. While the look of your typical suburban main drag hasn’t changed much, with the same old four banks maintaining their presence, the interactions, products and services on .. Read More

Managed Accounts to merge with Linear


Managed discretionary account operator Managed Accounts Holdings has announced it has submitted a proposal to merge with platform and administration provider Linear Financial Holdings. In a statement, the group .. Read More

Financial services staff threatened by tech


With technological disruption causing concerns over employment in a wide range of fields, a recent Microsoft survey has found that the majority of financial services workers feel threatened by technology. The s.. Read More

IRESS takes stake in regtech firm


Listed financial technology provider IRESS has announced a partnership with regtech firm Lucsan to deliver regtech solutions aimed at helping its clients meet their compliance obligations more efficiently and at a lo.. Read More

Risk requirements a headache for robo firms


The corporate regulator’s rigid risk management requirements for robo-advisers could prove overwhelming for start-up firms looking to disrupt the traditional advice sector, according to insurance broking and ri.. Read More

Temenos opens Australian branch


Financial services software provider Temenos has officially launched its $68m million investment in the Australian market, with the company saying its break into the sector came as a result of an iconic marketing cam.. Read More

Independent group flexibility can be a risk


Independent dealer groups’ flexibility in relation to adviser technology requirements could be detrimental when it came to security of client information, according to Fortnum Private Wealth. Speaking to f.. Read More

Second order effects key to tech disruption


Investors should look towards the “second order effects” of technological disruption in order to position their portfolios effectively for the future, according to Magellan Financial Group. Speaking .. Read More

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