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Calling it quits on cash

John Riccio 18 Sep 2017 7 minutes

The world is going cashless dramatically fast. Cards and phones are winning out as the death knell seems to sound for physical currency. But what does this mean for business?

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Around the world in insurtech

Nick Spooner Amy Gibbs 04 Sep 2017 11 minutes

Globally, insurtech is establishing itself in a variety of places. Australia has all the building blocks to lead in insurance innovation. What could the future hold if insurance, tech and regulators worked together?

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How insurtech will make you love your insurer

How insurtech will make you love your insurer

Nick Spooner Amy Gibbs 01 Aug 2017 10 minutes

In the second article of his series on insurance and technology, Nick Spooner examines the opportunities that insurtech is creating for incumbent insurers.

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The insurtech effect

The insurtech effect: Insurance gets a makeover

Nick Spooner Amy Gibbs 25 Jul 2017 10 minutes

Goodbye salespeople and form-filling, hello blockchain, artificial intelligence and peer-to-peer. Insurtech is changing the face of insurance. Nick Spooner shows us what the future of cover looks like.

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Video: A banking CEO’s perspective on fintech

Kate Bennett Eriksson 27 Jun 2017 1 minute

“Most people think that the banks can be disrupted very easily. Beware of that thought.” Mike Smith, former CEO of ANZ bank, talks about the opportunities for innovation in the face of the fintech revolution.

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Report: Innovation insights from around the world, 2017

Kate Bennett Eriksson 19 Jun 2017 6 minutes

We surveyed over a thousand global business executives to explore their approach to innovation. Kate Eriksson shares five trends uncovered by PwC’s Innovation Benchmark report.

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Federal Budget 2017: Lighting the flame under banking’s platform

John Riccio 10 May 2017 5 minutes

There wasn’t much room for innovation in the Federal Budget but that hasn’t stopped the government from clearing a space for fintech competitors. John Riccio examines the challenges that banks now face.

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The secrets of agile’s success

Kate Bennett Eriksson 09 May 2017 11 minutes

With ANZ bank the latest in a string of organisations to turn away from traditional modes of working, PwC’s Head of Innovation, Kate Eriksson shares her insights on what it takes to successfully implement agile.

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Editorial: Financial services must move faster towards innovation

John Shipman 19 Apr 2017 6 minutes

PwC’s Global Fintech Report showed that innovators present clear and present danger to the revenue of established financial organisations. Australian incumbents don’t have time to wait around, argues John Shipman.

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