Tax-free pension advice allowance hits the spot.

February 16, 2017 Tom Murray

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The announcement that the government is to tackle the advice gap by helping people to pay for advice from their pension savings is good news.   According to the Treasury’s research, only 14% of the population would feel confident making financial decisions about their pension without expert advice.  And there are two primary barriers to this – the affordability and the availability of advice.
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Life & Pension News Recap – Aviva providing strong return for shareholders, double tax relief, going digital & why blockchain is so hot

February 13, 2017 Sharon Cronin

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Another busy week for the life insurance and pension industry, with companies changing hands, people claiming double tax relief, digital of course and why we are so hot for blockchain.  
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Is fitness technology good for life insurance?

February 10, 2017 Sharon Cronin

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This week, Investing News has the article on insurtech is starting to follow where fintech went with banking. However, will it be the same for life insurance?
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Life & Pension News Recap – Moving to Ireland, Free Money, Blockchain & Robo Advice

February 06, 2017 Sharon Cronin

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2017 is off to a very busy start, here are just some of main stories happening in the industry from last week
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January 30, 2017 Sharon Cronin

Press releases Exaxe News Acorn Life

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Blockchain - From TedTalks, Is it for Insurance & Pensions

January 18, 2017 Sharon Cronin

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Every day I pick up the newspaper; Blockchain is in there somewhere... There is no doubt that blockchain technology has amassed enormous buzz and promises to revolutionise not just the insurance and pension market but society!  If you are just starting out with your research on Blockchain,  to help you with your research we have decided to share a great TED talk by digital strategist Don Tapscott who gives an accessible overview of how blockchain technology works before going on to explain just how it will democratise finance and break down barriers.
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2017 - the year automation takes a quantum leap

January 03, 2017 Norman Carroll

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2017 - THE YEAR AUTOMATION TAKES A QUANTUM LEAP When I wrote my New Year’s Blog in 2016, I said that the pace of technological, regulatory and political change would increase throughout 2016, promising a year of exciting challenges and opportunities for all of us in the life and pensions sector.  Little did I know what a massive understatement I was making!
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Working in Life & Pension, what you should consider for 2017

December 21, 2016 Sharon Cronin

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As the year comes to an end, we all sit down to think about what is ahead for our industry, the Life & Pension market, for 2017? How can you prepare for it… James Tuff from EY feels that regulatory reform will be a big part of 2017 for the Life & Pensions industry along with robotics, Brexit & gamification.  You can access his view by clicking here and read our own views below:
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New Insurance Administration System – three things to consider

December 19, 2016 IanDornan

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Speaking to Exaxe’s Head of Operations, Ian Dornan, we asked him why companies might fail when implementing or upgrading their insurance administration software. Ian has identified three key areas of the implementation stage that insurance companies and underwriters need to consider in your IT project planning:
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2020, Generation Rent and Life and Pension Software

December 16, 2016 Tom Murray

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As Tom knows more than most, the Life and Pension industry needs to change, not only with the introduction of new technologies but to account for changes in society. Tom addresses some of these changes in his latest article for Actuarial Post - “L&P needs to support Generation Rent”; you can read the full piece here.
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