Smart devices are key to reaching smart millennials

July 12, 2018 Tom Murray

smartphones smart technology robo-advice Millennials smart pensions

ACTUARIAL POST: Smart devices are key to reaching smart millennials This article was originally commissioned for Inner Workings, a monthly column written by Tom Murray, in the  July 2018 edition of the Actuarial Post.   For years, there was a huge problem in the pension industry.  People didn’t get interested in the idea of pensions until they were older and thereby missed out on the savings and employer/government contributions in the early years of their working life.    Finally, the UK seems to have cracked it.  The latest figures from the Department of Work and Pensions give the amazing news that not only did over 80% of all eligible employees contribute to a workplace pension last year but that the number of millennials contributing was 78%.  Given the pressures facing millennials in the primary areas of housing and their usually lower earnings as they are at the early stage of their careers, this is a tremendous result. 
Read More

Actuarial Post: Even Robots must be regulated

June 28, 2018 Tom Murray

FCA regulations robo-advice robots

Actuarial post: Even Robots must be regulated This article was originally commissioned for Inner Workings, a monthly column written by Tom Murray, in the  June 2018 edition of the Actuarial Post.   The FCA have started their review process of firms providing retail investment advice through automated channels. They are trying to see how they can best regulate the new area of auto-advisers. Whilst it is still early days in this market, it is only at the evolutionary stage and there were only three firms examined, the potential for significant harm if they get it wrong is very great. The challenges for the FCA are great in trying to control an aspect of the industry that is only beginning to take on shape.
Read More

Horizons Lifetime Savings & Investments Conference 2018 Competition Winner

June 19, 2018 Sharon Cronin

Competition Exaxe appointment Exaxe News Winners conference

HORIZONS LIFETIME SAVINGS & INVESTMENTS CONFERENCE 2018 COMPETITION WINNER Thank you for all those who entered our "fishbowl" competition at the Horizons Lifetime Savings & Investments 2018 Conference at the Hilton Tower Bridge Hotel in London earlier this month. We are now delighted to announce the winner of the DJI Spark drone...
Read More

TechLife Newsletter June 2018

June 04, 2018 Sharon Cronin

newsletter exaxe Exaxe newsletter Exaxe News Exaxe client wins

TECHLIFE NEWSLETTER June 2018   The June edition of TechLife is now available online. TechLife is published every quarter and is filled with news, opinion pieces, white papers and information on legislative changes within the life and pensions industry in the UK and abroad.
Read More

Horizons Lifetime Savings & Investments 2018

Competition Life and Pensions conference Horizons Lifetime Savings & Investments Sponsorship

Horizons Lifetime Savings & Investments 2018 5th-6th June 2018, London Exaxe is pleased to be sponsoring this year's Horizon Lifetime Savings & Investments conference. The two-day event will be held in the Hilton Tower Bridge in London on 5th-6th June 2018. Previously known as The Future of Life and Pensions, this year’s conference will bring together the most senior executives from across life, pensions, investments, and long-term savings. These leaders will unite to discuss customer centricity, lay the foundations for a digital future, envisage the changing advice market, and more. DROP BY THE EXAXE STAND BE IN WITH A CHANCE TO WIN A DJI SPARK DRONE
Read More

Exaxe shortlisted for the European Pensions Awards

April 30, 2018 Sharon Cronin

cloud computing pensions technology provider of the year Press releases Exaxe News Awards

  Exaxe shortlisted for the European Pensions Awards NEWS RELEASE Dublin, 30th April 2018 – The European Pensions Awards has shortlisted Exaxe for the “Pensions Technology Provider of the year” award which will take place in London on June 21st.
Read More

Actuarial Post: Earning trust on social media

April 26, 2018 Tom Murray

facebook Life and Pensions technology data protection Actuaries

Actuarial Post: Earning trust on social media This article was originally commissioned for Inner Workings, a monthly column written by Tom Murray, in the  April 2018 edition of the Actuarial Post.   The outright abuse of personal data epitomised in the recent scandals, concerning elections in the Western world, has shown that there are severe limits to the level of controls that you can put on your information once you have submitted it voluntarily online. If a total stranger sat beside you on a bus or a train and asked you about your personal musical preferences or which newspaper you liked to read, you would be very wary about supplying the answers.  Not that there is anything particularly top-secret about such information, nor is it very personal, but nevertheless an uneasiness would creep in that the other individual had to be up to no good if they wanted that kind of information.  In other words, you would assume that you were being setup for a sting.
Read More

OneFamily goes live with Exaxe’s SaaS based policy administration platform Admin Plus

April 10, 2018 Sharon Cronin

client win Press releases client wins Exaxe News Exaxe client wins

OneFamily goes live with Exaxe’s SaaS based policy administration platform Admin Plus NEWS RELEASE Dublin, Ireland – 10th April 2018. Exaxe, the award-winning specialist SaaS solutions provider for the life and pensions industry is delighted to announce that OneFamily has successfully gone live with Exaxe’s SaaS based policy administration platform, Admin Plus. OneFamily is a customer-owned financial services company with products spanning savings, investments, protection and lifetime mortgages.   OneFamily’s implementation of Admin Plus, is supporting its recently launched Lifetime ISA product. OneFamily has also implemented Exaxe’s illustrations and quotations SaaS solution, Illustrate Plus.
Read More

Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts: The real Brexit dividend for pensions

April 06, 2018 Tom Murray

Pensions Brexit pension regulations Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts

The real Brexit dividend for pensions   This article was originally commissioned for the March 2018 edition of the Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Magazine.  Tom Murray argues that a slowdown of new regulation, and the stability that this brings to long-term planning, could be the real Brexit dividend for pensions. There is a lot of noise in the media at the moment about the so-called “Brexit dividend”.  Leave supporters claim that there will be a huge financial windfall from leaving the EU, in line with the infamous claim of a possible extra £350 million per week for the NHS.  Although this was widely discredited in the months since the referendum, it has been raised again by the Foreign Secretary, who now reckons it will be even higher.  
Read More

Actuarial Post: Eye, Robot!

March 14, 2018 Tom Murray

Life and Pensions technology Actuaries Actuarial Post security

Eye, Robot! This article was originally commissioned for Inner Workings, a monthly column written by Tom Murray, in the  March 2018 edition of the Actuarial Post.   It may be a staple of Hollywood movies, such as Judge Dredd or Minority Report, to use retina-scanning to make the point that the movie is set in the future or to engender fear in horror movies by having the bad guys remove eyes to get access to retina-scan locked buildings, but reality is catching up as biometrics are moving mainstream in many industries in order to control access to particular sections of the building or to monitor hours worked.  The question is whether it adds any value to the life and pensions sector or whether we should consider it as a fad that will fade without us spending the time and money to get involved.
Read More
1 2 3 4 5

Subscribe to Blog Updates

Recent Posts

EZine Sign Up