Strawman more urgent than snowman

March 02, 2018 Tom Murray

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Strawman more urgent than snowman   The Irish Government’s latest foray into the world of pension reform has been buried under an avalanche of snow. Given the ageing population in Ireland and the ever-mounting costs of providing for people in their old age, this issue deserves far more front-page space than the ability of people to survive two days without a fresh supply of bread or milk. Such is human nature, however, that we find Storm Emma dominating the front pages whilst the government plans for pensions are firmly buried deep in the business sections.
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Exaxe shortlisted for the Cloud Computing Innovation of the Year award

February 27, 2018 Sharon Cronin

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Exaxe shortlisted for the Cloud Computing Innovation of the Year award NEWS RELEASE Dublin, 27th February 2018 – Exaxe is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for the Cloud Computing Innovation of the Year award at the 2018 FStech Awards which will take place in London on March 22nd.  
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Exaxe signs agreement with OneFamily for new SaaS based policy administration platform

February 13, 2018 Sharon Cronin

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Exaxe signs agreement with OneFamily for new SaaS based policy administration platform NEWS RELEASE Dublin, Ireland – 13th February 2018. Exaxe, the award-winning specialist SaaS solutions provider for the life and pensions industry is delighted to announce that it has agreed a partnership with OneFamily for the delivery of its SaaS based policy administration platform. OneFamily is a customer-owned financial services company with products spanning savings, investments, protection and lifetime mortgages.
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Investment Life and Pensions Moneyfacts: The chains that bind our youth

February 07, 2018 Tom Murray

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Investment Life and Pensions Moneyfacts: The chains that bind our youth This article was originally commissioned for Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Magazine.  Tom Murray reflects on the growing need to ensure that young people are financially competent. "Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.”  This famous quotation from Aristotle has stood the test of time.  Few will query its application to living a good life and proper financial planning is clearly an important component of a good life.  So how are we doing in terms of ensuring that our young people are financially competent and enabled to enhance their life and cleverly use their assets throughout it?  
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Wearable technologies won’t wash!

February 01, 2018 Tom Murray

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Wearable technologies won't wash! This article was originally commissioned for the January 2018 edition of the Actuarial Post.   The key to developing good protection products is to have a strong underlying base of data from which to deduce what the correct rates should be. This allows the life assurers to provide the maximum protection for the consumer without bankrupting themselves. Traditionally, this comes from large data sets assembled by experts giving broad categories into which the consumer was placed. The resulting calculations enabled accurate estimates to be made, assuming the sales to each broad category were sufficiently strong. The advent of new technology, in the form of wearable technology such as watches and wristbands that measure exercise and vital signs, was supposed to bring about a new era of personal life assurance.
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Exaxe white paper - Subscribe; The best answer to the eternal buy Vs build question

January 09, 2018 Exaxe

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Exaxe white paper - SUBSCRIBE; THE BEST ANSWER TO THE ETERNAL BUY VS BUILD QUESTION Once a business request is made for new IT capability, a CTO is presented with a fundamental dilemma; should the solution be bought in or built in-house? Either way, there are major challenges for the CTO, whichever direction he or she chooses. Now subscription offers a third option. This white paper examines the challenges facing providers in making their choice of which option will suit their business best.
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2018 – Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

January 03, 2018 Norman Carroll

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2018 – INNOVATION, INNOVATION, INNOVATION The start of a new year always puts me in a more reflective mood.  Time to consider whether 2017 has lived up to our expectations and whether we have met the goals we set ourselves at the start of the year.   At the start of 2017,I wrote that I believed this was the year that automation would take a quantum leap.  It turned out to be an understatement, if ever there was one, with huge advances being made in the world of technology.
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IFoA Life Conference 2017 Competition Winners

December 19, 2017 Sharon Cronin

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IFoA Life Conference 2017 Competition Winners Thank you for all those who entered our "fishbowl" competition at the IFoA Life Conference at the ICC in Birmingham last month. We are now delighted to announce the winners of the prizes!
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Exaxe announced as a Pensions Age Awards Finalist

December 07, 2017 Sharon Cronin

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NEWS RELEASE Dublin, Ireland, 7th December 2017  Exaxe is shortlisted for the Pensions Technology Firm of the Year. Exaxe is an award-winning SaaS provider of software solutions that helps life and pension companies launch new products faster, administer products more efficiently and respond with greater flexibility to the marketplace.  
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Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts: The cold, hard truth

December 04, 2017 Tom Murray

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Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts: The cold, hard truth This article was originally commissioned for Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Magazine. Tom Murray looks at how the high old-age dependency ratio afflicting Finland should serve as a warning to the UK Government that a long-term strategy is needed.
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