Actuarial Post: Earning trust on social media

April 26, 2018 Tom Murray

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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.
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Actuarial Post: Eye, Robot!

March 14, 2018 Tom Murray

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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.
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Actuarial Post: Stop guiding and give people advice

July 18, 2017 Tom Murray

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Stop guiding and give people advice This article was originally commissioned for the July 2017 edition of the Actuarial Post. At first, the prospects for the new pensions minister didn’t look good. A government, without a working majority, and dependent upon a smaller party that was enmeshed in the intricacies of Brexit, didn’t seem to be in a position to sort out the tangled world of long-term savings and provision for the elderly. This was made even more certain by the problems that arose during the election campaign around the whole area of long-term care.
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Income protection – the forgotten product

September 16, 2015 Tom Murray

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Actuarial Post: Income protection – the forgotten product This article was originally commissioned for the August/September 2015 edition of the Actuarial Post.
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Providers face witch-hunt on exit charges

September 09, 2015 Tom Murray

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Actuarial Post: Providers face witch-hunt on exit charges This article was originally commissioned for the July/August 2015 edition of the Actuarial Post.
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TechLife Newsletter June 2015

June 04, 2015 Sharon Cronin

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The June print 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.
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Actuarial Post: What changes faster than technology?

April 20, 2015 Tom Murray

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This article was originally commissioned for the March/April 2015 edition of the Actuarial Post.
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Actuarial Post: Whose data is it anyway?

February 24, 2015 Tom Murray

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This article was originally commissioned for the Nov/Dec 2014 edition of the Actuarial Post.
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Actuarial Post: Ignore the bells and whistles, future-proofing is what’s important

November 27, 2014 Tom Murray

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This article was originally commissioned for the Oct/Nov 2014 edition of the Actuarial Post.
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Actuarial Post: Why the fascination with DIY

October 02, 2013 Tom Murray

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By Tom Murray, Head of Product Strategy, Exaxe.
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