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Canada’s fintech adoption rate doubles in last 18 months: EY report

July 25, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Customer wants, needs and demands are guiding players in Canada’s fintech space toward developing simpler, more transparent and customer-centric financial services products, with insurance expected to see a big increase in uptake in future, suggests new research released Tuesday by

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Shifting risk responsibilities to front line will help reduce vulnerabilities: PwC Canada

July 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canadian businesses are more vulnerable to disruption than their global counterparts and need to make each line of service responsible for risk decisions, monitoring, oversight and assessment of vulnerabilities to bolster protection, suggest Canadian insights from a recent PwC report.

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Applying blockchain technology could slash US$40 billion in costs for financial services: BIS Research

July 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Implementing blockchain technology could produce hefty cost savings in the billions of dollars annually for the financial services market, suggests a new report released Friday by Minnesota-based BIS Research. Characterizing blockchain as a revolutionary development, its application “could lead to

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Accepting failure can fuel success, drive advances for companies looking to reach digital maturity: global study

July 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Trying and accepting the possibility of failure has proved an effective way for organizations to clear the aversion-to-risk hurdle and advance toward digital maturity, notes a new study from MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte Digital. In all, 71% of

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Some CEOs, enterprises missing the boat on mobile technology: SOTI study

July 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Efforts to manage mobile transformation continues to be a struggle for some interviewed enterprises, with almost a third reporting they are not investing in mobile technology, notes a new study released Thursday by SOTI Inc. Commissioned by SOTI and conducted

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Global premiums up in 2016, growth lower but outlook still positive: Swiss Re

July 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The 3.7% increase in global insurance premiums on the non-life side in 2016 was driven by expansion among the emerging countries and exceptional performance in China, although growth weakened in advanced economies, Swiss Re Institute suggests in its latest sigma

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Retailers could lose US$71 billion from fraudulent card-not-present transactions in next five years: Juniper

June 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A number of factors, including click-and-collect fraud, have been identified as contributing to Juniper Research’s forecast that retailers stand to lose US$71 billion globally from fraudulent card-not-present (CNP) transactions over the next five years. Part of a new research issued

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Gains, losses in efforts to combat cyber crime in 2016: Trustwave

June 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The fight against cyber crime showed both advances and retreats in 2016, with improvements on the intrusion detection and breach containment fronts matched by cyber crime increasingly being treated as a business, suggests a Trustwave report released Tuesday. Findings in

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XL Catlin extends global property insurance capacity

June 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Increasing property values and concern over natural catastrophe exposures in the United States and Canada were among the factors mentioned in XL Catlin’s announcement Wednesday it had extended global property insurance capacity by 25% to US$500 million. XL Catlin reports

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Use of captives for cyber liability programs increases 20% in 2016: Marsh report

June 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The number of owners using captives for cyber liability programs – up almost 20% last year – represented the fastest growing non-traditional risk in captives managed by Marsh Captive Solutions, the company notes in a new report this week. Fuelled

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Criminal data breaches forecast to cost global business $8 trillion in next five years: Juniper

May 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Higher levels of Internet connectivity and inadequate enterprise-wide security are expected to pave the way for criminal data breaches costing businesses around the world about $8 trillion over the next five years, suggests U.K.-based Juniper Research. Research released Tuesday indicates

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Hurdles to digital transformation remain, half of respondents have formal strategy: global survey

May 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Some things seem to persist, including how inflexible IT systems, organizational silos and security concerns continue to rear their heads as obstacles to global enterprises adopting formal strategies for digital transformation. So suggests the Enterprise Digital Transformation Strategies: Turning Disruption