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Calls to Beyond Blue’s support services have increased by 66 per cent in April compared to the prior year and more than half a million people have now accessed Beyond Blue’s 24/7 dedicated coronavirus mental health service since March. The new coronavirus support service relies on a collection of partners

The revenue banks make from customer fees is under threat from increased competition and regulation. According to new research from Accenture, Australian banks risk losing as much as 9 per cent of their retail revenue if fees from overdrafts, cross-border payments and foreign transactions  dry up.  As more competitors emerge

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As the economy gradually reopens, companies now find themselves facing important choices about what the future of work looks like. How will work change, what have they learned during the three-month shutdown, and perhaps one of the most difficult questions of all, can and should we really design the future

More than nine in 10 executives (95 per cent) believe that climate change due to greenhouse gas emissions has been a contributing factor to increased extreme weather events that their electricity networks have experienced over the past 10 years, according to new research from Accenture. In addition, 90 per cent

The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to alter consumer behaviours permanently and cause lasting structural changes to the consumer goods and retail industries, according to findings of an Accenture survey of more than 3,000 consumers in 15 countries across five continents. The survey, which was conducted between April 2 and April

Accenture has acquired Context Information Security, a cyber defense consultancy, from Babcock International Group. Financial terms were not disclosed. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in London, Context provides high-end cyber defence, intelligence-driven red team, vulnerability research and incident response services. They have been involved in handling some of the most

Accenture has continued its acquisition spree, purchasing boutique Australian consultancy AlphaBeta Advisors.  AlphaBeta employs approximately 35 people and combines business strategy, data analytics and econometrics to advise organisations on how to respond to profound technological, economic and social change.  The name AlphaBeta may be familiar to Which-50 readers who have

Neobanks operating in the UK added more than 6 million new customers in the second half of 2019, ending the year with 19.6 million customers globally, according to Accenture’s Digital Banking Tracker. Accenture’s research tracks the performance of UK neobanks – those that offer financial products via digital channels –

Accenture has acquired Icon Integration, a privately held Australian technology consultancy that provides SAP digital supply chain solutions and services as well as specialised business intelligence solutions to clients across Australia and New Zealand.  Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but the deal aims to boost Accenture’s growing technology

Australia’s banks risk losing US$3 billion in payments revenue by 2025 due to the growth of digital payments and competition from non-banks, according to new research from Accenture. According to Accenture’s Global Payments Pulse Survey [PDF] overall payment revenue will grow at an annual rate of 3.7 per cent by