Posts in data
The Rise And Rise Of Automated Testing For Fintech Products  

Testing of fintech products and platforms is increasingly a mix of human and automated testing thanks to advancements in technology, machine learning and artificial intelligence. The movement away from manual work can allow financial services organisations to boost product development, improve efficiencies, enhance quality and mitigate risk.

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Data Remediation Activities Will Not Disappear; Nor Should They

The Hayne Royal Commission rightfully and very publicly raised a question mark over the quality of customer data held by financial institutions. It also highlighted that data remediation – the cleansing, organisation and migrating of data – after costly and often lengthy investigation, warrants greater focus.

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What Are The Most Common Data Errors In Financial Institutions?

Customers expect financial institutions to correctly calculate their financial position and to know exactly who they are. No one wants to be at a loss, especially when it is someone else’s fault. A miscalculation, an administrative mistake, lack of insurance coverage, or other errors, can cause customers to feel wronged, robbed, not cared about or even marginalised.

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Data Remediation In Financial Services – Triggers, Execution, Controls And Continuous Improvement

Data remediation activities in financial services will never cease. The best that can be achieved is significantly reducing the frequency and scope of remediations over time. This paper is a brief discussion of the triggers, execution and controls associated with data remediation events and can be applied to superannuation, wealth management, banking and insurance.

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Correcting Past Wrongs – The Gold Standard In Financial Services Data Remediation

Many data remediation programs are only started after an issue being brought to light by a customer or group of customers: often upon investigation, this gives rise to a slew of other issues that may have been impacting thousands of customers across several years.

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APRA and ASIC Warn Superannuation Funds Must Ensure Member Fees Are Appropriate and Correct 

In a letter sent to registerable superannuation entity (RSE) licensees on 10 April 2019, APRA and ASIC reinforced the importance of oversight to ensure fees charged to members are correct and in their best interest. This included a range of issues and ‘approaches for actions’ to address the oversight.  

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Q&A – Tom Seel Reviews Investigate Data Quality Software Tool

Tom Seel is the product lead at QMV and has been involved with Investigate since its inception. He is passionate about data and data-centric projects having been involved in numerous data migration and data remediation projects throughout the superannuation industry.  

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Investigate Named 'Compliance Innovator' Finalist In 2019 Fintech Business Awards

QMV is extremely honored to have our data quality technology, Investigate named as a finalist for Compliance Innovator of the Year at the 2019 Fintech Business Awards. The nomination is very timely given the findings of the royal commission and the appetite for raising benchmarks across the industry.  

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Superannuation fund operational expenditure - increasing or decreasing?

Data recently released by APRA provides a high-level picture of the trends in operational expenditure by most large superannuation funds in Australia. 

QMV’s analysis of the data shows that since 2004, with the growing scale of assets within the superannuation system means…

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Rethinking superannuation data and member engagement

Many super funds are investing heavily in data profiling and predictive analytics solutions which promise to unlock a tidal wave of insights, often geared toward improving “member engagement”. Indeed, the term “actionable insights” has been dropped countless times across the latest financial services conferences. 

But mostly, these analytics solutions are just providing more data — not insights – and it is no wonder.

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MEDIA RELEASE: “Open Super” An Opportunity For Smart Super Funds

The superannuation industry should prepare for an “open super” regime in the next few years, in light of current moves towards “open data” and “open banking” and the fundamental shift in the balance of power in the information economy, says Jonathan Steffanoni, principal consultant – legal and risk at QMV.

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ASFA Conference 2017 - The Underlying Truth

The underlying truth of ASFA 2017 was that if your data quality is not there, there is nothing a superannuation fund, insurer, bank or any company can do with any degree of success or comfort that it is fail proof (be that decision making, innovation, transformation or just good governance).

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MEDIA RELEASE: Fund Consolidation, Regulatory Scrutiny And Data Trends To Dominate 2018 super landscape

A continued regulatory focus on member outcomes will dominate the superannuation industry in 2018 and contribute to the continued consolidation of funds, says Mr Jonathan Steffanoni, Principal Consultant, Legal & Risk, QMV.

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