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  • Major Scope for efficiencies between life companies and financial brokers, new report reveals | PwC Ireland | Media centre | Press release
    Irish financial brokers have a social media presence and over two thirds 69 acknowledge that there is more work to be done regarding the effectiveness and value of their social media presence According to the survey mobile optimisation is a necessary step in assisting brokers particularly in the area of mobile devices and tablets for example the use of a digital stylus for signatures Consolidation of back office services to be considered The survey suggests that financial brokers should consider consolidation of back office services with other similar operations while still maintaining their customer facing independence It will be important to do this in a VAT efficient manner and not create incremental VAT costs on outsourced activities Compliance and administration will continue to be costly for the financial broker community Brokers use multiple portals and must be familiar with all of them Yet less than one in three 30 of survey respondents said that they had been contacted by life companies regarding the update of their systems Féilim Harvey Partner PwC said With financial brokers providing nearly two thirds 64 of life product sales in 2014 up from just over half 53 in 2007 which is an increasing proportion of sales as the market has shrunk through the crisis the broker channel has proved to be a resilient market for life insurance companies As the economic climate improves competitive advantage will be achieved by the Financial Brokers who can achieve the best customer experience in terms of the advice they provide and the technology they use while successfully reducing delivery cost for compliance and administrative processes Client Relationship Management tools are under utilised The survey found that uncertainty exists amongst the brokers around CRM tools For example less than half 47 do not use specific core automation functionality such as a Fact Find from a CRM system due to it not being useful or being overly complex Nearly two out of three 61 said they had never been consulted by a CRM company on the development of functionality Furthermore the research highlights that brokers are reluctant to trust the information they receive from CRM tools and a large majority 69 double check the CRM information to the life companies portal Speaking at the survey launch Diarmuid Kelly CEO PIBA said We welcome the report and we re keen to see its recommendations implemented The major value proposition financial brokers have to offer is their specialist advice So reducing the time spent on administrative tasks will increase client facing time which is a win win for clients and brokers Common data sets the way forward The survey further recommends an industry wide agreement between brokers and life companies on a common set of data to be provided to CRM providers as is the case in other markets such as Australia This would reduce development costs on life providers as standardised data extracts would be supplied to each CRM provider It would also benefit CRM providers as consistency in their data feeds

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  • European IPO proceeds reached new highs in 2015, but market conditions likely to hinder activity in first half of 2016, says PwC’s latest IPO Watch | PwC Ireland | Media centre | Press release
    chill has descended across pretty much every market globally this is certainly a more complex climate to that of 2015 and indeed 2014 We rounded off last year with six bumper IPOs which really saved the day from an annual IPO proceeds standpoint and actually took us to the highest IPO proceeds since 2007 This year I would expect to see the number of companies coming to market to marginally decline as investors continue to scrutinise investment opportunities and those that can wait will wait Having said that I think 2016 proceeds will be bolstered by the continuing trend of mega deals the too big to miss out sentiment and that we will see a recovery towards the middle of the year The effect on Europe of the expected election paralysis in the US market remains to be seen Denis O Connor concluded As the curtains closed on 2015 it was really the giant IPOs of Aena ABN AMRO and Worldpay all raising 3bn plus and with good after market performance which made headlines The listing of Permanent TSB and Applegreen in the first half of 2015 was promising however the second half of 2015 was quiet from an IPO perspective AIB may also come back to the market in the second half of 2016 and looking ahead 2016 also will feature companies demonstrating strong and predictable growth stories with more focus than ever before on the longer term outlook The technology and financials sectors will be strongly evident but the IPO market will have to overcome the adversity of rock bottom oil prices increasing interest rates and continued exchange rate volatility ENDS Notes to editors IPO Watch Europe surveys all new primary market equity IPOs on Europe s principal stock markets and market segments including exchanges in Austria Belgium

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  • Privacy | PwC Ireland | About PwC | Common
    information which may be of interest to you you may unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time by contacting us as set out in the Unsubscribe section below Our websites do not collect or compile personally identifying information for dissemination or sale to outside parties for consumer marketing purposes or host mailings on behalf of third parties Data Controller PricewaterhouseCoopers Ireland with its principal place of business at One Spencer Dock North Wall Quay Dublin 1 Ireland is the data controller of any personal data collected through this website and will process such data in accordance with the Data Protection Acts of 1988 and 2003 Disclosure to Third Parties Our policy is not to share personally identifiable information with any third parties unless required by law or unless explicitly requested by a visitor or otherwise as set out in this section We recognise that your information is valuable and we take all reasonable measures to protect your information while it is in our care Personal data which has been submitted to PricewaterhouseCoopers Ireland may be disclosed to other member firms in the PricewaterhouseCoopers network of firms where this is necessary to meet the purpose for which the visitor has submitted the information By submitting personal data to this site the visitor is providing explicit consent to the transfer of such data for the fulfilment of their voluntary requests This data is not shared with any member firms in the PricewaterhouseCoopers network of firms for any secondary or unrelated purposes or shared with any third party unless otherwise disclosed at the point of collection If there is an instance where such information may be shared the visitor will be asked for permission beforehand We subcontract some areas such as distribution of publications and the organisation of events and conferences and so if a visitor submits personal data as part of a request relating to these areas we may disclose certain data to third parties in order to fulfil these requests e g when ordering a publication we display the party fulfilling the order Security We have implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally identifiable data and information from loss misuse alteration or destruction In particular we ensure that all appropriate confidentiality obligations and technical and organisational security measures are in place to prevent any unauthorised or unlawful disclosure or processing of such information and data and the accidental loss or destruction of or damage to such information and data Only authorised PricewaterhouseCoopers personnel are provided access to personally identifiable information and these employees have agreed to ensure confidentiality of this information PricewaterhouseCoopers policy is to use secure socket layer technology for the protection of credit card information submitted through web form Access to Information If you would like to update any personal data you have submitted through this site please do so via the original registration page or please email us at privacy ie pwc com When personally identifiable information is retained we

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  • Legal Disclaimer | PwC Ireland | About PwC | Common
    laws can vary widely based on the specific facts involved Given the changing nature of laws rules and regulations and the inherent hazards of electronic communication there may be delays omissions or inaccuracies in information contained in this site Accordingly the information on this site is provided with the understanding that the authors and publishers are not herein engaged in rendering legal accounting tax or other professional advice or services As such it should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional accounting tax legal or other competent advisers Before making any decision or taking any action you should consult a PricewaterhouseCoopers Ireland firm professional While we have made every attempt to ensure the information contained in this site has been obtained from reliable sources PricewaterhouseCoopers Ireland firm is not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of this information All information in this site is provided as is with no guarantee of completeness accuracy timeliness or of the results obtained from the use of this information and without warranty of any kind express or implied including but not limited to warranties of performance merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose Nothing herein shall to any extent substitute for the independent investigations and the sound technical and business judgment of the reader In no event will PricewaterhouseCoopers Ireland firm or its partners agents or employees be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken in reliance on the information in this site or for any consequential special or similar damages even if advised of the possibility of such damages Certain links in the website connect to other sites maintained by third parties that may or may not be presented within a frame on the website PricewaterhouseCoopers

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  • Site Provider | PwC Ireland | About PwC | Common
    centre Articles Press releases Publications RSS feeds Careers Experienced careers Student careers Executive search Ireland International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites About Site Provider This site is provided by PricewaterhouseCoopers Ireland whose registered address

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    customised pages or enable services such as commenting on a blog Use of cookies by PwC The following table explains the way in which we use cookies on this website By using this website you agree that we can place these cookies on your computer device for the stated purposes Provider Name Purpose Type Duration Adobe Analytics AMCV AdobeOrg This cookie is used to identify a unique visitor It is set using JavaScript to store a unique visitor ID in an AMCV AdobeOrg cookie on the domain of the current website where represents a random string of characters First Party Persistent 2 years from set update Google Analytics ga This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator and the browser subsequently visits pwc ie a new ga cookie is written with a different unique ID In most cases this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to pwc ie and it is updated with each page view Additionally this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure First Party Persistent 2 years from set update Google Analytics gat This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator and the browser subsequently visits pwc ie a new gat cookie is written with a different unique ID In most cases this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to pwc ie and it is updated with each page view Additionally this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure First Party Persistent 24 hours from set update Google Analytics utma This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator and the browser subsequently visits pwc ie a new utma cookie is written with a different unique ID In most cases this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to pwc ie and it is updated with each page view Additionally this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure First Party Persistent 2 years from set update Google Analytics utmb This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with pwc ie When a user views a page on pwc ie the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie If it does not find the cookie a new one is written and a new session is established Each time a user visits a different page on pwc ie this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30 minute intervals This cookie

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