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Australian banks must leverage Big Data

In recent years, competition among Australian deposit-taking institutions has largely centered on savings products. However, providers are now focusing on transaction accounts, with cross-selling and Big Data strategies more important than ever.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jun 2014
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a new sausage that nips bad breath in the bud

Spicy sausage may taste great, but bad breath caused by garlic and other spices and seasonings used in sausage is no fun. Sahin heat-treated sausage "without fenugreek and garlic smell" claims to put these bad breath worries to rest. New in Turkey, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jun 2014
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Juice bars must stand out to appeal to consumers

Recognized as a big trend in the US in 2013, juice bars capitalize on the consumer's need for health, convenience, and provide the social benefits of a coffee shop. As a result, they are attracting a growing number of consumers in the UK. However, what exactly makes a trend into an industry?

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jun 2014
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PayPal's POS strategy has promise

PayPal's approach to mobile payments avoids some of the biggest pitfalls by not focusing exclusively on any one technology, but the market remains highly competitive and difficult to succeed in.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jun 2014
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Rising alcohol duty: changing the drinking habits of the UK?

Every week in Britain an average of 17 pubs shut their doors permanently partially because of increasing tax forcing the price of alcohol up, causing consumers to change their drinking habits. Since 2004 beer duty rates have increased by more than 50%, contributing 30% to the price of a pint of beer. Unlike supermarkets, pubs and bars have to pass this price increase on to the consumer.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jun 2014
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More creativity required to net MFI relationships

Transaction accounts that reward continued regular activity can capture critical main financial institution (MFI) relationships.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jun 2014
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DAS delivers with innovative strategy

DAS delivered positive results despite the challenges posed by the civil justice reform and its aftermath. This shows that insurers can remain successful even when exploring new waters, as long as they are willing to seek out opportunities.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jun 2014
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Tesco current account solid but underwhelming

Tesco Bank's eagerly awaited entry into the UK current account market has been an anticlimax. While its current account offering is certainly competitive, it fails to do anything new and is no game changer.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jun 2014
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Barclays: expanding at home, retrenching abroad

Barclays Wealth has made a strategic decision to expand in the UK and scale back its international operations. Yet the UK wealth market is highly competitive - improving global economic confidence means Barclays may be missing opportunities elsewhere.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jun 2014
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Nationwide uses mobile app to boost saving

Nationwide has become the first UK provider to add login-free functionality for balance checks and transfers to savings accounts to its mobile app. Reducing the friction associated with these tasks will significantly improve the user experience.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jun 2014

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