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Admiral deal signals evolution of telematics

Admiral's new telematics partnership with Redtail illustrates how telematics offerings are becoming more sophisticated and - perhaps more importantly - that insurers are increasingly looking to harness the Big Data they have access to.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jul 2015
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Xoom worth the extra for PayPal

PayPal's acquisition of US-based remittance firm Xoom will complement its existing competencies, but an investigation into the agreed sale price raises the question of exactly how much this acquisition is worth to PayPal.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jul 2015
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Investors remain unaware inflation erodes savings

Cash in savings accounts consistently offers returns lower than inflation - thus eroding savings - but investors remain unaware of the realities. Wealth managers must remind clients that equities offer the best long-term protection against inflation.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jul 2015
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IPT rise to cost insurers additional £1.5bn

UK Chancellor George Obsorne's latest budget speech announced that the insurance premium tax (IPT) rate will see a 3.5% hike, creating a new challenge for insurers battling to maintain margins in a highly competitive space.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Jul 2015
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Collaboration key in the mobile wallet wars

In most countries, banks, telcos, and online providers are fighting for a piece of the mobile wallet space. However, in Turkey and New Zealand competing players have banded together to establish a national mobile wallet scheme.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Jul 2015
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Travel insurers should embrace the aging population

Insurers that set age restrictions on the eligibility for their travel insurance products are missing out on a growing and increasingly important market segment.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Jul 2015
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French HNW individuals love life insurance

The French life insurance market provides steady returns with its non-unit-linked policies. This means the product enjoys strong demand among high net worth (HNW) clients, offering opportunities for those including insurance in their product range.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jul 2015
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Accelerating competition though digital banks?

The digitization of financial services is making it easier for new banks to enter the market. However, the challenge for the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) is to create the conditions that will allow all banks to compete fairly.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Jul 2015
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PLA Innovation of the Week: flowers for breakfast - a colorful new way to start the day

Flowers are more than just nice to look at. Many are edible, although perhaps few consumers know that. This may change with the introduction of Seriously Floral flower petal muesli from Waitrose, a mix of oats, barley, and toasted wheat flakes with flecks of rose, marigold, and cornflower petals. New in the UK, this is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Jul 2015
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ACE/Chubb: no great risk for UK insurance

Chubb's acquisition by fellow giant ACE marks a huge development in global insurance - one which may spell trouble for the overall market. Within the UK space, however, the combined weight of the two firms is not likely to have a significant impact.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Jul 2015

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