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UK feed-in tariffs need revolution, not review

A week after the British government announced plans to cut government subsidies for large-scale solar photovoltaic schemes, the International Feed-In Cooperation released the findings of its most recent meeting, which revealed just how dependent the EU's renewables industry has become on feed-in tariffs. This also provided the UK with enough reasons to rethink its policy on renewable subsidies.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Feb 2011
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UK finance: AMPlifying the message

Published By Datamonitor
11 Dec 2000
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UK finance: chopping down the poles

At present, financial advisors linked to a company may not offer advice on another company's products, giving independent financial advisors a monopoly. This practice looks doomed. It's not yet clear exactly what steps the FSA review will take to boost consumer choice, but it is certain to have a significant impact on the UK financial services market.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Dec 2001
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UK finance: FSA rule change brings the need for re-education

The changes will fundamentally reshape the way financial services products are distributed in the UK. But although the new rules will cut commissions and improve transparency, the FSA and product providers will need to begin detailed consumer re-education campaigns if their overall impact is to be positive.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jan 2002
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UK finance: heading towards a cashless society

Published By Datamonitor
09 Mar 2001
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UK finance: lifestage marketing hooks customers

Faced with an increasingly crowded market place, financial services providers can use lifestage marketing to help bring differentiation to their products and boost margins. However, there are numerous barriers to overcome. Providers will need to change their technology, organizational culture and product offering.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jan 2002
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UK finance: more people are p-p-p-picking up a pension

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jul 2001
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UK finance: more woe for insurers

The profit margins on long term savings will face further pressure as commissioned analyst, Ron Sandler calls for the introduction of less complex, low cost savings products. This is likely to play into the hands of banks and lead to increased consolidation in the UK life, pensions and investment market.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Jul 2002
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UK finance: online is a turn off

While IT spending will remain high, approaching half a billion pounds, banks and insurers will spend far more on traditional channels such as branches and call centers than they will on the Internet. In particular, they will increase spending on CRM systems to deepen the relationship they have with their customers.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Mar 2002
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CommentWire

UK finance: stakeholder tensions

Barely six months after the launch of the new type of pension, pressure groups are claiming to have come up with an alternative that will 'let the government off the stakeholder hook'. But it's far from clear that stakeholder has failed as a policy. Even if it has, the government is too heavily committed to the plan to make any changes in the short term.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Nov 2001

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