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Barclaycard: shopping portal a creditable decision

Published By Datamonitor
13 Oct 2000
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Barclaycard: Portuguese expansion on the cards

Barclaycard's decision to enter the Portuguese market reflects its desire to continue its international expansion. Portugal is a sensible choice of country since parent bank Barclays [BARC.L] already has a retail banking presence there, and Portuguese consumers are keen credit card users. However it will have to ensure it can achieve the scale necessary to operate profitably.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Jan 2004
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Barclaycard: more customers being refused credit

UK lenders continue to employ stringent lending policies as bad debt remains a major issue, with lenders such as Barclaycard cutting their credit limits and rejecting more applications. Moreover, with the ongoing credit crunch, many consumers will find that they no longer fit lenders' risk profiles, making it inevitable that it will only get harder for consumers to obtain credit.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Sep 2007
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Barclaycard: looking for the right East Asian bride

With smothering competition in the US and the UK, and Europe displaying its legendary resistance to credit card borrowing, Barclaycard's move to investigate opportunities in East Asia is a sound one. Finding the right partners for this venture will be the main determinant of Barclaycard's success.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
03 Apr 2003
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Barclaycard: leading the way in account management during the downturn

UK card issuer Barclaycard has revealed that its early assistance initiative for cardholders facing financial difficulties has achieved the milestone of helping 6,000 customers. In the current climate, there is an increasing need to resolve these issues quickly and efficiently in order to boost the profitability of issuers' loan books. To this end, other issuers should follow Barclaycard's lead.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Aug 2009
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Barclaycard launches NFC stickers in an attempt to shape consumer behavior

In April Barclaycard announced the launch of PayTag, which is an NFC-enabled tag that allows consumers to make contactless payments when it is stuck to the back of their phone (or any other device). The move could bring 10 million PayTags to the market, significantly higher than Orange Quick Tap sales or O2 Wallet downloads.

Published By Datamonitor
18 May 2012
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Barclaycard gambles on daily deals

Barclaycard's plans to launch a new Bespoke Offers service in the UK daily deals market is a tactical move by the bank to tap into the growing popularity of payment companies working with merchants to offer consumers more innovative deals using new technologies to promote consumer loyalty. The move, if successful, could see the bank go head-to-head with major daily deals provider Groupon.

Published By Datamonitor
11 May 2013
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Barclaycard adds wearables to contactless roster

Barclaycard's plan to roll out "bPay band" is a strategic move by the bank to capitalize on the rising ownership and awareness of contactless payment cards in the UK. However, making it a mainstream payment tool will be challenging.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jun 2014
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Baraclude's premium pricing may hinder uptake

Baraclude is the fourth drug overall and the third nucleoside/nucleotide analogue to be approved in the US for chronic hepatitis B infection. While improved potency, resistance and tolerability profiles might justify premium pricing, its high cost could be a major dissuasion for physicians, especially those in the EU. Datamonitor's Brigitte de Lima reports...

Published By Datamonitor
20 Apr 2005
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Barack Obama: consequences for consumers and CPG players

Barack Obama's incoming administration is set to face extensive challenges as it looks to tackle the economic crisis. For consumers and the CPG industry, the question will be how Obama's agenda of change will influence or facilitate spending behavior and whether it can reignite markets that are slowing in the face of tightened finances and damaged confidence levels.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Nov 2008

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