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Barclays supports innovation inside and out

Barclays UK is aiming to reinforce its reputation for innovation in financial services. The bank's recent announcement to support a fintech accelerator program demonstrates its desire to cement its position as a pioneering bank.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Dec 2013
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General insurance underserved in the wealth space

According to Datamonitor Financial's 2013 Global Wealth Managers Survey, only 35% of wealth managers offer general insurance products. This leaves a significant gap in the market.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Dec 2013
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UK boosts support for offshore wind

The recent revision of the Contracts for Difference (CFD) draft strike prices will provide a welcome boost to the UK's offshore wind industry. However, this will be at the expense of onshore wind; fluctuating political opinion needs to be taken out of the equation in order for real progress to be made.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Dec 2013
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Less to FLS reforms than meets the eye

The Bank of England's decision to end support for the mortgage market under the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) will have little effect. Other regulatory and market developments will offset the impact and leave mortgage lending largely unaffected.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Dec 2013
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Flood Re cannot cover both households and businesses

The inclusion of micro-businesses in the Flood Re scheme would only serve to make the process more complicated than it already is.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Dec 2013
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P2P ISA inclusion is a game-changer

Enabling investors to enjoy tax-free returns from peer-to-peer (P2P) lending will pave the way for crowdfunding to become a mainstream source of credit, and could take a slice of banks' traditional funding sources.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Dec 2013
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Insurers can wrap up against the cost

The cost of commercial escape of water claims has been increasing in recent years due to a number of factors, including freezing winter temperatures. Insurers should focus on preventative measures to minimize the impact.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Dec 2013
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Cap could destroy payday lenders

A cap on the interest rates and fees charged by payday lenders is set to be introduced, which could see them disappear as quickly as they appeared - having a negative impact on consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Nov 2013
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Decline in motor theft claims good news for insurers

Private motor insurers can breathe more easily, with new claims data showing that motor theft claims are at an all-time low. This will enable insurers to cope with current motor insurance rates.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Nov 2013
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FICO uses mobile location to reduce false positives

FICO's new Proximity Location service strategically capitalizes on rising smartphone penetration, providing banks with a major opportunity to effectively tackle fraud without compromising the consumer payment experience.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Nov 2013

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