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Church of England takes on Wonga

In a bold attempt to outcompete payday lenders, the Church of England has announced a new scheme offering financial advice and supporting responsible lending.

Published By Datamonitor
30 May 2014
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Car insurance advertising spend frenzy

Despite a dip in GWP among the top 10 UK insurers*, advertising spend on car insurance is skyrocketing - an unsustainable trend.

Published By Datamonitor
30 May 2014
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Insurers' communication skills slammed

Insurers must do more to ensure better communication with clients, in order to safeguard customer satisfaction and minimize negative press.

Published By Datamonitor
30 May 2014
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Shrinking books for top car insurers

Of the top 10 car insurers by GWP, only esure emerged in 2013 with a larger private motor book. A reflection both on pricing and LASPO's impact, this signals a declining appetite in the market and a spill-over of capacity into other personal lines.

Published By Datamonitor
22 May 2014
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Sainsbury's innovates with personal loan price matching

Sainsbury's Bank has introduced the retail practice of price matching into financial services, promising to provide the cheapest loan rate in the market.

Published By Datamonitor
22 May 2014
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BSRC needs sign-up from smaller banks

The newly announced Banking Standards Review Council (BSRC) needs banks of all sizes to sign up to its principles of best practice, in order to create competition and raise standards across the industry.

Published By Datamonitor
22 May 2014
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Lloyds takes pre-emptive action on mortgages

Lloyds Banking Group's (LBG's) decision to impose new restrictions on high value mortgages is a welcome sign of a more strategic, longer-term approach to risk management from the UK's biggest lender.

Published By Datamonitor
21 May 2014
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Insurers are failing older consumers

At present, insurers treat over 55s as one homogenous group. They must do more to understand the insurance needs of older consumers, as gaps in engagement are emerging.

Published By Datamonitor
19 May 2014
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Flood Re still in need of refining

The Water Bill has achieved its final stage of approval, meaning that Flood Re will officially be introduced next year. However, a number of issues still need to be ironed out.

Published By Datamonitor
16 May 2014
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Regulators should roll up their sleeves and flex

Financial regulators and law enforcers are not yet showing the full extent of their power, despite making it clear to financial institutions that they shouldn't expect to evade responsibility due to their economic importance or size.

Published By Datamonitor
15 May 2014

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