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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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Pingit will be marginalized by Paym

Pingit's unique features allow it to differentiate itself from the new Paym offering in the UK, but it may find itself outcompeted on its core P2P functions.

Published By Datamonitor
15 May 2014
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Centrica to sell large gas-fired power plants

Growing renewable energy generation is making it unprofitable to operate large conventional power plants, forcing Europe's energy utilities to adapt amid mounting profit warnings.

Published By Datamonitor
13 May 2014
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BGL extends Bennetts brand into retail

While many insurers sit behind retail partners, Bennetts has gone one step further and utilized its status as the leading bike insurance specialist to launch an online store for bikes, ensuring it owns the whole customer experience.

Published By Datamonitor
08 May 2014
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Premier cover to shine as home insurance prices fall

Despite a torrid winter of flooding and storm damage in the UK, home insurance premiums have continued to tumble. As rates slide into a competitive spiral, the differences between standard and premier cover will be more noticeable than ever.

Published By Datamonitor
07 May 2014
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Provincial brokers present opportunities for cyber

Insurers must do more to promote cyber insurance, particularly among smaller provincial brokers where penetration remains low.

Published By Datamonitor
02 May 2014
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Fight fraud with telematics

Aviva has avoided paying out a substantial fraudulent personal injury claim thanks to telematics data. Such use of the technology will become increasingly widespread as the number of telematics policies rises, to the advantage of insurers.

Published By Datamonitor
02 May 2014

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