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ISA deposits will boom, for a short while

ISA changes will lead to a large jump in balances in 2014 as savers rush to take advantage of the tax incentive. This will lead to increased competition for these assets among ISA providers.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Mar 2014
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Renewable energy insurance set to grow

The UK is projected to almost triple its installed offshore wind capacity between 2012 and 2020, according to a joint publication by Swiss Re and Bloomsberg. With such high growth projections, the need for adequate insurance will continue to grow alongside rising demand.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Mar 2014
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Flood defenses remain inadequate

The UK government's 2014 budget has earmarked an increase of £140m to flood defense spending. However, it seems unlikely that this will be enough to keep the number of high-risk properties in check.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Mar 2014
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Comparison sites strive to become one-stop shops

Insurance advertising expenditure among the four largest UK comparison sites dipped in 2013, signaling a continued focus on diversified services.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Mar 2014
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Nationwide goes 24/7 on Twitter

Nationwide's decision to start operating its Twitter account on a 24/7 basis recognizes the fact that consumers now demand an instant response to their enquiries, regardless of the time of day.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Mar 2014
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Paym looks to eliminate P2P cash payments

The UK's forthcoming mobile P2P payment service, Paym, strategically capitalizes on the market's high mobile phone and current account penetration levels, providing banks with a major opportunity to drive the move towards electronic payments.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Mar 2014
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LV= encourages transparency for customers

As the FCA highlights yet another area of the insurance market that requires intervention, LV= is looking to introduce new ways to ensure transparency for consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Mar 2014
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Cyber risk awareness will boost insurance take-up

New EU legislation on cyber crime will not come into effect before 2016, but the UK government's prioritization of the issue is already increasing awareness and will boost sales of cyber insurance.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Mar 2014
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Allianz has big plans to grow in commercial

Despite limited room for growth in the commercial space, Allianz plans to expand its book by £1bn over the next two years. It will have to sacrifice a share of its profits in order to achieve its target and see the expected returns.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Mar 2014
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M&S ups the ante and drops the fees

M&S Bank's new fee-free account signals its intention to become a mass market provider. The account, which offers generous terms, joins its existing range of paid-for accounts.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Mar 2014

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