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ABI uses SoP extension as bargaining chip

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is driving a hard bargain by extending the Statement of Principles (SoP) by only a month. Other stopgap extensions will follow until it can reach a deal with the government based on its Flood Re model.

Published By Datamonitor
21 May 2013
CommentWire
CommentWire

ABN Amro / BNP Paribas: private progression

BNP Paribas [BNP.PA] is to enter the Dutch private banking market with the purchase of Nachenius, Tjeenk & Co from ABN Amro [AAB.AS]. The deal reflects both banks' continuing plans to create a pan European private banking network. If the same pro-active approach can be extended to developing their recently acquired businesses then both groups look very well-placed for the future growth.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Apr 2005
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ABSs provide opportunities for insurers

ABSs could provide an opportunity for insurers to improve their income streams and profitability, which are likely to suffer due to the justice secretary banning solicitor referral fees from April 2013.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Apr 2013
CommentWire
CommentWire

Acambis: leading the pack on West Nile fever vaccine

Concern is rising in parts of the US that a West Nile fever outbreak could cause an epidemic worse than that experienced in 2004, due to a wet spring and diminishing immunity in the bird population. The increasing impact of the West Nile Virus since its arrival in the US in 2000 highlights the need for a preventative vaccine, with Acambis [ACM.L] leading the race to bring one to market.

Published By Datamonitor
25 May 2005
Expert View
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Access to underwriters more important than commissions

Access to underwriters is the service aspect most sought after by commercial lines brokers ahead of sector expertise and competitive commissions. Commercial insurers looking for growth should take heed.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jun 2014
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Accessories still a must-have market

Accessories are less price sensitive than clothing, occupy less square footage and so offer a higher sales density. It is therefore unsurprising that the sector is becoming increasingly competitive as a growing number of retailers look to make their mark. A new report from Verdict Research explains how retailers can maximize their presence in the UK fashion accessories market...

Published By Datamonitor
09 Mar 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Account aggregation: winning over the critics

Account aggregation remains on the banking scene. Its critics have been unable to kill it off and now Cahoot and First Direct have announced that they will launch services in early 2003. With other banks such as Barclays, Lloyds TSB and Co-operative all showing an interest, 2003 looks set to be a critical year for account aggregation in the UK.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Nov 2002
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Account portability is no panacea

The Financial Conduct Authority has mooted account portability as a remedy to the low switching levels in the UK current account market. However, without providing more reasons to switch, simply making it easier to do so is likely to be ineffectual.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Mar 2015
CommentWire
CommentWire

Actimel: ads banned after watchdog finds it hard to swallow

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned an Actimel advert from British TV after five people complained it contained misleading health claims. The ban highlights the fine line manufacturers have to tread when marketing non-specific health claims, and could mark the beginning of a backlash against food science claims in general.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Nov 2006
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Acute heart failure: 945,000 US cases in 2001

Published By Datamonitor
17 Apr 2002

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