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FairMoney aims to widen access to fair credit

FairMoney is a new loan comparison site in the UK that aims to serve non-standard borrowers in a fair and transparent manner. This shows that tougher regulation and initiatives such as Treating Customers Fairly are starting to have a positive impact.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jun 2015
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Banking license not enough for wealth management success

There have been few new entrants in the UK wealth management space in recent years, with most being boutique ventures by staff who left other competitors. The latest newcomer, Hampden&Co, has decided to run its business as a licensed private bank.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jun 2015
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Car insurance market retreats from break-even COR

2014 financial results for the UK car insurance market reveal a worsening performance, as shrinking GWP from competitive premiums failed to tally with a space still facing a whiplash epidemic.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jun 2015
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Telematics can work for motorcycle insurers too

Insurers should rethink the application of telematics and its exclusivity to car owners, especially as motorcycle owners are classed as a high-risk group.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jun 2015
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Global commission model in retreat

Canada has become the latest jurisdiction to consider banning the commission advice model, with the publication of the Brondesbury Report confirming that investors often lose out under this system.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jun 2015
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Retail investors are looking for liquid alternatives

With HNW investors keen to see both return and diversification benefits, wealth managers must ensure their propositions provide the opportunity for alternative investment strategies.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jun 2015
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Ethical banking breeds acquisition and trust

Banks have been slow to recognize the growing demand for ethical products; however, their inclusion in banks' portfolios has the potential to open up a vast pool of opportunities in the sector.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jun 2015
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Danske Bank to make PINs a thing of the past

Danske Bank is the latest Norwegian issuer to pilot Zwipe's fingerprint-scanning contactless card. Although biometric payment authentication is still relatively novel, Norwegians are ready to ditch PINs in favor of the technology.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jun 2015
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mBank shows that branches still matter

Although mobile banking has been getting all the attention recently, mBank's success in tripling sales with its new branch format shows that there is still life left in bricks-and-mortar.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jun 2015
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Growing fintech outside London

The UK fintech scene is alive and vibrant. Arguably it has reached critical mass in London, but outside the capital it is dispersed. Regulators need to aid clustering of fintech companies across the country to realize the sector's full potential.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Jun 2015

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