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Display cards: at the cutting edge of obsolescence

Getin Bank's LCD display debit card is a success story, but in general the cards have proved unpopular. Ultimately they are useful but limited tools with extra functionality that is largely obsoleted by mobile devices.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Aug 2013
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Fidelity's SmartFund Account: first Hong Kong, then Asia?

Fidelity's new execution-only asset management product will find a receptive market among Hong Kong's retail investors, making it a good test for a wider Asian rollout.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Aug 2013
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BOQ should use error to build love

Making an error in banking is never something to celebrate, but it can be an opportunity to build reputations and relationships. Bank of Queensland (BOQ) recently announced that it will refund A$34.5m to customers after an internal review found it had charged incorrect rates and fees.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Aug 2013
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Isis-Serve integration proves need for m-payment partnerships

Isis' incorporation of American Express Serve into its mobile wallet is a strategic move by the mobile payment provider to broaden its consumer appeal by expanding its wallet's functionality ahead of its planned US-wide rollout.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Aug 2013
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New investments, new mis-selling?

New capital instruments for banks brought about by the demands of Basel III need to be marketed carefully by the wealth management industry, while compliance teams must be vigilant.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Aug 2013
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Providers must reassure consumers over contactless

Concern over lost or stolen contactless payment cards can be a barrier to consumer uptake of the new payment format. Issuers and schemes must provide reassurance in order to drive demand for contactless payment use.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Aug 2013
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Mobile banking security concerns unsubstantiated

Customer education should be a priority for banks in Australia that are looking to grow low cost channels.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Aug 2013
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Australia: EMV reaches endgame with push for full PIN verification

With the physical rollout of EMV in Australia at an advanced stage, the biggest challenge will be ending signature verification. While some merchants and consumers will balk at the change, the reduction in card fraud will more than justify it.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Aug 2013
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Abenomics spurring Japanese wealth M&A

Divergent views on Japan are resulting in motivated sellers and willing buyers. Societe Generale has become the latest foreign player to sell out of Japan's wealth management market, but Datamonitor doubts it will be the last.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jul 2013
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Go West, where wealth is aplenty

Supported by a thriving economy, wealth in Western Australia is growing rapidly, making it an attractive target market for wealth managers.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jul 2013

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