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UnionPay faces challenging times

China will allow foreign competitors into its payment clearing service market in late 2015, at which point pressure will mount on UnionPay. To meet the challenge, it will need to innovate at home and build a strong brand offshore.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Oct 2014
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Ripple will make waves in P2P

New entrant Ripple is set to disrupt cross-border P2P payments, threatening the dominance of Western Union and MoneyGram.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Oct 2014
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Barclays Accelerator reveals underbanked potential

The growing global underbanked market presents a lucrative opportunity for financial services providers, with several fintech startups now targeting this segment with the help of Barclays' Accelerator program.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Oct 2014
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Hong Kong's reputation at risk

The recent political unrest in Hong Kong will have a negative effect on its attractiveness as an investment destination, resulting in a loss of offshore business to other centers.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Oct 2014
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Can Julius Baer snag another?

Reports that Julius Baer is interested in Coutts' international arm could mean a quick sale, but another major acquisition on the heels of recent ones would be a challenge not to be taken lightly.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Sep 2014
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Wearables beat mobile on convenience

Mobile payments have yet to take off and the next big thing for NFC is already right around the corner.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Sep 2014
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Apple's Sun Tzu moment with UnionPay

Apple has carefully planned its foray into the mobile payments arena. The tech giant's deal with China UnionPay shows that in the battle to win the mobile payments race, relationships are just as important as technology or first-mover advantage.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Sep 2014
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Alipay poised for global acceptance

The strength of the Chinese e-commerce market is pushing e-tailers around the world to accept Alipay, which will eat into the market share of established online payments players.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Sep 2014
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Shanghai-HK Stock Connect a win for China

The launch of the Shanghai-HK Stock Connect scheme in 2015 will change the way in which Chinese HNW individuals invest. For wealth managers in China this should mean better, more lucrative business.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Sep 2014
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PNC Bank shows the branch is not dead

US-based PNC Bank has significantly increased its in-branch product sales following a pilot scheme, showing that banks can repurpose their branches as routine activity migrates towards digital channels.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Sep 2014

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