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Cash dominates Brazilian P2P payments

As a peer to peer (P2P) payment tool, cash remains king in Brazil. Payment providers need to emphasize ease of use to drive greater electronic payment adoption.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Apr 2015
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Brazilians are shunning credit card debt

Brazilians are known to be quite comfortable with credit card debt, despite the country's notoriously high credit card interest rates. However, as Brazil's economy slows, consumers are now keen to clear their debts.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Apr 2015
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Promising signs for NFC in Brazil

RioCard TI's recent move to become a member of the OSPT Alliance is a clear admission that a unified and interoperable ecosystem is key to widespread NFC adoption in Brazil. Its move is a major stepping stone for NFC's future within payments and ticketing.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Jul 2014
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Julius Baer steps up the pace in Brazil

Julius Baer continues to expand its footprint in Latin America, as the private bank aims to profit from the robust growth of new wealth in Brazil.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Oct 2013
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Brazil wealth growth not over yet

After low growth during 2010-11, liquid assets held by the Brazilian affluent population returned to 10% growth during 2011-12. Despite the recent protests, Datamonitor predicts growth will persist at approximately 7.1% year-on-year up to 2017.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jun 2013
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MasterCard and Telefonica "Zuum" into Brazil's unbanked

Zuum, the mobile payment service launched in Brazil by MasterCard and Telefonica, will tap into a big market opportunity but it will not be an easy road to mass adoption.

Published By Datamonitor
29 May 2013
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UBS Brazil: crunch time

UBS finally received a banking license and approval to take over Link Investimentos in early 2013 after an arduous two year wait. Now sources at the bank suggest it is cutting non-wealth management staff. 2013 is becoming a crunch year for UBS to cement its local presence.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Apr 2013
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Carnival time for Brazilian philanthropy

Philanthropic services for HNW individuals will increase in demand over the next two years. Wealth managers in Brazil cite a fear of rising income taxes as a reason for increased interest. Brazil is well-placed to see a rise in philanthropy with numerous charitable organizations. Moreover, philanthropy is not restricted to the UHNW population.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Jan 2013
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Mobile POS: not just for rich countries

ABSA and Bank of America have both recently launched mobile POS services allowing small business customers to accept card payments using a smartphone. These rollouts in two very different markets highlight the growing popularity of mobile POS devices. Datamonitor research suggests that the opportunities for mobile POS are strongest in developing countries.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Dec 2012
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An opportunity in Brazil: local hedge funds

The average Brazilian HNW investment portfolio has almost a quarter of its funds in alternative investments, with the popularity of the local hedge fund market a major motivation. The funds are more strongly regulated than their European equivalents and demand greater regulatory compliance, but this burden should not discourage foreign firms, given the demand for such products.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Nov 2012

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