Opinion on Financial Services in South and Central America

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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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Emerging markets: Wall Street backs the samba boys

Wall Street fears that a Brazil defeat in tomorrow's England soccer match could destabilize the country's volatile stock markets and weaken the right wing government's electoral chances. The US is largely unmoved by soccer - but if Brazil were to follow Argentina into meltdown, this would seriously affect American financial interests.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jun 2002
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Even the rich have credit needs

Wealth managers need to look after their clients' borrowing needs as well as their investments, or risk seeing competitors step into the breach.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Feb 2014
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Exchange traded funds: sunshine on a cloudy day

There remains a glimmer of hope in the asset management industry, even as significant outflows continue from hedge funds, capital protected structured products, property and equity funds. Exchange traded funds, only launched in the US in 1993, now account for almost 40% of all US stock trading volume.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jan 2009
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Face-to-face meetings characterize Chilean wealth

Chilean wealth managers meet their clients face-to-face more frequently than the global average. Social media is hugely unpopular, as is using a website to contact clients. While some may see the market as underdeveloped, other firms can enter the Chilean market using a traditional private banking model based on building strong relationships through frequent face-to-face contact.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Feb 2013
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Facebook gains traction as banking channel

In a move that reinforces Facebook's emergence as a banking channel, CaixaBank has become the latest provider - and the first in Europe - to allow its customers to manage their accounts via the social media site.

Published By Datamonitor
15 May 2014
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Facebook looks to boost revenues to justify its $104bn IPO

In order to satisfy shareholders and justify its market valuation, Facebook is going to have to increase its revenue streams. Current indications are that Facebook aims to achieve this through a stronger focus upon the use of Facebook Credits and the development of its App Center. It looks entirely possible that a Facebook Wallet may follow.

Published By Datamonitor
23 May 2012
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Facebook's Buy button doesn't belong

Facebook's latest move towards payments is at odds with its own brand identity, and thus is unlikely to succeed.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Sep 2014
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Falling oil prices hit the wealthy twice

Although the price of oil has recently been relatively stable compared to 2014, it remains more than 50% lower than in June 2014. And as our data shows, this will have a double impact on HNW individuals' portfolios.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Mar 2015
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Family business is big business in Chile

Family businesses are the largest source of wealth among Chilean HNW individuals. Such amassing of wealth gives wealth managers a chance to provide wider planning services on top of traditional investment management services. However, a relationship manager's client book is a major source of new clients in Chile, and the cost of capturing such customers is rising as more firms target the market.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Dec 2012

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