Opinion on Financial Services in South and Central America

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Google Wallet leans away from NFC towards P2P

Google Wallet has shifted away from its reliance on NFC and further towards P2P payments and loyalty. The move has potential to grow the Wallet brand but faces competition from Apple and PayPal.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Sep 2013
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Google's new Save to Wallet feature could have a significant impact on the industry

Google recently announced the expansion of its Google Wallet offering with the release of Save to Wallet, a new digital wallet facility. The service, which is designed to enhance the way in which consumers store their card details and use rewards and offers from merchants, signals a noteworthy development that may help to shape the future of mobile payments.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jul 2012
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Government and private sector to benefit from prepaid cards

The prepaid card market has already defined a place for itself within the payment card industry, but players in this market must continue to concentrate on marketing their products and make them more easily accessible in order for prepaid cards to succeed and reach their full potential, in both the private and public sectors.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jul 2007
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Green IT initiatives are not insurers' top priority

The insurance industry, perhaps more than any other sector, has the most to lose - and gain - from global climate change. In spite of this, a recent Datamonitor survey has found that few insurers operate their IT departments with the environment in mind. This does not mean, however, that insurers are not actively and positively affecting today's most challenging environmental issues.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jul 2008
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Groupon's Gnome risks alienating merchants

Groupon's move to launch Gnome is the latest attempt by the online daily deals provider to establish itself within the payments space. However, it runs the risk of alienating merchants by requiring those that use its service to adopt Gnome.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Jun 2014
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Growing savings by acting on impulse

Banks need to offer an impulse saving service to foster a savings habit among customers who find it difficult to put money aside. This will help to grow the deposit base as well as assuaging negative perceptions regarding the ability to save.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Apr 2013
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Hedge funds poised to register headline returns, but are investors getting bang for their buck?

With recent data from Hedge Fund Research showing that the industry was up 18.81% to November 24, 2009, a return of just 0.63% between now and December 31 would mark the best yield in a decade. However, with other investment vehicles also performing well, hedge fund managers must now justify their fees and show that they have the expertise worthy of their prestige and remuneration packages.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Dec 2009
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Hedge funds turn to technology

Traditionally, IT vendors have had limited scope to service the lucrative world of hedge funds, but increasing exposure and regulation are forcing this industry's participants to look to technology to ease some of their pain points. Opportunities for IT vendors are not restricted to the hedge funds industry alone but extend to service providers such as prime brokers and fund administrators.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Sep 2006
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High-tech branches missing the point

High-tech branches can only meet a short-term need and are unsustainable in the long term, as customers become more familiar with remote banking.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Apr 2014
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HNW investors want in on advice

The HNW investor does not have the same profile as five years ago, and firms most capable of adapting their service to embrace these new traits are most likely to be successful. 2013 will see the HNW client meeting change from a one-way conversation to a two-way interaction, satisfying both the increased focus on the cost of advice and the heightened involvement desires of HNW customers.

Published By Datamonitor
14 May 2013

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