Opinion on Financial Services in North America

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AIG rescue news raises new questions for the market

The welcome news that AIG is to be bailed out by the Federal Reserve Bank through an $85 billion loan seems to have calmed fears in the markets, despite questions over whether this injection will be sufficient to stabilize the ailing insurer. For now, however, it seems that while the Fed was prepared to let Lehman file for bankruptcy, the demise of AIG was too much for it to bear.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Sep 2008
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AIG seeking life raft in the wake of the Lehman storm

AIG has seen its share price tumble amid doubts over its financial stability. As a result, the US's largest insurer is looking for ways to come through its current financial crisis. Although the source of this solution remains unclear, a decision needs to be made as soon as possible, before the mounting financial crisis worsens.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Sep 2008
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AIG: insurance regulators must find delicate balance

AIG, the insurer at the centre of an accounting scandal, has admitted that a transaction between itself and General Re was incorrectly recorded as an insurance deal. AIG's misdemeanor comes at a time when the global insurance industry is under severe scrutiny. While insurers must act to put their house in order, over zealous regulation is unlikely to help their efforts.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Apr 2005
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Allianz: trying to build an alliance

Published By Datamonitor
26 Mar 2001
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Allstate: capitalizing on convergence

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jul 2001
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Amazon mobile payments: secure but not convenient

Amazon appears to be contemplating a bold move into mobile payments, with prospective plans to develop an anonymous mobile payments service. By putting information privacy at the heart of the service, Amazon stands to tap into a lucrative opportunity, with strong evidence to suggest that mobile wallet security is still a major concern for many consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Apr 2013
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Amazon vies for online checkout dominance

Amazon has launched a new online payments service, Login and Pay with Amazon. Although the service is well placed to go head-to-head with digital wallet newcomers Visa and MasterCard, competing with the likes of PayPal will not be an easy feat.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Oct 2013
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American Express enhances the TV viewing experience with mobile commerce

American Express's recent move to use TV viewing to boost its mobile commerce activity highlights a major growth opportunity for payment providers to boost engagement through a more tailored and direct avenue, as over half of US consumers currently use their mobile to shop online.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Nov 2012
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American Express takes gamification literally with Halo 4

American Express recently announced it is offering rewards and benefits to gamers who sync an Amex card to their Xbox Live account based on their achievements in the game Halo 4. Although potentially expensive the move is likely to gain a very high level of engagement with frequent purchasers of digital goods.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Nov 2012
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American Express: radical measures may give the company a competitive edge

As the profitability of its card portfolio continues to deteriorate, American Express has announced a company-wide reengineering initiative to free up additional resources that will be reinvested in the business. This, along with additional strategic measures, should ensure that the company will be in a better position to boost its profitability and remain competitive going forward.

Published By Datamonitor
29 May 2009

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