Opinion on Financial Services in North America

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Banks are losing the wallet war

Banks must step out from the shadows and command greater control of mobile wallets if they are to maintain their customer-facing relationships.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Oct 2014
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Banks are wary of environmental risks, but a switch to green lending is not inevitable

Some of the world's biggest banks will make it increasingly difficult for companies involved in controversial industries to get funding for future projects. Growing environmental scrutiny is making it harder for lenders to finance polluting industries without suffering a blow to their reputation, but a continued focus on profit means improved lending for green ventures is far from guaranteed.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Sep 2010
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Banks must look beyond rates if they want to cut the costs associated with attracting new savers

The retail savings market is under considerable strain at present. Banks' demand for deposits is rising in the wake of a shortfall in wholesale funding, but at the same time economic pressures mean that consumers have less capacity to save. In order to attract more inflows, banks need to introduce more imaginative tactics.

Published By Datamonitor
14 May 2012
CommentWire
CommentWire

Barclays / Wells Fargo: breaking banking barriers

Recent press reports suggest that UK bank Barclays [BARC.L] and US-based Wells Fargo [WFC] are in merger talks. A tie-up between the two would create the world's fourth largest bank, however many observers believe that a deal remains unlikely. Nonetheless, it cannot be denied that we are entering a new era of international banking.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jan 2005
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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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Barclays Wealth: ahead of the emotional curve

Barclays Wealth has been using behavioral finance theory for four years in an attempt to understand the potential impact of investors' tendency to make irrational investment decisions. According to the company's vice president of private banking, the market leading insight that this practice provides has given it an edge over rivals and, in Aberdeen, led to a significant upturn in 2010 revenues.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Feb 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

Barclays Wealth: expanding headcount as it looks to become a top five player

Barclays Wealth has become one of the first wealth managers to launch a big hiring program in the wake of the financial crisis, announcing that over the next few years it is looking to double the number of its relationship managers serving high-end clients. This is a well-timed and far-sighted move by Barclays, which is intent on establishing itself as one of the dominant global wealth managers.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Mar 2010
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Barclays-Asda tie-up: cutting costs, improving service

Barclays' decision to relocate four of its branches within nearby Asda stores will enable the bank to reduce costs and increase convenience for consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Nov 2013
CommentWire
CommentWire

Barclays: eyeing further growth after profits boost

Improving economic conditions and strong performances at Barclaycard and Barclays Capital helped Barclays' [BARC.L] strong 2003 results. The bank has held exploratory talks with US credit group Providian [PVN] with a view to beefing up its global credit card business and expanding into the North American market. Barclays looks keen to supplement organic growth with strategic acquisitions in 2004.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Feb 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Barclays: preparing to ride the international merger wave

Mergers between large universal banks across Europe and across the Atlantic are on the cards for the next few months and years. However, synergies that are to be exploited only exist outside retail banking. Retail banking expansion will be pursued most successfully by buying up smaller operations abroad.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
14 Aug 2003

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