Opinion on Financial Services in North America

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CommentWire

Zurich: set to boost US non-standard motor book

Zurich Financial Services has announced that its subsidiary Farmers Group has entered into an agreement to acquire rival US motor insurer Bristol West Holdings. This looks to be a sensible move as, provided the deal goes ahead, Zurich should see significant growth in its US non-standard motor business.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Mar 2007
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CommentWire

Yodlee: stepping beyond basic aggregation

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jul 2001
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CommentWire

Yodlee: account aggregation for the pros

The service, run in partnership with OneCore, allows small businesses to display their different financial accounts on a single page. Extending account aggregation's capabilities to business users could be a major part of the service's future. In some ways, the concept is better suited to SME users than to individual consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Mar 2002
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CommentWire

Yahoo!/HSBC: PayDirect from New York to Hong Kong

Published By Datamonitor
31 Jul 2001
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Why US insurance agents support state regulations

The Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America is asking the new president to keep the state-based regulatory structure intact, stating that it is the best way to protect the consumer. Datamonitor believes this argument to be tenuous, as it serves agents and brokers rather than insurers and consumers, and advises President Obama to treat the proposal with a healthy level of skepticism.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Feb 2009
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Why investment banks are of utmost importance to wealth managers

Recent issues have brought investment banking into the spotlight and have led some large global wealth managers to redefine the focus of their businesses. In the post financial crisis environment the reputation of investment banking has been shattered, but wealth managers simply cannot justify closing investment banking operations.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jan 2012
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What conclusions can be drawn from the net inflows at Credit Suisse Private Banking?

Credit Suisse has announced strong net inflows within its private wealth management unit. In Q1 2012, net inflows from wealth management clients reached CHF5.8bn, up 45.0% on Q4 2011. The origins of the new assets highlight a number of characteristics that define the global wealth management industry in 2012.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Apr 2012
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Wendy's move highlights mobile wallet challenges

Wendy's is entering the US mobile payments market, launching a pilot program introducing POS payment functionality to its existing MyWendy's mobile app in three US cities. Retailer mobile wallet apps undoubtedly have the potential for success, but their focus on customer loyalty makes mobile wallets less payment tools and more marketing devices.

Published By Datamonitor
16 May 2013
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CommentWire

Wells Fargo: not a chip off the old block

While US issuers and merchants continue to rely primarily on magnetic strip technology, a growing number of countries are using EMV verification. The argument that chip and PIN reduces fraud has had little impact in the US, due to concerns about the cost of the transition. However, US citizens travelling abroad, rather than fraud concerns, will be the catalyst for widespread rollout of EMV.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Apr 2011
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Wells Fargo: ditching its digital wallet

Published By Datamonitor
23 Aug 2001

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