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Analyst interview: The Global Wealth Market in 2015

Senior Analyst Bartosz Golba has recently been working on our "The Global Wealth Market in 2015" report. Here we ask him more about what he discovered and the key trends to look out for over the course of the year.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Apr 2015
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Investors favor equity ETPs over mutual funds

In terms of global assets under management, mutual funds account for more than 10 times the assets held in exchange-traded products (ETPs). However, equity ETPs have recently been attracting more new money than mutual funds.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Apr 2015
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Lloyds on right track with infographics

Lloyds has produced an infographic detailing its terms and conditions in order to improve comprehension for its online customers. This is a step in the right direction, but the use of infographics would be better targeted at younger audiences.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Apr 2015
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BitPesa highlights specialization trend in P2P

BitPesa shows how new technology is enabling small companies to build specialized payments services that will disrupt the generalist incumbents.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Apr 2015
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Informal financial services key to unbanked penetration

Success in the unbanked landscape requires shredding formal notions of financial services and instead undertaking extensive due diligence on informal lending, borrowing, and transfer services.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Apr 2015
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Card providers should look to transactors for growth

Card providers have historically valued revolvers rather than transactors due to the interest income they provide. However, it is those higher-income customers who pay off their balances regularly who stand to offer further long-term value.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Mar 2015
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mPOS to go remote, but not before supporting NFC

The growth in mPOS providers announcing their support for NFC is a natural progression in the card reader's role as a payments acceptance tool. However, as digital wallet use grows, it is increasingly apparent that the dongle's days are numbered.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Mar 2015
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MasterCard embraces contextual commerce

MasterCard's incorporation of MasterPass into Cubic's NextWave app highlights a growing trend among payment providers looking to strengthen the digital wallet use-case and boost commerce by providing consumers with contextually driven information.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Mar 2015
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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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Google and Samsung reignite wallet wars

Google Pay and Samsung Pay appear to have adopted Apple's naming conventions as well as its preferred technology. Both digital wallets are NFC-based - a wise move, considering the momentum behind the technology.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Mar 2015

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