Opinion on Financial Services in Middle East and Africa

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

Published By Datamonitor
31 Jul 2001
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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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Wells Fargo branches: less is more

Wells Fargo is launching a smaller mini-branch format that will allow it to operate in areas where normally sized branches are unviable. Reducing branch size will result in significantly lower operating costs. This means that banks can continue to keep branches - still a vital acquisition tool - despite the continuing migration of customers to digital channels.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Apr 2013
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Web 2.0 holds promises and threats for online banking

Web 2.0 technologies represent a means through which retail banks can more accurately serve the modern consumer. As such, many banks appreciate the benefits that such technologies could bring to their online offerings, such as a new, more customizable and interactive internet experience. However, they remain cautious about implementing the technology due to perceived security implications.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Sep 2008
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Wearables beat mobile on convenience

Mobile payments have yet to take off and the next big thing for NFC is already right around the corner.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Sep 2014
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Wealth managers one downturn from losing clients

Global economic growth is suffering yet another bout of wobbles. Wealth managers are at risk of losing business and must invest in client relationships now, so that they can retain clients when the economic storm clouds inevitably gather once again.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Oct 2014
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Wealth managers need to join the mobile bandwagon

Private wealth managers are by necessity more cautious than the rest of the financial services market, as they are responsible for the preservation and growth of their clients' money. As such, technological innovation comes slow to the market. However, the mobile banking revolution is unfolding so fast that wealth managers have to develop a mobile strategy or risk losing affluent customers.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Mar 2013
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Wealth managers finally getting social

After a slow initial take-up wealth managers are catching on to the idea of social media, with significantly more client contact taking place via this communication channel in 2013.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jan 2014
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Wealth management: the rush to pick up the pieces

The global wealth management market is now seeing a number of M&A deals, with Kleinwort Benson and parts of ING's private banking division now under the hammer. Yet the actual number of top-tier businesses coming to market remains small and competition for these assets is becoming fierce as more wealth managers get back on their feet, making it essential to move cautiously and strategically.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Sep 2009

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