Opinion on Savings and Investments

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First-home buyers in Australia at risk

With first-home buyer activity in Australia at a record low, now is not the time to scrap First Home Saver Accounts.

Published By Datamonitor
21 May 2014
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Western European immigrants need help saving

While immigrants from Western Europe are generally quite attractive as clients, they are the most likely to require savings products that help them to be disciplined savers.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Oct 2013
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Simplicity and transparency key to savings

Providers have an opportunity to innovate in the savings market and show customer-centricity by making savings products simple and transparent.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Sep 2013
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Santander hits the mark with 123

Santander has seen a substantial increase in its current account balances thanks to the success of its 123 current account. The rise in deposits is the result of a well-targeted and well-marketed proposition.

Published By Datamonitor
02 May 2013
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Growing savings by acting on impulse

Banks need to offer an impulse saving service to foster a savings habit among customers who find it difficult to put money aside. This will help to grow the deposit base as well as assuaging negative perceptions regarding the ability to save.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Apr 2013
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Split strategies in the savings market

Consumers with small savings balances prize ease of access whereas consumers with large balances focus on interest rate. This requires banks to segment and market their savings proposition in terms of either rate or ease of access.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Apr 2013
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Notice accounts to become more prominent

With Basel III looming, product design will be increasingly focused on minimizing regulatory issues and increasing the "stickiness" of deposits. Term deposits and notice accounts are set to become more prevalent under the regulation. However, offering a higher level of convenience, deposits kept in notice accounts will show more impressive growth rates than those held in term deposit accounts.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Mar 2013
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2013: micro-managing finances through the mobile

Consumers attempting to stick to a budget have a number of tools available to them through their mobile phones to aid the management of their money. Regular micro-management of finances facilitates saving and keeps track of everyday spending. Third-party providers are currently leading the field but these tools are a clear next step for mainstream banking apps.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jan 2013
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HNW offshore investment: it's not just about tax

Tax efficiency and the availability of better investment options overseas are the top two drivers of HNW offshore investment globally. With growing regulatory pressure on offshore centers, the appeal of investing offshore for tax purposes alone is set to become increasingly limited. Wealth managers need to understand other key drivers for offshore investment and target their offerings accordingly.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Dec 2012
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Overseas Chinese: welcome to Australia!

China Construction Bank's recently opened Melbourne branch will actively target Australian-Chinese high net worth individuals. Affluent Chinese migrants represent an attractive segment in Australia that is expected to grow significantly. As a result of Australia's recent visa changes designed to attract wealthy investors, Datamonitor expects more Asian private banks to expand in the country.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Dec 2012

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