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CommentWire
CommentWire

Zurich: joining the list of insurance gloom

Zurich's fall into the red was driven by the September 11 tragedy combined with a general economic slowdown. Simultaneously, the insurer's payouts rocketed while its investment income plummeted. On the positive side, 2001 was a difficult year for many insurers throughout the world. Things should get better this year.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Mar 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Zurich Financial: taking desperate measures

Once seen as one of the world's strongest companies, Zurich Financial has been forced into a desperate share issue and job cuts by mistaken acquisitions and poor risk assessment. Although its short-term future looks volatile, there's strong growth set for insurance market that will help Zurich and its competitors in the long term.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Sep 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Zurich Financial Services: aiming to net the wealthy

Zurich has launched its high net worth division, Zurich Private Client. The HNW market has stimulated a lot of interest recently, and Zurich hopes the insurance venture will help it move into further HNW services in the future. Its already large over-60 and high-income customer base suggests Zurich has a high potential for success in this market.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Jun 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Zopa: lending the eBay way

An online exchange called Zopa has been launched that enables members to borrow or lend up to GBP25,000 from peers rather than using a traditional bank or building society. Building on the eBay concept, the website is a market for lending which provides investors with higher returns and borrowers with preferential rates to those offered on the high street. However, the concept may be a tough sell.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Mar 2005
Expert View
Expert View

Young consumers seek financial guidance

Young people face a more uncertain future than their parents, prompting renewed focus on their attitudes towards money. However, Datamonitor Financial research shows that those entering adulthood have a healthy attitude to financial management.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Dec 2013
CommentWire
CommentWire

Yorkshire Building Society: a fresh approach to mortgages

In launching its innovative mortgage product offering divorced customers 0% interest for six months, the Yorkshire Building Society has joined a growing trend in innovation in the UK mortgage market. Indeed, more novel products are likely to appear as lenders look to practices from other markets to remain competitive.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jul 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Yodlee: stepping beyond basic aggregation

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jul 2001
CommentWire
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
CommentWire
CommentWire

Yes Car Credit: you can't any more

Following a three month review and expected losses of GBP24 million in 2005, Provident Financial announced that it has closed its specialist sub-prime motor finance division. The failure of the business may stem from the innovative model of combining a motor finance business and a car dealership under one roof.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Dec 2005
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Wrap accounts: UK market to reach GBP150 billion by 2008

Published By Datamonitor
13 May 2004

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