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Concerned about loyalty? Reach out to more women

Loyalty in banking is a perennial concern, but banks could boost their retention rates by appealing to more women.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Mar 2014
CommentWire
CommentWire

Compensation culture: the myth exploded

Fears of a US-style compensation culture appearing in Britain are unfounded. While the number of claims has risen, the spiralling cost of compensation is causing the biggest headache to insurers, forcing them to hike up premiums. Meanwhile, 'no win no fee' accident intermediaries and law firms face serious hurdles if they are to continue to increase the number of cases they handle.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Sep 2002
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Expert View

Comparing banking and energy; should utilities ring-fence their retail arms?

In the wake of the financial crisis and persistent economic stagnation, the Independent Commission on Banking has recommended improving UK banks' financial stability by implementing structural reforms such as ring-fencing their retail arms. Given some parallels between the banking and energy sectors, Datamonitor asks whether the government should look into similar arrangements for utilities.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Sep 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

Commonwealth Bank: Yellow card fails to cut the mustard

Lagging behind its competitors in the innovation stakes of the Australian credit card market, Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has launched the 'Yellow Low Rate Credit Card'. However, the card offers inferior product features to current offerings and fails to provide customers with a reason to choose CBA over its rivals.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Mar 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Commodity trading: record highs in 2003

Commodity exchanges in the US and Europe enjoyed a bumper year in 2003 as the range of options for those wishing to access the market continued to expand. Private banks could exploit the commodities boom to restore their tarnished reputations in the light of the equity slump.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jan 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Commerzbank: time to go forth

Published By Datamonitor
17 Oct 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Commerzbank: strong showing may trigger takeover talk

After years of bad figures Commerzbank [CBK.DE], one of Germany's four largest banks, has reported the best quarterly result since autumn 2000. For the period January to March 2004, Commerzbank booked a net profit of E254 million after a year of cost saving programs. This return to form should make it a more attractive merger candidate.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Apr 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Commerzbank: stemming the bleeding

Published By Datamonitor
06 Feb 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Commerzbank: spreading the wealth

Commerzbank [CBK.DE] is set to open two new domestic branches in 2005 in a bid to bag new private banking customers and boost revenues. However, while the German market is the largest in Europe and is expected to continue growing over the next few years, its highly competitive nature will require a distinctive proposition to ensure more than just average market growth.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Dec 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Commerzbank: selling off the family silver

Following a troubled year for the Frankfurt-based firm, Commerzbank has confirmed its plan to divest Jupiter. The UK division still has plenty of potential and is likely to be snapped up but Commerzbank's decision reaffirms its status as the sick man of European banking.<BR /><BR />

Published By Datamonitor
27 Feb 2002

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