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CommentWire

Citigroup: bouncing back better than ever

Citigroup's [C] third quarter profits were up 27% compared to last year. These results are attributable to more than just the improving economic situation: the company's entry strategies into difficult European and Asian consumer credit markets implemented some years ago are now starting to pay off.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Oct 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Citigroup: big name acquisition imminent?

UK media reports have suggested that Citigroup [C] may be plotting an M&A move in the UK retail banking sector. Lloyds TSB [LLOY.L] has downplayed media suggestions of recent merger talks, while rumors persist that Abbey [ANL.L] is also a target. A successful move for either player would provide a significant boost to Citigroup's presence in the UK.

Published By Datamonitor
17 May 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Citigroup: beating the Swiss at their own game

Published By Datamonitor
17 Sep 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Citigroup/Microsoft: a passport to an easier life

The agreement should make life simpler for Citigroup customers. Passport will save them effort signing into the company's websites without compromising security, while they will also receive alerts via .NET. Other financial services providers should take note, as this is a good way to increase the attractiveness of their online services.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Mar 2002
Expert View
Expert View

Citigroup takes a gamble on gift card exchange Plastic Jungle

Citigroup has announced that it has used its investment arm Citi Ventures to take a stake in gift card start-up Plastic Jungle. The latter had previously attracted $23m of venture capital for its gift card exchange business, but Citigroup is its most high profile investor yet, and the deal raises the possibility that the US banking giant is trying to invest in more niche markets.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jan 2012
CommentWire
CommentWire

Citigroup / Pacific: partnering with Pacific

Citigroup Global Wealth Management and Pacific Alternative Investment Management have launched a new joint venture called Global Hedge Strategies. The new business will enable Citigroup to provide tailored hedge fund of fund portfolios to its ultra-high net worth clients, and represents a sensible response to the increasingly specialized nature of the ultra high net worth segment.

Published By Datamonitor
20 May 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

CitiGold: life, but not as we know it

The $950 billion mass affluent market in Asia-Pacific is vastly underserved. Indeed, in CitiGold's target markets of Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan and Malaysia, HSBC's Premier service is the only serious rival. The US giant has beaten HSBC before in the wealth management market, and it looks set to do it again.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Nov 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Citibank: no passwords required

Citibank may have finally silenced the critics of its account aggregation service by changing the way in which customers use it. Customers can now use 'My Accounts' without divulging their security details to Citibank. Whether this is the development that kickstarts account aggregation in the UK, however, is another question.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Jun 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Citibank: getting there with My Accounts

Citibank's 'My Accounts' aggregation service finally seems to be doing well following a trail of unfavorable publicity. Citibank seems pleased, claiming that 65% of its users are new to the bank. However, My Accounts' true success lies in the number of customers it can convert to actually banking with Citibank.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Oct 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Citibank: approval to issue in China paves the way to a more dynamic market

Following a successful outcome of the inspection by People's Bank of China, Citibank has been authorized to issue the Renminbi debit cards to its retail customers in China. It is likely that other banks will follow suit, creating an opportunity for issuers to extend the authorization to credit card issuance.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jul 2008

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