Opinion on Retail Banking and Lending

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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
CommentWire
CommentWire

Citibank: account aggravation

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jun 2001
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CommentWire

Citibank: account aggravating its rivals

Published By Datamonitor
05 Oct 2001
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CommentWire

Churchill: carrying on up the charts

Churchill hopes to pursue a number of acquisition opportunities over the next six months, which will further consolidate its strong position. It's already built up its business significantly with recent acquisitions. Churchill will need the go-ahead from its profit-hit parent, Credit Suisse, but the Swiss group would be wise to provide the funding.

Published By Datamonitor
09 May 2002
Expert View
Expert View

Church of England takes on Wonga

In a bold attempt to outcompete payday lenders, the Church of England has announced a new scheme offering financial advice and supporting responsible lending.

Published By Datamonitor
30 May 2014
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CommentWire

Chinese finance: the early bird will catch the worm

Many financial services firms are holding onto their investment dollars and not currently targeting the Chinese financial services market. But while they may think they're being prudent, these companies are actually in danger of watching their investment opportunity erode. Only bolder FSIs will be able to gain a strong foothold in the $1.4 trillion market.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Aug 2002
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CommentWire

Chinese credit cards: Guangdong's confidence should encourage foreign interest

Having broken even in 2004 and become the first Chinese bank to move into the black in the credit card business in 2005, Guangdong Development Bank is hoping to double its earnings in 2006. This first tangible example of profit making coupled with Guangdong's desire to secure a foreign partner is sure to generate significant interest from abroad.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Mar 2006
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Chinese banks are expanding abroad to make up for the worsening economic outlook back home

This August, usually a rather uneventful month for business, saw Chinese banks rushing to expand abroad. This occurred against the backdrop of a bad economic outlook at home, which may have been a reason for Chinese banks to feel incentivized to seek funds, know-how, and growth outside their domestic market.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Sep 2012
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CommentWire

Chinese banking: tough decisions ahead

China's entry into the WTO provided a timeline to market liberalization as well as opening the door to the $1.4 trillion of consumer assets within the country. Part of these developments, the creation of China's new independent banking regulator and watchdog, should boost a growing confidence in the Chinese banking industry.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
24 Apr 2003
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CommentWire

Chinese banking: overseas investment could be sweet or sour

The $4.7 billion combined investment by Royal Bank of Scotland and Temasek in Bank of China has been put in jeopardy by hesitant Chinese shareholders worrying about an increasing level of foreign influence. Unless outside investment in China's financial sector is disciplined and measured in its ambitions, it is likely that local resentment over western involvement will continue to grow.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Nov 2005

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