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Bristol & West / ABC: growing the Islamic mortgage niche

Bristol & West and the Arab Banking Corporation have designed the UK's first Sharia compliant buy-to-let mortgage, allowing Islamic investors to take out such a loan without compromising their religious principles. The product is the first of its kind, and highlights the rapid growth in Islamic banking products. However banks still have much to do to increase the visibility of these products.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Oct 2005
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Branchless Atom bank will have limited appeal

A new digital-only bank called Atom is set to enter the UK market. However, its lack of branches and telephone banking will not appeal to the majority of consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Apr 2014
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CommentWire

BoS/Arsenal: double winners

Fostering affinity relationships is one of Bank of Scotland's core strengths. This week it extended its existing capability by signing its first multi-product deal in a five year contract with Arsenal FC. It may be the first, but it won't be the last.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Aug 2002
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BOQ should use error to build love

Making an error in banking is never something to celebrate, but it can be an opportunity to build reputations and relationships. Bank of Queensland (BOQ) recently announced that it will refund A$34.5m to customers after an internal review found it had charged incorrect rates and fees.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Aug 2013
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BoA signs one million customers up to mobile banking

Bank of America has announced that it now has over one million customers signed up to its mobile banking service. The role of mobile handsets in financial services is driving debate and innovation across the industry, and this landmark may be the clearest indication yet that a largely untapped consumer demand for the channel exists, but the mobile channel must offer more than online banking.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jun 2008
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CommentWire

BNP: SocGen not a target

A merger of BNP and SocGen would create a significant player, countering the potential domination of the French retail banking market by the proposed Credit Agricole/Lyonnais union. However, BNP's previous attempts to create a national banking champion have come back to haunt it, scuppering any likelihood of a merger with SocGen.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
07 Feb 2003
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CommentWire

BNP: crusade against Agricole

Credit Agricole's acquisition of Credit Lyonnais would create a major rival to BNP Paribas in many of its key markets. BNP's attempts to quash the E19.5 billion acquisition deal appears likely to fail due to a lack of support from other banks.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jan 2003
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CommentWire

BNP Paribas: when a plan comes together

BNP Paribas [BNP.PA] has released Q1 results showing profits are up by 56% against Q1 2004. The announcement highlights a very strong 12 month period for the group, with strong growth across its business. The results should be enough to make its rivals sit up and take notice as the French bank's global vision takes shape.

Published By Datamonitor
12 May 2005
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CommentWire

BNP Paribas: Turkish deal offers eastern promise

BNP Paribas [BNP.PA] has announced details of its plans to enter the Turkish banking market by buying a stake in TEB Mali Yatirimlar. The move offers the bank strong long-term growth prospects in an emerging market. It also further showcases BNP Paribas' acquisitory tendencies, which are built on the solid performance of its home business in France.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Nov 2004
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CommentWire

BNP Paribas: taking the Credit

This latest acquisition brings new movement into the French banking sector, following speculation that Credit Agricole, previously largest shareholder of Credit Lyonnais with 10.5%, would acquire the government's stake. BNP's unusually high offer safely secured the stake and also suggests it could be looking for a full takeover in the long term.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Nov 2002

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