Opinion on Retail Banking and Lending

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CommentWire
CommentWire

Business lending: new opportunities emerging in the UK market

The credit boom of the last decade ended with an abrupt crunch. While stimulus measures and low interest rates have resulted in cheap credit, business leaders have been clamoring over the failure of banks to meet the lending needs of small and medium businesses. To address these concerns, new lending opportunities and strategies may begin to develop.

Published By Datamonitor
04 May 2010
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Business issues: distribution channels important

Published By Datamonitor
26 Feb 2002
Expert View
Expert View

Business continuity: terror threat prompts investment

The powerful implications of the events of 9/11 meant that business continuity planning and disaster recovery popped up on the radar screens of board members of all financial services institutions (FSIs) across Western Europe. Datamonitor's Markus Siivola examines the reaction to ongoing concerns...<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jan 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Business analytics: Basel II to fuel recovery

The business intelligence and analytics industry, as most of the IT space, has seen some slower years recently. The financial services sector - traditionally the largest market for business intelligence and analytics - is going to play a pivotal part in fuelling this recovery in the coming years.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Oct 2003
Expert View
Expert View

Building society boom to end

Building society mortgage lending has soared, which has seen them increase competition to the major high street banks and raise their market share. However, the trend will be short-lived.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jun 2014
Expert View
Expert View

Building societies show that small is beautiful

Building societies enjoyed a year of strong growth in mortgage lending in 2012. The decision by many building societies to focus on niche markets and employ more flexible lending criteria proved successful in generating new business, and the signs are that mutuals will continue to prosper in 2013.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Feb 2013
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Expert View

Building societies benefit from big bank weakness

Building societies have increased their share of the mortgage market as big banks cut back on lending. Exposure to the European sovereign debt crisis, stricter lending criteria, and a heavy reliance on wholesale markets have left the larger banks less able to service mortgage demand, allowing smaller lenders to increase their market share.

Published By Datamonitor
22 May 2012
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Expert View

BSRC needs sign-up from smaller banks

The newly announced Banking Standards Review Council (BSRC) needs banks of all sizes to sign up to its principles of best practice, in order to create competition and raise standards across the industry.

Published By Datamonitor
22 May 2014
CommentWire
CommentWire

Brussels: laying down the law to wean banks off state aid

The European Commission has announced that it is giving EU governments five years to sell off their stakes in all banks that are receiving taxpayer support. Although the deadline appears to give enough time to allow banks to turn their fortunes around, EU governments could have problems enforcing such a rigid deadline.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jul 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

Britannia/Yorkshire: what's mine is yours

Published By Datamonitor
09 Oct 2001

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