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CommentWire
CommentWire

CGNU: expensive disposal of seasick subsidiary

Published By Datamonitor
02 Nov 2000
CommentWire
CommentWire

CGNU: banking on long-term growth

The UK insurer's 10% growth in savings products came in well below some of its leading competitors. However, CGNU's bancassurance partnership with Royal Bank of Scotland is doing extremely well. Bancassurance is gaining momentum in the UK, and impending regulatory changes should help ensure further growth.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Apr 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Centrica: planning to really "own the home"

The potential entry of Centrica into the equity release market does have exciting possibilities for the company. However, to achieve maximum success, the company will have to position itself very carefully to ensure a clearly perceived relationship between its equity offer and other services.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jan 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Centrica: fishing for financial services gold

Published By Datamonitor
07 Aug 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Centrica: feeding its Goldfish

It's no surprise that Centrica is continuing its push into financial services. More unusually, it is reportedly planning to launch into current accounts. Success hinges on the company's ability to cross-sell between divisions and across products. Making money as a new entrant in the low margin current account business is hard, but if anyone can do it, Centrica can.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Mar 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Central heating insurance: 6.2 million policy holders by 2005

Published By Datamonitor
14 May 2001
Expert View
Expert View

Central and Eastern Europe provides opportunities for the cards industry despite the recession

The impact of the financial crisis has been felt across Europe, but that does not mean that opportunities in the card industry have dried up. In the face of contraction across the west of the continent there will be moderate growth in Central and Eastern Europe during 2010, and this will become stronger from 2011, showing that there are still good prospects for issuers with the right strategy.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jan 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Censio: more online insurance oblivion

Published By Datamonitor
06 Aug 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

CBA: raises mortgage rates

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has continued the trend of upping standard mortgage interest rates, following rate rises by NAB and ANZ. Other financial institutions are now deemed likely to follow suit, as funding costs have increased in the wake of the global credit crisis, which shows no signs of slowing down. However, these mortgage rate rises have led to government criticism.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jan 2008
CommentWire
CommentWire

CBA: may need to work on public relations after poor disclosure fine

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has been served with an infringement notice and fine by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission in relation to its December capital raising. While the bank has vigorously defended itself, blaming Merrill Lynch for the tardy disclosure of debt charges to investors, it has attracted criticism for what is perceived as downplaying its culpability.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Oct 2009

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