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UK car insurance providers must be careful about charging interest

The latest report from the Automobile Association in the UK reveals the extent to which car insurance providers charge for monthly repayments of car insurance premiums. Datamonitor's Financial Services Consumer Insight research suggests that this tactic may not be sustainable in the long term, given consumers' growing value awareness and the financial difficulties in which many find themselves.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Aug 2009
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SUS: insurer launches innovative cover to cater to the needs of recessionary consumers

Salisbury Underwriting Services has announced the launch of a new insurance product aimed at employees fearful of losing their job and not being able to secure one of comparable pay. The product is likely to find particular favor among consumers that are worried about job security due to the recession, and feel that their financial situation will only worsen in the months ahead.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Aug 2009
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RBS and Lloyds to begin sale of key assets

The UK government has announced restructuring plans for RBS and Lloyds that include the divestment of a significant proportion of their retail and corporate banking assets for the next four years. The plans require the banks give up branches, brands and whole lines of business - a clear signal from the EC and UK government that state aid, of which both have been major recipients, comes at a price.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Nov 2009
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FS: consumer confidence remains low despite signs of recovery

While there is a general belief that the economic recovery is at hand, policy uncertainty and fears of a 'double dip' recession mean that consumer anxieties remain. Indeed, recent figures show that consumer confidence in the US has fallen to its lowest level in 10 months. Financial services providers must engage with consumers and field products which offer security if they are to succeed.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Feb 2010
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CommentWire

Wall Street: despised by Americans, according to Bloomberg

The recent Bloomberg National Poll reveals negative consumer sentiment towards the banking community is still present in the US, with over 50% of those surveyed expressing an unfavorable opinion about these institutions. However, Datamonitor's Financial Services Consumer Insight survey may bring some reassurance to industry players.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Mar 2010
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CommentWire

UK: personalized service could help insurers stand out from the crowd

A YouGov survey of consumer attitudes toward personal insurance provisions has found that consumers would be more loyal if the provider remembered them and their history. This apparent desire for personalization could help insurers distinguish themselves in the increasingly price-driven UK market.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Sep 2010
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UK financial services industry: transparency in product information is vital to regaining trust

The global financial downturn has cast doubt upon the integrity of the financial services industry. Consequently, openness and honesty are in demand from consumers who want simple, straightforward information from their providers. While some banks are taking steps to increase transparency, more needs to be done by all providers if they want to gain, and retain, the trust of consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Oct 2010
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Supermarkets' rise presents opportunities for insurers

Supermarkets are becoming serious players in financial services and thus offer opportunities to insurers. Supermarkets and insurers can partner to build on retailers' credit card and loyalty program successes to improve insurance offering features and price, based on retailers' rich customer data and insight.

Published By Datamonitor
14 May 2013
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Moneysupermarket.com changes the aggregator landscape

Moneysupermarket.com's newly launched platform highlights the rise of a new business model whereby the aggregator takes ownership of the consumer through the purchasing process, increasing customer purchase rates.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jun 2013
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Insurers could fly high with airline affinity partnerships

Air travel is a booming market, with great partnership opportunities for travel insurers due to their ever increasing consumer penetration and online upselling options.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jun 2013

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