Opinion on Financial Services

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Hong Kong's reputation at risk

The recent political unrest in Hong Kong will have a negative effect on its attractiveness as an investment destination, resulting in a loss of offshore business to other centers.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Oct 2014
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Barclays Accelerator reveals underbanked potential

The growing global underbanked market presents a lucrative opportunity for financial services providers, with several fintech startups now targeting this segment with the help of Barclays' Accelerator program.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Oct 2014
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SMEs fear business interruption most

UK SMEs feel most threatened by the risk of an event that would disrupt their ability to trade. Opportunities exist for insurers to engage with small businesses regarding the benefits of business interruption cover, to address this key concern.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Sep 2014
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Competition hotting up in landlord insurance

While Direct Line and HomeServe continue to dominate advertising spending on landlord insurance, the first half of 2014 saw a number of brands promoting their landlord policies for the first time, hoping to attract consumers with properties to let.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Sep 2014
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Tough times for Russian wealth managers

Geopolitical uncertainty following Russia's ongoing involvement in Ukraine is motivating HNW individuals to offshore their wealth. While this is bad news for the local market, it puts wealth managers with an international reach at an advantage.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Sep 2014
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Santander uses mobile innovation to attract students

Santander has raised the bar in the competitive UK student account market with the launch of a mobile app for students that has built-in personal financial management functionality.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Sep 2014
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Wearables beat mobile on convenience

Mobile payments have yet to take off and the next big thing for NFC is already right around the corner.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Sep 2014
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Can Julius Baer snag another?

Reports that Julius Baer is interested in Coutts' international arm could mean a quick sale, but another major acquisition on the heels of recent ones would be a challenge not to be taken lightly.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Sep 2014
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Apple's Sun Tzu moment with UnionPay

Apple has carefully planned its foray into the mobile payments arena. The tech giant's deal with China UnionPay shows that in the battle to win the mobile payments race, relationships are just as important as technology or first-mover advantage.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Sep 2014
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Education the only way to grow D&O

The UK D&O sector remains stagnant as insurers struggle to increase penetration at the smaller end of the market. Educating businesses about the importance of D&O cover seems the only way forward, making more effective methods of doing this vital.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Sep 2014

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