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ABI uses SoP extension as bargaining chip

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is driving a hard bargain by extending the Statement of Principles (SoP) by only a month. Other stopgap extensions will follow until it can reach a deal with the government based on its Flood Re model.

Published By Datamonitor
21 May 2013
CommentWire
CommentWire

ABN Amro / BNP Paribas: private progression

BNP Paribas [BNP.PA] is to enter the Dutch private banking market with the purchase of Nachenius, Tjeenk & Co from ABN Amro [AAB.AS]. The deal reflects both banks' continuing plans to create a pan European private banking network. If the same pro-active approach can be extended to developing their recently acquired businesses then both groups look very well-placed for the future growth.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Apr 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

ABN Amro/EDS: outsourcing bandwagon starts rolling

ABN Amro looks set to outsource all IT services for its Wholesale Clients unit to EDS. The deal, worth at least $1.46 billion, will be one of the largest ever IT outsourcing deals in the banking industry. It could represent the turning of the tide for service providers - particularly as there are other, even larger FS outsourcing deals in the pipeline.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Aug 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

ABN Amro/PPR: moving into French retail banking

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jan 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

ABN Amro/State Street: it's all about focus

ABN AMRO Asset Management [ABN] has agreed to outsource its investment operations services in Europe to State Street [STT]. The deal represents another big win for State Street, and is a further example of the importance of specialist focus in a competitive environment. State Street and ABN AMRO Asset Management's deal leaves both players able to concentrate on what they do best.

Published By Datamonitor
17 May 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

ABN Amro: building in Belgium

Dutch finance group ABN Amro [AAB.AS] is continuing to pursue a strategy of buying small domestic private banks to further its European ambitions. Building on its existing private banking operations in Belgium, this latest acquisition will expand the bank's reach in an increasingly valuable onshore market.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Mar 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

ABN Amro: charging into the mass market in Singapore

Dutch bank ABN Amro has revealed intentions to significantly ramp up its credit card business in Singapore in 2007 by hiring more staff, launching new cards and targeting different market segments. While ABN Amro has significant experience outside its home country, Singapore's market is one of the world's most competitive credit card markets and the bank could struggle to achieve its aims here.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jan 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

ABN Amro: expanding its presence in China

ABN Amro is planning to open its fifth Chinese wealth management branch on January 18, 2007, in Chongqing. This addition reflects the Dutch bank's strategy to service China's growing wealth management needs, and should help boost its presence in the country. Indeed, it should prove a positive move, enabling ABN Amro to expand its distribution potential in the face of rising competition.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Jan 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

ABN Amro: how fast will it grow?

Published By Datamonitor
20 Nov 2000
CommentWire
CommentWire

ABN Amro: market exit could prove too hasty

ABN Amro Capital's sale of its German portfolio to its management team could be seen as a little hasty. True, the German market is a tough one to operate in but, given ABN Amro's [ABN] size and resources, the group should instead have recruited an exceptional management team to access upcoming market opportunities.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jun 2004

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