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Low interest rates depress savers

The last six months have seen unprecedented low rates of interest, which are great for borrowers but make life hard for savers. Datamonitor's Financial Services Consumer Insight survey revealed a trend of consumers wanting to shift their savings from long-term to short-term easy access, but this makes it even harder to find strong returns.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Sep 2009
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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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US saving culture: the source of all problems?

Datamonitor's Financial Services Consumer Insights survey shows that the fundamental weakness in US savings behavior is a crucial driver of global imbalances. Despite the G20's intention to address the issue of imbalances in the world economy, US saving behavior must see a marked change if global imbalances are to be corrected and the $100 billion US current account deficit is to be paid back.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Sep 2009
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Downturn reveals weaknesses in UK consumers' pensions' savings plans

Datamonitor's Financial Services Consumer Insights survey reveals that attempts to promote pension savings have been a failure, with around 69% of individuals globally still not having any pension policy in place. Consumers in the UK are particularly vulnerable and may not be able to rely on overburdened state systems in their retirement, making private pensions more vital than ever before.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jul 2009
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Alipay poised for global acceptance

The strength of the Chinese e-commerce market is pushing e-tailers around the world to accept Alipay, which will eat into the market share of established online payments players.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Sep 2014
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Visa Token Service: the future of CNP security

The new Visa Token Service highlights a major structural shift in both the online and mobile payments markets. It provides banks with a key opportunity to successfully mitigate card-not-present (CNP) fraud without further burdening consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Sep 2014
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TSB Bank still sees value in branches

TSB Bank's decision to open as many as 30 new branches in the UK offers evidence that, despite the growth of digital banking, a physical presence is still needed to meet the needs of consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Sep 2014
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Sharia products essential to Malaysian investors

In the Sharia-compliant wealth management market the focus has long been on the riches of the Middle East, but affluent investors from Southeast Asia are increasingly becoming the Islamic finance market to target.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Sep 2014
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Apple Pay won't popularize NFC overnight

Apple's highly anticipated entry into the NFC market strengthens the case for the technology, but full-scale adoption remains unlikely in the short term.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Sep 2014
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Security: Apple's Achilles' heel

Apple's fashionably late entrance into mobile payments came with all the fanfare needed to distract us from the recent iCloud furore. Yet mobile wallet security is still a major concern for many consumers, and Apple will need to tread carefully.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Sep 2014

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