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DAS delivers with innovative strategy

DAS delivered positive results despite the challenges posed by the civil justice reform and its aftermath. This shows that insurers can remain successful even when exploring new waters, as long as they are willing to seek out opportunities.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jun 2014
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Nationwide uses mobile app to boost saving

Nationwide has become the first UK provider to add login-free functionality for balance checks and transfers to savings accounts to its mobile app. Reducing the friction associated with these tasks will significantly improve the user experience.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jun 2014
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Barclays: expanding at home, retrenching abroad

Barclays Wealth has made a strategic decision to expand in the UK and scale back its international operations. Yet the UK wealth market is highly competitive - improving global economic confidence means Barclays may be missing opportunities elsewhere.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jun 2014
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Tesco current account solid but underwhelming

Tesco Bank's eagerly awaited entry into the UK current account market has been an anticlimax. While its current account offering is certainly competitive, it fails to do anything new and is no game changer.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jun 2014
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Commercial brokers slow to counter online threat

While nobody denies that online purchasing is growing within the commercial insurance space, brokers could be more proactive in tapping into this behavior rather than sitting back and watching change play out.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jun 2014
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RSA rising in a profitable home insurance market

Despite increasingly competitive conditions the home insurance market was more profitable in 2013 than in 2012, suggesting no end is in sight for softening rates. RSA particularly stands out for its growth and improved combined operating ratio (COR).

Published By Datamonitor
06 Jun 2014
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Building society boom to end

Building society mortgage lending has soared, which has seen them increase competition to the major high street banks and raise their market share. However, the trend will be short-lived.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jun 2014
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Access to underwriters more important than commissions

Access to underwriters is the service aspect most sought after by commercial lines brokers ahead of sector expertise and competitive commissions. Commercial insurers looking for growth should take heed.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jun 2014
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Explosion in BTL lending a risky business

The rapid rise in buy-to-let (BTL) lending in the UK over the last 12 months risks leaving landlords and their lenders dangerously overexposed when interest rates eventually start to rise.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jun 2014
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Insurers' communication skills slammed

Insurers must do more to ensure better communication with clients, in order to safeguard customer satisfaction and minimize negative press.

Published By Datamonitor
30 May 2014

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