Latest Intelligence on Retail Banking and Lending in United Kingdom

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Zurich Financial Services: aiming to net the wealthy

Zurich has launched its high net worth division, Zurich Private Client. The HNW market has stimulated a lot of interest recently, and Zurich hopes the insurance venture will help it move into further HNW services in the future. Its already large over-60 and high-income customer base suggests Zurich has a high potential for success in this market.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Jun 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Zopa: lending the eBay way

An online exchange called Zopa has been launched that enables members to borrow or lend up to GBP25,000 from peers rather than using a traditional bank or building society. Building on the eBay concept, the website is a market for lending which provides investors with higher returns and borrowers with preferential rates to those offered on the high street. However, the concept may be a tough sell.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Mar 2005
Expert View
Expert View

Young consumers seek financial guidance

Young people face a more uncertain future than their parents, prompting renewed focus on their attitudes towards money. However, Datamonitor Financial research shows that those entering adulthood have a healthy attitude to financial management.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Dec 2013
CommentWire
CommentWire

Yorkshire Building Society: a fresh approach to mortgages

In launching its innovative mortgage product offering divorced customers 0% interest for six months, the Yorkshire Building Society has joined a growing trend in innovation in the UK mortgage market. Indeed, more novel products are likely to appear as lenders look to practices from other markets to remain competitive.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jul 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Yes Car Credit: you can't any more

Following a three month review and expected losses of GBP24 million in 2005, Provident Financial announced that it has closed its specialist sub-prime motor finance division. The failure of the business may stem from the innovative model of combining a motor finance business and a car dealership under one roof.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Dec 2005
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Wrap accounts: UK market to reach GBP150 billion by 2008

Published By Datamonitor
13 May 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Woolwich: giving high flyers access to the property market

Barclays' Woolwich unit has created a new mortgage for professionals who wish to borrow over GBP500,000, based on the expectation of a bumper bonus in the spring. While the product may prove popular with these consumers, allowing them to get a foot on the property ladder before prices rise even higher, they should be wary of pinning their financial hopes on a bonus that may not materialize.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Oct 2006
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Wonga's woes raise questions about big data

Wonga's decision to write off up to £220m of payday loans raises doubts about the extent to which lenders should rely on data algorithms to conduct credit assessments.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Oct 2014
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Wonga lowers risk with Big Data

Using Big Data analytics to harness a plethora of information on customers will enable providers to more accurately assess the creditworthiness of borrowers.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Oct 2013
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Wonga aiming for lower profits?

After much criticism, Wonga has finally shown willingness to amend its business practices in a bid to step away from its position as the industry's punching bag. And the changes are coming from Wonga rather than being enforced by regulators.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Jul 2014

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