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CommentWire
CommentWire

Plastic cards: UK leads the way in Europe

The finding that UK consumers are the greatest users of payment cards in Europe is no surprise. Plastic cards have always been popular in the UK, both as a payment and a borrowing tool. Moreover, the gap looks set to widen as the UK card providers increasingly choose to mirror US practices in order to encourage further growth.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
06 Mar 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Private banking: the investment banks muscle in

The deal is the latest sign of increased investment banking interest in private banking. It's no surprise that investment banks are trying to muscle in on this lucrative area, particularly in the family office sector. Traditional private banks are in serious danger of losing out.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jan 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Prudential: deal on the cards for Egg

A high asking price and a troubled French arm have prevented Prudential [PRU.L] from selling its 79% stake in Egg. Now it seems the obstacles have been overcome and Capital One [COF] has emerged as the front-runner to buy the Internet bank. Such a sale would continue the ongoing trend of consolidation in the UK credit card market and see Capital One take joint sixth position, along with MBNA.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jul 2004
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Retail lending: Spanish balances grow at 11% per year

Published By Datamonitor
07 Jun 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

SocGen/Fimatex: will the Mounties ride to the rescue?

Published By Datamonitor
29 Aug 2001
Expert View
Expert View

The pensions time bomb is ticking across Europe

The UK is not alone in facing the challenge of an ageing population and the related pension crisis. Datamonitor's Annabel Gorringe explains that European governments are encouraging the take-up of private pensions and the gap is closing on life products, which have historically been the larger part of the European market...

Published By Datamonitor
19 Jul 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

UBS: onshore expansion goes on

Although still subject to regulatory approval, UBS' [UBS] purchase of Etra SIM will further expand its already fast-growing European onshore wealth management operations. With a strong presence in Germany, the UK and Italy, the wealth manager is now likely to examine its weaker markets, Spain and France. However, powerful local competition will give UBS a run for its money.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jan 2005

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