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Card providers should look to transactors for growth

Card providers have historically valued revolvers rather than transactors due to the interest income they provide. However, it is those higher-income customers who pay off their balances regularly who stand to offer further long-term value.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Mar 2015
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Techstars: Datamonitor Financial to collaborate with Techstars

On March 23, 2015, Barclays launched the second wave of its Accelerator initiative, aimed at fostering fintech entrants. 10 startups will be guided through a 13-week development program, aimed at refining their concepts into viable propositions.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Mar 2015
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Account portability is no panacea

The Financial Conduct Authority has mooted account portability as a remedy to the low switching levels in the UK current account market. However, without providing more reasons to switch, simply making it easier to do so is likely to be ineffectual.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Mar 2015
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Equities finally return UK HNW investors' affection

UK high net worth (HNW) investors hold over two thirds of their portfolios in equities - double the global average. After a volatile 2014 this risk-seeking attitude is starting to pay off, but wealth managers must be on guard.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Mar 2015
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Comparethemarket.com explores new advertising frontiers

Insurance aggregators should look to diversify their marketing investments following Comparethemarket.com's collaboration with Cinema First.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Mar 2015
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Classic car owners left confused by insurers

UK insurers need to offer better clarity in their definitions of a classic car and the requirements to insure these vehicles, as consumers are often left confused.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Mar 2015
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Budget to boost demand for planning services

UK wealth managers have many reasons to be happy following the government's 2015 budget announcement. HNW clients are likely to need more advice than ever, not only on their already accumulated wealth, but also on their future plans.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Mar 2015
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Tax efficiency still in demand

HSBC's latest decision to review its Jersey accounts is another step towards greater transparency in the banking sector. However, anonymity and tax efficiency remain the main drivers for HNW individuals offshoring their wealth from the UK.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Mar 2015
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FCA clears up social media confusion

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a set of guidelines for financial promotion on social media to ensure that firms are compliant.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Mar 2015
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Sabadell takeover risks damaging TSB brand

Banco de Sabadell's surprise bid for TSB has sent the UK bank's share price soaring, but the mooted takeover could jeopardize TSB's main point of differentiation: its local, community-based character.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Mar 2015

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