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Payday lending to halve as regulations bite

The meteoric rise of payday lending is set to see a crushing collapse, as regulation will cause new lending in the sector to halve in size by the end of 2014.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Aug 2014
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FCA stance on social media still tentative

The UK Financial Conduct Authority's recently published consultation on financial promotions in social media is a step in the right direction and will drive uptake. Yet in the absence of more concrete actions wealth managers must support staff through the provision of internal guidelines.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Aug 2014
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Allianz targets talented staff early

More insurers need to follow Allianz's example of targeting school leavers if the industry is to attract and secure talented individuals.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Aug 2014
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Pet insurers could learn from crowdfunding

The success pet owners have found in crowdfunding veterinary bills highlights two key messages for pet insurers to consider: that more can be done to expound the benefits of pet insurance, and that social media can be a key channel to do so.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Aug 2014
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Insurance offerings must adapt to consumer life stages

It is becoming vital for insurers to understand how their products fit around different life stages if they want loyalty from increasingly price aware customers.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Aug 2014
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Banks must simplify overdraft charges

The UK overdraft market has seen declining lending volumes for a number of years due to falling customer use and a tougher regulatory stance. Banks must simplify overdraft charges to reverse this trend.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Aug 2014
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Wanted: flexible travel insurance policies

Insurers need to find the middle ground between annual and single-trip policies and develop travel insurance products that are more flexible to meet consumer needs, in order to tap into parts of the market that are not fully exploited.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Aug 2014
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TfL no game-changer for contactless

Transport for London (TfL)'s decision to open its closed-loop transport payments system to other contactless form factors will have a minimal impact on wider UK contactless acceptance.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Aug 2014
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Mass affluent programs key in Germany

HNW entrepreneurs are big business for wealth managers in Germany. However, building relationships early on during the wealth accumulation phase is key in the increasingly competitive wealth market.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Aug 2014
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Mortgage providers left vulnerable

While banks and building societies have become much more cautious since the crash of 2008, they remain vulnerable to mortgage customers without insurance in place.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Aug 2014

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