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Yahoo!/HSBC: PayDirect from New York to Hong Kong

Published By Datamonitor
31 Jul 2001
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Why investment banks are of utmost importance to wealth managers

Recent issues have brought investment banking into the spotlight and have led some large global wealth managers to redefine the focus of their businesses. In the post financial crisis environment the reputation of investment banking has been shattered, but wealth managers simply cannot justify closing investment banking operations.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jan 2012
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Who said insurance can't be innovative?

The birth of a new type of insurance is a rare occurrence within the UK market. Yet insurers abroad are developing ever more niche offerings, with China in particular setting an example as to how insurance can be innovative.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jun 2014
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What will an offshore yuan trading center in London mean for wealth managers?

A forum has been established between the UK and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) to discuss the development of London as an offshore yuan trading center. Reaching the status that Hong Kong holds for the offshore currency will not happen overnight, but wealth managers should be aware of approaching implications.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Jan 2012
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What conclusions can be drawn from the net inflows at Credit Suisse Private Banking?

Credit Suisse has announced strong net inflows within its private wealth management unit. In Q1 2012, net inflows from wealth management clients reached CHF5.8bn, up 45.0% on Q4 2011. The origins of the new assets highlight a number of characteristics that define the global wealth management industry in 2012.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Apr 2012
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Westpac: stepping up competitive pressure

A leaked confidential Westpac briefing document has provided an interesting insight into the strategic planning of the bank's operations in Victoria. The document outlines an aggressive expansion plan, with Westpac looking to target Commonwealth Bank of Australia customers. Competition in this market is, therefore, set to heat up.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jul 2011
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Westpac: platinum is the new gold

The latest decision by Westpac to upgrade all of its gold credit cards to platinum cards reconfirms the direction of the credit cards product proposition, that platinum is the new gold. This strategy will allow card issuers to tap into extra revenue and increase customer acquisition in 2012; however, there may also be some negative effects on the Australian credit card industry.

Published By Datamonitor
24 May 2012
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Westpac: giving debit where it's due

Westpac has invigorated New Zealand's card market with the launch of its Debitplus Visa card. This should prove a shrewd move for the bank as schemed debit cards such as this have been very popular around the globe and similar success is expected in New Zealand. In addition, Westpac has reaffirmed its position of an innovative leader in the country's card market.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Nov 2006
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Westpac: doubts and rumors surround proposed merger

In the months following the announcement of the proposed Westpac/St.George merger, doubts regarding the deal have mounted, as market movements and customer sentiment have turned negative. Westpac is coming under increasing pressure to improve its offer, particularly as rumors of potential counter bids have emerged.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Jul 2008
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Westpac engages mobile users with augmented reality

From September 2014, Westpac's mobile app users will be able to view account information just by holding their bank card in front of their smartphone's camera. This technology could make financial management much more engaging for consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Aug 2014

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