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Amazon mobile payments: secure but not convenient

Amazon appears to be contemplating a bold move into mobile payments, with prospective plans to develop an anonymous mobile payments service. By putting information privacy at the heart of the service, Amazon stands to tap into a lucrative opportunity, with strong evidence to suggest that mobile wallet security is still a major concern for many consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Apr 2013
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American Express enhances the TV viewing experience with mobile commerce

American Express's recent move to use TV viewing to boost its mobile commerce activity highlights a major growth opportunity for payment providers to boost engagement through a more tailored and direct avenue, as over half of US consumers currently use their mobile to shop online.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Nov 2012
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Amex launches Twitter payments

American Express has extended its Sync service with social media site Twitter to allow users to pay for purchases using special hashtags. Although unlikely to remain anything but a niche offering, Amex's move is focused more on its traditional space of consumer targeting and reward programs.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Feb 2013
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Anheuser-Busch: high spirits may not pay off

Long Tail Libations, the new spirits company from Anheuser-Busch, has appeared at a time when Americans are increasingly keen to consume the innovative liqueurs it is promoting. However, given the significant scale and market knowledge advantages of the more established spirits players, Long Tail is most unlikely to become a cash cow for its parent.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Nov 2005
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Banco Sabadell using cash to push mobile payments

Banco Sabadell's Instant Money service highlights a growing trend among banks looking to use ATM cash withdrawals as a means of promoting mobile payments. However, getting the balance right between convenience and security is key to success.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jun 2013
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Bank of America announces plans to charge monthly maintenance fees on its accounts

Bank of America plans to introduce tiered accounts for which customers will have to pay a maintenance fee. This means the reintroduction of premium bank accounts that will carry a charge of up to $25 a month. Given the current economic climate and the trend toward fiscal austerity, it seems unlikely that customers will be receptive to these accounts.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jan 2011
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Bank of America improves brand through ethical positioning

In successfully communicating its positioning as a charitable and ethical bank, Bank of America has improved its reputation among affluent consumers following the tribulations of the financial crisis.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Aug 2013
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Barclays-Asda tie-up: cutting costs, improving service

Barclays' decision to relocate four of its branches within nearby Asda stores will enable the bank to reduce costs and increase convenience for consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Nov 2013
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Big data is not the big solution

Big data can provide information on consumer behavior but doesn't provide the insight into motivations and attitudes required for customer engagement and satisfaction.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jul 2013
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Boys will be boys? More male consumers embrace feminine values

As gender roles continue to blur, the personal care industry could benefit as more men take an active interest in their appearance. Datamonitor research has highlighted some of the key 'megatrends' based on changing consumer values, with gender complexity at the forefront of the issues for personal care players to confront.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Aug 2005

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