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Wealth management IT spending to top $28 billion by 2012

The mass affluent market remains a growth opportunity for the banking sector as the asset base of typical investors grows. According to Datamonitor research, spending by financial services firms on front-to-back wealth management IT in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific will reach $28.5 billion by 2012 as they increase investment in the technology to cope with regulations and stay competitive.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Oct 2007
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UK Budget: state credit insurance scheme to stabilize SMEs

UK Chancellor Alistair Darling revealed plans in this week's Budget for a temporary scheme to use a maximum of GBP5 billion of state guarantees to ensure the provision of supply-chain insurance to companies. The scheme is expected to help SMEs weather the effects of the recession going forward, preventing further disruption of supply chains and cashflow and therefore aiding the economic recovery.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Apr 2009
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UK 2010 election: financial focus

Research collected by Datamonitor shows that 85% of UK consumers believe that the recession was caused by the banking system's failings and that 83% feel that the government's lack of regulation was to blame. With the 2010 general election on the way, politicians are reacting to this public sentiment, and the resulting impact on the financial services industry is likely to be major.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Apr 2010
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CommentWire

UBS: hurting a bit from the slowdown

Published By Datamonitor
15 May 2001
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CommentWire

UBS: ditching Warburg and PaineWebber

UBS, the world's biggest private bank, wants its identity to rival HSBC and Citigroup. It will ditch its well-known Warburg and PaineWebber brands - taking a $1 billion write-off on the discarded names. While the move should eventually pay off in attracting new business, the short-term upheaval may scare conservative private banking customers away.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Nov 2002
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Troika Dialog's new appointment signals increased focus on private banking in Russia

Russian investment company Troika Dialog has appointed Catherine Thibaut, who previously worked for Swiss rival RBS Coutts, as head of private banking. This signals an increased focus among local players on private banking for Russia's wealthy clients. However, although this is a smart move, competition has become increasingly intense for this lucrative customer base.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Oct 2010
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Towry: focus on high net worth investments may prove promising for banks

Towry's new business strategy involves focusing on clients with investments of GBP100,000 or more, which has prompted the company to close the smallest client accounts of less than GBP5,000 in assets. Should this strategic shift represent a wider market dynamic, this will present a significant opportunity for banks to absorb those investment clients left on the wayside.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Nov 2010
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The UK government must fight to restore consumer confidence

According to new Datamonitor research, 83% of the UK population blames the banking industry for the credit crunch and the economic downturn. More surprisingly, almost as many consumers place the blame on the government and financial regulators. Judging from these data, whoever wins the next election will face an unprecedented crisis of consumer confidence.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jun 2009
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The FSA's crackdown on mis-selling shows it is still slow to react to events

Following a succession of mis-selling scandals, the FSA has announced a policy initiative to address the widespread practice of incentivizing staff to sell products and services through the use of bonuses and commissions. There are concerns, however, that the regulator is once again responding to events well after they have happened instead of acting in a more preventative manner.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Sep 2012
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The Banking Commission: an empty threat?

The Banking Commission's investigation into the separation of UK banks' investment and retail operations has led HSBC to announce a possible move out of the UK, should such an initiative be introduced. However, Barclays' appointment of Bob Diamond, formerly its head of investment banking, as its new CEO suggests that the banks are not too worried about the implications of the investigation.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Sep 2010

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