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Digital vital to capturing youth market

A digital strategy is essential to making inroads into the youth market. Banks need to focus on using new communication channels and social media to engage with teenagers.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jul 2014
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Metro Bank shifts customer expectations

Metro Bank is demonstrating how it uses customer demand to drive innovation. Its newly launched mobile app enables its customers to relax in the event of a lost or stolen card. The move will also lead to an overall shift in consumer demand.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jul 2014
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Switzerland still key for wealth managers?

Leumi's recent sale of its Swiss operations casts doubt on the need to have a wealth presence in Switzerland. With secrecy eroding and compliance costs rising, the wealth hub is losing its prestigious appeal.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jul 2014
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UK smart meters will soon be indispensable

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced that 98,600 smart meters were installed in households in the first quarter of 2014, a marginal increase from the 95,300 installed in Q4 2013. It is likely that we will see more than 100,000 installations in the second quarter of 2014 to take the total number of smart meters in UK domestic properties to approximately 450,000.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jul 2014
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LevelUp's iBeacon support a strong first step

LevelUp's move to incorporate Apple's iBeacon technology into its service offering highlights a growing trend among payment technology providers looking to promote the use of BLE technology and location-based offers among merchants.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jul 2014
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P2P payments a big boost for SnapChat

SnapChat's trademark filings signal the company is looking to facilitate fund transfers via its instant messaging service. SnapChat is tapping into the rising popularity of mobile payment services ahead of competitors.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jul 2014
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Zurich sets ambitious SME target

With its new e-trading broker platform Zurich's declared intention is to take a 10% share of the SME market. However, it has a number of challenges to overcome first.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jul 2014
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Wonga aiming for lower profits?

After much criticism, Wonga has finally shown willingness to amend its business practices in a bid to step away from its position as the industry's punching bag. And the changes are coming from Wonga rather than being enforced by regulators.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Jul 2014
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Easy-to-use sun care heats up the global market

According to Cancer Research, 13,348 people in the UK alone were diagnosed with malignant melanoma skin cancer during 2011, and since then there have been 2,209 recorded deaths from the disease; experts point to sun exposure as the most common cause. Increasing awareness of this issue will continue to drive the market, with multifunctional and easy-to-apply products being areas to watch.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Jul 2014
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China: the new Eldorado for foreign cheese-makers

Despite the 2008 scandal when tainted melamine was found in milk and infant formula, China's dairy imports are expected to see growth of over 20% in 2014, led by milk. In particular, processed cheese has gained momentum and its consumption has expanded over the recent past as Chinese consumers develop an appetite for Western flavors, leaving untapped opportunities for foreign producers.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jul 2014

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