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Technological solutions reel in the mass affluent

Barclays has introduced two new digital innovations that squarely target the mass affluent segment of the market. Both innovations will improve retention rates and significantly enhance Barclays' mass affluent acquisition strategy.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Dec 2014
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midata has the power to transform account switching

The UK government's new midata initiative will help customers understand whether their provider is best suited to their financial behavior. This will build upon seven-day switching to boost mobility in what remains an inertia-prone market.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Dec 2014
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Financial incentives costly without customer satisfaction

One year on from the introduction of the seven-day switching guarantee in the UK, competition among the challenger banks is fierce with the smaller players facing high rates of attrition.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Dec 2014
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Barclays and FCA lock horns over mortgages

Tensions have arisen between the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and a major UK lender over the application of mortgage affordability assessments. How this dispute ends will have a big impact on future relations between the FCA and UK banks.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Nov 2014
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Private landlords seriously underinsured

Datamonitor Financial survey data indicates a serious underinsurance issue among private individuals who rent out properties. Providers should make sure the necessary checks are in place to resolve this.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Nov 2014
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No need for CMA current account investigation

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a new investigation into the UK personal current account (PCA) market. Quite what this review is expected to achieve that earlier enquiries have not is unclear.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Nov 2014
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First signs of motor insurance premium hike

Ongoing premium reductions are not sustainable in the long term, and the UK market is now seeing signs of insurers trying to feed through rate increases. These are unlikely to be significant, however.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Nov 2014
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FCA opens door to industry disruption

Until now, banks have been able to rely on regulation to help neutralize the threat from new entrants. However, a new initiative by the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Project Innovate, aims to turn the regulator into an ally of innovation.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Nov 2014
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"Simplechannel," not omnichannel, is the holy grail

There is much discussion focused on omnichannel servicing and the benefits it brings to customer choice and convenience. However, banks can serve customers better by creating a single customer journey that is clearly signposted and simple to fulfil.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Nov 2014
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Charities underinsured for liability

Insurers should do more to educate charities about the liability risks of providing advice - an issue many charities are unaware of - in order to alleviate an underinsurance problem.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Oct 2014

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