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Young consumers seek financial guidance

Young people face a more uncertain future than their parents, prompting renewed focus on their attitudes towards money. However, Datamonitor Financial research shows that those entering adulthood have a healthy attitude to financial management.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Dec 2013
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Wrigley: the innovation game

Wrigley's new oral health gum offering shows it understands well the need to stay at the cutting edge of product innovation. With a consumer base hungry for these products, Wrigley must use its brand strength to fight off competitors that are keen for a share of this lucrative market.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
08 Aug 2003
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Western European immigrants need help saving

While immigrants from Western Europe are generally quite attractive as clients, they are the most likely to require savings products that help them to be disciplined savers.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Oct 2013
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Wealth managers need to join the mobile bandwagon

Private wealth managers are by necessity more cautious than the rest of the financial services market, as they are responsible for the preservation and growth of their clients' money. As such, technological innovation comes slow to the market. However, the mobile banking revolution is unfolding so fast that wealth managers have to develop a mobile strategy or risk losing affluent customers.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Mar 2013
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Vitamin-enhanced beer: happy to be unhealthy

Consumers are used to their food being manipulated to make it healthier: fat is removed, vitamins and minerals added. But that does not mean they are complacent, and certainly not willing to forgo freedom of choice. The furor stirred up by Scotland's plans for vitamin-enhanced beer demonstrates just how swift and forthright the opposition to ill-judged ideas can be.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Nov 2002
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Visa: new initiative will raise awareness of contactless payments among London consumers

Visa is carrying out the targeted launch of a new type of card terminal, one that will be connected to taxi meters. The scheme has the support of Transport for London, which already utilizes the contactless Oyster electronic ticketing system on much of the public transport services across the region. The initiative should raise the profile of the contactless payment method.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Jan 2011
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Visa enters new territory in the online payments sector with V.me

Visa has announced the launch of a new digital wallet, V.me, to compete directly with PayPal in the online payments sector. The digital wallet allows consumers to link their existing payment tools and make online transactions without having to reveal their card payment details to the merchant. Due to launch in early 2012, V.me will allow Visa to explore new territory as a digital wallet provider.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Dec 2011
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Visa announces UK contactless rollout ahead of schedule, but the market still faces numerous hurdles

Visa Europe recently announced that the number of its PayWave cards in issue is growing more quickly than expected, and claimed that there will be further growth as more issuers enter the contactless space. While this is a positive sign, overall card numbers are still comparatively low, while merchant acceptance remains very weak: the market is far from reaching a tipping point.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Jul 2010
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Visa and Samsung debut the London 2012 Olympics contactless mobile app but its impact may be limited

Visa and Samsung have announced the launch of an NFC mobile app to promote the London 2012 Olympics. The app will allow customers to pay via Visa payWave, trace their contactless transaction records, and check up-to-date balances. Despite the 3,000 contactless terminals to be installed across Olympic venues, questions remain about whether the payment technology will prove popular during the games.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Mar 2012
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Virtual currencies are on the radar of central banks, but regulations remain a long way off

The European Central Bank recently released its first study looking at the nature and impact of emerging virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, Linden Dollars, and World of Warcraft Gold. While these currencies have grown strongly in recent years, in some instances resulting in extremely large virtual economies, they are likely to remain outside regulatory control.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Nov 2012

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