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HSBC/LGT deal shows Europe is worth a second look

The acquisition by LGT Bank of HSBC Suisse's book of primarily European client assets suggests that the region is finally recovering as a source of wealthy clients. Expect more assets to change hands as banks become more motivated to buy and sell.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Jul 2014
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Banks using NISAs to boost profits

Banks have used the arrival of New ISAs (NISAs) to lower their interest rates on savings products and edge rates upwards on lending products to boost their margins.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Jul 2014
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PLA Innovation of the Week: spirits + cider = an innovative "spider"

Alcoholic ciders have long been accommodating to new flavors, but what happens when you cross alcoholic cider with spirits? The answer is that you get Orwell's amaretto-flavored cider, a new "spider" drink that combines alcoholic cider with spirits-inspired flavor innovation. New in the UK, it is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Jul 2014
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Growing threat from alternative lenders to business

Business lending from non-traditional providers has grown in recent years, and a new government policy could give it the fuel to really take off.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Jul 2014
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Brand-building key for Malaysian wealth managers

The significance of relationship managers' own contacts in acquiring new clients in Malaysia poses a challenge to private banks. To minimize this threat, effective brand-building and tailored customer engagement programs are critical.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Jul 2014
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Packaging Innovation of the Month: pop-up pig is sure to please your pooch

Purina Beggin' Party Poppers bacon flavor dog treats are sold in a handy storage tub with a lid that is cutely shaped like a pig's head. The pack immediately catches the eye on shelf and begs to be picked up and examined. Once you do so, you find that the pig's snout is soft and squidgy and can be pushed inwards but quickly pops out again.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jun 2014
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Card-linked loyalty needs issuers on board

Card-linked schemes are crucial to success in loyalty, but a successful scheme depends upon a business model that funds offers using both issuer and merchant partners.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jun 2014
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Sun care in South Africa: changing attitudes toward UV exposure are set to drive this market forward

Protection against UVA and UVB rays is increasingly being incorporated into products in categories other than traditional sun care, such as make-up and haircare. This, combined with changing consumer behaviors and attitudes towards sun care and protection, is creating a dynamic innovation and growth environment for this category both in South Africa and globally.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jun 2014
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Whiplash: a painful problem that won't go away

The issue of whiplash and its costs for insurers and consumers continue to afflict the motor insurance space. Urgent action is needed to tackle the problem, which would help bring down the costs of motor insurance significantly.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jun 2014
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Barclays scraps passwords for biometrics

Barclays has introduced biometric identification for telephone banking to make identity verification quicker and more secure. However, expansion into more popular channels will make a real difference to the customer experience.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jun 2014

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