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PLA Innovation of the Week: a fabric conditioner claimed to help clothing dry faster

Fabric softeners and conditioners help clothes smell and feel great, but can a fabric conditioner actually save you time? New Suavitel Fast Dry fabric conditioner says that it can, promising to help clothes dry 30% faster compared to clothing that is washed with detergent alone. New in the US, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
19 May 2014
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Insurers are failing older consumers

At present, insurers treat over 55s as one homogenous group. They must do more to understand the insurance needs of older consumers, as gaps in engagement are emerging.

Published By Datamonitor
19 May 2014
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Flood Re still in need of refining

The Water Bill has achieved its final stage of approval, meaning that Flood Re will officially be introduced next year. However, a number of issues still need to be ironed out.

Published By Datamonitor
16 May 2014
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Pingit will be marginalized by Paym

Pingit's unique features allow it to differentiate itself from the new Paym offering in the UK, but it may find itself outcompeted on its core P2P functions.

Published By Datamonitor
15 May 2014
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Regulators should roll up their sleeves and flex

Financial regulators and law enforcers are not yet showing the full extent of their power, despite making it clear to financial institutions that they shouldn't expect to evade responsibility due to their economic importance or size.

Published By Datamonitor
15 May 2014
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Facebook gains traction as banking channel

In a move that reinforces Facebook's emergence as a banking channel, CaixaBank has become the latest provider - and the first in Europe - to allow its customers to manage their accounts via the social media site.

Published By Datamonitor
15 May 2014
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Centrica to sell large gas-fired power plants

Growing renewable energy generation is making it unprofitable to operate large conventional power plants, forcing Europe's energy utilities to adapt amid mounting profit warnings.

Published By Datamonitor
13 May 2014
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a new sparkling water from Japan that looks and tastes like beer

Who says that bottled water has to be boring? Certainly not Japan's Otogino Company, the maker of new Kuos beer-flavored sparkling water. This amber-colored sparkling water looks and tastes like beer, but it has no alcohol, calories, or carbohydrates. New in Japan, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
12 May 2014
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BGL extends Bennetts brand into retail

While many insurers sit behind retail partners, Bennetts has gone one step further and utilized its status as the leading bike insurance specialist to launch an online store for bikes, ensuring it owns the whole customer experience.

Published By Datamonitor
08 May 2014
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Facebook dips toe into financial services

Facebook is testing the waters with a small push into financial services. However, it will need to address trust and privacy issues if it decides to make a more significant move into the industry.

Published By Datamonitor
08 May 2014

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