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Account portability is no panacea

The Financial Conduct Authority has mooted account portability as a remedy to the low switching levels in the UK current account market. However, without providing more reasons to switch, simply making it easier to do so is likely to be ineffectual.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Mar 2015
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Can South Korea's Missha get back its "past glory" from new markets?

Touted as South Korea's "first successful budget cosmetics brand," Missha has recently had a tough time maintaining its dominating status in Asia Pacific. Recent news reveals that Missha has reported a loss in operating profit, sales, and net profit, resulting in it being overtaken by rivals The Face Shop and Innisfree as a leading low cost cosmetic brand in South Korea.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Mar 2015
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PLA Innovation of the Week: coffee as art a new way to beautify your home-brewed latte

Baristas have been creating art out of foamy steamed milk for years, but doing the same at home can be difficult. Takara Tomy Arts' Deco Latte takes the coffee shop concept home with a latte art maker featuring 10 different designs to add a new touch to any latte, with no art skills required. New in Japan, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Mar 2015
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Equities finally return UK HNW investors' affection

UK high net worth (HNW) investors hold over two thirds of their portfolios in equities - double the global average. After a volatile 2014 this risk-seeking attitude is starting to pay off, but wealth managers must be on guard.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Mar 2015
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Comparethemarket.com explores new advertising frontiers

Insurance aggregators should look to diversify their marketing investments following Comparethemarket.com's collaboration with Cinema First.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Mar 2015
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Classic car owners left confused by insurers

UK insurers need to offer better clarity in their definitions of a classic car and the requirements to insure these vehicles, as consumers are often left confused.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Mar 2015
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Budget to boost demand for planning services

UK wealth managers have many reasons to be happy following the government's 2015 budget announcement. HNW clients are likely to need more advice than ever, not only on their already accumulated wealth, but also on their future plans.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Mar 2015
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Tax efficiency still in demand

HSBC's latest decision to review its Jersey accounts is another step towards greater transparency in the banking sector. However, anonymity and tax efficiency remain the main drivers for HNW individuals offshoring their wealth from the UK.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Mar 2015
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FCA clears up social media confusion

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a set of guidelines for financial promotion on social media to ensure that firms are compliant.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Mar 2015
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a soap-infused paper towel that replaces a dishcloth or sponge

Kitchen dishcloths and sponges may have finally met their match. Bounty with Dawn water-activated detergent towels replace dishcloths and sponges with rugged, soap-infused disposable towels that are clean and germ-free. New in the US, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Mar 2015

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