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Church of England takes on Wonga

In a bold attempt to outcompete payday lenders, the Church of England has announced a new scheme offering financial advice and supporting responsible lending.

Published By Datamonitor
30 May 2014
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Car insurance advertising spend frenzy

Despite a dip in GWP among the top 10 UK insurers*, advertising spend on car insurance is skyrocketing - an unsustainable trend.

Published By Datamonitor
30 May 2014
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Packaging Innovation of the Month: Naturally Clicquot lets you chill and go

Sustainability is probably not something that immediately springs to mind when thinking of champagne packaging, but it is a topic that Veuve Clicquot has tackled with its Naturally Clicquot gift box, by French designer Cedric Ragot. Instead of an elaborately decorated presentation carton, the firm opted for an eco-friendly molded pulp-board outer casing made from potato starch and recycled paper.

Published By Datamonitor
29 May 2014
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Indian mutual funds: time to rise and shine

Key market indicators are all pointing in the same direction: the Indian equity mutual fund market is recovering at last.

Published By Datamonitor
28 May 2014
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PLA Innovation of the Week: nothing says "just for men" quite like the scent of jet fuel

Men and motors go together like fish and chips and salt and pepper. The male love of anything powerful and fast is reflected in new Wingman Jetwash three-in-one multi-gel, a multi-tasking cleansing gel for shower, shampoo, and shaving that has the scent of aviation fuel. New in the UK, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
27 May 2014
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Can Japan's granola boom spark a breakfast revolution in Asia?

Historically, breakfast in Japan has been a bowl of rice and miso soup, a grilled salmon fillet, natto (fermented soybeans), nori seaweed, or perhaps some pickled vegetables. However, the busy lifestyles of many Japanese consumers are making it hard to follow this tradition, opening the market to more convenient alternatives like granola.

Published By Datamonitor
23 May 2014
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Sainsbury's innovates with personal loan price matching

Sainsbury's Bank has introduced the retail practice of price matching into financial services, promising to provide the cheapest loan rate in the market.

Published By Datamonitor
22 May 2014
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BSRC needs sign-up from smaller banks

The newly announced Banking Standards Review Council (BSRC) needs banks of all sizes to sign up to its principles of best practice, in order to create competition and raise standards across the industry.

Published By Datamonitor
22 May 2014
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Shrinking books for top car insurers

Of the top 10 car insurers by GWP, only esure emerged in 2013 with a larger private motor book. A reflection both on pricing and LASPO's impact, this signals a declining appetite in the market and a spill-over of capacity into other personal lines.

Published By Datamonitor
22 May 2014
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Lloyds takes pre-emptive action on mortgages

Lloyds Banking Group's (LBG's) decision to impose new restrictions on high value mortgages is a welcome sign of a more strategic, longer-term approach to risk management from the UK's biggest lender.

Published By Datamonitor
21 May 2014

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