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Australia's FATCA deal offers no competitive advantage

The FATCA intergovernmental agreement (IGA) will ensure continued Australian access to US financial markets, but it confers no real competitive bonus for the domestic financial sector.

Published By Datamonitor
02 May 2014
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Fight fraud with telematics

Aviva has avoided paying out a substantial fraudulent personal injury claim thanks to telematics data. Such use of the technology will become increasingly widespread as the number of telematics policies rises, to the advantage of insurers.

Published By Datamonitor
02 May 2014
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MMR is good news for brokers

The tighter lending rules resulting from the final introduction of the Mortgage Market Review (MMR) will lead to a welcome boost for mortgage brokers, following years of hardship.

Published By Datamonitor
01 May 2014
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Stress test to slow the pace of lending boom

UK banks could be forced to raise billions of pounds of fresh capital if they fail to pass an extreme stress test devised by the Bank of England. Combined with the uncertainty caused by the Mortgage Market Review, this could dampen the recent lending boom.

Published By Datamonitor
01 May 2014
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Packaging Innovation of the Month: Powerspray takes on aerosols

An elegant all-plastics pump spray, positioned as an eco-friendly, propellant-free alternative to traditional aerosols, is being used by Pokon Naturado, the number-one plant care consumer brand in the Netherlands, for a range of houseplant and garden sprays.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Apr 2014
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High-tech branches missing the point

High-tech branches can only meet a short-term need and are unsustainable in the long term, as customers become more familiar with remote banking.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Apr 2014
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PLA Innovation of the Week: oatmeal that can be cooked with a Keurig coffeemaker

Keurig-branded single-cup coffeemakers can now make a quick cup of oatmeal at the touch of a button. Nature Valley Bistro Cups oatmeal is a new instant oatmeal product featuring a flavor capsule that works with a Keurig coffeemaker. New in the US, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Apr 2014
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UK onshore wind faces uncertain future

Onshore wind farms are falling out of favor with the British public, and the Conservative Party has pledged to stop subsidies if it wins the next general election.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Apr 2014
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Insurers must educate consumers about add-ons

The market for add-on products in personal lines is significant. However, consumer understanding around the subject is limited, meaning providers must do more to educate them.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Apr 2014
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UK current account market heats up

Current accounts are becoming less of a commodity, with several UK providers now offering products with generous terms and rewards. This, combined with aggressive marketing and easier switching, has helped to refresh what used to be a staid market.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Apr 2014

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