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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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Blood sugar management market abounds with opportunity

Humans are hard-wired to love sugar, courtesy of ancient relatives that were never quite sure where their next meal might come from. Consumption of foods high in energy-rich fat and sugar could mean the difference between life and death. That is not the case for modern-day consumers, but we still carry those same cravings for sugar that our caveman ancestors had.

Published By Datamonitor
20 May 2014
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Rothschild proves there is still potential in Italy

The Italian wealth market remains a risky proposition, but international players are keen to exploit the opportunities left by struggling domestic institutions.

Published By Datamonitor
20 May 2014
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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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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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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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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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