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Current account switching must focus on real issues

The UK's Current Account Switch Service (CASS) has significantly simplified the switching process for consumers. However, underlying issues still remain in the market, which the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) must address.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Aug 2015
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Prime time for Swatch to muscle in on wearables

Swatch is set to make its first foray into wearable payments this summer. While the move will see it tap into a major opportunity ahead of competitors, its success will be incumbent on its ability to turn its brand loyalists into early adopters.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Aug 2015
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Vietnam: the next mobile payment frontier

Vietnam's smartphone penetration has just surpassed 50% and with its mobile ecosystem currently revolving around gaming and ads, the next phase in evolution is likely to be around mobile payments.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Aug 2015
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Chinese HNW investors rush to the US

The Chinese are already the second-largest expat population among HNW individuals in the US. Provided political gridlock in Washington doesn't derail the renewal of key visa programs, the number of Chinese HNW expats is set to soar even higher.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Aug 2015
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Packaging Innovation of the Month: Daisy Brand pouch is the latest squeeze

We have all been at a party or barbecue where pots and tubs of dips and sauces start to look less appetizing once they have been cross-contaminated by having food and cutlery dipped in them a few times. This is just one of the issues addressed by Daisy Brand with the introduction of a flexible pouch format for sour cream, and the result is a very consumer-friendly pack with good shelf presence.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Aug 2015
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a new way to get through the Ramadan fasting period with more energy

Ramadan is celebrated for 30 days in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and requires Muslims to fast from sunrise to sunset. New Entrasol QuickStart instant breakfast cereal makes this easier by boosting energy over a long period of time, beginning in the pre-dawn hours of Ramadan. New in Indonesia, this oat cereal is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Aug 2015
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Aviva still sets the bar for broker servicing

Aviva once again swept through our UK Commercial Broker Survey with flying colors. The insurer picked up the highest number of votes for the majority of "best in class" categories for service.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Aug 2015
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Chinese equities: don't panic

Despite the Shanghai Stock Exchange's recent collapse, there is no reason to panic: the effects on the household sector and the wider economy will be limited.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Aug 2015
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European beauty focus: devices drive innovation forward in the at-home spa/salon segment

Beauty spas and salons have traditionally been positioned as a luxury investment or a pampering experience that consumers indulge in for a special treat. With beauty product innovation growing in sophistication, similar levels of efficacy and functionality can be achieved via off-the-shelf products without shelling out for the huge price tag associated with a spa/salon visit.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Aug 2015
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Greek retail deposits continue their decline

Greek retail deposit balances at the end of June saw a drop of 22% compared to the end of 2014. Capital controls will have since slowed the decline, but the loss of trust in the local banking system means this market has some way to fall yet.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jul 2015

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