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Payday loans, meet price comparison

New regulations affecting the payday loan industry have been announced by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which should significantly drive down the costs of payday loans for consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Feb 2015
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Competition between Tencent and Alipay set to intensify

Tencent and Alipay have had their biggest showdown so far over digitization of the traditional monetary gifts given in red envelopes for Chinese New Year. With both companies now holding a banking license their battle will escalate in 2015.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Feb 2015
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US stock market peaks, but investors need alternatives

US stock prices have already tripled since panicky March 2009. There is nothing more exciting for investors than a bullish market, but wealth managers have to start thinking about rebalancing their clients' portfolios.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Feb 2015
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Indonesian wealth is coming home

A tax amnesty and improving economic conditions could see HNW offshore wealth return to Indonesia. This will be good news for local wealth managers, which have been losing business to large international players in neighboring wealth hubs.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Feb 2015
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RBI keeping telcos in India at arm's length

The National Payments Corporation of India has announced plans to pilot a consolidated payments system, allowing anyone with a bank account to send and receive money via a mobile phone using a single identifier.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Feb 2015
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Visa hedges its authentication bets

Visa's move to invest in a geolocation confirmation service soon after the release of its Visa Transaction Advisor service signals that the future of payment security lies in both multi-factor and risk-based authentication.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Feb 2015
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Plaso is not what Google Wallet needs

Google is piloting a new mobile payments service, dubbed "Plaso," which may never see a mass-market launch but does provide insight into the firm's mobile payments strategy.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Feb 2015
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Lloyds streamlines online account opening

The decision by Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) to allow customers to submit ID documents via smartphone image capture makes it the latest bank to capitalize on the growing trend for removing friction from the onboarding process.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Feb 2015
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Time is money for wealth managers

Private banks and wealth management firms are dedicated to increasing cost efficiency, but they should not underestimate the potential of IT investment. Not only can it reduce costs in the long term, it can also increase revenue and profit.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Feb 2015
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Australian banks set for Apple Pay showdown

With MasterCard and Visa planning to introduce tokenization in Australia later in 2015, conditions would seemingly be perfect for Apple Pay. However, negotiating a cut of merchant service fees with Australian banks will not be as easy as it was in the US.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Feb 2015

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