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Wonga aiming for lower profits?

After much criticism, Wonga has finally shown willingness to amend its business practices in a bid to step away from its position as the industry's punching bag. And the changes are coming from Wonga rather than being enforced by regulators.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Jul 2014
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Ageas riding high in motorcycle insurance

In recent years Ageas has fought hard to sit at the forefront of motorcycle insurance, and is currently hot on the heels of the market's largest underwriter Aviva. Yet it will require a dogged effort from Ageas to make this niche segment, which hasn't grown in recent years, work for it.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jul 2014
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Lack of trust the greatest barrier to advice

Following the defeat of the FoFA disallowance motion in Australia, establishing trust in the advisor-client relationship is becoming more important than ever.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jul 2014
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Barclays mimics Apple with roaming cashiers

The rapid take-up of digital services by the smartphone generation has led banks to consider how to adapt to the changing role of the branch. Barclays UK is removing its branch counters, leaving cashiers to roam around clutching tablets.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jul 2014
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Westpac branches have high-value potential

As its competitors have continued to slash branch numbers, Westpac maintains its extensive bank network. Yet a shift in product focus might provide Westpac with the return on investment that other banks are shunning.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jul 2014
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Bluebird shows how it's done in prepaid

The traditional prepaid niches such as travel and gift cards are still performing strongly, but prepaid has the potential to disrupt the wider payments space.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Jul 2014
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Clarity in renewals will boost competition

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has proposed a number of changes to better inform customers during the renewal process, which is likely to lead to increased competition in the market.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jul 2014
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ASEAN banking scene takes shape

Malaysian banking groups CIMB, RHB Capital, and the Malaysian Banking Society are confirmed to be in three-way merger talks. The combined bank would be the largest player in Malaysia, eclipsing Maybank, the current market leader.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jul 2014
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Succession planning means client retention

Inheritance planning can be a delicate topic; however, discussing a client's legacy planning strategies well ahead of time is becoming increasingly important in Switzerland's HNW market.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jul 2014
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Low-income customers can be profitable

Although not the typical focus for banks, low-income customers may be the key to increasing overall customer satisfaction levels.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jul 2014

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