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Wall Street: despised by Americans, according to Bloomberg

The recent Bloomberg National Poll reveals negative consumer sentiment towards the banking community is still present in the US, with over 50% of those surveyed expressing an unfavorable opinion about these institutions. However, Datamonitor's Financial Services Consumer Insight survey may bring some reassurance to industry players.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Mar 2010
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CommentWire

RBS: proposed Liverpool FC fan boycott highlights the power of social media

Liverpool FC supporters have created an online campaign to boycott Royal Bank of Scotland, in order to stop the bank from extending its existing loan agreement with the club's debt-laden owners. The campaign demonstrates the power of social media to generate grass roots action, and its potential to overcome consumer apathy within the banking sector.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Mar 2010
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CommentWire

LBG and RBS: courting yet more public anger in the UK

Despite posting a combined loss of nearly GBP10 billion for 2009, Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) have announced plans to pay out sizeable bonuses. Growing unease surrounding the poor performance of state-supported banks, combined with public anger over bonus payments, could encourage consumers to move to a new generation of banks, untainted by the current crisis.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Feb 2010
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CommentWire

ANZ: bad debts partly offset by consumers' preference for major banks

On October 29, ANZ revealed that increased bad debts would reduce its profits for the 2009 financial year by 11% to A$2.94 billion, although there were also positive aspects to the company's results, with its revenues rising by 17%. Large banks such as ANZ need to exploit their size advantage to maintain market share as the economy recovers.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Oct 2009
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The UK government must fight to restore consumer confidence

According to new Datamonitor research, 83% of the UK population blames the banking industry for the credit crunch and the economic downturn. More surprisingly, almost as many consumers place the blame on the government and financial regulators. Judging from these data, whoever wins the next election will face an unprecedented crisis of consumer confidence.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jun 2009
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CBA: bad debt charges lead to slashed dividends

The Commonwealth Bank has announced that it will follow the lead of its rivals in cutting its final dividend. Other major banks have cut their dividends in a bid to improve capital ratios, as charges for bad debts have risen significantly. However, despite this negative news, Australian banks are enduring the global financial crisis relatively well compared to those elsewhere.

Published By Datamonitor
13 May 2009
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UK Budget: state credit insurance scheme to stabilize SMEs

UK Chancellor Alistair Darling revealed plans in this week's Budget for a temporary scheme to use a maximum of GBP5 billion of state guarantees to ensure the provision of supply-chain insurance to companies. The scheme is expected to help SMEs weather the effects of the recession going forward, preventing further disruption of supply chains and cashflow and therefore aiding the economic recovery.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Apr 2009
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RBS: competition for Asian assets will be fierce

HSBC, Standard Chartered and ANZ are in talks with RBS for the purchase of its retail and commercial banking operations in several Asian markets. The sale should provide a good opportunity for regional expansion and increased market share for the winning provider at a time when many banks are suffering from the global economic downturn.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Apr 2009
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HSBC rights issue: much to be positive about

The long list of banks raising new money in the current crisis has been joined by HSBC, with the announcement of a GBP12.5 billion cash call. What singles the company's money-raising exercise out from the others is less the scale of the operation than the fact that it is acquiring cash in the traditional way, pointing not just to the bank's strength, but to fledgling faith in the banking industry.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Mar 2009
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CommentWire

Australia: interest rates on hold as economy slides toward recession

The Reserve Bank of Australia has left interest rates on hold, contradicting most analysts' expectations of a modest cut. However, subsequent economic data show that the Australian economy contracted by 0.5% in the December quarter, bringing the country closer to technical recession. Now, with the benefit of hindsight, the bank may well be regretting its decision.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Mar 2009

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