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Investors still prefer the human touch

Retail investors would likely fare better by putting their money into index funds, but many still prefer to trust human judgment when making their investment decisions.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Mar 2015
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Samsung Pay's MST gives it an edge, for now

Samsung had been quiet on the mobile payment front but has recently made noise with the launch of its Samsung Pay service. While its NFC and MST functionality will provide Samsung Pay with wider acceptance, the advantage will be short-lived.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Mar 2015
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Charter Savings Bank faces struggle for savers

Charter Savings Bank - which commenced operations in the UK on March 2, 2015 - will have its work cut out to win over savers in a market that remains dominated by the high street banks.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Mar 2015
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No deterring foreign property buyers in Australia

The Australian government's proposal to charge a fee to foreign nationals buying residential property and to fine those who break foreign investment laws will do little to counteract affordability issues.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Mar 2015
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Amazon the benchmark for insurance aggregators

UK insurance aggregators are aiming to transform their sites into one-stop-shops for consumers, with e-commerce giant Amazon the blueprint for the future.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Feb 2015
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Tesco admits necessity of mortgage brokers

Tesco Bank, which has sold its mortgages solely through direct channels since entering this market in 2012, is to expand into intermediary distribution as well. This move reflects growing consumer demand for advice in the wake of regulatory changes.

Published By Datamonitor
26 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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Bitcoin edges closer to the mainstream

The last few months have seen numerous businesses throwing their support behind bitcoin, suggesting that the potential of the cryptocurrency is finally being realized.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Feb 2015
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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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Putting the phone down on cold calls

The days of being bombarded with nuisance cold calls and text messages may be numbered, with the UK government introducing new laws to tackle the issue.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Feb 2015

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