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Apple pulls ahead in wallet wars

The future of mobile payments is far from decided, but one month into its launch, Apple is clearly ahead in the race.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Nov 2014
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No need for CMA current account investigation

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a new investigation into the UK personal current account (PCA) market. Quite what this review is expected to achieve that earlier enquiries have not is unclear.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Nov 2014
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First signs of motor insurance premium hike

Ongoing premium reductions are not sustainable in the long term, and the UK market is now seeing signs of insurers trying to feed through rate increases. These are unlikely to be significant, however.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Nov 2014
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CBA taking contactless to the next level

Commonwealth Bank Australia (CBA) has initiated the next evolutionary stage of contactless payments in the Australian market, with New South Wales' Opal transit payment system slated to accept CBA-issued contactless payment cards in the future.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Nov 2014
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FCA opens door to industry disruption

Until now, banks have been able to rely on regulation to help neutralize the threat from new entrants. However, a new initiative by the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Project Innovate, aims to turn the regulator into an ally of innovation.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Nov 2014
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ADCB follows HNW clients to Singapore

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank is to open a representative office in Singapore. With a fifth of the funds offshored by UAE residents booked into the Asian city state, this offers a key competitive advantage necessary in the crowded Emirates banking market.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Nov 2014
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"Simplechannel," not omnichannel, is the holy grail

There is much discussion focused on omnichannel servicing and the benefits it brings to customer choice and convenience. However, banks can serve customers better by creating a single customer journey that is clearly signposted and simple to fulfil.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Nov 2014
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Online investment management steps up

The proliferation of online investment services poses an increasingly severe threat to the traditional brick and mortar business model. Only those wealth managers willing and able to evolve will remain competitive in the mass affluent space.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Nov 2014
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Merchants' decision to block NFC will harm consumers

Shots have been fired against NFC in the "wallet war," but it is consumers who will lose out as a result.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Oct 2014
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Wealth managers one downturn from losing clients

Global economic growth is suffering yet another bout of wobbles. Wealth managers are at risk of losing business and must invest in client relationships now, so that they can retain clients when the economic storm clouds inevitably gather once again.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Oct 2014

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