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Telematics can work for motorcycle insurers too

Insurers should rethink the application of telematics and its exclusivity to car owners, especially as motorcycle owners are classed as a high-risk group.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jun 2015
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Global commission model in retreat

Canada has become the latest jurisdiction to consider banning the commission advice model, with the publication of the Brondesbury Report confirming that investors often lose out under this system.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jun 2015
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Danske Bank to make PINs a thing of the past

Danske Bank is the latest Norwegian issuer to pilot Zwipe's fingerprint-scanning contactless card. Although biometric payment authentication is still relatively novel, Norwegians are ready to ditch PINs in favor of the technology.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jun 2015
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Ethical banking breeds acquisition and trust

Banks have been slow to recognize the growing demand for ethical products; however, their inclusion in banks' portfolios has the potential to open up a vast pool of opportunities in the sector.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jun 2015
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Retail investors are looking for liquid alternatives

With HNW investors keen to see both return and diversification benefits, wealth managers must ensure their propositions provide the opportunity for alternative investment strategies.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jun 2015
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FDA artificial trans fat ruling: time for a simpler solution?

The FDA has ruled artificial trans fat to be "generally not recognized as safe," meaning that those who currently use it in their products now have an obvious, urgent need to reformulate to meet the deadline of three years to eradicate it completely. Leaving the issue of sourcing to one side for a moment, however, this also raises the question: which types of fat are Americans more receptive to?

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jun 2015
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mBank shows that branches still matter

Although mobile banking has been getting all the attention recently, mBank's success in tripling sales with its new branch format shows that there is still life left in bricks-and-mortar.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jun 2015
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Functional food and drinks: "fortified" claims missing the target?

The "noughties" was very much the decade in which functional food rose to prominence. Subtle shifts in formulation and marketing began to emphasize what was added rather than reduced. Conventional wisdom is that consumers cannot get enough of fortification, but is that really the case?

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jun 2015
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Growing fintech outside London

The UK fintech scene is alive and vibrant. Arguably it has reached critical mass in London, but outside the capital it is dispersed. Regulators need to aid clustering of fintech companies across the country to realize the sector's full potential.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Jun 2015
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a new edible tea that crosses the food-beverage divide

Tea is a great pick-me-up, but sometimes you want something that provides a little bit more than that to avoid mid-meal snacking. Xiangpiaopiao black rice and coconut milk tea does so with a new "edible beverage" that mixes chewable black rice pieces with coconut milk tea. New in China, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Jun 2015

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