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Verdict Financial is a specialist information provider serving the global financial services markets. Delivering intelligence through modular reports and interactive dashboards, we will ensure you remain competitive by guiding your strategic planning and helping you stay ahead of the curve.

Our interactive dashboards deliver the answers you need for growth. With the ability to tailor and drill down our datasets to specific point of interest relevant to your business, our data will help you identify which direction customer behaviour and industry influences are shaping the market.

 
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  • Targeting UK Mass Affluents with Insurance

    Summary The mass affluent population in the UK is growing, meaning the demographic is an opportunity for providers selling personal insurance. Mass affluents are more likely to be male, have higher household incomes, and be married compared to retail customers. The assets of mass affluents are higher value, making their insurance needs more complex. They have different lifestyles compared to retail ...

    January 2017    |    $1295    |    View Details >>

  • Insurtech and Customer Services: Lessons for the Incumbents

    Summary The emergence of insurtech has been fueled by new digital capabilities and Internet of Things (IoT) devices that are reducing costs, changing systems and processes, and enhancing the consumer experience. From an industry burdened by outdated systems and paper-based operations, the insurtech space has emerged as one of the largest innovation ecosystems globally in 2016, and is set to modernize ...

    January 2017    |    $1295    |    View Details >>

  • UK Personal Lines Insurance: Distribution and Marketing 2016

    Summary In the midst of an “insurtech” revolution, the personal lines distribution space faces a number of new challenges to the status quo and a raft of opportunities to better engage with customers. New approaches are perhaps most needed by a broker channel that needs to find a reinvigorated sense of its unique benefits, as it has slipped behind the direct ...

    January 2017    |    $1295    |    View Details >>

  • 2017: Trends to Watch in Global Wealth Management

    Summary The wealth management industry has been undergoing transformation since the financial crisis, and 2017 will be another year marked with changes to business models and the way providers interact with clients. Many trends observed in 2016 will continue over the next 12 months, with regulation and its costs affecting the financial performance of competitors, and market volatility (often fueled by ...

    December 2016    |    $5250    |    View Details >>

  • Retail Banking Country Snapshot: Italy 2016

    Summary The market for financial products in Italy is less concentrated than in other countries. With the exception of Intesa Sanpaolo and UniCredit, few providers have a significant market share. Across all products, the branch is still the key acquisition channel, although online is making inroads in the savings market. Mobile banking is still in its infancy, although a few providers ...

    December 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Consumer Payments Country Snapshot: Sweden 2016

    Summary Sweden has the potential to become the world's first cashless society. The use of cash is declining quickly in Sweden and over half of all bank branches no longer deal with cash-based transactions. Payment cards are widely held and widely used in Sweden, and it has a strong alternative payments market. Key Findings - Credit cards remain one of the least frequently ...

    December 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Consumer Payments Country Snapshot China 2016

    Summary China represents a mature payment card market in Asia, with over 5 billion payment cards in issue. Despite a high card-per-customer ratio China is expected to see mild growth in both card numbers and the value of transactions, as mobile has become the payment mechanism of choice in the country. China UnionPay is the fastest-growing card scheme in China, claiming ...

    December 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • UK Pet Insurance Distribution and Marketing 2016

    Summary 2016 saw the UK's supermarkets and major retailers confirm their role in the distribution of pet insurance, with a significant proportion of consumers now seeking alternative channels to obtain their policies. While many pet owners still prefer to approach their insurer directly, supermarkets and retailers are benefiting from those who value convenience and the opportunity to purchase insurance cover at ...

    December 2016    |    $1295    |    View Details >>

  • Consumer Payments Country Snapshot India 2016

    Summary The second largest consumer market globally, India remains a cash-driven economy. However, digital payments will see growth in the Indian market, and are forecast to overtake cash transactions by 2023.The key opportunity is the digitization of payments - if they are as easy to use, convenient, and secure as cash then they will contribute to the growth of financial inclusion ...

    December 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Retail Banking Country Snapshot Turkey 2016

    Summary Turkey has a growing financial services market, enlivened by the innovative approach traditional banks have taken. Ownership of key financial products is widespread, with consumers favoring local providers that have a good reputation. Fintech providers are widely known in the country, though the traditional banks have developed advanced online and mobile services. Usage of branches for more complex interactions endures, ...

    December 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Australian IFAs Investment Managers and Platforms 2016

    Summary Financial advisors are a key distribution network for retail investors in Australia. All investment product manufacturers need to understand the priorities and criteria that advisors use to select their investment partners and platforms. As almost all advisors use a platform to manage their client assets under management (AUM), understanding why certain platforms are more favored than others is crucial. Key Findings - ...

    December 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • UK Household Insurance Distribution and Marketing 2016

    Summary The direct channel remains the preferred way to purchase home insurance and has gained market share across all three products (contents, buildings, and combined) in 2016. The banking channel is also growing due to the improvement of the UK housing market, which has increased the capacity for mortgage providers to cross-sell insurance. Brokers are losing share as more customers want ...

    December 2016    |    $1295    |    View Details >>

  • Retail Banking Country Snapshot Indonesia 2016

    Summary Indonesia has a sizable segment that resembles a development stage similar to markets such as Malaysia. Consumers within this segment are very much like those in developed markets, whereby they embrace the convenience brought to banking by digital platforms and are sensitive about price. On the other hand, a significant proportion of the adult population still do not have a ...

    December 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Wealth in Indonesia Sizing the Market Opportunity 2016

    Summary The Indonesian affluent market is small but is set for continuous strong growth. Indeed, the proportions of HNW and mass affluent individuals compared to its overall size are unremarkable, and it is only the strong growth rates that are predicted that make the market so attractive. Deposits account for a lower proportion than the regional average, while bonds continue to ...

    December 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Wealth in Russia Sizing the Market Opportunity 2016

    Summary The performance of the Russian liquid wealth market is driven by strong growth in the retail savings and investments market. Given the predominant allocation in deposits, year-on-year growth has depended primarily on GDP and wage growth, which in turn have been influenced by commodity prices. While HNW wealth is forecast to record a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.3% ...

    December 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Consumer Payments Country Snapshot Spain 2016

    Summary The Spanish payments market was significantly impacted by the economic crisis. While the crisis affected banks' reputations, it also accelerated their efforts to rejuvenate in order to regain the trust of Spanish consumers. CaixaBank, BBVA, Banco Popular, and Banco Santander are the leading players in this process. The Spanish economy has only recorded positive values since 2014, raising the employment ...

    December 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • UK Pensions Snapshot 2016

    Summary The pre- and post-retirement markets have seen some of the biggest changes for a century in the last couple of years, and these are clearly translating through to a sales impact on pensions. Automatic enrolment will be the major driving force behind premium income growth over the next five years, outweighing any other combination of consumer trends and macroeconomic factors. Key ...

    December 2016    |    $1295    |    View Details >>

  • Retail Banking Country Snapshot UAE 2016

    Summary The UAE is overbanked with around 49 players, making it a fragmented and highly competitive market. Penetration is high and consumers are well informed and sophisticated, but the large number of expats in the UAE (over 90% of the population) creates unique requirements. Reputation is key, and customers favor established providers and traditional structures. Although online channels are gaining ground, ...

    December 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • UK Travel Insurance Distribution and Marketing 2016

    Summary Financial services providers are beginning to establish a presence in the distribution of travel insurance policies. Many consumers are benefitting from being able to obtain a policy from their bank as part of a packaged feature with their current account. Convenience is an important attribute for modern consumers, and banks are beginning to take advantage of the fact that customers ...

    December 2016    |    $1295    |    View Details >>

  • UK Consumer Credit 2016 Forecasts and Future Opportunities

    Summary Consumer credit lending in 2016 will rise by 7%, but growth will slow over the forecast period, with balances outstanding reaching £292.5bn in 2020. Consumer confidence will maintain current demand, despite the uncertainty caused by the UK's vote to leave the EU in June 2016. Strong competition is increasing the availability of credit but also weakening credit scoring criteria; consequently, ...

    December 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Retail Banking Country Snapshot Denmark 2016

    Summary Danske Bank and Nordea are the leading providers in the current account and savings account markets, with Nykredit dominating the provision of mortgages. Although branches remain the most important channel for acquisition, online - and increasingly mobile - are the main channels for ongoing interaction for both complex and routine tasks. Only a minority of consumers have used fintech providers ...

    December 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Retail Banking Country Snapshot Brazil 2016

    Summary The Brazilian banking sector is highly consolidated, with a handful of large banks controlling a significant market share. Product ownership rates are high, particularly for current and savings accounts. Both younger and older age groups use branches often. Internet penetration in Brazil is low, and hence providers need to maintain a multi-channel approach or focus on specific geographical areas in ...

    December 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Insurance Competitor Profile RSA 2016

    Summary RSA Group is one of the oldest and largest commercial insurers in the world. RSA has divided its portfolio into three core regions: the UK and Ireland, Canada, and Scandinavia. RSA caters to a wide range of businesses, from SMEs to large UK-domiciled multinational companies. With its specialist expertise RSA supports companies in the marine and construction sectors, among others. ...

    December 2016    |    $1295    |    View Details >>

  • UK Private Motor Insurance Distribution and Marketing 2016

    Summary The purchasing preferences of private motor insurance customers have remained steady in 2016. Direct to insurer is still the most popular distribution channel. A presence on price comparison sites is also important, with customers using the channel both to research and purchase insurance. To contact their provider, most private motor insurance customers either purchase over the phone or online. Price ...

    December 2016    |    $1295    |    View Details >>

  • Retail Banking Country Snapshot Malaysia 2016

    Summary Malaysia is a mature market, albeit still developing in many aspects. Our research shows that the country's consumers are very similar to those in developed nations in terms of embracing the convenience brought to banking through digital platforms - and banks in Malaysia have been quick to act on this potential. With a healthy economy and a bright outlook over ...

    December 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Consumer Payments Country Snapshot New Zealand 2016

    Summary The New Zealand market is small, and less densely populated outside of Auckland, making it challenging to service. It is thus essential that digital channels form the basis of issuers' strategies. At the core of the payment market is consumers' embrace of debit cards and EFTPOS, which has been the main driver behind the growth in all non-cash payments. It ...

    December 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Insurance Competitor Profile Admiral Group 2016

    Summary Admiral Group is a leading provider of car and home insurance active in both the UK and internationally. It operates a number a brands as well as comparison sites. This profile offers a review of the company, its business structure and strategy, its financial performance, and a SWOT analysis. Key Findings Solvency II capital requirements have come into effect. This may result ...

    November 2016    |    $1295    |    View Details >>

  • Wealth in Switzerland Sizing the Market Opportunity 2016

    Summary Switzerland is known for its high standard of living and well-developed private banking market, as well as a favorable tax system kept in check by each of the 26 Swiss cantons. These factors, along with the country's favorable level of economic stability, make Switzerland an attractive location for HNW expat investors. While the HNW segment is forecast to grow at ...

    November 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Consumer Payments Country Snapshot France 2016

    Summary The French consumer payments market is unlike many other developed markets in the Western world in that card holding is low, with fewer payment cards than people in 2015. France has a highly developed point of sale (POS) infrastructure as well as a high penetration of contactless cards, although the market as a whole is heavily reliant on cash. Key Findings - ...

    November 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Insurance Competitor Profile LV Group 2016

    Summary LV= is a mutual incorporated under the terms of the Friendly Societies Act 1992, which offers both general insurance and life insurance. Operating in 16 offices across the UK, it is the fourth largest personal motor insurer in the UK. Key Findings - Personal lines accounted for 79.0% of LV='s general insurance GWP in 2015. Within personal lines it is one of ...

    November 2016    |    $1295    |    View Details >>

  • Retail Banking Country Snapshot: France 2016

    Summary The markets for mortgages and personal loans are largely dominated by a single provider (Crédit Agricole for mortgages, LCL for loans). Across all main products branches remain the key channel for acquiring new customers, with many providers not offering digital onboarding. Customers choose providers mainly on the basis of reputation, existing relationships, and rate. Only a minority of consumers either ...

    November 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Discretionary Asset Management: HNW Demand and Drivers

    Summary Globally over half of HNW investment portfolios are placed in discretionary mandates. However, the uptake of these services differs by country. While wealth managers in developed economies such as the UK and the US can attract investors to discretionary services relatively easily thanks to their established reputations, players in emerging markets have a longer way to go. Nevertheless, despite the ...

    November 2016    |    $5250    |    View Details >>

  • Insurance Competitor Profile: Aviva 2016

    Summary This profile offers a review of Aviva, its business structure and strategy, its financial performance, and a SWOT analysis. Aviva has 34 million customers worldwide and 16 million in the UK (before the deduction of Friends Life Group's overlapping customers). Aviva has a presence in 16 countries. Outside of the UK, it has a strong presence in Canada, France, Ireland, Spain, ...

    November 2016    |    $1295    |    View Details >>

  • Wealth in India: Sizing the Market Opportunity 2016

    Summary Driven by economic performance, over the past few years the Indian wealth market has impressed with strong growth rates, which are expected to continue to 2020. India currently holds the crown as the world's fastest growing major economy and, as such, it is beginning to positively distance itself from Brazil, Russia, and China. This, aligned with the substantial Indian population, ...

    November 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Retail Banking Country Snapshot: US 2016

    Summary The US is a very competitive market for all financial products. Product ownership rates are high, particularly for current accounts and savings accounts. Both younger and older age groups use branches often, meaning there is considerable scope for providers to encourage greater use of digital channels. As the market for financial services is fragmented, US consumers tend to favor local ...

    November 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Consumer Payments Country Snapshot: UAE

    Summary The UAE market is defined by limited penetration of payment cards and a high reliance on cash among consumers. In spite of an increasing trend in the use of technology, contactless payment rollout and adoption have yet to reach full potential in the Emirati market and there continues to be a significant share of non-mobile wallet owners who are not ...

    November 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Retail Banking Country Snapshot: Mexico 2016

    Summary While the market for current accounts and savings in Mexico is largely controlled by the four largest commercial banks, state-backed lenders dominate the mortgage market. Consumers place a lot of emphasis on ethical values, and this attribute is an important driver of choice across all key products. Branches remain vitally important for research, acquisition, and ongoing interactions, with online rarely ...

    November 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Retail Banking Country Snapshot: Sweden 2016

    Summary Sweden has a competitive market for most financial products, with only Swedbank maintaining a dominant position in the provision of current accounts, savings accounts, and mortgages. Overall, consumers are cautious in their choice of provider, favoring those with strong reputations and nearby branches. However, comparisons between life stage segments differ significantly. Young Swedish consumers are much more inclined to act ...

    November 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Insurance Competitor Profile: Allianz 2016

    Summary Allianz Group is an integrated financial services provider with a global reach of more than 70 countries. It is the market-leading insurer in Germany, and also has a strong presence in France, Italy, the US, and the UK. Allianz Insurance is the UK branch of Allianz Group, and it offers commercial and personal insurance distributed through brokers, retailers, affinity partners, ...

    November 2016    |    $1295    |    View Details >>

  • Consumer Payments Country Snapshot: Mexico 2016

    Summary The Mexican cards market is generally underdeveloped. Despite a high penetration of pay-now cards, financial inclusion is incomplete and the market in general is heavily reliant on cash. The cards market is growing strongly but not explosively, and current trends make it unlikely that there will be a major shift in the near future. Key Findings - Mexican credit card holders mostly ...

    November 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Retail Banking Country Snapshot: Canada 2016

    Summary The market for most financial products in Canada is largely controlled by the top five banks, although non-bank lenders have made significant inroads into the mortgage market in recent years. Consumers have conservative preferences, opting for providers on the basis of reputation, branch presence, and pricing. Mobile is now the preferred channel for routine transactions for around a tenth of ...

    November 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Wealth in the UK: Competitive Dynamics 2016

    Summary Since the introduction of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) in 2012, the UK wealth management competitive landscape has undergone a steady evolution. New business models have emerged as both new and established players seek ways to address the range of financial demands of retail, mass affluent, and cost-conscious high net worth (HNW) individuals. Several digital platforms have launched in the ...

    November 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Wealth in Belgium: Sizing the Market Opportunity 2016

    Summary Wealth market growth in Belgium has experienced a slowdown in 2016 following the terrorist attacks and Brexit. Combined with the volatility of the stock market, Belgian individuals have been driven to adopt cautious investment strategies. Nevertheless, future growth will be driven by mutual funds. The increase in their popularity in a sector where asset allocation is dominated by deposits can ...

    November 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Retail Banking Country Snapshot: Singapore 2016

    Summary Singapore has a highly concentrated market for most financial products, with DBS, POSB, and OCBC dominating the provision of current accounts, savings accounts, and mortgages. Consumers are cautious in their choice of provider, favoring those with strong reputations and nearby branches. Mobile is now a significant channel for routine transactions, although use is heavily skewed towards younger age groups. Satisfaction ...

    November 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Consumer Payments Country Snapshot: Netherlands 2016

    Summary The Dutch payments market is highly mature, with consumers very comfortable using debit cards and online payment channels (especially local brand iDEAL, backed by wide acceptance and a convenient user experience). In spite of a high level of consumer comfort with established payment instruments, recent developments in mobile proximity payments as well as contactless technology by the likes of ING, ...

    November 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Retail Banking Country Snapshot: Taiwan 2016

    Summary Taiwan has an advanced but overcrowded financial services market. Ownership of the key financial products is widespread, with consumers favoring providers that have a good reputation and with which they have an existing relationship. Although internet and mobile services are comprehensively available, local consumers still demonstrate a preference towards the branch channel over digital, in part due to Taiwan's urban ...

    October 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • UK SME Insurance: Distribution Dynamics 2016

    Summary Verdict Financial's “UK SME Insurance: Distribution Dynamics 2016” report looks at how SMEs buy insurance coverage and the reasons behind their purchasing decisions. This report also examines the services SMEs are currently receiving and the additional amenities they would like from their provider going forward. Other influential factors on the market are also taken into consideration, such as the location ...

    October 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Retail Banking Country Snapshot: New Zealand

    Summary New Zealand has a highly concentrated market for most financial products, with ANZ, ASB, and Westpac dominating the provision of current accounts, savings accounts, and mortgages. Consumers are cautious in their choice of provider, favoring those with strong reputations and nearby branches. Mobile is now a significant channel for routine transactions, although use is heavily skewed towards younger age groups. ...

    October 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Wealth in Taiwan: Sizing the Market Opportunity 2016

    Summary A plunge in stock market performance and weak economic data took a toll on Taiwanese wealth generation in 2015. However, a robust equity market recovery in 2016 has boosted the retail savings and investment market, with gains of almost 10% on the Taiwan Futures Exchange in the first nine months of 2016. Between 2016 and 2020, Taiwan's retail investment market ...

    October 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Wealth in South Africa: Sizing the Market Opportunity 2016

    Summary South Africa is currently navigating a turbulent course of political, economic, and financial uncertainties that are seriously undermining future prospects. Low economic growth, high inflation, currency devaluation, and the threat of a further downgrade of the country's national credit rating to “junk” are hampering the South African wealth market. Political tensions are increasing investor nerves, making it a vital time ...

    October 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Retail Banking Country Snapshot: China

    Summary The Chinese banking market is opening up to new entrants in order to encourage greater competition within the sector, and investment in banking infrastructure is likely to speed up digital expansion. The market for financial services in China is concentrated, with an oligopoly of five banks that service 72% of the market. Younger age groups use branches more often, meaning ...

    October 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Consumer Payments Country Snapshot: UK

    Summary The UK payments market is highly mature - arguably even over-served by its financial institutions. Access to formal financial services in the UK is easy and (though this is now changing in some cases) free, leading to a population which is highly comfortable with credit and debit cards both in-store and online. Key Findings - Bank transfers have now become the preferred ...

    October 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Retail Banking Country Snapshot: Germany 2016

    Summary Local and co-operative banks, such as the Sparkassen and Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken, dominate the retail banking market in Germany, with private commercial banks having a much smaller presence. Consumers strongly favor providers with good reputations, and personal recommendations are particularly important to younger age groups. Branches remain the most used acquisition channel across all products, although satisfaction levels for ongoing interactions ...

    October 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Wealth Management Super League 2016; Comparing the performance of the world's leading wealth managers

    Summary At the end of 2015, client assets booked with the world's 25 leading private wealth managers grew by 0.9%. The top three rankings remained unchanged, with Switzerland's UBS leading the way, followed by the US players Bank of America (BoA) Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. Although industry-wide growth was much weaker than a year ago, pushed down by challenging market ...

    October 2016    |    $5250    |    View Details >>

  • Retail Banking Country Snapshot: Australia 2016

    Summary The Australian financial services market is highly developed, although it is largely dominated by its big four - Commonwealth Bank (CBA), NAB, Westpac, and ANZ, which each own a number of other banks with strong brands in the market such as St.George, Bank west, and Bank of Melbourne. The country has a very large banked population who favor providers with ...

    October 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Consumer Payments Country Snapshot: Norway 2016

    Summary The card reigns supreme in Norway, with only 6% of the population using cash on a daily basis and most possessing a minimum of two payment cards. And although the market is one of the most mature in the world, further growth is expected for both pay-now and pay-later cards. Key Findings - Nearly half of all credit card balances are revolved each ...

    October 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Retail Banking Country Snapshot: UK

    Summary The UK has a mature and highly developed retail banking sector, with high levels of ownership across all four key products. The market is also highly concentrated, with a handful of large providers dominating the industry. However, a growing number of entrants are seeking to challenge the incumbents. The growth of digital channels will also affect distribution and servicing. Key Findings - The ...

    September 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Super League In-Depth Analysis: Citi Private Bank 2016

    Summary Citi Private Bank is part of Citigroup's Institutional Clients Group and caters for UHNW individuals with at least $25m in net worth. While Citigroup has been reducing its international retail banking operations, its private bank has been unaffected by this activity. The US is Citi Private Bank's home market, but the competitor actively seeks growth in Asia Pacific and the ...

    September 2016    |    $1295    |    View Details >>

  • Wealth in the Philippines: Sizing the Market Opportunity; Sizing the wealth market in one of Asias fastest growing economies.

    Summary The Philippines is home to a relatively small affluent population, and the country's financial services sector is somewhat unsophisticated relative to many of its ASEAN-6 neighbors and other developed nations. Retail participation in the equities and mutual fund markets is very low, with the bond market traditionally more popular but the majority of allocations still held in deposits. However, very ...

    September 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • UK Employers Liability Insurance: Competitor Dynamics 2016

    Summary The employers' liability insurance market remains dominated by a group of large, established insurers. As a compulsory line, however, this is a market that commercial insurers must enter to offer mid-market commercial combined or SME packaged products. Given this dynamic, an insurer's employers' liability business is often best not regarded in isolation but linked with the performance of public liability ...

    September 2016    |    $1295    |    View Details >>

  • UK Household Insurance: Market Dynamics and Opportunities

    Summary Soft market conditions endure in a UK household insurance market with high levels of competition and capacity, and a continuing shift in customer buying habits. Despite this, the market continues along a profitable path for as long as it can rely on relatively benign weather conditions. Key Findings - UK household insurance gross written premium (GWP) fell by 3.8% in 2015, hampered by ...

    September 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • UK Pet Insurance: Competitor Dynamics 2016

    Summary The UK pet insurance market witnessed strong growth in 2015, with some of the market's key insurers launching new products and expanding their distribution arrangements. The market, dominated by just a few underwriters operating a wide number of brands, has seen a few insurer exits in recent years. The market is expected to continue to grow in terms of gross ...

    September 2016    |    $1295    |    View Details >>

  • UK Travel Insurance: Competitor Dynamics 2016

    Summary The UK travel insurance sector reported a decline in performance in 2015 compared to the previous year and remains a fiercely competitive space, with insurers struggling to increase profitability. The competitor landscape sits in a reasonably top-heavy state, with the top five insurers alone accounting for two thirds of gross written premiums (GWP). However, performance within this group and the ...

    September 2016    |    $1295    |    View Details >>

  • Consumer Payments Country Snapshot: Australia 2016

    Summary The Australian payments market is one of the most developed in the world, with high penetration of debit and credit cards as well as a highly developed contactless card market. However, it lags in adoption of both mobile proximity payments and peer-to-peer (P2P) payment tools. Key Findings - Credit and debit cards are used interchangeably by Australians, with both card types being used ...

    September 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Consumer Payments Country Snapshot: South Africa

    Summary South Africa continues to increase the level of financial inclusion in the country; the banked consumer base is on the rise and payment card ownership is forecast to grow strongly over the next five years. However, South African consumers still prefer to pay for small-value purchases with cash. Key Findings - Contactless payments are still in their infancy in South Africa and although ...

    September 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Retail Banking Country Snapshot: Hong Kong

    Summary Hong Kong's retail financial services landscape is very concentrated, with the top four banks accounting for the bulk of the market. HSBC in particular holds a dominant position in all four product sectors we examined. Consumers have traditional attitudes and tend to favor banks with established reputations and branch networks. Most products are still purchased in-branch, and this poses challenges ...

    September 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Country Snapshot: Hong Kong; Overview of the consumer payments market in Hong Kong

    Summary Hong Kong represents a mature payment card market in Asia, with 25 million payment cards in issue and a population of over 7 million. Despite a high card per customer ratio, Hong Kong is expected to see mild growth in both card numbers and the value of transactions in the coming years. Key Findings - Pay-later cards are the fastest growing payment card ...

    September 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Consumer Payments Country Snapshot: Turkey 2016

    Summary The Turkish payments market continues to witness significant change as it aims to become a cashless society by 2023. Although payment cards still play an important role, new payment technologies will continue to develop, with mobile payments expected to play a significant role in driving an increased level of electronic payment adoption in the Turkish market. This process will be ...

    September 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Wealth in Malaysia: HNW Investors 2016; Understanding HNW investors and wealth management strategies.

    Summary The Malaysian HNW sector has seen a shift from self-made wealth towards inherited assets and family ownership as former entrepreneurs pass their wealth on to new generations and family businesses focus on consolidation. Resident investors dominate the market, and the vast majority of expats have been in the country for more than three years. Within the country, investors are increasingly ...

    September 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Mass Affluents: Channel Use in China

    Summary Mass affluent populations around the world are growing in size, making them an increasingly important segment for financial providers. These consumers possess more financial products than average, maintain higher levels of savings and investments, and are more likely to use added-value services. This makes them an attractive and profitable segment to target. Key Findings - The Chinese mass affluent space is around 36 ...

    September 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Super League In-Depth Analysis: Barclays Wealth 2016

    Summary Barclays Wealth and Investment Management (“Barclays Wealth”) operates under Barclays UK and Barclays Corporate and International, the company's two main divisions. This comes after Barclays began undergoing another restructure, whereby the company will focus on its key market of the UK as it continues to withdraw from non-core markets. One of the company's largest divestments was its US Wealth Americas ...

    September 2016    |    $1295    |    View Details >>

  • UK Directors and Officers Insurance: Market Dynamics and Opportunities 2016

    Summary The UK directors and officers (DandO) insurance market has begun to stabilize following a period of growth. It was worth £199.8m in 2015, down 0.5% from 2014. Rates are softening, with the steepest declines at the larger end of the market due to overcapacity driving competition. On average rates are estimated to be falling by 3-5% per year. However the ...

    September 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Super League In-Depth Analysis: RBC Wealth Management 2016

    Summary Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is a Canada-based financial services provider that operates five main business segments. The company's wealth management division offers clients a range of investment, trust, and other wealth management solutions. Led by Douglas A. Guzman, RBC Wealth Management has focused on strengthening its presence in its core markets, Canada and the US, through a series of ...

    September 2016    |    $1295    |    View Details >>

  • The Global Wealth Market in 2016; Analyzing 69 country wealth markets worldwide.

    Summary The global wealth market is on a continuous growth path. Worldwide liquid onshore assets will exceed $100tn no later than 2017. But the market is not homogenous: rates and reasons for growth differ between affluent segments, the level of economic development in any given nation, and local conditions. Volatile exchange rates affect not only the relative strength of regional wealth ...

    September 2016    |    $5250    |    View Details >>

  • Mass Affluents: Channel Use in Hong Kong

    Summary The size of the mass affluent market in Hong Kong is estimated to be around 3.2 million individuals. Considering its size, the segment is more lucrative than even the HNW segment. It can easily be categorized as the most important segment for providers in Hong Kong. Given that Hong Kong is a financial hub in Asia Pacific, the banking environment ...

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  • Wealth in Hong Kong: HNW Investors 2016; Understanding HNW investors and wealth management strategies.

    Summary The Hong Kong private wealth market is an attractive mix of East and West. Its long-established nature makes it larger and more diversified than is common in the rest of Asia Pacific. Local HNW investors have mainly sourced their wealth through a mixture of entrepreneurship and earned income. An expectation of better returns through advisors is driving uptake of professional ...

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  • Super League In-Depth Analysis: HSBC Private Bank 2016

    Summary HSBC Private Bank is a brand used by HSBC's Global Private Banking division, which caters for customers with at least $5m in investable assets. The bank has been reviewing its strategy and consequently significantly reducing its international foothold, in 2016 closing private banking offices in markets including Brazil and Turkey. The HSBC brand has suffered from tax evasion investigations in ...

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  • Super League In-Depth Analysis: Credit Suisse 2016

    Summary Credit Suisse announced a new strategy in October 2015 that puts emphasis on wealth management while resizing and refocusing the investment bank to support wealth management operations. Following the update, three of Credit Suisse's five business divisions now operate in private banking: Asia Pacific, International Wealth Management, and Swiss Universal Bank. It targets growth in private banking markets in Asia, ...

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  • Super League In-Depth Analysis: Bank of America 2016

    Summary Bank of America operates in wealth management through two businesses: Merrill Lynch and US Trust. In addition, Bank of America operates an online investing platform, Merrill Edge. Together, Bank of America's brands cater for the entire wealth spectrum, from retail investors to ultra-high net worth individuals. US Trust and Merrill Edge serve US-based customers while Merrill Lynch offers wealth management ...

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  • UK Travel Insurance: Market Dynamics and Opportunities 2016

    Summary The UK travel insurance market declined by 12.3% to £625.4m in gross written premium (GWP) in 2015. This is a result of fewer policies being written, in addition to rates that have been prevented from hardening due to market competition. The number of policies written has been falling despite rises in the number of UK residents traveling abroad. The majority ...

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  • Super League In-Depth Analysis: Julius Baer 2016

    Summary Julius Baer is a Swiss financial services provider that offers clients a range of wealth management services. Led by CEO Boris F J Collardi, Julius Baer does not specialize in a particular demographic segment beyond HNW; rather, the company's customer targeting strategy aims to create a global footprint. Julius Baer carries out its global expansion by pursuing a merger and ...

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  • UK Employers Liability Insurance: Market Dynamics and Opportunities 2016

    Summary The UK employers liability insurance market continues to be characterized by overcapacity and unprofitability. While underlying demand for employers liability has steadily increased in recent years, premium rates continue to lag behind claims inflation. In the wake of the uncertainties created by the Brexit vote and the governments personal injury reforms, the market could be in for a turbulent few ...

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  • Uncovering the Insurance Market in Gibraltar

    Summary The Gibraltar-based insurance market services customers across Europe but has a most significant role within the UK insurance space, where a majority of its more than £3bn in business is found. Insurers located in Gibraltar collectively underwrite almost 20% of the UKs private motor market. While a number of factors have been at play in leading insurers to domicile here, ...

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  • Super League In-Depth Analysis: BNP Paribas Wealth Management 2016

    Summary BNP Paribas is the world's eighth-largest wealth manager (as measured by published assets under management). In 2015 BNP Paribas' profits bounced back from an exceptional charge of $7bn in 2014. BNP Paribas is continuing to implement its 2014-16 Business Development Plan, which has impacted its wealth operations in terms of both cost-cutting measures and synergy efforts such as up ...

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  • Brazil's Debit Cards Market Players - Competitive Dynamics

    Summary Brazil's Debit Cards Market Players - Competitive Dynamics; is an exhaustive research report outlaying Debit Cards usage in Brazil. The report provides year on year statistics on Cards in Issue, Number of Transactions (including transaction by ATM and Frequency of Use) and Value of Transactions split by Banks and Financial Institutions. Key Findings Debit Cards are also called pay-now cards. The term ...

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  • China's Credit Cards Market Players - Competitive Dynamics

    Summary China's Credit Cards Market Players - Competitive Dynamics; is an exhaustive research report outlaying Credit Cards usage in China. The report provides year on year statistics on Cards in Issue, Balance Outstanding, Number of Transactions (including transaction by ATM and Frequency of Use) and Value of Transactions split by Banks and Financial Institutions. Key Findings Verdict Financial considers Credit Card as a ...

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  • France's Deferred Debit or Charge Cards Market Players - Competitive Dynamics

    Summary France's Deferred Debit or Charge Cards Market Players - Competitive Dynamics; is an exhaustive research report outlaying Deferred Debit or Charge Cards usage in France. The report provides year on year statistics on Cards in Issue, Number of Transactions (including transaction by ATM and Frequency of Use) and Value of Transactions split by Banks and Financial Institutions. Key Findings A deferred debit ...

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  • India's Debit Cards Market Players - Competitive Dynamics

    Summary India's Debit Cards Market Players - Competitive Dynamics; is an exhaustive research report outlaying Debit Cards usage in India. The report provides year on year statistics on Cards in Issue, Number of Transactions (including transaction by ATM and Frequency of Use) and Value of Transactions split by Banks and Financial Institutions. Key Findings Debit Cards are also called pay-now cards. The term ...

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  • Mexico's Credit Cards Market Players - Competitive Dynamics

    Summary Mexico's Credit Cards Market Players - Competitive Dynamics; is an exhaustive research report outlaying Credit Cards usage in Mexico. The report provides year on year statistics on Cards in Issue, Balance Outstanding, Number of Transactions (including transaction by ATM and Frequency of Use) and Value of Transactions split by Banks and Financial Institutions. Key Findings Verdict Financial considers Credit Card as a ...

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  • Netherlands Deferred Debit or Charge Cards Market Players - Competitive Dynamics

    Summary Netherlands Deferred Debit or Charge Cards Market Players - Competitive Dynamics; is an exhaustive research report outlaying Deferred Debit or Charge Cards usage in Netherlands. The report provides year on year statistics on Cards in Issue, Number of Transactions (including transaction by ATM and Frequency of Use) and Value of Transactions split by Banks and Financial Institutions. Key Findings A deferred debit ...

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  • South Africa's Debit Cards Market Players - Competitive Dynamics

    Summary South Africa's Debit Cards Market Players - Competitive Dynamics; is an exhaustive research report outlaying Debit Cards usage in South Africa. The report provides year on year statistics on Cards in Issue, Number of Transactions (including transaction by ATM and Frequency of Use) and Value of Transactions split by Banks and Financial Institutions. Key Findings Debit Cards are also called pay-now cards. ...

    July 2016    |    $750    |    View Details >>

  • United Kingdom's Credit Cards Market Players - Competitive Dynamics

    Summary United Kingdom's Credit Cards Market Players - Competitive Dynamics; is an exhaustive research report outlaying Credit Cards usage in United Kingdom. The report provides year on year statistics on Cards in Issue, Balance Outstanding, Number of Transactions (including transaction by ATM and Frequency of Use) and Value of Transactions split by Banks and Financial Institutions. Key Findings Verdict Financial considers Credit Card ...

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  • United States Deferred Debit or Charge Cards Market Players - Competitive Dynamics

    Summary United States Deferred Debit or Charge Cards Market Players - Competitive Dynamics; is an exhaustive research report outlaying Deferred Debit or Charge Cards usage in United States. The report provides year on year statistics on Cards in Issue, Number of Transactions (including transaction by ATM and Frequency of Use) and Value of Transactions split by Banks and Financial Institutions. Key Findings A ...

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  • China's Retail Banking - Competitive Dynamics

    Summary China's Retail Banking - Competitive Dynamics; is an exhaustive research report outlaying Retail Banking Scenario in China. The report provides year on year statistics on Total Bank Deposits, Saving Accounts Deposits, Current Account Deposits, Mortgage and Loan Outstanding balances, and Credit Card Outstanding balances split by Banking Institutions. Key Findings "China's Retail Banking - Competitive Dynamics" report is the result of ...

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  • India's Retail Banking - Competitive Dynamics

    Summary India's Retail Banking - Competitive Dynamics; is an exhaustive research report outlaying Retail Banking Scenario in India. The report provides year on year statistics on Total Bank Deposits, Saving Accounts Deposits, Current Account Deposits, Mortgage and Loan Outstanding balances, and Credit Card Outstanding balances split by Banking Institutions. Key Findings "India's Retail Banking - Competitive Dynamics" report is the result of ...

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  • The Netherlands Retail Banking - Competitive Dynamics

    Summary The Netherlands Retail Banking - Competitive Dynamics; is an exhaustive research report outlaying Retail Banking Scenario in Netherlands. The report provides year on year statistics on Total Bank Deposits, Saving Accounts Deposits, Current Account Deposits, Mortgage and Loan Outstanding balances, and Credit Card Outstanding balances split by Banking Institutions. Key Findings "The Netherlands Retail Banking - Competitive Dynamics" report is the ...

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  • Singapore's Retail Banking - Competitive Dynamics

    Summary Singapore's Retail Banking - Competitive Dynamics; is an exhaustive research report outlaying Retail Banking Scenario in Singapore. The report provides year on year statistics on Total Bank Deposits, Saving Accounts Deposits, Current Account Deposits, Mortgage and Loan Outstanding balances, and Credit Card Outstanding balances split by Banking Institutions. Key Findings "Singapore's Retail Banking - Competitive Dynamics" report is the result of ...

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  • Turkey's Retail Banking - Competitive Dynamics

    Summary Turkey's Retail Banking - Competitive Dynamics; is an exhaustive research report outlaying Retail Banking Scenario in Turkey. The report provides year on year statistics on Total Bank Deposits, Saving Accounts Deposits, Current Account Deposits, Mortgage and Loan Outstanding balances, and Credit Card Outstanding balances split by Banking Institutions. Key Findings "Turkey's Retail Banking - Competitive Dynamics" report is the result of ...

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  • Wealth in the Philippines: HNW Investors 2016 ; Understanding HNW investors and wealth management strategies in the Philippines.

    Summary Filipino HNW investors are mainly drawn from affluent families, being owners of successful and longstanding business empires. Newer entrepreneurial and high-earning individuals have begun to reshape the market along more typically Asia Pacific lines, mainly due to the accumulation of wealth and entrepreneurialism among individuals in manufacturing, construction, and retail. The Philippines increased identity as a business process outsourcing hub ...

    July 2016    |    $3450    |    View Details >>

  • Chinas Retail Banking - Competitive Dynamics

    Summary China's Retail Banking - Competitive Dynamics; is an exhaustive research report outlaying Retail Banking Scenario in China. The report provides year on year statistics on Retail Deposits, Mortgage and Loan Outstanding balances, and Credit Card Outstanding balances split by Banking Institutions. Key Findings "China's Retail Banking - Competitive Dynamics" report is the result of Verdict Financial's extensive market research covering the ...

    July 2016    |    $750    |    View Details >>

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