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UNITED KINGDOM

How to raise cash quickly

Have a cash deficit you need to fill? Bill collectors are infamous for their lack of patience, so it's best to have a game plan in place when you find yourself short before payday...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

Thomson Reuters, Oxford Business Group sign distribution agreement

Users of Thomson Reuters financial platform, Eikon, can now access Oxford Business Group's full range of research on emerging economies...

28 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

UK-based Tradehold growing foothold in Africa

UK-based property and financial services group Tradehold said on Monday that work had started on its R480-million regional shopping centre, located in the harbour town of Walvis Bay, Namibia...

24 Mar 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Retail banking: Mortgages, loans and credit cards top consumer online queries

LONDON, UK: Analysis of the latest quarterly online search data for the retail banking sector from leading independent digital marketing agency, Greenlight, reveals queries pertaining to mortgages dominated consumer searches in July.

6 Sep 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Britain to stop aid to SA in 2015

LONDON, UK: Britain announced on Tuesday (30 April) that it will cut off direct aid to South Africa in 2015, citing its status as Africa's biggest economy as the reason for the decision.

2 May 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

People with secret bank accounts exposed

LONDON, UK: Millions of emails and leaked records from offshore tax havens have exposed the identities of thousands of holders of offshore accounts, including the family of the president of Azerbaijan and French President Francois Hollande's one-time campaign treasurer, The Guardian and Le Monde newspapers reported on Thursday (4 April).

5 Apr 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Insurer reports huge £3bn loss

LONDON, UK: British insurer Aviva reported a net loss of £3.0bn last year and slashed its shareholder dividend, sparking a slump in the group's share price.

8 Mar 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Ovum comments on O2 Wallet

LONDON, UK: Mobile operator, O2 has announced the launch of O2 Wallet - a service it says will deliver the benefits of mobile money to more UK consumers than any other product or service currently available. Eden Zoller, principal analyst at Ovum and author of upcoming report Mapping Mobile Payments, April 2012, has the following comment:

2 May 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Proxama, ARM unveil ultra-secure mobile payment system

NORWICH, UK: Proxama, the leading developer of near field communications (NFC) mobile wallet technology, and ARM have announced today the launch of an ultra-secure mobile payment system.

27 Feb 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

The Netherlands, France: Europe's highest penetration of online banking users

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc has released an overview of internet usage in Europe, showing 381.5 million unique visitors went online in December 2011 for an average of 27.5 hours per person.

17 Feb 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Greenwash risk for ethical finance companies

LONDON, UK: Acting on their social, environmental and ethical concerns has become second nature for the majority of Brits, but new research from Mintel finds when it comes to finance, cynicism prevails and most consumers feel green and ethical claims in finance are nothing but spin. Indeed, today, nearly two thirds (60%) of Brits believe green and ethical "talk" by finance companies is a PR stunt.

By Mintel Oxygen Reports 10 Feb 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

M-commerce transactions to generate service revenues of US$37 billion in 2016

LONDON, UK: Service revenues or fees from m-commerce transactions are expected to reach US$37 billion by 2016, according to the latest research published by Informa Telecoms & Media. The biggest opportunity to earn service revenues will be from the mobile remote payments for physical goods and services and international mobile money transfers, which together will be worth over US$25 billion in 2016, accounting for two-thirds of the total m-commerce market.

19 Jan 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Corporate insolvency trends reflect the continuing fragile economy

LONDON, UK: PwC analysis of today's national corporate insolvency statistics found that 5393 companies entered insolvency in the third quarter of 2011 - this is an increase of 7.4% on the same quarter of 2010 but a decrease of 2.1% compared to the previous quarter of 2011.

7 Nov 2011

GERMANY

Escalating crisis having an impact on Europe

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: Faced with the ongoing debate about a Greek bailout and the worsening debt crisis in France and Italy, European consumers are noticeably unsettled once again.

25 Oct 2011

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