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New offers start Dell bidding war
New offers start Dell bidding war

NEW YORK, USA: A bidding war broke out on Monday (25 March) for US computer maker Dell as two new acquisition offers emerged in competition with the private buyout led by founder Michael Dell.

26 Mar 2013

UNITED STATES

2012 Midas Awards for The World's Best Financial Advertising: Call for entries
2012 Midas Awards for The World's Best Financial Advertising: Call for entries

NEW YORK, US: The World's Best Financial Advertising, presented by the Midas Awards, has announced its call for entries. The Midas Awards is claimed to be the only international competition to recognise excellence in financial advertising and marketing on a global scale. Among the companies honoured in the 2011 Midas Report was SA's The Jupiter Drawing Room.

28 Jun 2012

UNITED STATES

Millennials value branch locations over online services and ATMs
Millennials value branch locations over online services and ATMs

CHICAGO, US: Nearly one in three adults in the US today are defined as Millennials, (consumers aged 18-35) and this group could be a lucrative target for financial services companies.

11 Jun 2012

UNITED STATES

MasterCard launches partnership program
MasterCard launches partnership program

PURCHASE, US: MasterCard has announced a global initiative called the MasterCard Mobile Money Partnership Program to help more than 2.5 billion financially-underserved consumers worldwide gain access to formal financial services through their mobile phones.

28 Feb 2012

UNITED STATES

US customer satisfaction grows for financial institutions and banking websites in 2011
US customer satisfaction grows for financial institutions and banking websites in 2011

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released the 2011 edition of its annual State of Online and Mobile Banking report, which provides a comprehensive view of the key online and mobile banking trends in the US in 2011.

3 Feb 2012

UNITED STATES

Mobile banking app usage in the US up 45% from Q4 2010
Mobile banking app usage in the US up 45% from Q4 2010

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc has released an analysis of mobile financial services usage in the US showing that 32.5 million Americans accessed mobile banking information on their devices at the end of Q2 2011 in June, representing 13.9% of all mobile users.

31 Oct 2011

UNITED STATES

Trust, transparency issues emerge for banks
Trust, transparency issues emerge for banks

NEW YORK, US: As public perception sours about the banking industry, financial institutions need to rebuild relationships and credibility with consumers by being more fair, transparent and innovative in their products, services and communications, according to new research by GfK, a leading global market research firm.

27 Oct 2011

GERMANY

Mood of the World report shows most of world focuses on inflation
Mood of the World report shows most of world focuses on inflation

NUREMBURG, GERMANY: British consumers are facing the double whammy of still feeling the effects of recession even as rising costs fuel inflationary worries. They are not alone in the world, though, according to GfK Roper Consulting's 2011 Mood of the World Report, which is based on a global survey of more than 32 000 consumers ages 15 and older in 25 countries.

25 Aug 2011

UNITED STATES

Cash is king when it comes to credit card incentives
Cash is king when it comes to credit card incentives

CHICAGO, US: Competition is always fierce in the credit card industry, and these days issuers are sweetening incentives to grab consumers' attention in an increasingly crowded mailbox.

23 Jun 2011

UNITED STATES

America: The story of Us
America: The story of Us

NEW YORK, US: In 2008, Bank of America (BAC) was the leading financial services brand according to several sources. With the financial crisis and economic downturn, BAC sustained significant brand damage via negative association with the acquisitions of Merrill Lynch and Countrywide, as well as the bank's subsequent receipt of federal funding.

3 Jun 2011

UNITED STATES

McAfee looks back on a decade of cybercrime
McAfee looks back on a decade of cybercrime

SANTA CLARA, US / JOHANNESBURG, SA: Over the past 10 years, Internet use has exploded, growing over five-fold from the 361 million users in 2000 to nearly two billion users in 2010 (according to InternetWorldStats.com*).

3 Jun 2011