As the Qatar crisis continues and mediations are reported to be deadlocked, it is taking a toll on the region’s wealth markets.
European countries are facing tough times.
The Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has told lenders to demonstrate they are properly managing risks — including consumer credit.
In the past five years the way we pay has changed a lot, especially in mobile payments.
Contactless cards have already taken off in some European countries.
The UK travel industry is campaigning against a rise in fraudulent holiday sickness claims — which has lead to warnings British tourists could be banned from some resorts.
The Co-operative Bank (Co-op Bank), having failed to find a willing buyer despite searching for several months, has had to return cap-in-hand to its hedge fund backers.
With price comparison sites offering more diversified services, one could be forgiven for wondering to what extent insurance is still a focus.
Thailand is considering making travel insurance compulsory for visitors and the policy could be adopted by other countries, prompting an increased need for cover.
Alipay’s recent international moves outside China reveal a very different approach from how brands such as PayPal and Apple have dealt with expansion.
Banks are beginning to re-enter the advice space by offering robo-advice solutions.
In China, the mobile payment market is no longer monopolised by Alipay as competition from WeChat has dented its market share.
Some markets in the banking industry is still struggling with profits following the financial crisis almost 10 years ago.
Dash cam uptake in the UK has risen and could be used as an opportunity by insurers to provide another way for customers to earn discounts on their car insurance premiums.
Around the world, and especially in the UK, a new breed of digital banks are entering the market, hoping to disrupt the dominance of traditional providers.
Despite what you might have heard, London is unlikely to lose its unofficial status as the pre-eminent fintech hub.
Vanguard, one of the world’s largest asset managers, has been offering its investment funds in the UK since 2009.
London doesn’t top the list of the wealthiest spots in the UK – at least in aggregate terms.
The US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is in the midst of a heated battle with state regulators and the loss of its chief means plans to grant special purpose national bank charters to financial technology firms (fintechs) will collapse.
The new car market in the UK has shown phenomenal growth in recent years, but has become increasingly dependent on cheap credit to fuel its expansion.
The first round of France’s presidential election showed a great divide between voters.
One of the most advanced payments markets globally — with 84 percent of adults holding both a debit and a credit card — Singpore remains a payments anomaly.
Motor finance has been one of the star performers of the consumer credit sector in recent years, but the rapid rate of growth has led to fears that lenders may find themselves overexposed in the event of a downturn. The new car market is in the midst of a prolonged boom, with sales having risen
The launch of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) II is fast approaching.
Despite the strength of the US economy, Americans are increasingly reliant on credit cards to stretch their finances.
UK brokers are more concerned about losing competitive advantage than the implications of Brexit and economic uncertainty.
While Taiwan has the necessary infrastructure and each consumer has an average of six cards, payment cards are not used frequently, compared to similar markets.
Women high net worth investors (HNW) are a stark minority No matter where your advisory practice is in the world, you will find that most HNW individuals are male.
As results begin to come in for some of the biggest insurers here’s what we should be expecting from this coming year.
The UAE population is mostly made up by expats.