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Buy-to-let lending buffeted by the winds of change

  • Author: GlobalData Financial Services
  • Published: 22 Mar 2017

The buy-to-let sector, for so long the star performer in the UK mortgage market, has fallen victim to its own success. Legislators worried by the rapid growth in buy-to-let lending have taken decisive action to reduce its size.. read more

UK banks must help customers manage their money – or someone else will

  • Author: GlobalData Financial Services
  • Published: 21 Mar 2017

Last month US digital bank, Moven, launched a money management app in the UK. Available in iPhone and Android, the app lets users see spending across all accounts organized into categories, such as entertainment or groceries, and receive simple tips on how to save more or spend smarter.. read more

PurePoint Financial targets savers in the US with digital bank

  • Author: GlobalData Financial Services
  • Published: 20 Mar 2017

PurePoint Financial, a new division of MUFG Union Bank, has announced the inception of its new hybrid digital bank aimed at savers. The offering is in direct response to a declining savings rate of 5.4% in the US.. read more

P2P lending has a lot of work to do

  • Author: GlobalData Retail
  • Published: 21 Feb 2017

Despite rapid growth, peer-to-peer business lending still represents a fraction of the SME lending market.. read more

Moven will find a small but receptive audience in the UK

  • Author: GlobalData Retail
  • Published: 14 Feb 2017

Consumer research by GlobalData shows that Moven, which has just entered the UK market, will find a receptive audience among a substantial minority of consumers looking for added-value account management services.. read more

South West and Scotland the most attractive regions for SME lenders

  • Published: 3 Feb 2017

In April 2016 the UK government launched the SME credit data sharing scheme with nine banks and three credit reference agencies.. read more

Retail lending in India: YES Bank introduces chatbot for instant loan offering

  • Published: 20 Jan 2017

YES Bank has launched YES mPower, a banking chatbot for its loan products – making it the only bank in India to offer this feature.. read more

UK current account propositions: retaining existing customers

  • Published: 12 Jan 2017

Verdict Financial’s 2016 Retail Banking Insight Survey reveals the best current account propositions in terms of their ability to retain customers.. read more


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