22 Aug

The UK Competition Regulator’s PFM Mandate for the banking industry

IDC Lawrence Freeborn

Lawrence Freeborn                                 
Research Manager, Financial Insights
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I’ve written before about the UK government’s attempts to gin up the country’s current account market by prodding consumers to take more interest in their money management. Now the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published more recommendations on how to improve the current account space for consumers and small businesses. (more…)

15 Aug

David Bradshaw 1953-2016

Douglas Hayward IDC

Douglas Hayward
Associate Vice PresidentEuropean Services 

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idc marianne kolding

Marianne Kolding
Vice President, European Services

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Philip Carnelley IDC

Philip Carnelley
Research Director, European Software Group

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IDC announces with great sadness the death of David Bradshaw, research manager for Cloud at our European Services research group in London, England.  David died aged 63 on 11 August, surrounded by family and close friends, after a six-year recurring battle with cancer. (more…)

12 Aug

Digital technologies are disrupting and redefining the global insurance landscape

sabitha majukumar IDC

Sabitha Majukumar                                    
Senior Research Analyst, Worldwide Insurance Strategies
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What are the key challenges that drive digital transformation (DX) in insurance companies?

The increase in customer demand for anytime-anywhere insurance buying and servicing experience, increase in expectations from distributors for business on the move, rising competition from new entrants and non-traditional players (peer-to-peer insurers, aggregators etc.), (more…)

26 Jul

BT and Openreach: Ofcom decides on more separation, but not full separation

John Delaney

John Delaney                                      
Associate VP European Mobility, IDC
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The situation

The UK’s telecoms regulator, Ofcom, announced this morning that it will not require BT to sell off its Openreach division. Instead, Ofcom has recommended a set of governance reforms to increase the independence of Openreach within BT Group. (more…)