The mass affluent population in the UK is growing, meaning the demographic is an opportunity for providers selling personal insurance.
The emergence of insurtech has been fueled by new digital capabilities and Internet of Things (IoT) devices that are reducing costs, changing systems and processes, and enhancing the consumer experience.
In the midst of an "insurtech" revolution, the personal lines distribution space faces a number of new challenges to the status quo and a raft of opportunities to better engage with customers.
Sweden has the potential to become the world's first cashless society.
Growth in the kitchen furniture market has slowed to 0.5% in 2016 (from 2.0% in 2015). Prospects for the market are bleak in 2017, as weakening consumer confidence and a slowing housing market mean that consumers budgets will come under greater pressure with rising inflation
2016 was challenging for the department store market, with growth of just 1.7%, the weakest since 2009. Growth would have eluded the channel were it not for the luxury players' performance being boosted by increased tourist spending due to the weak pound.
The wealth management industry has been undergoing transformation since the financial crisis, and 2017 will be another year marked with changes to business models and the way providers interact with clients.
The market for financial products in Italy is less concentrated than in other countries. With the exception of Intesa Sanpaolo and UniCredit, few providers have a significant market share.
China represents a mature payment card market in Asia, with over 5 billion payment cards in issue.
2016 saw the UK's supermarkets and major retailers confirm their role in the distribution of pet insurance, with a significant proportion of consumers now seeking alternative channels to obtain their policies.
The second largest consumer market globally, India remains a cash-driven economy.
Turkey has a growing financial services market, enlivened by the innovative approach traditional banks have taken.
Financial advisors are a key distribution network for retail investors in Australia.
The direct channel remains the preferred way to purchase home insurance and has gained market share across all three products (contents, buildings, and combined) in 2016.
Indonesia has a sizable segment that resembles a development stage similar to markets such as Malaysia.
In 2016, the PCE market has seen steady, but not significant, growth of 2.
The Indonesian affluent market is small but is set for continuous strong growth.
The performance of the Russian liquid wealth market is driven by strong growth in the retail savings and investments market.
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