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Oct 10, 2013, 10:19 ET
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Twenty percent of checking and savings direct mail in 2013 is from direct banks, reports Mintel Comperemedia

 The recent recession caused dramatic changes to the banking industry. While those changes created challenging situations for industry...

Mar 11, 2013, 12:33 ET
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Durbin Amendment not slowing debit card marketing, reports Mintel Comperemedia

 With debit card usage on the rise, new findings from Mintel Comperemedia show that banks are following suit—sending more direct...

Oct 09, 2012, 12:27 ET
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August mortgage mail volume highest since May 2008, reports Mintel Comperemedia

The future of mortgage direct mail is looking more optimistic according to new research from Mintel Comperemedia. In August nearly 62 million...

Jun 28, 2012, 11:04 ET
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Seventy-two percent of mortgage offers included a refi option in the past 15 months, reports Mintel Comperemedia

 While the number of Americans underwater in their home loans continues to increase, direct mail offers for mortgages and loans have...

Jun 12, 2012, 12:38 ET
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April credit card direct mail volume hits 25-month low, reports Mintel Comperemedia

The cool-off in credit card mail that began in the winter of 2011 looks set to continue, at least for now, according to Mintel Comperemedia. In...

Apr 04, 2012, 13:39 ET
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Single Premium Immediate Annuity Direct Mail Volume 18 Percent Higher in 2011 Than 2010, Reports Mintel Comperemedia

 As Baby Boomers enter their golden years, the retirement planning industry is shifting its focus from saving for retirement to income during...

Mar 16, 2012, 12:32 ET
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IRA Mailings at Their Highest Since November 2009, Reports Mintel Comperemedia

Each January, Mintel Comperemedia records a significant spike in IRA mailings. This January has proved to be no different, with the exception...

Feb 27, 2012, 12:12 ET
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Plain Vanilla Cards the Flavor of the Month, Reports Mintel Comperemedia

Credit card direct mail offers for plain vanilla cards—cards with no annual fee or rewards—declined during the recession and...

Jan 18, 2012, 15:35 ET
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Mintel Comperemedia Welcomes New Sales Director

Andrew Davidson, senior vice president of Mintel Comperemedia, announces the hire of Anuj Shahani as Sales Director. In his new role, Anuj...

Jan 05, 2012, 11:41 ET
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Insurance Direct Mail Down 11%, Reports Mintel Comperemedia

While it's true that younger consumers are becoming increasingly interested in life insurance products, opening up new demographics for...

Dec 20, 2011, 12:42 ET
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Mintel Comperemedia Welcomes Insurance Practice VP

It is with great pleasure that Heather Thompson, SVP, Mintel Comperemedia, welcomes Mark Weishaar as VP Business Development in the...

Dec 07, 2011, 11:25 ET
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Four in Five Consumers Won't Tolerate a Monthly Debit Card Fee, Reports Mintel Comperemedia

 Consumers are quickly becoming fed up with banking fees. If your financial institution began charging $2/month for the convenience of having...

Sep 30, 2011, 12:55 ET
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Life Insurance Companies are Missing an Opportunity to Acquire Younger Customers, Reports Mintel Comperemedia

While it's true that the Baby Boomer population is increasing, older consumers aren't the only customers life insurance companies should be...

Aug 15, 2011, 11:54 ET
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Mintel Comperemedia Welcomes New Director, Insurance Consulting

It is with great pleasure that Andrew Davidson, Senior Vice President, Mintel Comperemedia, welcomes Gary Wooley as the direct marketing...

Jul 26, 2011, 12:17 ET
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Bank Customers Quick to Sign Up for Debit Rewards Programs - but Slow to Redeem, Reports Mintel Comperemedia

Debit rewards programs have often been touted as an easy way to gain and retain customers. But as banks eliminate debit rewards programs as a...

Jun 15, 2011, 12:40 ET
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Cash is King When it Comes to Credit Card Incentives, Reports Mintel Comperemedia

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

Mar 31, 2011, 16:02 ET

New Opportunities Emerge for Credit Card Issuers as Competition Intensifies, Reports Mintel Comperemedia

Competition is intensifying in the credit card industry as the volume of credit card offers continues to rise. As a result, credit card issuers...

Dec 27, 2010, 14:20 ET
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The Majority of Investors Still Not Familiar With Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Reports Mintel

There is a tremendous growth opportunity for providers of exchange traded funds (ETFs) to grow total assets for one simple reason—most...

Dec 20, 2010, 15:11 ET
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The Loyalty Landscape Shifts as Rewards Credit Cards Fuel Mail Volume Increase, Reports Mintel Comperemedia

Credit card issuers are working harder than ever to retain existing customers and attract new ones. According to Mintel Comperemedia, a service...

Nov 11, 2010, 12:55 ET
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Rebuilding Trust and Engaging Millennials, Key for the Future of Investment Services, Reports Mintel Comperemedia

Although the economic tide seems to be turning, three cultural trends are heavily affecting the financial services investment industry: trust,...