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10 Oct, 2013, 10:19 ET 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...


11 Mar, 2013, 12:33 ET 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...


09 Oct, 2012, 12:27 ET 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...


28 Jun, 2012, 11:04 ET 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...


12 Jun, 2012, 12:38 ET 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...


04 Apr, 2012, 13:39 ET 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...


16 Mar, 2012, 12:32 ET 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...


27 Feb, 2012, 12:12 ET 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...


18 Jan, 2012, 15:35 ET 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...


05 Jan, 2012, 11:41 ET 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...


20 Dec, 2011, 12:42 ET 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...


07 Dec, 2011, 11:25 ET 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...


30 Sep, 2011, 12:55 ET 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...


15 Aug, 2011, 11:54 ET 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...


26 Jul, 2011, 12:17 ET 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...


15 Jun, 2011, 12:40 ET 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...


31 Mar, 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...


27 Dec, 2010, 14:20 ET 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...


20 Dec, 2010, 15:11 ET 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...


11 Nov, 2010, 12:55 ET 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,...


30 Sep, 2010, 17:50 ET Small Business Loan Marketing at All-Time Low, Reports Mintel Comperemedia

According to Mintel Comperemedia, a service that provides direct marketing competitive intelligence, small business loan marketing remains at an...


14 Sep, 2010, 12:32 ET Consumer Education is Key for Cultivating Canadian Insurance Customers, Reports Mintel Comperemedia

According to Mintel Comperemedia, a service that provides direct marketing competitive intelligence, Canadian insurance providers could benefit...


12 Aug, 2010, 15:25 ET Consumers Still Opting in to Banking Overdraft Reform, Despite Confusion, According to Mintel Comperemedia

With the deadline to opt-in to Standard Overdraft Protection only days away, banks are still trying to get consumers to respond. (...


29 Jul, 2010, 13:00 ET CARD Act Fears Dispelled as Competition Increases, Reports Mintel Comperemedia

One year after President Obama signed the CARD Act into law, it appears that many potentially negative outcomes of the new regulations did not...


22 Jul, 2010, 15:34 ET Consumers Use Online Banking - but not to Pay Bills, Reports Mintel Comperemedia

Mintel Comperemedia, a service that provides direct marketing competitive intelligence, found that 45% of adults with access to the Internet have...