Kantar Futures Blog

Category: financial services

Financial advisors look to the future

financial services, personal finance

Financial advisors look to the future

Sarah King and Alex Oliver write: The Futures Company spoke at two financial advisors’ conferences this month during the snowy weather. At the IEA/Marketforce conference on the Future of Distribution… Read More »

The brand and the digital conversation

advertising, brands, consumers, digital, financial services

The brand and the digital conversation

Andrew Curry writes: I was invited to Munich earlier this week by the insurance group Allianz to talk to its Brand Council about the brand in the age of the… Read More »

Young people and their money

consumers, financial services, millennials

Young people and their money

Eleanor Cooksey writes: How do young people learn about managing money? Earlier this month, we ran a workshop session at an event organised by the Consumer Financial Education Body (CFEB)… Read More »

The future of payments

digital, economics, financial services, future, technology, virtual

The future of payments

Andrew Curry writes: I was invited earlier this month to speak on the future of payments at the Digital Money Forum in London, now in its thirteenth year and as… Read More »

Death – now guaranteed

ageing, financial services

Death – now guaranteed

Claudia Rimington writes: I’ve been doing some work on funeral planning products, and a number of providers, notably Age Concern, are advertising the guaranteed nature of their funeral plans –… Read More »

Recession 2.0

communities, consumers, customer service, digital, economic downturn, financial services, personal finance

Recession 2.0

Giles Powdrill writes: “A powerful global conversation has begun. Through the Internet, people are discovering and inventing new ways to share relevant knowledge with blinding speed. As a direct result,… Read More »

Understanding consumer attitudes to saving

economic downturn, financial services, global, personal finance, research

Understanding consumer attitudes to saving

Giles Powdrill writes: Since 2004 The Futures Company has worked with Aviva, one of the world’s largest insurance companies, on an annual survey focussed on understanding consumer attitudes to saving… Read More »

The credit crunch and UK financial attitudes

consumers, financial services, personal finance

The credit crunch and UK financial attitudes

Trevor Harvey writes: We have a longstanding segmentation which helps us, and our clients, to understand consumer attitudes to financial services, so we have used it to explore attitudes to… Read More »

Making markets for buyers

consumers, economics, financial services, personal finance

Making markets for buyers

Trevor Harvey writes: Springwise has an item this week on a new initiative (opens to Dutch web page) in the Netherlands whereby ING – one of the country’s largest banks… Read More »