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    Two years removed from the country’s worst bout of inflation in over four decades, the US economy has defied expectations. Prices continue to exhibit signs of being on a deflationary path, the labor market remains resilient, wage growth is solid, along with real GDP continuing to display healthy quarterly increases. Income..."
    There is a large gap when it comes to investing motives of Gen Z newcomers and their Millennials counterparts. The former is much more likely to prioritize quick gains over steady, long-term returns. This is reinforced by just the third of Gen Zers citing saving for retirement as an investing..."
    Canadian banks are hitting the mark in providing the necessary resources for new Canadians, with 89% of newcomers agreeing that they would recommend their main bank to a friend or family member. Branch locations are commonly leveraged by newcomers to open new products, and enhancements in mobile chatbot assistance and..."
    For the second consecutive year, consumers were more eager to interact with digital ads and respond to direct mail and email campaigns, illustrating heightened demand for financial products. Accompanying their desire for new financial solutions is an increased appetite for research, with consumers turning to a greater number of channels..."
    First-time investors, typically those with less than a year of investing experience, tend to prioritize short-term gains over long-term investment impacts. This is reinforced by their higher proclivity towards riskier and speculative assets like cryptocurrencies and NFTs, which are significantly less popular among their more experienced counterparts. On the other..."
    Lenders must adapt their strategies to align with the evolving needs and preferences of borrowers, all while operating in an increasingly competitive market. Amr Hamdi, Finance Analyst ..."

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    Inflation's compression of consumer budgets has caused a prioritization of cost over choice of doctors when selecting coverage, driving consideration of switching. Patrick Rahlfs, Senior Research Analyst ..."
    Personal lenders must adapt to meet the changing preferences of borrowers while navigating an increasingly competitive landscape. Amr Hamdi, Finance Analyst ..."
    Rising interest rates have been felt by consumers, forcing cutbacks in spend and a focus on debt. Optimistic outlooks persist, sustaining hope for growth in 2024. Patrick Rahlfs, Senior Research Analyst ..."
    FIs must continue working to bridge the gap between mainstream financial services and the un- and underbanked to ensure an equitable and inclusive banking system. Amr Hamdi, Finance Analyst ..."
    Over a year removed from the worst bout of inflation the country has seen in four decades, the US economy has continued to defy expectations. Amr Hamdi, Finance Analyst ..."
    Rising demand for well-rounded financial products will catalyze competition among financial brands in 2024, with non-quantitative features rising to prominence. Patrick Rahlfs, Senior Research Analyst ..."
    A burgeoning segment of young investors has increased the dominance of banks as an investment institution, while new Canadians seek digital alternatives. Patrick Rahlfs, Senior Research Analyst ..."
    Trust remains the backbone of any banking relationship – essential in fostering loyalty, ensuring financial security, and upholding the integrity of the industry. Amr Hamdi, Finance Analyst ..."
    A focus on credit building and openness to annual fees portends expansion at both extremes of the credit card product spectrum. Patrick Rahlfs, Senior Research Analyst ..."
    The biggest winners will be insurers that remain innovation-driven while maintaining a customer-centric ethos to ensure long-term and value-filled relationships. Amr Hamdi, Finance Analyst ..."