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Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana Remain Confident

In second-quarter 2014, consumer confidence remained high in Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana—new entrants in Nielsen’s Global Consumer Confidence and Spending Intentions Survey that made their debut in the first quarter of this year. Nigeria’s score was highest, rising one point to 121, while...

Is Sharing the New Buying?

Rather than collecting dust, your seldom-used electronics, sports equipment and power tools could be collecting cash. Many people are already cashing in, as participants around the world are tapping into the sharing economy, an emerging global trend that some authorities value at more than $25...

Secure Tomorrow's Car Buyers Today

There’s nothing quite like the freedom of owning your own car. Having the ability to get from point A to point B without having to rely on anyone or public transportation creates feelings of both independence and pride. People are passionate about car ownership—whether new or used—and...

A Segmented Look at Consumer Banking Preferences

Modern marketers know that the best way to engage with consumers is through tailored and personal messaging strategies rather than broad-based one-size-fits-all approaches. To do so, marketers should make a concerted effort to identify customers before trying to reach them. In the banking realm,...

The Evolution of Modern Banking

Times are changing, and today’s digital world is having widespread effects on an array of consumer behaviors, including how we handle our finances. Electronics and mobility are key trends for financial institutions to keep track of, but consumers aren’t ready to sever all ties with their local...

Global Payment Gateways of the Future

Competition for consumers’ wallets is gathering pace as a result of the transformation of the payments ecosystem that is being driven by the introduction and adoption of contactless payment technology, multicurrency cards, changes in regulations, and the advancement of Internet retailing and...