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Which Sponsors of the Champions League achieved most visibility during the final?

Published the 08 June, 2017
Champions League sponsors visibility ranking

Sports sponsorship is big business and the Champions League final is the premier club competition in world football. There are currently eight official sponsors of the tournament, many of which are long-term partners, paying around £40M-£45M per year. As the tournament runs throughout the season, sponsors gain exposure over a significant period, with a cumulative […]

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The importance of student account planning for retail banks

Published the 23 March, 2017
Student bank account strategy

As A-level students are just starting to thinking about their exams, there is another group who are already turning their thoughts to fresher’s week – high street banks. Over the next couple of months, plans will be drawn up, campaigns will be designed and offers will be finalised all with the aim of attracting the […]

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Reputation risk contagion: How one company can drag a whole sector down

Published the 22 March, 2017
Reputation risk contagion: How one company can drag a whole sector down

In this month’s Journal of Network Theory In Finance, Peter Mitic, Santander’s UK head of operational risk methodology reveals that it just takes negative coverage of one bank to affect perceptions of the industry as a whole. Mitic used alva’s daily company reputation ratings for 10 of the leading UK banks, comparing larger-than-average movements in […]

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Co-op Bank case study: Reputation analysis

Published the 02 March, 2017

The last few years have been very difficult for the Co-operative Bank, narrowly avoiding bankruptcy in late 2013 while at the same time also being hit by a scandal surrounding its former CEO Paul Flowers, causing significant damage to company reputation. In mid-February 2017 the bank announced it was putting itself up for sale so […]

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The top insurers for reputation in 2016

Published the 13 December, 2016

PwC’s annual report on the top insurance industry issues, suggested that 2016 could be the year when technology becomes a more prominent issue in the previously traditional sector. With the insurance industry potentially entering a period of flux, we wanted to understand what issues are filtering through to the mainstream and affecting how the public […]

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How are phishing attacks affecting the corporate reputation of banks?

Published the 05 July, 2016

The UK police have highlighted a number of recent scam phishing attacks in 2016 attempting to gain account log-in details and security information. Notable examples have included email-based scams targeting Ebay customers and SMS-based scams targeting Apple customers. Some involved a combination of voice and email phishing and resulted in hundreds of thousands of pounds […]

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Investing in emerging markets: how to best communicate your risky bet

Published the 15 June, 2016

Recently, there has been increasing media analysis of private equity acquisitions due to India’s active start-up scene and investor “confidence in the long-term viability” of the sector that has struggled for the past two years. As such, India has emerged as a fertile ground for investment opportunities. Similarly, there has been a growing business focus from […]

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What impact has Android Pay had on banks?

Published the 15 June, 2016

On the 18th May this year, Google launched Android Pay in the UK to enable Android users that hold accounts with supporting banks to make contactless payments using their phone. Android Pay is often billed as Google’s rival to Apply Pay, which launched in July 2015 to a huge reaction in which consumers responded both […]

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The Panama Papers Leak: how to respond in a crisis

Published the 07 June, 2016

In April, the leak of the Panama Papers from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca led to large-scale media coverage. In what has been called one of “biggest data breaches” in history, an unprecedented 1.1m files from Mossack Fonseca’s database were leaked by an anonymous source. The documents named multiple banks such as Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, […]

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Maximising the value of Fintech acquisition

Published the 28 April, 2016

In the last few years, there has been an increasing business and media focus on digital disruption. These have manifested in big developments in communication channels, e-commerce, hospitality and taxi services and there is speculation that the wider economy will follow. In parallel, there has been a rising interest from companies in the financial sector […]

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