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SEC Steers Pilot on Equity Trading Fees and Rebates Amid Headwinds | Traders News

SEC Steers Pilot on Equity Trading Fees and Rebates Amid Headwinds | Traders News

The transaction-fee pilot was announced in March to address criticism over the maker-taker system of rebates, which reward brokers that route client orders to the exchanges with the highest rebates. The practice has been controversial as some say it distorts the order routing behavior of brokers. Buy-side firms and other critics maintain that the rebates […]

Buzz Points disrupts the rewards industry with innovative contracts and pricing | CUInsight

Buzz Points disrupts the rewards industry with innovative contracts and pricing | CUInsight

Buzz Points enables community financial institutions to offer a free rewards program for consumers where they earn rewards everywhere they shop and for completing account activities, such as enrolling in estatements or applying for auto loans. Industry standard contracts for these types of programs usually last 3-5 years and frequently include exclusions and other terms […]

Your insurance company knows more about you than Facebook | CBS News

Your insurance company knows more about you than Facebook | CBS News

With billions of dollars on the line, insurers maintain a huge database of those they regard — correctly or erroneously — as bad risks. ISO, a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics, uses detailed reports from insurers to perform this type of “predictive analytics.” Insurers can also obtain crucial data on car accidents and violations on an […]

Customers not getting the best deal: ACCC | SBS News

Customers not getting the best deal: ACCC | SBS News

“It’s almost impossible for customers to obtain accurate interest rate comparisons without investing a great deal of time and effort,” Mr Sims told reporters in Sydney after the report’s release on Thursday. Mr Sims said banks were not competing to offer borrowers the best price, with the watchdog uncovering evidence decision makers were trying to […]

Astros tickets: Hot but more expensive after World Series championship | Houston Chronicle

Astros tickets: Hot but more expensive after World Series championship | Houston Chronicle

On the field, the Astros’ official hashtag for the 2018 season is #NeverSettle. But in the ticket office, based on the first day of public single-game ticket sales that included an official sellout of the April 2 home opener, the unofficial mantra is #WePriceToDemand. Demand to watch the team that won the 2017 World Series […]

Simple and complex risks split insurance pricing – Zurich | Strategic Risk Europe

Simple and complex risks split insurance pricing – Zurich | Strategic Risk Europe

“When it comes to new emerging risks, risk management is on the front line.” She noted that Zurich has taken a lead in offering international insurance programmes since 1978. “Back then, nobody dared to offer such covers,” said Tondu-Mélique. For general insurance pricing, she suggested commercial buyers had seen prices flatten after years of cheapening […]

Vanguard’s new CEO on Canada’s rapid ETF growth and just how low investing costs will go | The Globe and Mail

Vanguard’s new CEO on Canada’s rapid ETF growth and just how low investing costs will go | The Globe and Mail

Despite the differences between the markets in which Vanguard operates, Mr. Buckley’s message as incoming CEO is consistent: He will continue to focus on the Vanguard promise of providing investors with top performing funds at the lowest price possible. “Maybe competitors don’t realize that we are built to be low cost across the board, but […]

Digital Consumers Demand Personalized Pricing | The Financial Brand

Digital Consumers Demand Personalized Pricing | The Financial Brand

Consumers expect today’s digital pricing models to adjust to real-time market conditions. Dynamic pricing should provide the right price, to the right consumer, at the right time. It should be contextual in nature, leveraging consumer demand and even location. Lastly, dynamic pricing should be integrated across channels. The benefits of a dynamic pricing strategy mentioned […]

Accounting Firm Fees: Increasing Pricing With Current Clients | Firm of the Future

Accounting Firm Fees: Increasing Pricing With Current Clients | Firm of the Future

Top-Down Pricing You can also set top-down pricing by starting with total client savings or the perceived value of the project. One of the easiest examples of this in the QuickBooks® consulting world is when you acquire a client who needs to downsize his or her accounting system. Let’s say the owner is paying $20,000 […]

ACCC Report into Mortgage Pricing Includes ‘Some Surprises’ | Digital Finance Analytics (DFA)

ACCC Report into Mortgage Pricing Includes ‘Some Surprises’ | Digital Finance Analytics (DFA)

The chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has revealed that there will be some “surprises” in the upcoming draft report into how the banks price residential mortgage products. The inquiry into how the major banks price their mortgage is the first undertaking of the ACCC’s new Financial Sector Competition Unit, which is tasked […]