1.intro 2.financial services


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  • ( Debt consolidation entails taking out one loan to pay off many others. This is often done to secure a lower interest rate, secure a fixed interest rate or for the convenience of servicing only one loan)
  • 1.intro 2.financial services

    2. 2. What are financial services?Financial service is any service or product of a financial nature that is traded in financial markets.Financial services are the economic services provided by the finance industry, which encompasses a broad range of organizations that manage money, including credit unions, banks, credit card companies, insurance companies, consumer finance companies, stock brokerages, investment funds and some government sponsored enterprises.
    3. 3. Types of financial services
    4. 4. Financial Services that Need MarketingBanking Services Credit Cards Debit Cards Saving Accounts and Different type of LoansMutual FundsInsurance Products Life Non-LifePension Funds
    5. 5. Other Financial ServicesShare Dealing ServicesPortfolio Management ServicesForeign Exchange ServicesIntermediation or advisory Services
    6. 6. Type of Institutions Marketing financial services is an activity that is shared by the following types of institution (Cheverton et al. 2005): Retail, corporate, investment and private banks Mutual funds, investment trusts Personal and group pensions Life and general insurance and reinsurance companies Credit card issuers Specialist lending companies Stock exchanges Leasing companies Government saving institutions Brokers and agents
    7. 7. Banking services The primary operations of banks include: Keeping money safe while also allowing withdrawals when needed Issuance of checkbooks so that bills can be paid and other kinds of payments can be delivered by post Provide personal loans, commercial loans, and mortgage loans (typically loans to purchase a home, property or business) Issuance of credit cards and processing of credit card transactions and billing Issuance of debit cards for use as a substitute for checks Allow financial transactions at branches or by using Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) Provide wire transfers of funds and Electronic fund transfers between banks
    8. 8. Banking services cont. Facilitation of standing orders and direct debits, so payments for bills can be made automatically Provide overdraft agreements for the temporary advancement of the Banks own money to meet monthly spending commitments of a customer in their current account. Provide internet banking system to facilitate the customers to view and operate their respective accounts through internet. Provide Charge card advances of the Banks own money for customers wishing to settle credit advances monthly. Provide a check guaranteed by the Bank itself and prepaid by the customer, such as a cashiers check or certified check. Notary service for financial and other documents Accepting the deposits from customer and provide the credit facilities to them.
    9. 9. Foreign exchange services Foreign exchange services are provided by many banks around the world. Foreign exchange services include:Currency exchange - where clients can purchase and sell foreign currency banknotes.Foreign Currency Banking - banking transactions are done in foreign currency.Wire transfer - where clients can send funds to international banks abroad.
    10. 10. Insurance Insurance brokerage - Insurance brokers shop for insurance (generally corporate property and casualty insurance) on behalf of customers. Recently a number of websites have been created to give consumers basic price comparisons for services such as insurance, causing controversy within the industry. Insurance underwriting - Personal lines insurance underwriters actually underwrite insurance for individuals, a service still offered primarily through agents, insurance brokers, and stock brokers. Underwriters may also offer similar commercial lines of coverage for businesses. Activities include insurance and annuities, life insurance, retirement insurance, health insurance, and property & casualty insurance. Reinsurance - Reinsurance is insurance sold to insurers themselves, to protect them from catastrophic losses.
    11. 11. Other financial services Intermediation or advisory services - These services involve stock brokers (private client services) and discount brokers. Stock brokers assist investors in buying or selling shares. Primarily internet-based companies are often referred to as discount brokerages, although many now have branch offices to assist clients. These brokerages primarily target individual investors. Full service and private client firms primarily assist and execute trades for clients with large amounts of capital to invest, such as large companies, wealthy individuals, and investment management funds. Venture capital is a type of private equity capital typically provided by professional, outside investors to new, high-potential-growth companies in the interest of taking the company to an IPO or trade sale of the business.
    12. 12. Other financial services Angel investment - An angel investor or angel (known as a business angel or informal investor in Europe), is an affluent individual who provides capital for a business start-up, usually in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity. A small but increasing number of angel investors organize themselves into angel groups or angel networks to share research and pool their investment capital. Debt resolution is a consumer service that assists individuals that have too much debt to pay off as requested, but do not want to file bankruptcy and wish to pay off their debts owed. This debt can be accrued in various ways including but not limited to personal loans, credit cards or in some cases merchant accounts. There are many services/companies that can assist with this. These can include debt consolidation, debt settlement and refinancing.