Surprise: Deloitte finds that Customers will pay fees

The survey – unveiled as part of a report titled, Retail Bank Pricing: Resetting Customer Expectations – finds that there is considerable aversion to price increases, with many consumers believing that banks are not being fair in raising fees.


Coutts Wealth Watch - "Spending cliff" looms for US economy

No sooner has the US economy averted one precipice, the “fiscal cliff”, than it faces another – the “spending cliff”. While we remain cautious near term, we don’t believe this undermines the case for equities. We view r


Coutts Wealth Watch - Bond bear market?

A bear market has potentially broken out in US government bonds, and our favoured response is to continue to rebalance portfolios towards equities.