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U.S. Consumer Trends & Pain Points In Mortgage Application/Refinancing

Some pain points that consumers face during their mortgage or refinancing applications include wait-time/length of the entire application process, credit analysis of the applications, and trouble in finding the right lender and loan. Some key trends that are impacting the mortgage lending and refinancing space include the increasing use of self-service portals and omnichannel capabilities,…

What are the Top Communities For Investors to Converge to Address Shared Problems

Investors across the United States have been developing effective and sustainable strategies to solve social issues, such as educational reforms, government innovation, and public health issues, as well as putting them into action. With innovative approaches and systemic solutions, the investors address both simple and complex problems of our time through creative collaboration that help…

Analysis of the U.S. E-commerce Market for Luxury Big-Ticket Goods

A comprehensive analysis of the e-commerce market for luxury big-ticket goods is provided below. US market size (in dollars), growth, and leading players in the big-ticket luxury goods market are examined in the first part of the report. The customer journey, and a compiled list of car dealerships that allow customers to purchase vehicles online…

Current Trends in Corporate Donations and Sponsorships

Recurring giving, donor-advised funds and the tracking of giving impact are three current trends in corporate donations and sponsorships. In this other post, we have provided a high-level overview on ways that companies sponsor or donate to causes. Table of Contents   1. Recurring Giving 2. Donor-Advised Funds 3. Tracking Giving Impact 1. Recurring Giving Recurring…

Regulatory Requirements in NYC as it Relates to Condominium Units Purchased Using Blockchain Cryptocurrency Technology

Bitcoins can be used to purchase condominiums in New York City but comes with its own set of challenges, including security concerns. Conversion of virtual currency to cash is often required to complete the sale of the property. Table of Contents Use of Blockchain Cryptocurrency Technology in New York City Real Estate Market Examples of…

An Analysis of Business Solutions Cloud Services (Innovative Offerings, Business Models, and Technology Investment)

The research provides an analysis of business solutions cloud services, regarding innovative offerings, business models, and technology investment. With the dominant position of large cloud vendors, such as AWS, Google and Microsoft, the cloud market is expected to see a rising level of consolidation in the future. Solutions that address client-specific pain points are expected…

Top Companies Supporting Supplier Diversity Initiatives Through Investments in Upskilling of Minority Suppliers

Hilton, CVS Health, Accenture, Pacific Gas and Energy Company, and Chevron are companies supporting supplier diversity initiatives through investments in upskilling of minority suppliers. The requested information about the firms is presented below. 1. Hilton Hilton is committed to diversity in its operations. In an industry where its businesses have a direct impact on the community, embracing…

What is the Customer Journey Map for Personal Financial Management Apps?

Table of Contents Awareness Content Referrals Competition Engagement/Installation Providing Free, Low-Barrier Tools Trust Onboarding/Registration Simplicity Time-Consuming Relationship Development/Activation Personalized Nudges Goal Setting Time-Consuming to Manage Inaccurate/Not Live Awareness During the initial awareness phase, apps can connect with potential users by utilizing content marketing and/or referrals. Both of these build familiarity and trust with the brand prior to…

Key Drivers, Risks & Relevant Factors in The U.S. Financial Sector

Below is a summary of insights on key drivers, risks and relevant factors in the U.S. financial sector, as well as case studies of three financial institutions: BlackRock, J.P. Morgan Chase, and Citigroup. While the findings focus on large U.S. financial institutions, please note that due to the international nature of large financial institutions (for…

Fortune 500 Companies with Programs to Increase Number of Black Employees

Six Fortune 500 companies with programs aimed at increase the racial diversity of their employees are McKesson, AmerisourceBergen, Johnson & Johnson, Target, Nike and Amazon. Table of Contents 1. McKesson 2. AmerisourceBergen 3. Johnson & Johnson 4. Target 5. Nike 6. Amazon 1. McKesson In 2014, McKesson created their Diversity Blueprint Strategy. Since then, they have focused…

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