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Maximising customer relationships and minimising business risk

Mark Lavender (OneSource Information Services Ltd, Basingstoke, UK)

International Journal of Bank Marketing

ISSN: 0265-2323

Article publication date: 1 June 2004



Notes how banks have changed radically in recent years, from being providers of simple banking services, to vast groups selling a range of services from banking, insurance, loans, mortgages, business advice, asset finance and fleet services. Banks hold an extensive amount of data on their customers but struggle to share and use it effectively. Information about customers is the key to increasing sales and instituting profitable relationships, so banks need to organise these data, to easily differentiate their key customers and prospects and to grow relationships by offering relevant services and proactively developing relationships. By adapting internal process and culture to a customer‐centric one, that is shared across the group, banks can vastly improve the way they manage customer relationships and the returns from one of their greatest assets.



Lavender, M. (2004), "Maximising customer relationships and minimising business risk", International Journal of Bank Marketing, Vol. 22 No. 4, pp. 291-296.



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