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IRS competitive product research | Research Services| Financial intelligence

Unlike other industry researchers, we collect rate and fee information across all banking products, making us the one-stop shop for retail banking product research.

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Our Competitive Product Intelligence offers unmatched accuracy and timeliness. This is thanks to our:

  • Information collection methodologies
  • Auditing processes
  • Key relationships – more than 75% of our product information is provided directly from the client institution

Intelligence is available when you need it and contains all the relevant product information for better granularity and detail.


How Competitive Product Intelligence can help
There’s no need to carry out research yourself or use substandard and potentially misleading sources of information. With our superior, comprehensive data you’ll be able to conduct competitor comparisons and precision pricing with confidence.


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We provide the best competitive product rate and fee research available.

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A wealth of detail for precision comparisons.

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  • Market Research Solutions, Competitive Product Research

    Want to See the Future of Digital Banking? Look to Europe.

    By Chad Watkins 15 Aug 2018

    Digital product managers at financial institutions have to keep a close eye on what’s coming from their competitors. But if they really want to get ahead of the curve, they should be looking a little farther afield.

    Topic Changing Rate Environment Fintech

  • Competitive Product Research

    Navigating a Rising Rate Environment Podcast: Part #4

    By Paul Needels and Ray Montague of Informa Financial Intelligence 14 Aug 2018

    Part #4 - Loan Products - Profitability and Risk-Based Pricing The rising rate environment is here and financial institution executives are arming themselves with practical strategies to help succeed. What has changed since the last time? Online banking existed, but wasn’t fully accepted by consumers, mobile banking hadn’t taken hold, and consumer banking behavior was substantially different. Paul Needels and Ray Montague of Informa Financial Intelligence present a series of podcasts taken from their presentation to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. Podcast part #4, in a series of seven, is a discussion of what is happening in lending and what strategies for profitability and risk-based pricing should be considered for this rising rate environment.

    Topic Changing Rate Environment

  • Competitive Product Research

    Navigating a Rising Rate Environment Podcast: Part #3

    By Paul Needels and Ray Montague of Informa Financial Intelligence 14 Aug 2018

    Part #3 - Strategies for Deposit Products The rising rate environment is here and financial institution executives are arming themselves with practical strategies to help succeed. What has changed since the last time? Online banking existed, but wasn’t fully accepted by consumers, mobile banking hadn’t taken hold, and consumer banking behavior was substantially different. Paul Needels and Ray Montague of Informa Financial Intelligence present a series of podcasts taken from their presentation to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. Podcast part #3, in a series of seven, is a discussion of what is happening already with deposit products and what strategies for creating and promoting deposit products can be designed for the rising rate environment.

    Topic Changing Rate Environment

  • Competitive Product Research

    Navigating a Rising Rate Environment Podcast: Part #2

    By Paul Needels and Ray Montague of Informa Financial Intelligence 09 Aug 2018

    Part #2 - Consumer Sentiments and Keys to Success The rising rate environment is here and financial institution executives are arming themselves with practical strategies to help succeed. What has changed since the last time? Online banking existed, but wasn’t fully accepted by consumers, mobile banking hadn’t taken hold, and consumer banking behavior was substantially different. Paul Needels and Ray Montague of Informa Financial Intelligence present a series of podcasts taken from their presentation to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. Podcast part #2, in a series of seven, is a discussion of consumer sentiments and understanding the keys to success in this rising rate environment.

    Topic Changing Rate Environment

  • Competitive Product Research

    Navigating a Rising Rate Environment Podcast: Part #1

    By Paul Needels and Ray Montague of Informa Financial Intelligence 09 Aug 2018

    Part #1 - Introductions and Topic Overview The rising rate environment is here and financial institution executives are arming themselves with practical strategies to help succeed. What has changed since the last time? Online banking existed, but wasn’t fully accepted by consumers, mobile banking hadn’t taken hold, and consumer banking behavior was substantially different. Paul Needels and Ray Montague of Informa Financial Intelligence present a series of podcasts taken from their presentation to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. Podcast part #1, in a series of seven, is an introduction and overview of the topic, the rising rate environment.

    Topic Changing Rate Environment

  • Market Research Solutions, Competitive Product Research, Map...

    Looking into the future: Personal Finance Management tools (PFMs)

    By Chad Watkins, Director of Market Intelligence and Chris Ward, Lead Analyst at Informa Financial Intelligence 30 Jul 2018

    Chad Watkins, Director of Market Intelligence at Informa Financial Intelligence, and Chris Ward, Lead Analyst at Informa Financial Intelligence in the U.K and Europe, continue their discussion of European financial services digital features and functionality trends that are likely to appear in the U.S. This podcast discusses personal finance management (PFM) tools including encouraging savings, spending categorization, budgeting tools, account aggregation, gamification, and peer behavior comparison. Podcast #3 in an ongoing series.

    Topic FinTech

  • Market Research Solutions, Competitive Product Research, Map...

    Looking into the future: Card control trends

    By Chad Watkins, Director of Market Intelligence and Chris Ward, Lead Analyst at Informa Financial Intelligence 12 Jul 2018

    Chad Watkins, Director of Market Intelligence at Informa Financial Intelligence, and Chris Ward, Lead Analyst at Informa Financial Intelligence in the U.K and Europe, continue their discussion of European financial services digital features and functionality trends that are likely to appear in the U.S. This podcast discusses card control trends, including card freezing, spending behavior tracking, virtual cards, tokenization, and temporary cards. Podcast #2 in an ongoing series.

    Topic FinTech

  • Market Research Solutions, Competitive Product Research

    Fintech Lenders: Growing Their Market Share at Your Expense

    By Chad Watkins 10 Jul 2018

    Since bursting onto the scene a few years ago, Fintech lenders have gained market share so quickly that many banks and credit unions are still struggling to adjust to an industry that has quickly transformed itself to consumers.

    Topic FinTech New Features Industry News

  • Market Research Solutions, Competitive Product Research

    I Want to Be Popular!

    By Chad Watkins and Sue Hines 29 Jun 2018

    Everyone wants to become popular, so what will it take for termed certificate of deposit accounts to become popular again? Over the last two years the Federal Reserve has raised its target rate by 150 basis points, and it plans on making the same increase over the next two years. Because of this, the long-term savings rates offered by financial institutions have been going up, slowly, but going up nonetheless.

    Topic Changing Rate Environment

  • Market Research Solutions, Competitive Product Research, Map...

    Looking into the future of digital banking trends.

    By Chad Watkins, Director of Market Intelligence and Chris Ward, Lead Analyst at Informa Financial Intelligence 25 Jun 2018

    Chad Watkins, Director of Market Intelligence at Informa Financial Intelligence, and Chris Ward, Lead Analyst at Informa Financial Intelligence in the U.K and Europe, discuss European financial services digital features and functionality trends that are likely to appear in the U.S. Discussed in this podcast is digital document capture, onboarding, and authentication. Podcast #1 in an ongoing series.

    Topic FinTech

  • Competitive Product Research, Informagic

    Loan Rate Monitor - June 2018

    18 Jun 2018

    As we head into mid-June, the market remains volatile with many fluctuations in movement. Ultimately, we are finding that rates continue to move upward. Since the end of May, APR for the 30-year conforming fixed mortgage has increased 0.139 to 4.739 percent. 5/1 ARM jumbo products have slightly increased 0.067 to 4.707 along with the 30-year jumbo fixed which increased 0.133 to 4.549.

  • Competitive Product Research, Market Research Solutions, Med...

    Success Stories: Designing for the Present, Planning for the Future

    15 Jun 2018

    A 50-billion-dollar financial institution is interested in new mobile banking application features. However, their app has not been updated in years and the list of features they want to add is long. This initiative will not only be time consuming, it will be expensive. Read more about Informa's successful approach here...

    Topic Industry News

  • Competitive Product Research, PriceWise

    PriceWise for Community Banks: Level the playing field!

    01 Jun 2018

    The information advantage given by PriceWise™ helps you succeed in managing your deposit and lending products. 

  • Competitive Product Research, Informagic

    Loan Rate Monitor - May 2018

    17 May 2018

    As we head into mid-May, the market remains volatile with many fluctuations in movement. Ultimately, we are finding that rates continue to move upward. Since the end of April, APR for the 30-year conforming fixed mortgage has increased 0.036 to 4.707 percent. 5/1 ARM jumbo products have increased 0.015 to 4.709, along with the 30-year jumbo fixed which increased slightly 0.057 to 4.504.

  • Competitive Product Research, Informagic

    Loan Rate Monitor - April 2018

    17 Apr 2018

    As we head into mid-April, the market remains volatile with many fluctuations in movement. Ultimately, we are finding that rates continue to move upward. Since the end of March, APR for the 30-year conforming fixed mortgage has increased 0.026 to 4.560 percent. 5/1 ARM jumbo products have increased 0.038 to 4.609 along with the 30-year jumbo fixed which increased slightly 0.004 to 4.314. 

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Meet the team

Management

Chuck Miwa

Management, Head of Retail and Consumer Banking, Financial Intelligence

California, USA

Chuck Miwa

Chuck specializes in

  • Customer Experience/Engagement/Loyalty
  • Retail Banking Products
  • Retail Lending
  • Benchmarking

+32 year(s) experience

Management

Jennifer Rossum

Management, Chief of Staff

Massachusetts, USA

Jennifer Rossum

Jennifer specializes in

  • Retail Banking Products
  • Customer Experience/Engagement/Loyalty
  • Money Market Funds

+21 year(s) experience

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