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Understand Your Competition

Lenders and brokers | Who we help | Financial intelligence

Assess your competitive position, identify market opportunity, and positively impact share, margin, risk, and operational execution. We’re the financial industry’s premier provider of:

  • Consumer lending (home equity, auto & unsecured) indicative rates & research and transactional analytics
  • Mortgage lending indicate rates & research, transactional analytics, vertical solutions, and observational consulting
  • Regulatory compliance self-testing programs
  • Sales & service evaluations
  • Satisfaction & loyalty surveys
  • Lead generation services 
  • Product rate table online advertising
  • Licensing our data and name to enhance lending marketing campaigns

Our unique strengths

In-depth insight | Financial intelligence

In-depth understanding

We truly understand the retail banking lending industry. We work with the key players, understand the products, maintain product experts on staff, and are uniquely qualified to help you make the best business decisions.

Extensive Experience | Financial intelligence

Extensive experience

We’ve been researching retail banking lending products, applications processes and delivery channels since 1983. 

Focus on detail | Financial intelligence

Focus on detail

We give you the competitive advantage by going beyond simple rate data, digging deep into granular details.

Flexible reporting options | Financial intelligence

Regulatory monitoring

We’ll help you understand and mitigate risky employee behaviors related to regulatory areas such as fair lending, fair treatment, and UDAAP (unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices).

Employee and customer insight | Financial intelligence

Employee and customer insight

Gain a better understanding of your employees’ behavior, as well as consumer loyalty, flight risk, likeliness to recommend and the power of your brand.

IGM credit | Financial intelligence

Online advertising

Get your brand in front of consumers searching for mortgage, home equity, auto loans, and deposit products. Our marketing strategy generates qualified leads, not just traffic. 

Recommended products

Some of our top solutions are itemized below. For our full suite, please see Products & services

IRS competitive product research | Financial Intelligence

Competitive Product Research

Get an information advantage over your competitors with accurate, timely and granular pricing data.

Key benefits:

  • Accurate rate and fee data
  • Timely collection
  • Granular pricing data
Pricewise | Financial Intelligence

PriceWise

A set of pricing and product management tools designed by and for community banks and credit unions.

Key benefits:

  • Accurate rate and fee data
  • Timely collection
  • Granular pricing data
IRS market research | Financial Intelligence

Market Research Solutions

Capture the customer experience and see what your competitors are doing with our research services.

Key benefits:

  • Custom programs
  • Mystery shop program
  • Surveys

Financial Intelligence: latest

Free analysis

  • Mapa Research

    AI Applications for Retail Banking

    24 Jan 2019

    AI here is understood in its broad definition: “The ability of a computer to perform a task commonly associated with intelligent beings”. Our focus however is more practical than theoretical as we aim to identify AI use-cases in retail banking and ask what they mean for consumers. Mapa Research monitors and reports on developments in AI servicing and digital innovation in retail banking. Read more...

    Topic Industry News

  • Mapa Research

    The Digital Revolution of Investments

    24 Jan 2019

    The new wave of direct-to-consumer (D2C) digital investment platforms launched by banks, fintechs and traditional investment providers has brought unprecedented change to the investment landscape. Informa Financial Intelligence monitors and reports on digital investment developments and offerings. Find out how we can help you build a leading user experience. Read more...

    Topic Industry News

  • Mapa Research

    Spotlight: Lifestyle Banking The story so far for Tinkoff Bank

    By Maksim Evdokimov 18 Dec 2018

    Tinkoff was founded by Russian entrepreneur Oleg Tinkov in 2006, inspired by the US Capital One direct bank model with the ambition of having a successful branchless bank in Russia. In less than 12 years, Tinkoff grew into Russia’s largest purely online bank by a number of customers, and transformed itself into a customer-centric ecosystem which offers both financial and lifestyle services, covering almost any customer need connected to spending. Max Evdokimov joined Tinkoff in 2013 with the task of enhancing Tinkoff’s digital services offering, right after the company held an IPO on the LSE. Read more...

    Topic Industry News

  • Mapa Research

    Open Banking: Three shortcuts to success for Australian banks, from the UK

    By Anne O'Leary 01 Dec 2018

    Currently, mobile banking in Australia among the incumbents is ahead of many other regions. Each of the four major banks, ANZ (Australia and New Zealand Banking Group), CBA (Commonwealth Bank), NAB (National Australia Bank) and WBC (Westpac), provide userfriendly experiences. Challengers are already making traction in Australia, in May 2018 the APA granted the first restricted banking license to neobank Volt, fintech Xinja will likely follow. This competition from challengers will only intensify with the introduction of Open Banking in Australia next year. Read more...

    Topic Industry News

  • iMoneyNet

    European Money Fund Reform: Where Things Stand Currently

    26 Sep 2018

    Memories of the 2007-2008 global financial crisis - now a decade behind us - remain all too fresh, as regulators and political leaders continue to debate causes of that crisis and to advance the most effective strategies for preventing a future one. Whether significant and sudden redemptions from money-market mutual funds - in Europe and in the U.S. - were a fundamental cause of the crisis or an unfortunate consequence of it continues to be debated by some regulators, academics, and market participants. However, the presumption in the immediate aftermath of the crisis, as the G20 group of nations agreed in 2008, was that the absence of discipline in short-term credit markets generally, and among money-market funds specifically, needed to be addressed. Therefore they advocated sweeping financial reforms on market instruments and processes, including on money-market funds. Read more...

    Topic Industry News

  • Market Research Solutions, Competitive Product Research

    Here’s Why the Fintech Startups Are Coming for Your Debit Card Business

    By Chad Watkins 18 Sep 2018

    As Fintech startups continue to grow, they’re looking for ways to expand their business and integrate themselves further into their customers’ lives. Increasingly, they’re doing that by offering a debit card to their users.

    Topic Changing Rate Environment Fintech

  • Market Research Solutions, Competitive Product Research

    How Fintech Lenders Are Changing the Student Debt Business

    By Chad Watkins and Mavel Vargas 10 Sep 2018

    With a market that’s approaching $1.5 trillion and growing, it’s no wonder that the student loan business is attracting the attention of Fintech lenders. There is massive opportunity in student lending.

    Topic Changing Rate Environment Fintech

  • Market Research Solutions, Competitive Product Research

    Preparing for the Rising Rate Environment

    By Ray Montague and Sue Hines 29 Aug 2018

    Financial institution executives are preparing now, arming themselves with practical strategies to help succeed in a rising rate environment. After a long, slow thaw, the financial industry is finally entering the rising interest rate environment that has been expected for a while. After such a long period, many executives find themselves ill-prepared for what is to come and some are speculating about how consumer behavior will differ from past rising rate environments.

    Topic Changing Rate Environment

  • Competitive Product Research

    Navigating a Rising Rate Environment Podcast: Part #7

    By Paul Needels and Ray Montague of Informa Financial Intelligence 26 Aug 2018

    Part #7 - Wrap-up and Review 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 #7, in a series of seven, is a wrap-up of this topic, a review of the concepts discussed in this series, and advice for preparing to navigate this rising rate environment.

    Topic Changing Rate Environment

  • Competitive Product Research

    Navigating a Rising Rate Environment Podcast: Part #5

    By Paul Needels and Ray Montague of Informa Financial Intelligence 26 Aug 2018

    Part #5 - Competitive Advantage and Your Customers' Behavior 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 #5, in a series of seven, is a discussion of strategies for recognizing your competitive advantage and exploring likely customers' behaviors in this rising rate environment.

    Topic Changing Rate Environment

  • Competitive Product Research

    Navigating a Rising Rate Environment Podcast: Part #6

    By Paul Needels and Ray Montague of Informa Financial Intelligence 26 Aug 2018

    Part #6 - Tech Engagement, Fintech, and Digital Customer Journeys 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 #6, in a series of seven, is a discussion of tech engagement, fintech players and issues, and digital channel customer journeys in this rising rate environment.

    Topic Changing Rate Environment

  • Market Research Solutions, Competitive Product Research

    Why Financial Institutions Are Refocusing on Relationship Banking

    By Chad Watkins 21 Aug 2018

    Banks have always known the value of building a long-term relationship with their customers. As legacy banks face growing competition for Fintech startups, however, relationship banking has grown even more important.

    Topic Changing Rate Environment Fintech

  • 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

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