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With 33 years of retail banking product research experience and unrivalled scope, we have all the information you need to better understand the financial industry. 

  • We cover absolutely all retail banking products, giving you the best competitive product rate and fee research

  • Details matter, so we offer plenty of granular pricing data

  • We understand regulatory compliance issues, thanks to our long experience helping institutions with self-assessing fair treatment, fair lending, lending application process testing and more

  • More than just data, we have insight into how consumers interact with financial institutions

  • Our experienced team can design and conduct research to answer the exact questions you may have

Our unique strengths

Data integration | Financial intelligence

Unrivalled experience

Our 33 years of experience in researching the banking industry has given us a unique understanding of the industry. It’s a track record no other research company can match.
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The details you need

Whether you’re drawing up legislation or evaluating an institution’s performance, you need the full picture. No other researcher collects the full range of product details that we do, with coverage of all retail banking products.
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Better consumer understanding

We know that as government decision makers, you need to keep a close eye on consumer concerns. We can offer you unique insights with our research experience into how consumers engage with financial institutions, their products, services, and delivery channels.
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Some issues aren’t well covered by the data that’s already out there. But we can help with custom market research into the financial industry.
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Compliance know-how

Our experience extends to helping institutions run self-assessments. So we have a well-developed understanding of the regulatory issues of the financial industry, helping us better serve lawmakers and regulators as well.

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  • iMoneyNet

    Taxable MMFs Enjoy 50-Basis Point Edge

    By Mike Krasner 24 Aug 2017

    Average seven-day yields for Taxable MMFs have grown their yield advantage over popular bank savings products since the last time we peered at this issue in early January (See Money Fund Report #2143).

    Topic Asset Allocation

  • iMoneyNet

    Liquidity Investors Consider Strategies for Short-Term Cash

    By Paul Adams, iMoneyNet Editor 18 Aug 2017

    The results of recent surveys of institutional investors suggest that a range of issues may be inclining institutional investors to consider alternative investments in addition to money-market funds for the management of their short-term cash.

    Topic Asset Allocation

  • iMoneyNet

    Floating-NAV Primes Buck an Industry Trend

    By Mike Krasner, iMoneyNet Managing Editor 09 Aug 2017

    Prime Institutional money-market funds, consistently less likely than other Taxable MMFs to grant fee waivers, are now the most likely funds to offer some breaks to investors when it comes to charged expenses, according to iMoneyNet’s latest Money Fund Expense Report™.

    Topic Asset Allocation

  • iMoneyNet

    Money-Fund Rivals Show Quarterly, Yearly Asset Growth

    By Mike Krasner, iMoneyNet Managing Editor 11 Jul 2017

    Our Enhanced Cash Report™ data for the three-month period that ended in March detailed $647.0 billion of combined U.S. and Offshore portfolio assets, when converted to dollars, compared to $606.7 billion in the final 2016 quarter.

    Topic Asset Allocation

  • IRS Market Research, IGM Credit, IGM FX and Rates, EPFR, iMo...

    Informa Financial Intelligence Named to Annual AMA Top 50 Market Research Firms Report

    20 Jun 2017

    For the past 10 years, Informa Research Services has appeared in an annual AMA Top 50 Market Research Firms Report listing of the top 50 market research firms in the United States. This year Informa Research Services’ U.S. based market research revenue is combined with the U.S. based market research revenue throughout our platforms to be listed as Informa Financial Intelligence at #22 in this annual listing.

    Topic Industry News

  • IGM FX and Rates, EPFR, iMoneyNet, Competitive Product Resea...

    Ader's Musings - A Time for Every Purpose

    By David Ader 13 Apr 2017

    In the week just passed, longer-end Treasury yields fell to lows not seen since November 18 while short-end yields meandered providing a flatter yield curve.

    Topic Changing Rate Environment

  • EPFR, IGM FX and Rates, IGM Credit, iMoneyNet

    A twist on foreign flows

    By David Ader 10 Feb 2017

    In the spirit of concerns over foreign flows I’m looking at some perhaps arcane aspects to such activity that both confirm what the market has already talked about and perhaps adds somewhat counter-trend perspectives to foreign flows using Informa’s EPFR data.

    Topic Global Investment Flows

  • iMoneyNet

    MMX 2017 to Assess Current, Future State of MMF Industry

    By Paul Adams 09 Feb 2017

    iMoneyNet’s 19th annual Money-Market Expo will examine the effects of money-market-fund reform on the money-fund industry and on the broader financial system.

    Topic Industry News

  • EPFR, Zephyr, IGM FX and Rates, IGM Credit, iMoneyNet

    Bond guy looks at stocks

    By David Ader 03 Feb 2017

    I am first, foremost and solely a US Interest Rate Strategist (call me I-rate for short) so it is with no shortage of anxiety that I dare delve into the equity market. That said, I do look at the evidence and there are things out there that make me wary of equity valuations which, all things being equal, should serve as a brake of sorts on a sharp rise in bond yields.

  • iMoneyNet

    Announcing the 2016 Money Fund Report award winners

    23 Jan 2017

    iMoneyNet’s Money Fund Report® Awards recognize the U.S. money-market funds that reported the highest one-year net returns for 2016 in six categories: Government Institutional, Prime Institutional, National Tax-Free Institutional, Government Retail, Prime Retail, and National Tax-Free Retail.

  • iMoneyNet

    Asset slides reported by non-US money funds

    By Mike Krasner 23 Jan 2017

    All currency categories reported outflows for the week ended 20 Jan., according to iMoneyNet.

  • iMoneyNet

    US Money Fund assets decline by 2.8 percent in 2016

    18 Jan 2017

    iMoneyNet data as of Dec. 31 showed an overall one-year decline of 2.8 percent for total U.S. money-market fund assets. That followed four straight years of modest yearly increases.

  • iMoneyNet

    Prime FNAV funds report modest asset rise, $27 billion decline overall

    By Mike Krasner 18 Jan 2017

    U.S. money-market fund assets fell $27.08 billion for the week ended Jan. 17, according to Money Fund Report®, an Informa Business Intelligence Inc. company.

  • iMoneyNet

    Euro-based Money Funds add to asset totals

    By Mike Krasner 18 Jan 2017

    Euro-denominated money-market fund assets rose by €1.65 billion for the week ended 13 Jan., according to iMoneyNet.

  • iMoneyNet

    US MMF assets dip by $13bn in w/e 01/10/2017

    By Mike Krasner 11 Jan 2017

    U.S. money-market fund assets fell $13.01 billion for the week ended Jan. 10, the first full trading week of 2017, according to Money Fund Report®, an Informa Business Intelligence Inc. company.

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