Priory House, 8 Battersea Park Road, London SW8 4BG
Tel: 020 7627 7830
Contact: Andy Glazier, Head of Consensus Research
We provide incisive understanding of financial services markets and customers and offer expert guidance so your decisions are clearly informed. Based in London, we have been trusted and respected advisers to financial institutions and professional services providers since 1984.
Our financial services expertise spans insurance, savings and investments, banking, commercial cards, merchant services, pensions, tax, advisory, accounting and the intermediated market (including IFAs and brokers). Alongside ad-hoc research, we've run the Investment Funds Survey since 1985. Now in its 28th year, the study is the industry benchmark for attitudes and investment behaviour of IFAs, Discretionary Asset Managers and Active Investors.
As our long-standing clients testify, our reputation is built on the intelligent and imaginative research solutions we provide, delivered with the authority that comes from truly understanding the finance market.
229-231 High Holborn, London WC1V 7DA
Tel: 020 7692 4300
Contact: Louisa Hunter, Head of Financial Services
FreshMinds Research is an award-winning research consultancy with a reputation for bespoke solutions that provide our clients with the evidence to make powerful, reasoned business decisions.
We are renowned for our collaborative way of working with clients which enables us to design and implement research projects that deliver against multiple stakeholder needs.
Our clients include leading financial services brands, and we have significant expertise in HNW research.
We are focused on helping our clients drive growth through increased market, competitor, customer and product/service understanding. This business focus attracts highly-talented analysts and consultants who enable us to deliver on our commitment to excellence.
7th Floor, 145 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3V 4QT
Tel: 020 7623 2368
Contact: Sian Kerr
FWD Research, part of the FWD Group, is a city-based research consultancy specializing in financial services. Our senior team of director-level researchers has over fifty years aggregate experience in the financial services sector.
We have been fortunate to work with a wide range of dynamic clients including insurers, brokers, asset managers, investment houses, banks, industry bodies and regulators. Many of our clients work with us on an ongoing basis as we provide them with bespoke research solutions. FWD’s expertise encompasses ad hoc quantitative & qualitative research, syndicated studies and desk research in both the domestic and international spheres.
One of our USPs is how the directors conduct all qualitative interviewing personally thereby assuring clients of the highest level of input into debriefs. Combining a wealth of sector insight with carefully honed research skills, FWD supports its client as they seek to grow and develop their businesses armed with the best market intelligence available.
6th Floor, Vantage West, Great West Road, London TW8 9AG
Tel: 020 8263 5353
Contact: Susan Vidler, Group Head - Financial Services Research
Direct: +44 (0) 161 242 1364
Harris Interactive’s Financial Services Research Team combines expertise in finance with our rich heritage in market research, to provide companies in the financial services industry with the critical knowledge they need to make sound, strategic business decisions.
Our clients include leading European banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions, as well as providers of auxiliary services and industry regulators. We conduct financial services market research among a variety of stakeholders, including senior decision makers, IFAs, brokers, consumers, HNWIs, employees, affinity and corporate partners/suppliers. Included within our portfolio of ongoing research we are proud to manage three syndicated programmes on behalf of GIMRA (General Insurance Market Research within Aura). We provide unique insights, advice and guidance on a variety of key market research issues that make a difference to our clients’ bottom line performance. We have a wealth of experience in stakeholder relationship and brand and marketing communications research as well as covering areas such as literature testing and regulatory developments (eg. RDR).
Lion House, 141-145 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3AR
Tel: 0207 909 0929
Contact: Mike Roderick, Group Director
Direct Line: 0207 909 0942
Competitiveness in the financial services sector has never been greater. The need to differentiate by brand, service or product never more so. Illuminas is a leading global research consultancy that delivers strategic marketing intelligence with a long heritage of working in the financial services sector.
We take a problem-solving approach, with Directors leading and working on projects. Illuminas combines the very best research expertise, business consultancy and creative thinking to provide actionable business outcomes.
Our financial sector knowledge, insights and consultancy have helped many financial organisations make critical decisions in their business to improve the bottom line.
18–19 Long Lane, London EC1A 9PL
Tel: 0207 606 4533
Contact: Priya Pourkarimi, Head of Strategic Marketing, Global Professional Services
As a mature, extremely fragmented market with customer frustrations and regulatory pressures on the up, the current economic climate is hitting Financial Services hard.
The time for simply surviving the downturn is over. Financial Service institutions now need to lead the market and navigate themselves into upturn. Firms will need to reinvest in customer relationships and innovate to do this successfully, which means they'll need to understand their consumers and market dynamics.
Mintel is a global source of market intelligence for Financial Service institutions who want to uncover opportunities and understand key issues shaping their industry.
With Mintel you will:
• get exclusive consumer data applied to market conditions
• understand unique insights, future trends and recommendations to adopt your organisation
• compare sales and performance data of hundreds of financial services companies
• save time and money so you can focus on driving your business forward
With office locations in London, Belfast, Chicago, New York, Shanghai, Tokyo, Mumbai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Sydney, our global presence continues to grow.
For 40 years, no one has connected more dots, allowing our clients to make better decisions. We challenge you to find a better package of research service and value anywhere.
50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT
Tel: 020 7012 6000
Contact: Todd Davis, Consulting Director
Tel: 020 7012 6013
YouGov is an international, full service market research agency offering added value consultancy, qualitative research, field and tab services, syndicated products such as the daily brand perception tracker BrandIndex, fast turnaround omnibus and comprehensive market intelligence reports. YouGov’s sector specialist teams serve financial, media, technology and telecoms, FMCG and public sector markets.
YouGov is considered a pioneer of online market research and has a panel of 2.5 million people worldwide, including over 350,000 people in the UK representing all ages, socio-economic groups and other demographic types.
As the most quoted market research agency in the UK, YouGov has a well-documented and published track record illustrating the accuracy of its survey methods.