Aranca

 

Banking & Financial Services | Business Research & Market Intelligence Solutions

Capability Overview

Through dedicated teams to support recurring research needs around market and competitor intelligence or bespoke projects to guide strategic initiatives, Aranca has executed several assignments in the banking and financial services sector for global clients across regions and product / service categories.

Aranca has followed the financial services industry from close quarters over the last few years and believes that an increased focus on understanding the rapidly evolving needs of the market holds the key to success. Increased customer focus, newer business models, evolving communication paradigms and changing business climate have been the key drivers of change in this highly evolved industry.

Aranca: Research Experience Across The Banking and Financial Services Sector

RETAIL BANKING
  • Personal Banking (Accounts, deposits, loans, mortgage, investments, payment services)
  • Credit & Debit cards
  • Wealth Management
  • Private Banking
COMMERCIAL BANKING
  • Corporate current accounts
  • Loans and financing
  • Trade finance
  • Forex solutions
  • Payment Acceptance
NON-BANKING FINANCIAL COMPANIES
  • Personal & commercial loans
  • Micro-finance
  • Remittances
  • Leasing
  • Loan syndication, structured finance
 
RESEARCH SOLUTIONS
  • Market attractiveness assessment
  • Competitor intelligence
  • Industry trend reports
  • Benchmarking studies
  • Product databases
  • Innovation trends
  • Customer segmentation studies
  • Account planning
  • M&A research support
  • Research support for project appraisals
  • Customer surveys
  • Industry newsletters

Assignment Examples

Aranca’s experience in the Banking & Financial Services industry spans competitor intelligence, market attractiveness assessments and industry trends. Illustrative examples of assignments that we have conducted in this sector include:

  • Dedicated research team for a leading Middle Eastern bank to support research needs of strategy team and other business divisions
  • Dedicated research team for an European bank to support research needs and management reporting
  • Competitor intelligence report on credit card issuers in UK and South Africa
  • Competitor intelligence study on operations and performance of foreign banks in Asia region
  • Research report on future outlook for Islamic Banking
  • Research & strategy support for KSA based bank to identify growth opportunities in retail and commercial lending
  • Online payments in Western Europe – market study and product benchmarking study
  • Market sizing analysis for different wholesale banking products at global and regional levels
  • Study on innovations and new product launches in the retail banking segment across Asia-Pacific region
  • Study on opportunity assessment and market sizing for bill discounting services in UK
  • Competitor intelligence study in the consumer loan segment in Europe and MENA
  • Market study and opportunity assessment for SME lease finance in Saudi Arabia
  • Market study and opportunity assessment for remittances in the MENA region
  • Market study on payment acceptance market in UK, Germany and South Africa
  • Market study on brokerage services in MENA region
  • Research report on India banking sector and opportunity assessment for market entry through acquisition
  • Opportunity assessment in retail and corporate banking space for a leading participation bank in Turkey.
  • Research report on Indonesia’s financial services sector to support acquisition due diligence
  • Market study on fund administration services in MENA region
  • Research study on operating leases for automobiles in Saudi Arabia

Case Studies

Project:
Competitive Landscape Analysis: Operations & financial performance of foreign banks in Asian countries

Client:
A global banking group engaged Aranca to study the presence, operations, financial performance and future strategy of foreign banks in Asian countries

Project:
Offshore research center for a leading bank in Middle East region

Client:
Aranca supports the strategy team and other divisions of a leading Middle East bank with on-demand research in areas relating to market dynamics, competition tracking, innovation trends, etc. Through a five man dedicated team of analysts, we address a range of questions posed to us by decision makers in the bank, with turnaround times varying from a few hours to 40 hours for relatively complex requests