Lafferty Group

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Lafferty Group provides the financial industry worldwide with advanced knowledge services in the fields of retail banking and cards and payments. Our activities include confidential peer groups known as Councils, single- and multi-client research programmes, global benchmarking databases, professional education via the International Academy of Retail Banking, management and research reports, and the industry bulletins Retail Banking Insights and Cards and Payments Insights.


Councils are global membership peer groups where senior executives meet on a regular basis in confidential sessions to share best practices and brainstorm the future.

Current Lafferty Councils include:

  • International Retail Banking Council
  • International Cards and Payments Council
  • Retail Banking Council Africa
  • Brexit Council

Single, and Multi-client Research

Lafferty is typically the research firm of choice for clients seeking international and multi-country research in all fields of retail banking and payments. Recent projects have included a global study of merchant acquiring, a competitive assessment of Asia-Pacific credit cards markets, POS finance in Europe and a global study of cards schemes other than Visa and MasterCard.

We have undertaken numerous multi-client research programmes, including regional cards and payments studies for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

Benchmarking research

Lafferty Group maintains extensive research databases on retail banking, consumer finance, cards and payments and mobile money worldwide. Currently, almost 70 countries are researched using common templates. Clients access this data either online or through bespoke/published reports.

Retail Banking Academy

Retail banking Academy is the fruit of Lafferty Group's long-cherished commitment to professional education for the retail banking industry. Programmes are delivered worldwide at foundation, intermediate, expert and senior executive levels — both in the classroom and via e-learning.


Recent market updates:

  • Angola
  • UAE
  • Thailand
  • Uruguay
  • Tunisia

  • Unique databases, case study-based market intelligence reports, plus essential industry news:

  • Cards and Payments
  • Digital Payments
  • Retail Banking 2020

  • Access to the Lafferty News Service is available on Click on the link to visit now.

    Lafferty offers unique bank quality rating services, helping senior executives to measure their banks against their national, regional and 'best-in-class' competitors.