Our Expertise

IBS Intelligence: The world's only pure play Financial Technology research, advisory and media firm. You will find everything Financial Technology here

Our Expertise

IBS Intelligence: Independent, in-depth, actionable insights,
with a laser focus on everything Financial Technology

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) finds applications across all areas and sectors in the financial services industry. At IBS Intelligence, we have 40+ use cases, 15+ supplier profiles, and over 200 news analyses to help financial institutions cut through the buzzwords and explore the real-world applications.

Big Data and Analytics

Banks have shifted gears in terms of the utilisation of data. As the concentration shifts towards slicing and dicing the already present vast amount of data, Big Data Analytics plays a pivotal role in understanding customer behaviour based on the inputs received from various insights. Through its Cedar-IBSi FinTech Lab Webinar, IBSi monthly journals, Whitepaper and Annual Sales League Table, IBS Intelligence covers the latest trends, happenings, innovations, use cases, and experiences in Big data analytics.


Despite the scepticism, Blockchain and other Digital Ledger Technologies can potentially disrupt the ~20 trillion dollar financial services industry to an unimaginable extent via the disintermediation of key services that banks provide today. At IBSi, we closely monitor the key developments of Blockchain technology within financial services, curating information on pilot implementations, use cases, leading adopters and novel solutions that would benefit the ecosystem. Our subject matter experts also publish valuable thought-leadership on the subject frequently.


In today’s volatile environment, bankers recognise the potential of the Cloud as an economic and value driver. Cloud-powered modern technology stack enables banks’ ability to bridge the gaps and address concerns/pain points. The Annual IBSi Sales League Table has extensive coverage of various cloud-native service providers by analyzing 1000+ banking industry deals.

Core Banking

It is now ever essential for banks to revamp their legacy Core Banking technologies, paying close attention to the technology stacks they use with key considerations on build v/s buy, cloud-ready and API-enabled technologies, with an omnichannel modular architecture. IBSi, since its inception, has helped financial institutions globally with their core banking technology strategy, boasting a coverage of 30+ technology profiles, 100+ consulting engagements including various country and product-roll outs.


With an increasing rate of ransomware and financially motivated cyberattacks globally, Cybersecurity has become the centrepiece of many organisations worldwide. IBSi boasts a strong and detailed coverage of 20+ Cybersecurity technology vendors, helping financial institutions with holistic security integrations and providing them with fresh and timely thought leadership via 1,000+ news analyses and pieces of thought leadership.

Digital Banking

Newer generations prefer convenience and ease of use, and traditional banking does not offer it. The tug of war between the established players of today and the neo-challengers of tomorrow will be won by those that adopt customer-centric Digital Banking technologies fast. IBSi features in-depth profiles of 50+ Digital Banking technology vendors, with a track record of 25+ successful consulting engagements globally and has solid experience implementing digital transformation strategies for Financial Institutions of all shapes and sizes.


New technological advancements are steering the insurance industry to a new frontier. There’s an urgent need for incumbents to break through the restraints of legacy systems. At IBSi, we provide deep coverage of the insurance technology industry and how it can help insurers prepare for the future ahead via our news analysis pieces, use cases, and coverage of vendor landscape.

Investment Management

Investor preferences have shifted extensively during recent times. ESG investments and cryptocurrencies are redefining the priorities of investors and asset managers. Along with a coverage of 100+ deals for 20+ system suppliers, we offer deep coverage of the latest trends, innovations, and case studies in Investment Management.

Islamic Banking

One of the fastest-growing segments within the banking industry, Islamic Banking is not a niche segment anymore. With over ten years of experience in tracking this segment, IBS Intelligence offers coverage of each aspect of the ecosystem, ranging from banks, software providers, implementation partners, and emerging FinTechs in the space. We cover of 35+ supplier profiles, 400+ pages of research, and 200+ deals in Islamic banking.


The Lending industry is witnessing a major shift from traditional to new, unconventional lending models. New entrants such a FinTechs and BigTechs are seamlessly integrating Lending with other ecosystems. Alternative data is also gaining huge importance for decisioning, and new-age lenders are leveraging technology to make the process faster, accurate, and seamless. IBSi has over 20 years of experience in the Lending industry across global research and consulting engagements and has 360-degree coverage of 15+ leading Lending technology systems.

Open Banking

The need for hyper-personalisation, especially in the banking sector, has ushered financial players to leverage relationships with external partners, turning competition into cooperation. Browse through the extensive Open Banking coverage from our Open Banking Report, Whitepaper and the monthly edition of IBSi Journal, highlighting the key PSD2 timelines with 4 detailed case studies and global news coverage across open banking deals.


The Payments industry is revolutionising, and it’s happening quickly. Modern core architectures enable payment hubs to be lean and flexible, offering customers a range of services. To facilitate this, time-to-time updation of payment structures is imperative. IBSi, with its powerful knowledge base of 40+ technology vendors, 1700+ system deals data and over 50+ consulting engagements, has been helping financial institutions push beyond their competition.


Banking-as-a-Service model (BaaS) and Embedded Finance will help banks power their digital transformation aspirations for the future. At IBS Intelligence, we provide deep coverage in banking platforms and how it promises a new, bright future for the industry. Our several whitepapers and 10+ IBSi views in this area covers the benefit of mutualisation and has been acknowledged by industry leaders and influencers.


To tackle the ever-changing regulatory landscape and rising compliance costs, Financial Institutions (FIs) are partnering with RegTechs to breakthrough innovations in specialised areas. Through its collaterals such as Whitepapers, Webinars, Case Studies and IBSi Journals, IBS Intelligence covers the length, breadth, and width of the RegTech industry and provides insights into how banks are leveraging them.

RiskTech/Risk Management

Financial services industry is in flux, and the risk landscape is changing rapidly, especially due to emerging technologies, evolving cyber threats, new industry entrants, regulatory mandates, and ESG trends. As a part of an international consulting group with over 30 years of experience helping banks manage their risk, our research insights and broad coverage of Risk Management across 250+ pages of research and 1250+ deals offer actionable insights into Risk Management systems.

Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Banks and Financial Institutions (FIs) today are under immense pressure to optimise costs, boost productivity and increase efficiency in their processes. All these challenges have given way to the adoption of RPA. Our insights through 200+ news analyses, 10+ supplier profiles and 70+ use cases provides a comprehensive outlook on the happenings within the RPA industry.

Transaction Banking

As client needs have evolved, digital adaptation has become a necessity for Transaction Banks. It’s time for them to look outward, establish key partnerships with their alt-competition, and use their incumbent advantage to benefit from such relationships. At IBSi, we have helped our clients kickstart such meaningful partnerships, leveraging our relationships with banks and technology companies. Our transaction banking knowledge spans a coverage of 15+ technology vendors including 2500+ technology deals data over the last 10+ years.

Treasury and Capital Markets

Traditional players’ Treasury and Capital Markets divisions urgently need to combine their legacy systems with new transformations to meet the required regulatory obligations and align their processes with nascent technologies to boost efficiencies. Read through the 360-degree coverage of the treasury and capital market industry from our IBS Intelligence Treasury and Capital Markets Systems Report encompassing 20+ supplier profiles and case studies, IBSi Sales League Table for Treasury Systems or from the IBSi FinTech Journal.

Wealth Management and Private Banking

Changing demographics of advisors and investors, new asset classes, evolving business models, regulatory mandates, and intense competition characterise the Wealth Management and Private Banking industry. IBS Intelligence offers a broad spectrum of insights in the industry, ranging from thought leadership, consulting engagements, to in-depth coverage of 25+ technology vendor profiles, their clients, and their implementation experiences.