Primary and cost effective source of FinTech insights for Consultants

Seeking advice to help solve a client problem?  We can help provide reliable information, at super-fast  speed and at a price that fits within your program budget.

IBS Intelligence is a division of Cedar Management Consulting International LLC, a leading global management and technology consulting firm. Cedar enhances the value proposition to the IBS Intelligence clients, by bringing deep knowledge and operational experience in developing and executing banking technology transformation initiatives worldwide. Our research and consulting services have a proven track record of resulting in a significant positive financial and operating impact for our clients.

Our Offerings


Bespoke research and advisory capabilities are in our DNA. IBSI’s group unit, Cedar Management Consulting, is a global consulting firm with a significant FinTech and Financial Services consulting practice and a long-list of banking clients from around the world. Over and above this,IBS Intelligence with its 29 years in FinTech news and analysis domain, understands the FinTech community and its challenges well.

Use Case

As a pure-play FinTech market intelligence firm, we are well positioned to help banks drive their FinTech strategies and investments, whereas FinTechs use us to brainstorm expansion, build funding strategies, and plan growth. Our FinTech use cases give an unbiased and independent perspective on FinTech implementations. Need to read about FinTech implementations and rollouts before your bank invests in one? Explore our case study repository and offering

Analyst Time

IBSI’s research allows actionable intelligence to clients. However, we also recognise that you are often seeking additional insights to help address a specific concern. Our global team of analysts are available to provide this assistance, almost in the form of a FinTech concierge; anything from a phone call to a half/full day session to deep dive an area of focus. Speak with our analyst


Our research methodology is deep and extensive with a strong focus on primary research to complement our secondary research. Our global research team consists of analysts with core expertise across Banking Tech and FinTech areas, who are constantly conducting research on the latest trends, use cases, and companies.Explore our research  

FinTech Magazine

Since 1991, the iconic IBSi FinTech Journal has given subscribers around the world a strong monthly dose of trends, predictions, interviews, news, rankings, and insights on global Banking Tech and FinTech markets. Each month’s issue keeps you up to date with the latest FinTech innovation trends, with the aim of helping you stay competitive, make informed investment decisions, and drive effective FinTech and banking strategies. Read more and subscribe


Our latest proprietary deal dataset and analytics tool ‘SalesVision’ will help consultants better understand the fintech industry and supplier trends. The efforts of our iconic Sales League Table (SLT) coupled with the meticulous research and analysis done by our global research team, results in an insightful database of Banking Tech deals and implementations over 10 years and counting. SalesVision nicely captures important and valuable information about the implementation and roll-out of Banking Tech systems at financial services institutions globally. Would competitive intelligence and trends about what your peer banks are investing in be useful to your strategy? Explore SalesVision

Bespoke Research

Leading global consulting firms have been partnering with IBS Intelligence to enhance their market knowledge and provide value add to their client engagements. IBSI through its research reports can equip consultants with reliable market trends and banking technology supplier insights across system types, that is extremely valuable for vendor selection engagements with banks. Engagements typically include, feature & price benchmarking, market size & forecasting, amongst others.

The CedarIBSI FinTech Lab

Banks lean on us to keep them in sync with FinTech trends and help them identify the next best FinTech solution, whereas FinTech founders use our intelligence to grow, build content and strategize.

IBSI FinTech Lab provides an excellent opportunity for banks to ‘window shop’ a wide range of innovative FinTech and banking solutions from around the world. Membership to our accelerator in Dubai gives you market access, a virtual sandbox for FinTech and banking technology companies to play with dummy bank data, access to investors, growth enablers in the form of IBSI research and analysts, and physical lab facilities to woo your next client win. Read more here

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