Publications

  • Five Imperatives for Navigating Turbulence in the Payments Ecosystem

    September 02, 2015 | Bain Brief

    New technologies and business models are shaking up the payments ecosystem, and payment companies must embrace disruption or suffer the fallout. Merchant acquirers, which enable businesses to accept payments, can turn the upheaval to their advantage if they help merchants sell more, reduce costs

  • You're going to need a better boat: 'Jaws' on branch transformation

    August 13, 2015 | Financial Services | Credit Union Journal | Media mention

    Branch transformation is determining which institutions stay in the financial game as credit union members want their transactions to blend seamlessly whether they're banking in the branch, at home or on the go.

  • Hunger of the market - Bain São Paulo

    August 05, 2015 | Financial Services | Istoé Dinheiro | Media mention

    According to Glen Williams and Karim Ahmad, partners with Bain & Company and authors of a recent study on the payments sector, smaller retailers must respond to the growth of innovation and technology in the sector. (Full article only available in Portuguese)

  • Global Digital Insurance Benchmarking Report 2015

    July 15, 2015 | Bain report

    Bain’s new benchmark survey of 70 property and casualty insurers and life insurers worldwide finds that four pathways can help companies realize digital success.

  • Nearly half of insurers worldwide say they lack an achievable plan to carry out a successful digital transformation

    July 15, 2015 | Financial Services | Press release

    New York – July 15, 2015 – It might as well be the beginning of the millennium for the global retail insurance industry, which trails far behind other industry sectors– retail, media and retail banking – when it comes to adopting digital tools and business models.

  • Winning with Brands

    June 24, 2015 | Bain Brief

    For years consumer goods executives worried about the viability of brands. Retail consolidation and the emergence of private labels posed serious threats. Yet, brands are thriving, enjoying 10-year highs in margins and profit pool share. What can brands do to try to maintain this momentum, despite

  • Three Rules for Building the Modern Retail Organization

    June 17, 2015 | Bain Brief

    As retailers aggressively pursue digital and omnichannel strategies, the winners are star ting to emerge. What separates leaders from laggards? A retailer’s ability to change the way it works and build the capabilities needed to deliver on its strategy.

  • As the gap between winners and losers continues to widen, banks face a ‘last call’ to create a robust competitive advantage

    June 10, 2015 | Financial Services | Press release

    New York – Sept. 10, 2015 – In recent years, many banks navigated successfully through a ‘perfect storm' of industry dynamics. Now, the longer-term implications of digitalization, disruptive competitors, sustained low growth, and increased regulations are coming into view.

  • Why Consumer Goods Companies Should Start Shopping Around

    May 11, 2015 | Bangkok Post

    How leading acquirers develop Repeatable Models for mergers and acquisitions.

  • Consumer goods firms should go shopping

    April 24, 2015 | Consumer Products | The Business Times (Singapore)

    Instead of using their cash to buy back shares for short-term gains, consumer goods companies should be on the acquisition trail and develop M&A capabilities for the long term.