Financial Services Publications

  • P2B Lending - Bain Seoul

    November 30, 2016 | Financial Services | Maekyung Economy

    Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is the practice of lending money to individuals or businesses through online services that match lenders directly with borrowers. The theory is that since P2P lending companies operate entirely online, they can run with lower overhead and provide the service at a lower

  • Recession is coming - Bain Seoul

    January 11, 2016 | Financial Services | Maekyung Economy

    One cannot pick up a newspaper without hearing something bad about the status of economy, pointing to depressing news of some sort.

  • The New Wave of Online Banking - Bain Seoul

    November 30, 2015 | Digital, Financial Services | Dong-A Ilbo

    Online banking is the hottest business topic in Korea's financial services industry today, and rightfully so given that this is the first time the government has decided to issue new licenses in more than 20 years.

  • Korean Online Banking Success Factors - Bain Seoul

    August 14, 2015 | Digital, Financial Services | TechM

    Under a government plan, one or two internet-only banks will obtain a preliminary license in Korea at the end of this year, and three or four of such banks are expected to emerge in the second half of next year at the latest. What will be the success factors for a Korean online bank?

  • Customer Loyalty and the Digical Transformation in P&C and Life Insurance: Global Edition 2014

    June 18, 2014 | Financial Services | Bain Brief

    Bain’s new survey of 158,400 consumers in 18 countries sheds light on how various customer segments perceive their P&C and life carriers; what customers want from their carriers and how they behave; and how different distribution channels influence loyalty. The report discusses four specific steps

  • The digital challenge to retail banks

    October 17, 2012 | Financial Services | Bain Brief

    Technology by itself will not deliver a competitive advantage; what banks do with it to develop a unique, personalized customer experience will matter most of all. Success will take much more than a string of initiatives that tack high-tech gadgetry and cool apps onto a traditional banking

  • The upcoming battle for Asian bank deposits

    November 09, 2008 | Financial Services | BusinessWeek Online

    If you have to be a banker during the global financial crisis, the best place to be is Asia. The region is home to a thrifty and conservative population that already holds 60% to 80% of its wealth in bank deposits.

  • By invitation, the new growth challenge for Thailand's banks

    September 17, 2007 | Customer Strategy & Marketing | Bangkok Post

    In Thailand's increasingly competitive banking market, local banks are aggressively finding ways to differentiate themselves. But as they manoeuvre to capitalise on new opportunities, they would do well to absorb the finding of a recent survey by Bain & Company.

  • FT Fund Management: Ventures in Vietnam's rural backwaters

    July 29, 2007 | Financial Services | The Financial Times

    Its economy is small, its infrastructure is fragile, its industries are still largely run by central planners, and per capita incomes are low. Yet, at this moment, Vietnam may be one of the world's most attractive new opportunities for financial services companies.

  • The right way to break into Vietnam banking

    June 05, 2007 | Financial Services | Bain Brief

    Vietnam's economy is small, its people are poor and its infrastructure is fragile. The country's industries are still largely run by central planners. Yet, at this moment, Vietnam just may be one of the world's most attractive new opportunities for financial services companies.