Financial Services Publications

  • Four Ways to Avoid Initiative Overload

    March 14, 2016 | Financial Services |

    Initiative overload isn't fatal if you learn how to manage it and several tactics can help companies avert overload when possible, or to mitigate its effects when it’s not.

  • Divide and Conquer: A Guide to Winning SME Banking Strategies

    March 09, 2016 | Bain Brief

    While many banks have an ambivalent stance toward small and midsize businesses, they should not abdicate the key role they can play in this sector, and should not give up on healthy returns. But success requires making strategic choices from a set of options that feel radically different from one

  • How Banks Can Accelerate Digital Lending

    March 02, 2016 | Financial Services |

    Banks need to accelerate investments in digital lending if they are to avoid a material decline in profits and loss in market share.

  • Third banking revolution - Bain Moscow

    February 29, 2016 | Digital, Financial Services | Vedomosti

    The increased global demand for smartphones has dramatically changed the financial services market.

  • Challenges and Opportunities for US Companies in China

    January 25, 2016 | Bain infographic

    Growth continues to be a challenge for US companies in China, but many companies remain optimistic and see opportunities in innovation.

  • China Business Climate Survey Report 2016

    January 20, 2016 | AmCham Review

    An overview of the performance of AmCham China member companies in 2015, their plans for future growth in China, and their assessments of China’s economic, business, and regulatory environment.

  • Clear Strategic Choices Help Banks Control Destiny

    January 20, 2016 | Strategy, Financial Services | Business Day

    The times demand that banks relearn strategy. Banks’ sources of revenue have come under pressure, as credit growth has slowed and net interest margins have been squeezed.

  • How Banks Can Win the New Regulatory Endgame

    January 20, 2016 | Strategy, Financial Services |

    The financial industry almost pushed the global economy off a cliff in 2008, and taxpayers had to bail out multiple banks.

  • Four Ways to Save the Dying Bank Branch

    January 14, 2016 | Financial Services | American Banker

    Despite the growing dominance of digital banking, the physical bank branch is not extinct. But to ensure the viability of branches, the size and nature of the branch network must change more substantially and more quickly than most banks acknowledge.

  • 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.