Commercial and industrial financial market research

Research Associates was founded in 1976 and has conducted well over 1,000 studies throughout the world for public and private sector clients.

RA carries out business-to-business market research in most industries and has particularly good experience in financial market research – both commercial and industrial – in UK and international markets.

In these sectors RA has carried out financial market research projects relating to customer satisfaction and company imagemarket entry and developmentnew products or services, and company acquisition or due diligence.

b2b financial market research from Research Associates - 40 years of b2b international and UK market research in all industry sectors

These projects have included working in markets such as –

  • Accountancy services
  • Building Societies
  • Commercial property insurance
  • Contract hire
  • Credit card services
  • Debt management
  • Energy insurance
  • Financial direct mail
  • Industrial property insurance
  • Insurance broking services
  • Lease finance
  • Marine insurance
  • Motor insurance
  • Personal insurance
  • Retail banking
  • Retail finance
  • Risk management
  • Savings
  • Travel insurance
  • Venture capital

Here are some of the many client endorsements RA has received for its financial market research studies.  Please see clients page for a list of some of our customers and international page for a list of countries where RA has conducted market research projects.

“Excellent. Your thoroughness is unsurpassed. Great insights on the market – very thorough. Keep up the good work!”
Vice-President, industrial insurance, India
“Very good. The depth of the research will be used by the company to set its international vision. The dedication and service of RA is greatly appreciated.”
General manager, Group accounting SaaS, UK
“Very good. Suggested from previous assignment. Came to a definitive view. Useful benchmarking exercise. Good value for money. Gave a useful benchmark based on RA’s vast experience of doing similar exercises for other businesses.”
Director, venture capital, worldwide
“Excellent. The job went well – the rapport established with the research executive really helped it flow smoothly. The methodology was excellent. The best thing about the job as a whole was the quality of the feedback.”
Marketing Manager, building society, UK
“Excellent. We chose RA because of the quality of the work that you have done in the past in other markets. We are very pleased with the work on the study.”
Assistant Vice-President, insurance and risk management consultancy, worldwide
“Very good. The best and most sensible proposal. We are delighted with the results. It gave us the information we needed.”
Planning Director, energy and marine insurance, worldwide
“Excellent. Very good quality report. Good understanding of our business. Quality of competitor analysis – highlights the key areas of weakness. Keep in touch!”
Senior Marketing Manager, retail finance, UK
“Excellent. We have a history of known quality work with this company. Thorough, professional with a partnership approach. Looking to understand as much as possible from respondent to add value for client. Complete, transparent, professional – not all vendors can say that. Trust – they demonstrate their commitment/ability to do a good job. Don’t have to worry about their performance. No babysitting.”
Market Research Manager, commercial property insurance, worldwide
“I chose RA because of previous work. Excellent service and attention to detail. A very personable and involved approach. The discussion method leaves us with a greater feeling of ownership of the research findings.”
Director, motor finance, UK
“Excellent. It was a very successful final presentation and we really got the Senior Management engaged! The report will really help us determine our strategy.”
Vice-President Marketing, cell captives, worldwide
“Excellent value for money – a sensible and practical approach which is not always present in companies of your type. Absence of jargon and the use of plain English not “buzzwords” was much appreciated.”
Head of Marketing & Strategy, vehicle contract hire and leasing, UK
“Very good. We chose RA because of satisfaction with previous work and the need for rapid response based on knowledge of our organisation. Responded well to a very tight timetable. Thorough and comprehensive.”
Chief Executive, broking services, UK
“Very good. Good piece of work given an extremely difficult brief. RA bridges the gap between market research and strategic management consultancy.”
Development Director, asset finance, UK
“Very good. Stimulating and very informative.”
Market Analyst, retail banking, UK
“Excellent. Many thanks for this. An excellent job.”
Managing Director, insurance brokers, UK

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