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The aim of the Lafferty Councils is to help our members serve their customers better, improve profitability and thereby generate long-term shareholder value.

Councils are independent forums where senior bankers and other industry leaders meet their peers in confidential sessions and work together to identify best practices and brainstorm the future of the industry. Each member also receives a tailored package of products and services — including access to global research databases, newsletters, management reports, research reports, conferences, online workshops and concierge services. Members are supported by a permanent secretariat for assistance on a day-to-day basis.

Current Councils include:

  • International Retail Banking Council
  • International Cards and Payments Council
  • Global Merchant Services Council
  • Retail Banking Councils for Africa

Councils have two identities for our members:
1. The council meetings that take place twice year
2. The tailored products and services provided to each member

The Councils director is Caroline Hastings — who is also available to assist members.



RT @MCLaMagna: This is the first year that worldwide, we'll spend more on cards than in cash:

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No bailout for Deutsche, says Germany; consumers confused by apps while Japanese happy with banks; Paytm on profits

Today 10:16am

5k jobs to go at Commerzbank, matching losses at Deutsche Bank.

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