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Membership benefits

Membership Benefits

In addition to Council seats — and the proceedings and confidential reports on meetings — members are supported by a range of products and services from the Lafferty Global Knowledge Centre, including:

Market intelligence

Lafferty's World Cards Intelligence databases are an online resource providing critical market and competitor intelligence in over 70 countries on payment cards, acquiring/processing, retail banking and consumer lending.

Thought leadership reports

Lafferty Group has published a variety of reports that focus on different aspects of retail banking -- ranging from the philosophical (Real Banks for Real People) to the analytical (Best Practices in Credit Cards and Consumer Lending). Some are forward-thinking publications; other offer blueprints, strategies and best practice.

Research reports

Our research reports are an indispensable source of commentary, analysis and data covering all of the latest topics, trends and initiatives shaping the industry today.

Global events

In addition to the Council meetings, Lafferty Group hosts prestige conferences around the world. Council members have privileged access to all these events and have the opportunity to meet speakers and other VIPs for one-to-one discussions.

News service

Daily News Analysis

Every day the news team review, analyse and report on key news stories in the retail banking and cards and payments industries globally.

Weekly newsletters

Lafferty Retail Banking Intelligenceand Lafferty Cards, Payments & Mobile Intelligence are sent enterprise-wide to every executive nominated by the Council member.

Monthly newsletters

Every month members Lafferty Merchant Services Intelligence, delivered enterprise-wide

Concierge service

The concierge service helps members with introductions to fellow members and other industry players worldwide and advises them on sources of industry information, research and advisory services.

It also serves as a point of contact between members and the resources of the wider Lafferty Group organisation, as well as providing a networking conduit for the entire membership of the Lafferty Councils. Lafferty Group's global reach extends to tens of thousands of bankers and financial services executives.

Continuous Professional Development

Keeping your knowledge up to date and demonstrating your continued commitment to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism in your work are vital requirements for tomorrow's leaders.

Council membership is designed to provide you and your team with all your continuous professional development (CPD) requirements on an ongoing basis.

The combination of Council meetings, market intelligence, industry news, research and thought leadership reports is designed specially with your professional needs in mind.


Our e-workshops offer a live, interactive environment where experts present and discuss key issues facing the industry. Membership includes access to an archive of past briefings available to watch on demand.


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