Banking and Payments Researcher at Insurance Services Office, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri

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Company Description

As one of the original innovators in lending, credit, fraud, and spend analytics, Verisk Financial integrates one of the industry's largest sets of data to help banks, financial regulators, retailers, and media companies grow their businesses. We combine data with predictive analytics to uncover new consumer and business insights and integrate this data with the most technologically advanced platforms.

Verisk Financial | Argusis a leading provider of intelligence, decision support solutions, and advisory services to financial institutions across the global commerce ecosystem. Our clients include more than 50 top U.S., Canadian, and other international financial organizations, regulators, payment providers, merchants, and media. Argus is the leading source of segment-level portfolio management benchmarking data, analytics, models, and advisory services. We maximize value delivery to clients by combining proprietary data sets, cutting-edge software and analytic tools, domain expertise, and our unique results-oriented approach. Customers worldwide use our services for tailored data management solutions that include business intelligence platforms, profile views, mobile data solutions, enterprise database services, and fraud risk scoring algorithms for marketing, fraud, and risk mitigation. Our clients gain competitive advantage from our exclusive focus on leveraging global best-in-class analytics and methodologies to help achieve their business and regulatory objectives.To learn more about Argus please visit us are proud to be a part of the Verisk family of companies!

At the heart of what we do is help clients manage risk. Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) provides data and insights to our customers in insurance, energy and the financial services markets so they can make faster and more informed decisions.

Our global team uses AI, machinelearning, automation, and other emerging technologies to collect and analyze billions of records. We provide advanced decision-support to prevent credit, lending, and cyber risks. In addition, we monitor and advise companies on complex global matters such as climate change, catastrophes, and geopolitical issues.

But why we do our work is what sets us apart. It stems from a commitment to making the world better, safer and stronger.

It's the reason Verisk is part of the UN Global Compact sustainability initiative. It's why we made a commitment to balancing 100 percent of our carbon emissions. It's the aim of our "returnship" program for experienced professionals rejoining the workforce after time away. And, it's what drives our annual Innovation Day, where we identify our next first-to-market innovations to solve our customers' problems.

At its core, Verisk uses data to minimize risk and maximize value. But far bigger, is why we do what we do.

At Verisk you can build an exciting career with meaningful work; create positive and lasting impact on business; and find the support, coaching, and training you need to advance your career. We've been recognized byForbesas a World's Best Employer and a Best Employer for Women, testaments to our culture of engagement and the value we place on an inclusive and diverse workforce.

Job Description

Verisk Financial, a division of Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ: VRSK), is relied upon by leading financial institutions, payments providers, and retailers worldwide for competitive insights, predictive analytics, regulatory & fraud solutions, and advisory services to provide a clear perspective on where their business stands today-and to best position them for success in the future.

At Verisk Financial we share a single purpose-delivering exceptional insights, service, and support to our customers across the financial services industry and payments ecosystem. Here you will have the opportunity to work with our unmatched data assets and to learn from industry experts. From New Zealand to Ireland, Australia to New York, London to California, you can collaborate with colleagues across our organization and contribute to a company that never stops innovating and never stops growing.

Position Overview

At Verisk Financial Research our mission is to be the payments industry's trusted research partner. With truly global coverage, our reports, online services and newsletters are valued by industry professionals in multiple geographies. We deliver essential data, insights and market commentary to leading banks, issuers, networks, FinTechs, investors and other players in the payments ecosystem, helping them to identify business opportunities and supporting their growth strategies.

Working as part of an experienced team producing data and analysis on consumer banking and payments markets around the world, the Banking and Payments Researcherwill be responsible for delivering high-quality industry research reports covering a wide range of geographic markets. Developing deep domain knowledge, the Banking and Payments Researcherwill, over time, use their industry expertise to support Verisk Financial Research and Verisk Financials' wider business through a range of client engagements and thought leadership output.

The specific responsibilities associated with this position include:

  • Leverage public information and primary sources to compile data and write insightful, concise reports on payments and banking around the world.

  • Monitor industry themes and developments with a particular focus on cards and payments, including mobile payments.

  • Using their knowledge of industry trends and data, contribute to industry newsletters and other Verisk Financial thought leadership output, including, but not limited to, white papers, insights articles and client presentations.

  • Build upon existing research methodology to streamline processes and create efficiencies.

  • Innovate new ways to present research output, including data visualizations.

  • Contribute to the development of new processes to capture data and upload to our database.

  • Document methodology and continually strive to improve product quality.


We are primarily looking for the Research Analyst to join our team in Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland; working remotely initially, with some days in the office per week once pandemic restrictions are lifted. We will also consider applications for remote working from experienced candidates



  • Numerical and analytical ability, including strong Excel skills.

  • The capacity to condense findings into concise and engaging prose.

  • A demonstrable understanding of financial services, preferably consumer finance and the credit card/payments industry.

  • Experience of desk-based research.

  • The ability to work accurately to plan: good project management skills are essential.

  • Experience with databases such as SQL and visualization tools such as Tableau and Power BI are an advantage.

  • Foreign language skills would be an advantage in this role.

Additional Information

Verisk Analytics is an equal opportunity employer.

All members of the Verisk Analytics family of companies are equal opportunity employers. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran's status, age or disability.

Unsolicited resumes sent to Verisk, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Verisk business mailing address, fax machine or email address, or directly to Verisk employees, will be considered Verisk property. Verisk will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.

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