Celent provides financial institutions with unbiased and independent advice. Our expert analysts extensively research financial technology and give you tools to quickly navigate the market.

Our research is built on a foundation of deep industry experience, a web of contacts, and an unwavering commitment to objectivity and exceptional client service.

Our Research

Analyst Research

Research Reports & Insights

Access world-class analysis of financial technology via reports, blogs, webinars, polls, and videos. Survey today's strategic landscape with briefings and breakdowns of the technology solutions most relevant to you today.

Digital Tools

Search and Evaluation Tools

VendorMatch provides a parameter-based search directory for financial institutions to quickly and comprehensively conduct the evaluation phase of their solution research. It includes access to pre-populated RFI reports, complete with comparison grids.

Our Approach

Independent Expertise

We offer unbiased insight at the intersection of strategy and technology. Our work covers the latest solutions, the companies marketing them, and the financial institutions using them. Analysts with decades of industry experience synthesize our work to provide pithy and cogent fact-based conclusions on key technologies that decision-makers need to know about.


Our clients include financial institutions, vendors and consulting firms. When we evaluate technology solutions we assess all vendors impartially and without regard to whether they're clients. Profiled vendors and financial institutions are given the opportunity to correct factual errors prior to publication but cannot influence our analysis or opinions of their products, solutions or strategies.

Unique Source Data

To deliver insights, we rely on our vast network of industry contacts – financial institutions, solution providers, and consultants – to develop a mosaic of qualitative and quantitative information. We supplement that with publicly available data, and scrupulously reference our sources.

Solution Reports and xCelent Awards

Many financial institutions want to know about a particular solution, whether a digital banking platform or a policy administration system. We identify critical solutions, then canvass the technology companies providing them. The resulting reports catalog an exhaustive list of attributes and provide an invaluable guide to those investing in new technologies. Flagship reports recognize excellence through our xCelent awards. Vendors don’t have to be Celent clients to participate and many non-clients have won our coveted xCelent awards over the years.

How we help Financial Institutions

Celent helps you make faster and more informed technology investment decisions. We navigate the maze of technology options for you, to provide tailored, independent, and timely advice you can trust.

Speak to our Analysts

While our deliverables are robust on a stand-alone basis, many clients find that speaking to an analyst can prove invaluable. Whether to explore the individual implications of a particular report or to pick our brain on a bit of breaking news, we provide clients with an extra layer of customization.

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Use our surveys and case studies to benchmark yourselves; use our primers and trends reports to get up to speed on key technologies, such as AI, APIs, 5G, digital identity, or cloud; and use our vendor landscapes to help make technology investment decisions.

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Highlight your effective use of technology via our annual Model Awards. We have been recognizing excellence in financial institutions’ use of technology for over 15 years, focusing on writing case studies specific real world examples of individual technology initiatives.

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