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Informa Financial Intelligence expands Consumer Lenders and Mortgage Firms offering with the addition of ICON Advisory Group's Data and Analytics

NEW YORK, March 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Informa Financial Intelligence, a leading provider of data and analytics for financial services professionals, has further expanded its offerings to deliver actionable insights that help clients across the industry make complex financial decisions simpler by adding ICON Advisory Group, a recognized leader in competitive lending analytics to its portfolio.

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ICON Advisory Group empowers financial institutions to take decisive action by providing real-time performance benchmarking and analytics. This enables banks and lenders to better assess their competitive position, identify market opportunity, and positively impact share, margin and operational execution while reducing risk.

"Our customers rely on advanced analytics from Informa Financial Intelligence to make better, faster investment decisions," said Craig Woodward, President of Informa Financial Intelligence. "The addition of ICON's solutions, including near-real time transaction lending data to the robust Financial Intelligence product portfolio helps round out a broad offering for retail banking, credit union, mortgage bankers, insurance, and Fintech customers."

The integration of ICON's solutions with Informa Financial Intelligence's portfolio will provide full balance sheet coverage with both transactional and indicative data and the value-added services like margin management solution, delivering more robust data, such as the current market and competitor environment, pricing strategy implementation, tracking and comparative pricing analytics.

As part of Informa Financial Intelligence's continued growth in the retail banking industry, the firm hired Rutger Van Faassen as Vice President of Consumer Lending. In this new role, Rutger will unify Informa's data with his unique insight and will identify the underlying themes that influence the markets across the consumer lending continuum.

"I am thrilled to join the Informa Financial Intelligence retail banking group and am keen to apply my experience in the lending industry to extract and outline key themes impacting the space," said Rutger Van Faassen, VP of Consumer Lending at Informa Financial Intelligence. "The breadth and robustness of our consumer lending data provides a great foundation for delivering valuable industry insights to customers.  

Van Faassen brings over 20 years of broad experience in international retail lending. Prior to joining Informa, he served as Vice President of Lending at Nomis Solutions and Vice President at ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, responsible for strategy definition for Correspondent Lending.

About ICON Advisory Group
Icon Advisory Group, Ltd. is the consumer lending and mortgage industry's innovator for competitive lending analytics providing near-real time pricing and volume analytics. Timely, reliable and specific information delivered to lenders supports their ability to manage margin, assess risk, benchmark operations and strategically grow share. The company strictly adheres to the principles of independence to ensure its role of an unbiased infomediary for the consumer lending and mortgage industry.

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About Informa Financial Intelligence
Financial Intelligence, part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa plc, is a leading provider of critical decision-making solutions and custom services to financial institutions. From the big picture to the smallest detail, Informa Financial Intelligence's leading-edge financial information and decision-making products provide specialized industry research, intelligence, and insight. For more information, please visit

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