Senior Analyst: Credit, Debit, & Prepaid Card Issuance
Boston, MA or remote






Our client is an independent research and advisory firm focused on business, technology, and regulatory issues and their impact on the financial services industry. With expertise in banking, payments, wealth management, capital markets, and insurance, the firm’s analysts deliver comprehensive, actionable advice to key market participants in financial services. Headquartered in Boston with a national and global presence, this organization works with its clients as a partner, advisor, and catalyst, challenging their basic assumptions and ensuring they remain at the forefront of industry trends.


As a senior analyst within our Retail Banking practice, you will strive to become a thought leader and trusted advisor to financial institutions, payment firms, and technology vendors. You will focus on providing actionable recommendations to our customers by producing research papers, interacting with clients, and leading consulting engagements. Could be based in Boston or remote.




The ideal candidate brings solid industry expertise. Preferably eight to twelve years of experience in retail banking, card issuance, and/or payments at a leading financial institution or payment firm, technology vendor, industry analyst firm, or management consultancy. Proficiency in technology and business strategies, proven written and oral communication skills, an ability to formulate original analyses and actionable recommendations, and proven quantitative analysis skills are also strongly desired.


The candidate should also be familiar with key card issuance trends, loyalty/reward programs, and payment technologies. Candidates must be fluent in English, and fluency in a second language (such as Korean, Mandarin, or Japanese for Asia-Pacific candidates or Spanish, French, or German for European candidates) is always welcome. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required; an M.B.A. is a plus.


Senior analysts are expected to excel in the following areas:


  • Producing high-quality research reports
  • Providing ongoing support to the financial institutions and technology vendors that subscribe to our research practices
  • Supporting the sales team in expanding our client base for our research and consulting practices
  • Regularly securing speaking engagements at industry and client conferences and events
  • Becoming a source of reference for the trade and top-tier press








Our client believes their success depends on the human and professional qualities of its employees. They seek well-rounded, personable individuals that can work independently with minimal supervision and also excel in a team-oriented environment. The company welcomes inquiring minds and provocative thinkers who, in addition to closely following their own sector, keep current with domestic and global social, economic and political trends and issues.


This organization has high expectations for the individuals they attract, and is committed to offering these individuals a professional and rewarding environment. Compensation consists of a base salary along with a bonus, which is based on performance.





Applicants should contact our search firm:




Wallace Associates