Who We Are


Since 1980, Barlow Research Associates, Inc. has been dedicated to providing in-depth market research for the commercial banking sector. With a 90% client retention rate and enduring relationships with some of the largest financial institutions in the United States, Barlow has a finger on the pulse of the business banking industry—and its customers.

Using a tailored approach, we'll leverage our expertise to help you understand your customers better with:

  • Customized research to answer your most important questions
  • Subscription-based programs and database tools that keep you on top of the current research, trends, and issues
  • Data-driven strategic consulting to put analysis into action
  • Industry-wide conferences to introduce solutions and expand brand awareness
  • Weekly newsletters featuring informative Analyst Journal articles


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Featured Content

Industry Verticals: Do They Matter in Small Business Banking?

Register to attend Barlow Research's March 2017 First Friday Web Cast! Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at Noon Eastern, 11 am Central, 9 am Pacific

2017 Annual Business Banking Conference

Join us in Chicago this spring! May 22nd & 23rd, 2017 at the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel. Register Today!

Economic Pulse Video Podcast

Special Complimentary Video Podcast! "1st Quarter 2017 Economic Pulse Update" Get a high-level overview of the results from the full Economic Pulse Reports.

Analyst's Journal - Feb 22, 2017

Look Out, Senior Banking Staff! The CSR Is Just as Important for Repeat Purchases

At Barlow Research, we’re very interested in understanding the quality and dynamic of small business...

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