Challenge Consulting


Challenge Consulting is an award-winning niche consulting firm with deep experience in the Financial Services sector.

We are rapidly emerging as specialists in Wholesale Banking, Asset Finance, Vehicle Leasing and Contract Hire.  We are increasingly asked by our clients to help them resolve specific industry issues. We bring a combination of industry-specific experience and insight from beyond the sector.  Our track record also includes clients in more diverse fields including local government, aerospace and retail.

Over the past 15 years Challenge Consulting has become known as a provocative and challenging consulting firm.  We have enabled senior management teams to deliver more than they thought possible.  We help clients recognise when change is needed; help them to deliver this change in a pragmatic way ensuring sustainable results; building internal capability as we go.  Our broad experience enables us to radically challenge current practices and push back the boundaries of what can be achieved.

Our aim is simple; to deliver the best solutions for our clients.

Welcome to Challenge Consulting

From tripartite to twin peaks
01 May 2013

Scrapping the ‘tripartite’ regulatory regime is a risky business. It remains to be seen how the new regime, involving one committee and two regulatory bodies, will coordinate their activities and strike the right balance between prudence and over-zealousness. Read more...

The future isn't what it used to be...
29 April 2013

Last week’s long awaited economic figures for the first quarter of 2013 may have ensured the chancellor wasn't weeping at the BBC Today’s programme's headlines but what do they tell us about the state of the economy?

The reality is, in isolation, not much that we didn’t already know.  Read more...

The grass is always greener...
26 April 2013

So this week the Co-op confirmed the rumours that had been gathering pace for a while, namely that they were dropping out of the deal to buy the 632 Lloyds branches under ‘Project Verde’. There has been much analysis and explanation of the reasons, real and declared, for their decision, but two things in particular struck us. Read more...