TXF Research methodology

There are four sources of information that go into all TXF Research reports. These are:

  1. Quantitative survey data
  2. Qualitative insights
  3. Closed deal market data
  4. Outside literature

Quantitative survey

The best way to identify the latest trends in any given market is to ask the market. However, it is not a ‘one size fits’ all approach. TXF Intelligence understand that within the different industry sectors, there are different types of respondent, all of whom have different mandates, perspectives, goals, and priorities. Consequently, the surveys are always tailored in a way that respondents only see questions that are relevant to them. Not only does this keep the survey completion time to no more than 10 minutes, but it allows the research to capture the nuances across the different industry players.

Qualitative insights

The quantitative survey is a rich source of information to understand the latest trends, but the qualitative insights provide a deeper understanding of why these trends are occurring. By speaking to people active in their markets, the qualitative data provides important contextual information to understand the nuances in the market trends.

Closed deal market data

TXF Intelligence is the export finance industry’s leading bespoke data platform for closed deal market information. It has been specially structured for the unique characteristics of the export finance market and has become the go-to resource for benchmarking, business development, trend analysis and secondary market loan distribution. Capturing approximately 75% of all deals that close in export finance, these data will add further context and understanding to this report’s findings.

Outside literature

We are fortunate enough to live in a world where reputable up-to-date news, insights, and data are at out fingertips. By including these sources of information in TXF Intelligence reports, they provide a different perspective and interpretation of the market trends.


We welcome any suggestions or questions you have on the scope of the methodology.
Please contact Dr. Tom Parkman – [email protected] – Head of Research.