Mercator Blog

COVID-19 and the Death of—Analog Commercial Payments
Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020
Separating Hype from Reality of Contactless Payments Through Data
Date: Friday, August 21, 2020
We Accept Contactless...Just Not Yours
Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Cash: Casualty of the Pandemic?
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Time to Rethink Credit Card Program Management
Date: Friday, July 10, 2020
COVID-19 and Commercial Payments – It’s All About the Curve
Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Small Business Realities 2020
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Severe Merchant Distress from U.S. Shutdown — but Not Without Hope to Recover
Date: Friday, May 8, 2020
Small Business Credit Cards: PPP and Main Street Lending Save the Market
Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2020
COVID-19 and Commercial Payments — a Few Weeks Later
Date: Monday, May 4, 2020
COVID-19 Update: Things Could Be Worse
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Commercial Payments and COVID-19
Date: Saturday, April 4, 2020
COVID-19 and Credit Products
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020
COVID-19 and Debit and Alternative Payments Products
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Coronavirus Update: The Outlook for Payments
Date: Monday, March 23, 2020
COVID-19 and the Payments Industry
Date: Monday, March 16, 2020
Merchant Mobile Apps Drive Consumer Adoption and Engagement
Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
Credit Card Profits Are Back, but Issuers Must Protect Against the Inevitable Economic Shift
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Iot Payments, a Payment Mode Further Automating and Digitizing the Consumer Purchase Cycle
Date: Monday, January 27, 2020
Approaches and Priorities for Fighting Faster Payments Fraud
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Slow adoption of open banking vs. surge in API platforms operating in the cloud
Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Program Innovations Keep Private Label Credit Cards Competitive in the Consumer Retail Marketplace
Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Friendly Fraud Is Driving Increased Merchant Chargebacks
Date: Monday, December 23, 2019
Skirmish Between Banks and Fintechs over Financial Planning Apps
Date: Monday, December 16, 2019
Secure Remote Commerce (SRC) speeds online and mobile checkout while assuring greater security. Here’s how.
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
The Enduring Use, for Now, of Cash and ATMs
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Tracking Down More Insight
Date: Friday, October 11, 2019
Decentralized ID and self-sovereign identity are in the works
Date: Friday, September 27, 2019
Merchant services for small businesses evolve beyond mobile point-of-sale payment acceptance
Date: Thursday, September 5, 2019
Commercial credit card spend in North American the mid-to-large corporate markets heads toward $1 trillion.
Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019
Distributed ID and Self-Sovereign Identity Are Years Away but Impact EMV 3D Secure Deployment Now
Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019
2019 a Breakout Year for U.S. Online Grocery Ordering
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Debit Card Issuers’ Search for the Most Motivating yet Cost-effective Loyalty Reward Options
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
What Works and What Doesn’t Work in Merchants’ Customer Loyalty Programs
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Emerging Technology Advisory Service Update - April 2019
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Credit Advisory Service Update - April 2019
Date: Monday, April 1, 2019
Every Credit Card Executive Needs to Know the Nuances of Asset-backed Securities
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Competing Technology Crowds E-Commerce Security Market
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Banks Need to Prioritize Digital Infrastructure to Retain Corporate Clients and Compete in Coming Years
Date: Monday, February 4, 2019
Credit Cards - Slower Growth, Leaner Profits, and Higher Risks
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Security and Lack of Rewards Are Top Reasons That U.S. Consumers Do Not Use Debit Cards Online
Date: Friday, January 18, 2019
U.S. Consumers Report That Credit Cards Are Now Their Most Preferred Payment Type in Stores
Date: Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Debit and Prepaid Cards: Are There Any Remaining Differences?
Date: Monday, December 17, 2018
U.S. Auto Makers and Developers Are Just Starting Their Engines for Connected Car E-commerce
Date: Friday, December 14, 2018
25 Million Exceptions Is Not Bad Considering 66 Billion Credit Card Transactions Are Being Processed
Date: Friday, November 30, 2018
Placing Bets on the Long-term Role of ATMs
Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Business-to-Business (B2B) Marketplaces Present New Opportunity for E-commerce
Date: Friday, November 16, 2018
Mobile Payment Adoption in U.S. Stalls With Half of Consumers Using Mobile Payments
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Prepaid Advisory Service Update - October 2018
Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The Impact of Reduced Global Card Interchange Rates on Debit Cards
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018