This research report from Mercator Advisory Group, provides an analysis of the growth and development of the prepaid cards industry through 2018. The report, 12th Annual U.S. Prepaid Cards Market Forecasts, 2015–2018, overviews load, growth, and market dynamics in the United States across all prepaid segments.
Mercator Advisory Group’s forecast report identifies key segments that will continue to witness a decline over the next few years as well as those that should see growth. The economy, politics, and consumer behavior will all influence which segments grow and which decline.
This report reviews and forecasts load dollar volume and card volume for both open-loop and closed-loop segments. This forecast highlights the segments approaching market saturation as well as those that will continue to experience double-digit annual growth.
"Events in 2016 will likely make it a watershed year for the prepaid industry, and the future of many segments will hinge on regulations. Prepaid providers should be evaluating their businesses and looking for ways to diversify," Ben Jackson, Director of Mercator Advisory Group's Prepaid Advisory Service, and author of the report, comments.