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    This individual Report State of the Commercial Card Market, 2015 is available for purchase. This Report is available to members of Mercator Advisory Group’s Commercial and Enterprise Payments Advisory Service. Please be advised that this Report is normally part of a research and advisory service that provides ongoing support throughout the year. As such, this Report contains significant depth of content that is selected for its strategic importance to our members. (For a description of these services, see our Advisory Services section).

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State of the Commercial Card Market, 2015

Outlook for commercial cards growth still optimistic, according to Mercator Advisory Group market review 

Research from Mercator Advisory Group assesses dynamics of the commercial cards market and highlights emerging trends likely to affect the industry’s future

The U.S. commercial credit card market continues to demonstrate positive growth despite recent corporate economic challenges and increased levels of investment in corporate payable solutions. While led by increases in purchasing card (P-card) volumes, the recent positive economic signs have also led to higher spend on travel and entertainment (T&E) cards as well.

Mercator Advisory Group's report, State of the Commercial Card Market, 2015, looks at the current market for commercial credit products and the near-term and long-term challenges and opportunities faced by networks, issuers, and corporates.

"The underlying elements of the U.S. commercial card market remain strong as a key component of corporate payable strategies,” comments Richard A. Hall, Director of Mercator Advisory Group’s Commercial and Enterprise Payments Advisory Service and author of the report. “Despite the challenges to make significant impacts to often large and complex programs, the environment remains positive for stakeholders in the commercial card arena. At the same time, these stakeholders must take a serious look at not just their product offerings but create new forms of value to take advantage of this opportunity.”

The report is 19 pages long and contains 8 exhibits.

Companies mentioned in this report include American Express, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citibank, JP Morgan Chase, MasterCard, U.S. Bank, and Visa.

Highlights of the report include:

  • Review of current purchasing card and travel and entertainment card volumes including virtual solutions

  • Network performance and key drivers to extended growth

  • Performance of top commercial card issuers including growth estimates

  • Key elements to successful commercial card programs to sustain growth 

  • The importance of commercial cards in broader corporate payables strategies