Mercator Blog

Welcome to Mercator Advisory Group Website 2.0 and Credit Advisory Service
Date: October 10, 2013
Ken Paterson
VP Research Operations

Welcome to the new Mercator Advisory Group 2.0 corporate website! In addition to looking pretty sleek, the site is a central source for all member communications. The Credit Advisory Service (CAS) page of the site will host research available to members of the service, analyst blogs, and a stream of the latest Tweets and social media postings from the CAS team as well as content from Mercator Advisory Group’s free online news and information resource, PaymentsJournal.com.  

If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, the most recent research from CAS includes a Research Report on the market for premium credit cards (Premium Cards: Products Converge in a Consolidating Market) and a Research Note presenting Mercator’s updated forecasts for mobile payments volume (U.S. Mobile POS Payment Volume: Estimates and Projections), which we were excited to release last month.

Check in to this website throughout the fourth quarter of 2013, when we will be updating our annual coverage on small business credit cards, assessing the progress we’ve seen in EMV issuance and acceptance, and providing our 2014 outlook for U.S. credit payment volumes, cards, and accounts.

Our hope is that the redesigned service page will help our members more easily find the information they need. And as you check in to view the latest analyst commentary, we encourage you to keep the conversation going with your thoughts, reactions, commentary, and questions. Don’t hesitate to connect with us by phone, email, or social media:  Ken Paterson, Director, Credit Advisory Service, kpaterson@mercatoradvisorygroup.com and Michael Misasi, Senior Analyst, Credit Advisory Service, mmisasi@mercatoradvisorygroup.com, @mikemisasi.  As always, we sincerely appreciate your membership and the opportunity to work with all of you.