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Welcome to Mercator Advisory Group Website 2.0 and the International Payments Advisory Service
Date: October 10, 2013
Research Team

Boas-Vindas, добро пожаловать, Willkommen.,and Welcome to Mercator Advisory Group’s new corporate website and the International Payments Advisory Service (IPAS) page! The site is redesigned to provide our members with a higher level of communication and information and enhanced functionality. The IPAS page of the site will host research available to members of the International Payments Advisory Service, analyst blogs, a stream of the latest Tweets and social media postings as well as content from Mercator Advisory Group’s free online news and information resource,

Mercator Advisory Group’s new site has been designed with our members in mind and will provide an interactive experience with the rich and informative content that Mercator Advisory Group has always delivered. With our new site, Mercator Advisory Group analysts will be able to communicate more efficiently with subscribers through direct messages and other communications like perspectives on recent news and global payment developments. Features to be incorporated in the near future include video posts and other exciting media functionality. 

With international payments issues constantly evolving, IPAS has been busy researching and writing in 2013 on a wide variety of topics that have emerged as part of our market discovery and research process. In the past few months alone, research on multicurrency prepaid cards, international ATM partnerships and the global remittance market has been posted. The service will finish out 2013 strong by posting new research on international cash-based alternative online and mobile payment services, global contactless payment developments, EMV adoption around the world, and interchange regulation.

Through the new site, Associate Director Tristan Hugo-Webb hopes to build a strong working relationship with all members subscribing to the service and the larger Mercator Advisory Group member community. He will use this page as a starting point for discussion and ideas for future research to better serve you and your organization. Please share this document with others in your organization and share your comments and suggestions about the site and coverage with us.  

Tristan Hugo-Webb looks forward to working with all members and others interested in the service. He can be reached at or at 781-419-1729781-419-1729 and followed on Twitter @THugoWebb.