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Service Description

Mercator Advisory Group’s Credit Advisory Service focuses on the needs of credit issuers, acquirers and processors, and the vendors and investors who serve them. The emphasis of this service is the consumer and business “pay later” payment methods involving the extension of credit, examining the impact of technology and the competitive environment on business process at all stages of the account life cycle.

Many topics focus on card-based consumer and small business solutions. Emerging online and alternative credit payments products are also covered.

The Credit Advisory Service focuses on identifying areas of opportunity, monitoring new developments that will impact growth from the perspectives of the various stakeholders, analyzing key metrics, and identifying trends including but not limited to: best practices, innovative strategies, regulatory issues, partnership opportunities, risk management, key market practitioners, and emerging business lines.

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Membership Deliverables

General elements based on subscribed services. Click above to see full details.

  • Unlimited analyst inquiries within subscribed service areas
  • 5 to 15 hours of firm-wide analyst inquiries
  • Access to a minimum of 17 new research documents each year
  • Access to full back library
    of research documents
  • 7 user IDs to access research reports – per service area.
  • Scheduled video and/or teleconferences with analysts
  • Presentation/Consulting Days

Service Director

Brian Riley
Brian RileyDirector, Credit

Contributing Analyst

Don Apgar
Don ApgarDirector, Merchant Services Advisory Service

Contributing Analyst

Ben Danner
Ben DannerAnalyst, Research Services


Credit Opportunities in China

Indepth Report / Mercator Research Team / April 2004

The Market for Corporate Cards

Indepth Report / Mercator Research Team / February 2004

Account Acquisition Strategies: Profitability Drivers and Market Analysis

Indepth Report / Mercator Research Team / December 2003

Credit Scoring and Analytic Technologies: ROI Better Than Ever

Indepth Report / Mercator Research Team / November 2003

Loyalty Programs: The Chips Real Potential Unlocked

Indepth Report / Mercator Research Team / November 2003

The Battle for the US Consumer: FDC, Wal-Mart and the Future of the Payments Industry

Indepth Report / Mercator Research Team / November 2003

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