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Service Description

Mercator Advisory Group’s Debit  and Alternative Products Advisory Service focuses on the needs of debit issuers,  processors, and the vendors who serve them. The emphasis of this service is on various forms of “pay now” payment methods that  access a transaction account including, debit cards, private label debit, ACH, bill pay, real time and faster payments.

From the perspective of account holders, financial institutions, and merchants, Mercator Advisory Group examines the impact of current and future technology on business processes at all stages of the pay now account and transaction life cycle.

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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

Sarah Grotta
Sarah GrottaDirector, Debit and Alternative Products

Contributing Analyst

Steve Murphy
Steve MurphyDirector, Commercial and Enterprise Payments

Contributing Analyst

Laura Handly
Laura HandlyResearch Analyst

Documents

Open Banking American Style

In-Depth Report / Sarah Grotta / December 2021




International Faster Payments: A Growing Real-Time Presence

In-Depth Report / Shreyas Shaktikumar, Steve Murphy / December 2021


2022 Outlook: Debit and Alternative Products

Viewpoint / Sarah Grotta / November 2021








Commuters Win with the Evolution in Transit Payments

Viewpoint / Sarah Grotta / June 2021


2021 Outlook: U.S. Payments

Viewpoint / Mercator Research Team / April 2021


A Maturing U.S. Neo-Bank Market: Growing Pains and Opportunities

In-Depth Report / Laura Handly / April 2021


Developments in U.S. B2B Faster Payments

Viewpoint / Steve Murphy / March 2021


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