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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

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  • 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

Ben Danner
Ben DannerAnalyst, Research Services


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

U.S. Faster Payments Forecast: The Volume Begins to Build

In-Depth Report / Sarah Grotta / February 2021

Improving Cash Cycle Management Is a Key to Corporate Stability

In-Depth Report / Steve Murphy / February 2021

U.S. Bill Pay Market: Can Financial Institutions Win Back Payers?

In-Depth Report / Sarah Grotta / January 2021

Debit Card Trends in the Asia-Pacific Region

In-Depth Report / Sarah Grotta / December 2020

2021 Outlook: Debit and Alternative Products

Viewpoint / Sarah Grotta / November 2020

Senator Durbin is Not Done with Debit Yet

Viewpoint / Sarah Grotta / October 2020

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