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Service Description

Technology-driven disruption in the payments industry is the new status quo, forcing changes in business models and addressable markets for new entrants and incumbents alike. Mercator’s Emerging Technologies Advisory Service focuses on the business impacts and proposition of these new technologies and their potential for issuers, merchants, card networks, acquirers, and the vendors competing on this tech driven landscape.

In this period of rapid change, Mercator’s Emerging Technologies Advisory Service provides strategic insight and tactical guidance to its members as they consider new technology initiatives, M&A activities, and go-to-market options

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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

Tim Sloane
Tim SloaneVice President, Payments Innovation

Contributing Analyst

Amy Dunckelmann
Amy DunckelmannVP, Research Operations

Contributing Analyst

Ben Danner
Ben DannerAnalyst, Research Services


Corporate Banking: Modernize or Risk Disenfranchisement

Viewpoint / Daniel Banta / June 2021

2021 Outlook: U.S. Payments

Viewpoint / Mercator Research Team / April 2021

2021 Outlook: Emerging Technologies

Viewpoint / Tim Sloane / March 2021

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

In-Depth Report / Sarah Grotta / February 2021

Cryptocurrency Landscape Overview

Viewpoint / Tim Sloane / December 2020

e-Commerce Authorization Data: Patching the Patchwork

Viewpoint / Tim Sloane / November 2020

Consumer Debt Collection Software: Vendor Assessment

In-Depth Report / Brian Riley / October 2020

Tracking Mistakes in AI: Using Vigilance to Avoid Errors

In-Depth Report / Tim Sloane / August 2020

IoT Payments: Taxonomy Driven Market Size and Company Rankings

In-Depth Report / David Nelyubin, Tim Sloane / July 2020

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