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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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  • 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


70+ Processes Banks Have Already Improved Using AI

In-Depth Report / Tim Sloane / January 2019

The Connected Car: Still in First Gear for Merchant Commerce

In-Depth Report / Raymond Pucci / December 2018

2019 Outlook: Emerging Technologies Trends in the U.S.

Viewpoint / Tim Sloane / November 2018

First Data Pilots a Token Service Provider Solution

Viewpoint / Tim Sloane / May 2018

Payment Channel Alternatives to the Card Networks for Merchant

In-Depth Report / Raymond Pucci / February 2018

2018 Outlook: U.S. Payments

Viewpoint / Aaron McPherson / January 2018

Authentication Market Shake-up as Visa Enters the Market

Viewpoint / Tim Sloane / January 2018

Corporate Banking Now Peeking Through the Blockchain Window

Viewpoint / Steve Murphy / December 2017

2018 Outlook: Emerging Technologies

Viewpoint / Tim Sloane / December 2017

2018 Outlook: Merchant Services

Viewpoint / Raymond Pucci / December 2017

Now Is the Time to Develop an AI Business Plan Beyond Fraud

Viewpoint / Tim Sloane / December 2017

Mobile Is Coming in Commercial Payments

Viewpoint / Steve Murphy / October 2017

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