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The complexity of payment acceptance for merchants continues to grow as fintech companies arm consumers with new ways to pay for goods and services. Navigating these options becomes even more complex within a framework of fraud and loss prevention tools, fees, and regulatory requirements, all overlaid across diverse geographic regions and currencies.

Mercator thought leadership on these topics provides clarity and insight that helps merchants get beyond the marketing buzz to understand what’s best for their specific business environment.

Conversely, payment service providers of all types, both legacy processors and fintech disruptors, leverage Mercator research for clarity on the products and services that merchants want the most.

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Service Director

Don Apgar
Don ApgarDirector, Merchant Services

Contributing Analyst

Brian Riley
Brian RileyDirector, Credit

Contributing Analyst

Ben Danner
Ben DannerAnalyst, Research Services


2021 Outlook: U.S. Payments

Viewpoint / Mercator Research Team / April 2021

Pay-at-the-Table Finds Its Way onto More Menus

Viewpoint / Raymond Pucci / April 2021

EMV Deadline for Fuel Stations Approaches the Midnight Hour

Viewpoint / Raymond Pucci / February 2021

Contactless POS Payments Finally Ready For Prime Time

Viewpoint / Raymond Pucci / December 2020

Subscription Economy Accelerates as Stay-At-Home Lifestyle Spurs Demand

In-Depth Report / Raymond Pucci / December 2020

2021 Outlook: Merchant Services

Viewpoint / Raymond Pucci / December 2020

Buy Now Pay Later Lending: The Time to Regulate is Now

Viewpoint / Brian Riley / December 2020

e-Commerce Authorization Data: Patching the Patchwork

Viewpoint / Tim Sloane / November 2020

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