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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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  • Unlimited analyst inquiries within subscribed service areas
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  • Access to a minimum of 17 new research documents each year
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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

Documents


U.S. Merchant Acquirers Confront Disruptive Payment Industry Forces

In-Depth Report / Raymond Pucci / February 2019



2019 Outlook: U.S. Payments

Viewpoint / Aaron McPherson / January 2019


The Connected Car: Still in First Gear for Merchant Commerce

In-Depth Report / Raymond Pucci / December 2018


2019 Outlook: Merchant Services

Viewpoint / Raymond Pucci / November 2018








Private Label Credit Cards: A Market, Not Just a Niche

In-Depth Report / Brian Riley / May 2018


First Data Pilots a Token Service Provider Solution

Viewpoint / Tim Sloane / May 2018



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