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Service Description

Prepaid represents a fast growing segment of card-based payments, supporting numerous vertical markets. Mercator Advisory Group is recognized as the premier industry thought leader in this “pay-in-advance” payment type having established a unique benchmark in this space.

The Prepaid Advisory Service researches 25 different prepaid market segments, which include solutions that are implemented on branded card, closed-loop, and the electronic benefits transfer (EBT) networks.  Benchmarks measuring the growth of all 27 market segments have been performed annually since 2003.

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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

Jordan Hirschfield
Jordan HirschfieldDirector, Prepaid

Contributing Analyst

Tim Sloane
Tim SloaneVice President, Payments Innovation

Contributing Analyst

Ben Danner
Ben DannerAnalyst, Research Services

Documents

HSA Growth Accelerates In Uncharted Waters

Indepth Report / Mercator Research Team / June 2007


Prepaid Market Forecasts 2007 to 2010

Indepth Report / Mercator Research Team / January 2007


Prepaid Market Forecasts 2006-2009

Indepth Report / Mercator Research Team / December 2006


Third Annual Closed Prepaid Market Performance: Spend, Growth and Opportunity

Indepth Report / Mercator Research Team / October 2006


International Prepaid Market Readiness 2006: Opportunities and Obstacles

Indepth Report / Mercator Research Team / October 2006


Third Annual Open Prepaid Market Performance: Spend, Growth, & Opportunity

Indepth Report / Mercator Research Team / September 2006


Closed Prepaid Market Performance: Spend, Growth & Opportunity

Indepth Report / Mercator Research Team / July 2005


Prepaid Market Forecasts

Indepth Report / Mercator Research Team / July 2005


Open Prepaid Market Performance: Spend, Growth & Opportunity

Indepth Report / Mercator Research Team / June 2005


The Prepaid Value Chain Exposed

Indepth Report / Mercator Research Team / March 2005


Payroll Card Markets & Strategies: The Market Demands More than Just a Card

Indepth Report / Mercator Research Team / October 2004


Prepaid Market Dynamics

Indepth Report / Mercator Research Team / March 2004


Prepaid 2003: 31 Prepaid Market Segments Benchmarked

Indepth Report / Mercator Research Team / February 2004


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