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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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  • 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


2019 Outlook: U.S. Payments

Viewpoint / Aaron McPherson / January 2019


GPR Prepaid Debit Cards Lose Courtesy Overdraft Capability

Viewpoint / C. Sue Brown / December 2018


The Blurred Lines Between Debit and Prepaid Cards

In-Depth Report / Sarah Grotta / December 2018


Prepaid Card Fraud

Viewpoint / C. Sue Brown / December 2018


15th Annual U.S. Closed-Loop Prepaid Cards Market Forecasts, 2017–2021

In-Depth Report / C. Sue Brown / November 2018


2019 Outlook: Prepaid

Viewpoint / C. Sue Brown / November 2018


15th Annual U.S. Open-Loop Prepaid Cards Market Forecasts, 2017–2021

In-Depth Report / C. Sue Brown / September 2018


The Canadian Open-Loop Prepaid Market: 2017

In-Depth Report / C. Sue Brown / May 2018




2018 Outlook: U.S. Payments

Viewpoint / Aaron McPherson / January 2018


U.K. Prepaid Market Dynamics, 2017

In-Depth Report / C. Sue Brown / January 2018


U.S. Commercial Prepaid Cards: 2015–2020 Forecast

In-Depth Report / Steve Murphy / December 2017


2018 Outlook: Prepaid

Viewpoint / C. Sue Brown / December 2017


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