Debit Processing Solutions: 2012 Review

New research from Mercator Advisory Group examines the landscape for debit processing solutions in the United States

Boston, MA — In a new report, Debit Processing Solutions: 2012 Review, Mercator Advisory Group examines the U.S. market for debit processing solutions by reviewing trends and offering analysis based on interviews with the top 10 providers in the market.

The domestic debit processing solutions industry is composed of a surprisingly stable group of organizations. With all the new entrants in the “pay-now” market, this report pinpoints the real differences between a debit account and debit processing. The impact of regulatory changes, the economic recession, and rapidly expanding payment innovations has propelled these organizations into a faster product development cycle to better align with the dynamic needs of their retail financial services customers.

“The pressure that debit issuers are under in the United States has caused changes in the way they approach solution assessments as well as the valuation they place on the solution vendors’ ability not simply to provide safe, reliable, secure processing services but also to guide them along the unclear paths presented by emerging products like mobile payments and EMV…,” comments Patricia Hewitt, Director of Mercator Advisory Group’s Debit Advisory Service.

Major highlights of this report include:

A profile of each processing solution, including core and enhanced service descriptions

An analysis of criteria issuers are using to select debit solution providers in the current market environment

Investments debit processing solution developers are making to support next generation payment forms and EMV

A review of aggregated findings based on first person interviews with leading debit processing solution providers


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This report is 34 pages long and has 15 exhibits.

Companies mentioned in this report include: ACI, CO-OP, First Data, FIS, Fiserv, Jack Henry, MasterCard, TSYS, Vantiv, and Visa.



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