PREPAID MARKETS: FORECAST AND RESULTS FOR OPEN AND CLOSED MARKETS

AUGUST 24, 2005 — 11:00am EST (1 hour)
Tim Sloane, Director, Credit Advisory Service

Mercator Advisory Group?s upcoming Prepaid Market teleconference is a must-attend for everyone involved in this market including both the Open and Closed Systems.

Mercator Advisory Group will review the dynamics that have shaped the prepaid market with a particular emphasis on the growth in actual loading volumes in 2004 over 2003 and the growth in the market opportunities available.  This presentation will also include a four-year forecast that identifies the winning market categories.  We will also calculate an expected breakeven for when the annual number of general purpose, open solution cards will exceed those for closed solutions.