By joining Mercator Advisory Group, you benefit from:
Our commitment to Depth, Focus, and Service as well as our position as the leading independent provider of research and analysis for the payments industry.
a business model exclusively focused on payments
more research and more in-depth/quality research in payments
(over 120+ new documents each year)
more dedicated analysts focused 100% on payments than any other research firm
more experienced analyst teams and senior industry backgrounds (over 250+ years of combined payments industry experience on the team).
This results in more meaningful and pragmatic analyst interaction. Our team has led business units in payments for major issuers, networks, acquirers and vendors. This direct industry experience leads to practical and pragmatic advice.
Mercator Advisory Group is unique because we have:
extensive client relationships
including top tier: Issuers, Acquirers, Processors, Associations, Merchants, Vendors, Consultancies and the investment community serving the payments industry. These are senior contacts and continuous relationships rather than project-only relationships. This network/reach is unique.
deliver payments industry consulting projects efficiently
leveraging Mercator’s expertise, research/data, and relationships throughout the industry.
significant Primary Data (Survey-Based Datasets and Analysis) and have built relationships with industry participants to collect additional source data along with proprietary datasets developed by Mercator
(e.g. our annual prepaid industry benchmark which is built form processor data that is reported to us)