Mercator Advisory Group Highlights Summer Publications and Offers Promotional Discounts

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Promotions include a free report with the purchase of two and a free note or viewpoint with single report purchase

Mercator Advisory Group announces two summer promotions:

  • A free report with the purchase of two reports
  • A free note or viewpoint with the purchase of a single report

The promotions offer deeper access to the wealth of insights and research produced by Mercator Advisory Group analysts over the summer months in a multitude of areas.

Two of the most recent publications provide commentary on dynamic regulatory issues. Defining GPR in Response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Proposed Rulemaking on Prepaid was written in response to the CFPB’s call for industry comments in advance of proposed rulemaking on general purpose reloadable prepaid cards. The Viewpoint highlights challenges to defining the market, addresses additional topics and questions arising from the notice, and offers a definitional methodology recommendation. The Interchange Antitrust Settlement: An Initial Assessment offers commentary on the proposed settlement of the case In Re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Legislation.

Recent Banking Channels coverage includes the 2012 ATM Market Benchmark and Demographic Shifts in Banking: Usage Patterns By Age and Income which highlights areas of opportunity for financial institutions to reach out and engage highly promising customer segments.

Mercator Advisory Group’s newest services – Fraud, Risk, and Analytics and Commercial and Enterprise Payments have also released new research. The latest in the Fraud, Risk and Analytics service are First-Party Credit Card Fraud: Trends, Analytics, and Prevention Strategies and A Big Data Primer for Payments Risk Professionals. This piece reviews how adopting “high-performance” data analytics is helping to streamline risk operations and increase the efficacy of fraud control processes.

The Commercial and Enterprise Payments Service has completed research including The Final Repeal of Regulation Q: One Year Later, Much Ado About Nothing and Can Banks Facilitate Multichannel Corporate Cash Flows? This research examines whether or not banks are prepared for the gradual disappearance of business-to-business (B2B) check payments, innovation that can help fill gaps in the interim, and the needs of corporations for B2B payments and treasury management.

A partial recap of other topics and research from Mercator Advisory Group includes:

  • Banking 2.0: Innovation, Disruption, and the Better Idea
  • A Glimpse of Prepaid Regulation in International Markets
  • State of U. S. Network Branded Credit cards
  • Maximizing the Value of Social Media

The promotions are valid from July 26 to August 30, 2012 and users should enter the Mercator Code MAG712 when placing their order.

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About Mercator Advisory Group
Mercator Advisory Group is the leading, independent research and advisory services firm exclusively focused on the payments and banking industries. We deliver pragmatic and timely research and advice designed to help our clients uncover the most lucrative opportunities to maximize revenue growth and contain costs. Our clients range from the world's largest payment issuers, acquirers, processors, merchants and associations to leading technology providers and investors. Mercator Advisory Group is also publisher of the online payments and bank channel news and information portal

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