Payments Fintech Companies Attracted $3.6 Billion in Funding in Q3

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Mercator Advisory Group releases first research note in Quarterly Payments Pulse, a new research series tracking investment in payments fintech

One of the 4 exhibits included in this research note

The rise of fintech companies in the payments marketplace will deliver benefits to the broader banking and payments industry as it infuses new ideas, technology, and talent while encouraging established players to invest more in research and innovation.

Financing of financial technology (fintech) companies has rapidly increased in recent years. The increase in investment in payments-related fintech firms comes as new technology, regulatory intervention, and changing consumer preferences and attitudes toward established service providers pave the way for disruption across the broader banking and payments industry.

Mercator Advisory Group’s latest research note, Payments Fintech Funding, Q3 2015, is the first in a new series, Quarterly Payments Pulse, which will provide information on trends and dynamics in fintech financing in each quarter. The analysis categorizes companies receiving funding by business focus and geography and describes the five largest deals to highlight where the next generation of payments companies may be expected to emerge.

“The rise of fintech companies in the payments marketplace will deliver benefits to the broader banking and payments industry as it infuses new ideas, technology, and talent while simultaneously encouraging established players to invest more in research and innovation to maintain their market-leading status. What is not known is where and how much fintech will impact specific segments within the broader payments industry,” comments Tristan Hugo-Webb, Associate Director, Global Payments Advisory Service at Mercator Advisory Group and the primary author of the note.

Highlights of the research note include:

  • Mercator Advisory Group’s categorization and subcategorization of the payments-related companies receiving investment
  • Statistics on the 78 fintech companies that received funding (including Series A–E, venture capital and seed funding, debt financing, private equity, IPO. and private placement of new shares) tracked by Mercator Advisory Group in Q3 2015
  • Detailed information on the five largest fintech financing deals of Q3 2015

This document contains 10 pages and 4 exhibits.

Companies mentioned in this report include: Adyen, AvantCredit, AvidXchange, Capital One, Chain, Citi Ventures, Dianrong, Fiserv and Orange, Flipkart, HarMoney, iZettle, Kreditech, Lightspeed, Nasdaq, Pushpay, ShopKeep, SoFi, Visa, and ZipMoney.

Members of all of Mercator Advisory Group’s advisory services (Banking Channels, Debit, Credit, Prepaid, Emerging Technologies,
Global Payments, and Commercial and Enterprise Payments) have access to the research document this Quarterly Payments Pulse series as do subscribers to the series.

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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 the publisher of the online payments and banking news and information portal PaymentsJournal.com.

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