Edgar, Dunn & Company Marks 30 Years at the Forefront of Payments

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Edgar, Dunn & Company (EDC), a leading independent global financial services and payments consultancy, celebrated today three decades of serving the payments, banking and financial services industries. At the forefront of the payment industry's global market, cross-border expansion and technological innovations, EDC has helped clients tackle important issues and seize critical opportunities in an increasingly fast-moving industry.

EDC has built a 30-year track record helping companies across the payments value chain improve performance and expand beyond their home countries, moving into new markets to facilitate and participate in the global payments economy

Edgar, Dunn & Company (EDC), a leading independent global financial services and payments consultancy, celebrated today three decades of serving the payments, banking and financial services industries. At the forefront of the payment industry's global market, cross-border expansion and technological innovations, EDC has helped clients tackle important issues and seize critical opportunities in an increasingly fast-moving industry.

EDC serves leading banks, payment processors, merchants, card payment schemes, e-commerce technology vendors and regulatory bodies in the areas of strategy, marketing, product development, financial analysis and profitability, operations, and risk management. The firm also facilitates industry Forums and Roundtables.

"EDC has built a 30-year track record helping companies across the payments value chain improve performance and expand beyond their home countries, moving into new markets to facilitate and participate in the global payments economy", said Lance Blockley, CEO, Edgar, Dunn & Company. "EDC is one of the most trusted and respected advisors in payments and we look forward to our next period of growth".

Edgar, Dunn & Company operates from offices in Atlanta, Frankfurt, London, San Francisco, and Sydney with a new office opening in Singapore and a presence in Paris. Teams of consultants serve clients in over 35 countries on six continents. Recently, cross-border and global enterprise clients have been seeking EDC's advice on international expansion as well as major regulatory changes on the horizon. EDC's deep regulatory expertise helps clients realize strategic opportunities and minimize risk resulting from major regulatory initiatives such as the Single European Payments Area (SEPA) and the Payment Services Directive (PSD).

EDC is a leading innovator in consumer preference and market segmentation tools and analysis, such as the firm's Slice & Dice approach and its PaymentDynamicsSM research, helping issuers segment their portfolios across all consumer segments, payment types and rewards. In today's competitive market, EDC helps card issuers win "preferred" status for their cards by matching consumers' transaction and credit card behavior to appropriate product and rewards marketing strategies.

Over the years, EDC has played a central role in many of the industry's leading product development initiatives in prepaid, mobile payments, online alternative payments, card authentication and e-commerce applications, and in opening new markets such as the unbanked and underserved in developed and underdeveloped countries.

Trusted administrators of Industry Roundtables in major world markets, EDC has created unique forums for peer benchmarking and the constructive exchange of new ideas and best practices in risk management for payment card, personal lending, and mortgage products.

"Over the past 30 years, EDC has assisted hundreds of organizations in 35 countries and six continents with leading edge business and technical solutions. We have grown globally with our client base and look forward to a continuing and mutually beneficial relationship with them. In celebrating our anniversary, we would like to thank all our clients, friends and staff who have contributed to our success", said Founding Partner, Peter T. Dunn.

About Edgar, Dunn & Company
Edgar, Dunn & Company (EDC) is an independent global financial services and payments consultancy. Founded in 1978, the firm is widely regarded as a trusted advisor to its clients, providing a full range of strategy consulting services, expertise and market insight. Global capabilities include in-depth industry and consumer benchmarking, strategy, risk management, marketing, profitability improvement, operations, and new products and technologies. With offices in Atlanta, Frankfurt, London, San Francisco, Singapore, Sydney and a presence in Paris, EDC serves clients in over 35 countries on six continents. More information can be found at
http://www.edgardunn.com.

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Dianne Douglas
Edgar, Dunn & Company
E-mail:    dianne @ douglaspr.com
Telephone: 1-415-584-4906 - office
1-415-812-0120 - mobile

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