Daniel Keyes

Daniel Keyes

Senior Analyst, Merchant Services

Daniel is a Senior Analyst leading Javelin’s Merchant Services practice. He works with merchant service providers, financial institutions, networks, and merchants to help them better understand the changing merchant payments landscape. Daniel advises clients on the effects of emerging payment technologies like mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) solutions, new trends including the rise of Gen Z, and the more technical aspects of merchant payments that are often overlooked such as acquiring and the payment facilitator (PayFac) model.

Before joining Javelin, Daniel served as an analyst covering the payments and commerce industries for Insider Intelligence, where he researched and wrote reports, newsletters, and other content regarding a variety of payments topics.

Daniel has been widely quoted in press outlets such as American Banker and Forbes and has spoken at industry events like Finovate Fall and Fintech Nexus.

He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with an emphasis in marketing from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

Latest Insights

February, 2023
Impact Note
Where Will the FIS Spin-Off Leave Worldpay?

Financial technology company FIS brought in merchant acquiring titan Worldpay in 2019 for $43 billion, including nearly $8 billion in debt. That move came during a spree of megadea...

January, 2023
Javelin Report
Gen Z is Reaching Adulthood and Merchant Service Providers Need a Plan

Gen Z, defined as those born in 1997 or after, must be a top priority for all merchants and their service providers. Merchants need to build relationships with Gen Zers now in orde...

December, 2022
Javelin Report
2022 Buyer PaymentsInsights: Use of In-store ATMs and Its Impact

Even as interest in cash slides there is still a place for in-store ATMs, with more than half of consumers using one in the past year.


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