What shapes consumer transactions and payment technologies, and where is it going?

Any conventional wisdom about payments—how they’re made, the currencies being used, the cards presently in favor—doesn’t last long before the next wave of technology, innovation, and regulation. Javelin’s analysts conduct research at the forefront of payments, identifying the emerging trends for financial services companies and payments providers and offering insight into how they can best position themselves not just for what is current but also for what is coming.

Payments Research


Global Interchange Regulation: Impact on Debit Cards

  • Javelin Report
  • Date: October 18, 2018
  • Author(s): Sarah Grotta
  • Research Topic(s): Debit, Global
The impact of reduced global card interchange rates on debit cardsMercator Advisory Group releases new research regarding interchange fees in various countries changing the stakes for consumers, issuers, and merchants.

U.S. Commercial Credit Cards Market Forecast, 2016–2022: Growing at a Healthy Pace

The U.S. market for commercial credit cards for mid-to-large corporate segments continues to produce spending growth. Mercator Advisory Group reports that the U.S. commercial credit card market for the mid—to-large corporate segments continues ...

U.S. Corporate Faster Payments Market Overview and Forecast, 2017–2022

Speed, data, and risk share the limelight.

U.S. Recurring Payments Market Forecast, 2017–2021: Set It and Forget It

  • Javelin Report
  • Date: October 11, 2018
  • Author(s): Sarah Grotta
  • Research Topic(s): Debit, Merchant
The rise of the recurring and subscription payments market Mercator Advisory Group releases new research and U.S. market forecast on recurring payments.

U.S. Secured Credit Cards Market Forecast, 2017–2021: A Credible Product with a Dark Past

  • Javelin Report
  • Date: September 28, 2018
  • Author(s): Brian Riley
  • Research Topic(s): Credit
Secured credit cards: a path to financial inclusion Mercator Advisory Group releases a new research report on secured credit cards, a product that benefited from the CARD Act of 2009.

U.S. Mobile Payments Market Forecast, 2016–2025: Merchants Grow as Mobile Goes Mainstream

  • Javelin Report
  • Date: September 25, 2018
  • Author(s): Raymond Pucci
  • Research Topic(s): Merchant
Mercator U.S. mobile payments forecast reflects lifestyle commerce. New Mercator Advisory Group research report explores opportunities for merchants using mobile payments apps as a sales channel.

15th Annual U.S. Open-Loop Prepaid Cards Market Forecasts, 2017–2021

  • Javelin Report
  • Date: September 19, 2018
  • Author(s): C. Brown
  • Research Topic(s): Prepaid
Open-loop prepaid card loads resumed growth in 2017. New research from Mercator Advisory Group forecasts which segments of the prepaid market will likely grow and which decline through 2021.

Mobile Wallet Wars: A Battle for Consumer Loyalty

  • Javelin Report
  • Date: September 6, 2018
  • Author(s): Rachel Huber, Krista Tedder
  • Research Topic(s): Tech & Infrastructure
Since the launch of Apple Pay in 2014, payment providers, issuers, and merchants have been jockeying for position as the default payment method on digital devices. Apple Pay was quickly followed by Google Pay and Samsung Pay, yet the big three m...

Procure-to-Pay Convergence: Market Review and Vendor Comparison

Digital technologies are providing tighter, more seamless connections in the corporate cash cycle.Mercator Advisory Group reports continued convergence of the technologies supporting corporate cash cycle management toward a seamless procure-to-p...

Mobile Wallet Wars: How to Increase Your Customer Loyalty

  • Advisory Webinar: Client Login Required
  • Date: September, 2018
  • Author(s): Krista Tedder, Rachel Huber
  • Research Topic(s): Tech & Infrastructure
Join Javelin as we discuss how financial institutions can benefit from focusing on loyalty and rewards programs to increase brand loyalty and gain top of wallet share.

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