SIC 6153 | NAICS 522320
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Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:
J.P. Morgan research report provides an overview of the card-based payment processing services ecosystem, with topics covered in the report including industry players and their respective roles, payment processing economics, domestic and international card markets, top U.S. card issuers based on purchase volume and cards outstanding, prepaid cards, and mobile payments market.
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:
Research reports available from this management consulting firm include "World Payments Report", "Top 10 Trends in Payments", "Global Trends in the Payment Card Industry" (with separate reports available for processors, issuers, and acquirers), and "Technology Trends in the Global Payments Industry". Search site for key words from titles listed above for copies of the most recent reports.
BI Intelligence research report analyzes key themes and trends affecting the payments industry, with topics addressed in the report including description of the players involved in a payment transaction, how card transactions are processed and which players are involved in each step, latest forecasts and survey results, and alternative technologies that could further disrupt the payments ecosystem.
Transaction Trends Magazine
Bimonthly trade publication features news and information for the electronic payments processing industry, with topics covered in various issues of the magazine including industry news and trends, economic outlook, operational best practices, risk management, transaction security, mobile and technology news, and legislative and regulatory issues. Digital editions are available free online.
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ETA publications section offers a variety of resources for its members and visitors, including articles from its bimonthly magazine, monthly newsletter issues, encyclopedia of terminology, ETA-Goldman Sachs surveys, quarterly legislative and regulatory reports, economic indicators reports, and white papers on subjects such as transaction processing, best practices, risk management, and security.
Market research report provides detailed analysis of the U.S. financial card industry, with historical data and forecasts by category (e.g., charge, credit, debit, prepaid, and store) including number of cards in circulation, transaction volume, circulation and transactions growth, number of cards in circulation by issuer and by operator, and payment transactions value by issuer and by operator.
Market research reports provide in-depth analysis of the credit card sector, with topics covered in the reports including commercial and consumer payment trends and their impact on the credit, debit, and prepaid card industries. Market segments covered in individual reports include commercial payment cards, private label cards, co-branded and affinity cards, and mobile and alternative payment options.
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
Financial information section of this profile provides income statement and balance sheet data and key financial ratios by company size for companies which provide credit card processing, electronic funds transfer, and check clearing services, with major firms in this sector Visa, Inc., MasterCard, Inc., First Data Corporation, Global Payments, Inc., Total Systems Services, Inc., Fiserv, Inc., and Vantiv, Inc.
Annual compensation survey provides information on base salaries, short-term incentives, and long- term incentives for executive, management, professional, and support personnel employed by credit card issuers, merchant services providers, and payment processors, with long-term incentive data including detailed information on stock options, restricted shares, and performance shares or units.
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage rate data for selected job positions such
as software engineer, financial analyst, senior business analyst, relationship manager, and technical support representative, with employers for which compensation data is provided including First Data Corporation, MasterCard, Inc., Visa, Inc., American Express, Global Payments, Inc., and Fiserv, Inc.