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Jul 2014

The Attrition Challenge

Kurt Strawhecker, Managing Partner of The Strawhecker Group, presented at the 12th annual MidWest Acquirers Association Conference on the topic of Merchant Attrition & Retention.

May 2014

TSG's Thoughts & Analysis on Priority Payments Merger with Cynergy Data

The announced merger of Priority Payment Systems and Cynergy Data will create the 21st largest (est.) U.S. acquirer with more than 125,000 merchants and $20 billion in annual card volume. The merger propels the new Priority into a select group of the largest super-ISOs which include TransFirst, EVO Payments International, iPayment, North American Bancard, CardConnect and First American Payment Systems.

May 2014

TSG ANALYSIS - Vantiv's Acquisition of Mercury Payment Systems

With the announcement of the planned acquisition of Mercury, Vantiv continues its aggressive acquisition strategy to increase penetration into the SMB market; this includes Litle & Co., National Processing Company (NPC), Element Payment Services, and now Mercury Payment Systems.

May 2014

Trends of Payments Industry Google Search Terms

This FREE report shows how certain payments industry companies and terms are trending on Google web searches.

Categories of research include: mobile card processing, bitcoin, mobile wallets, card brands, public/non-public merchant acquirers, public payments tech companies, retailers, and trending payments topics.


Apr 2014

ETA & TSG Release Q1 2014 U.S. Economic Indicators Report with Special TRANSACT 14 Introduction

The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the trade association of the global electronic payments industry, and The Strawhecker Group (TSG), a management consulting company focused on the global payments industry, have released the U.S. Economic Indicators Report for the first quarter of 2014.

Be sure and check out the special introduction: What is Average? A look at market rates around the U.S.

Apr 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: The Top Ten Ways Acquirers Can Block the Breach

The Strawhecker Group (TSG), in coordination with the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) for the benefit of TRANSACT 14 attendees, has developed a new Infographic entitled The Top 10 Ways Acquirers Can Block the Breach. This communication piece illustrates the best steps acquirers can take to minimize the risk of a payment card data breach, both internally and for their merchant clients.

Feb 2014

A TSG Roundtable on the Target Breach, EMV, and the Ramifications

Jan 2014

TSG Analysis - Global Payments' Acqusition of PayPros at a Glance

Dec 2013

Why are Electronic Payments Important? [Infographic]

Oct 2013

ETA Report Identifies Business & Personal Services as Attractive Merchant Vertical for Merchant Acquirers