Mercator Advisory Group Forecasts Growth of Person-to-Person Transactions in the U.S.

The rate of growth in P2P transactions will continue to rapidly impact the use of checks and cash as a form of payment between individuals.

The adoption of person-to-person (P2P) transaction applications is growing at rates the U.S. retail banking has not seen since the rush to launch debit cards in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. P2P products for money transfers between individuals have now reached the point of mainstream adoption.

With the volume of digital P2P transactions now greater than $100 billion in the U.S., financial institutions, financial service providers, and financial technology (fintech) companies alike cannot ignore the influence of P2P payments and they are compelled to finalize decisions about how P2P fits into their product suite. A new research report from Mercator Advisory Group, U.S. Market Forecast for P2P Solutions, 2017–2021, addresses the opportunities.

“We are finding that consumers are just as likely to say that they use a debit card as they are a P2P product. In our analysis, we project that the rate of growth in P2P will continue to rapidly impact the use of checks and cash as a form of payment between individuals,” commented Sarah Grotta, Director of the Debit and Alternative Products Advisory Service at Mercator Advisory Group, author of the report.

Highlights of the report include:

  • Projected volumes for the U.S. P2P market through 2021.
  • Comparison of available solutions, including products that also facilitate mobile payments
  • U.S. consumer use of P2P products by brand
  • Considerations for financial institutions making decisions regarding integration to Early Warning’s Zelle P2P product
  • Analysis regarding the adoption of P2P for business-to-consumer disbursements

This report has 18 pages and 9 exhibits.

Companies mentioned in this report include: ACI, Apple, Bank of America, CGI, Chase Bank, CO-OP Financial Services, D3 Banking Technologies, Jack Henry, Early Warning, Facebook, FIS, Fiserv, Google, IBM, Mastercard, PayPal, Square, Visa, and Wells Fargo.

Members of Mercator Advisory Group’s Debit Advisory Service have access to these reports as well as the upcoming research for the year ahead, presentations, analyst access, and other membership benefits.

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About Mercator Advisory Group
Mercator Advisory Group is the leading independent research and advisory services firm exclusively focused on the payments and banking industries. We deliver pragmatic and timely research and advice designed to help our clients uncover the most lucrative opportunities to maximize revenue growth and contain costs. Our clients range from the world’s largest payment issuers, acquirers, processors, merchants and associations to leading technology providers and investors. Mercator Advisory Group is also the publisher of the online payments and banking news and information portal

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