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Strawhecker Group, The

The Strawhecker Group (TSG) is a management consulting company focused on the electronic payments industry. The company specializes in providing financial institutions, acquirers, card associations, technology providers, ISOs, processing companies and the investment community with advisory services to maximize their growth and profitability. TSG is also a resource of issuing and merchant acquiring industry research, benchmark studies and developing trends.

The Strawhecker Group is composed of seasoned veterans of the payments industry with total years of relevant industry experience surpassing 360 years. Both Partners and Associates of the firm have held key senior management positions at leading industry companies including First Data Corporation, Visa USA, Humboldt Merchant Services, RBS WorldPay, Cardservice International, iPayment, Alliance Data, RapidAdvance, Accenture Consulting, Redwood Merchant Services, Chase Paymentech, as well as other top financial institutions and ISOs.
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17 Reports from Strawhecker Group, The

  • Directory of U.S. Merchant Acquirers

    ... and detailed look at the players currently involved in the merchant acquiring marketplace. The data included was collected from the companies via a survey in early 2017, from public sources, and/or are estimates by TSG. ... Read More

  • Bitcoin and Virtual Currency: Hype or Necessity?

    ... offers some thoughts on its characteristics and future applications. The report also provides detailed information around the current state of Bitcoin including merchant acceptance figures. The second half of the report provides a deeper analysis ... Read More

  • TSG Report - U.S. Sponsor Bank Market Overview

    ... legal and regulatory environment, keys to success in relationships, Contract terms, Typical pricing, Bank sponsorship fee analysis,and Market share indicators of the top sponsor banks. Please note : the online download version of this report ... Read More

  • EMV in The U.S. - The Whole Story

    ... impact the payments environment. The first section of the report defines EMV and identifies stakeholders who have or will be impacted by the EMV migration, provides an overview of worldwide EMV deployment, identifies the drivers ... Read More

  • Surcharging & Convenience Fee Guidelines

    ... charging additional fees for credit card acceptance. The report provides background information on the litigation that brought surcharging into effect, and a delivers clear look at the conditions, limitations, and policies that impact the ability ... Read More

  • Emerging Payments, Millennials and the Omni-Channel Payments Environment

    ... of the report is a briefing on current payments trends and emerging payments trends including a look at the share of retail spending by mCommerce and eCommerce payment methods. This section of the report also ... Read More

  • U.S. Payments Mix

    ... volume mix of credit and debit payments in the U.S market, itemized by industry type. Listed is the percentage mix of credit card, signature debit, PIN debit, and “other” payment methods for each industry type. ... Read More

  • Global Retail eCommerce Market

    ... projected eCommerce trends by region, a look at digital buyer penetration, retail eCommerce sales as a percentage of overall retail sales and online browsing and buying intention for regions around the globe. The latter half ... Read More

  • Key Participants in the Payments Ecosystem

    ... several internal and external forces impacting the merchant acquiring industry. Areas to be covered include: an overview of four major third-party processors - First Data, TSYS, Global Payments, and Vantiv, an overview of selected major ... Read More

  • Merchant Cash Advance Overview

    ... and funders, and a look at leading funding providers and the landscape they are a part of. The report also gives insights into eight acquirers/ISOs that have deployed a successful MCA program and the reasons ... Read More

  • Merchant Acquiring Value Added Services

    ... vertical markets, and creates a new revenue source. This section covers the payroll product offering, the competitive landscape, key considerations, a financial return analysis, and an overview of the payroll firm acquisition market. The report’s ... Read More

  • Directory of U.S. Merchant Acquirers

    ... available) processor relationships, vertical specializations, dollar volume statistics, transaction counts, active merchant outlet totals, key management, corporate structures, business overviews, sponsor banks, and more. This information, built upon primary and secondary research, provides a look ... Read More

  • Alternative Payments Players

    ... brands, mobile wallets, card readers and apps, P2P & eCommerce, and prepaid. Company profiles provide a wealth of facts and figures such as product overviews, partnerships, recent news, technology, recent developments and other relevant statistics ... Read More

  • Gateway Analysis

    ... TSG utilized various industry contacts as well as its proprietary Merchant Processing Pricing Benchmark Study. This report provides valuable insight for gateway providers, gateway users, and gateway partners. Please note: the online download version of ... Read More

  • Merchant Aggregation

    ... regarding merchant aggregation. Particular attention is paid to how ISOs may participate in relation to the brands, their processor and the sponsoring acquirer institution. Areas to be covered include: compare and contrast MasterCard, Visa, Discover, ... Read More

  • Next Day Funding Survey

    ... of what this service means, along with differing requirements that may impact the actual availability of this service to merchants. Please note: the online download version of this report is for a global site license. Read More

  • NFC Survey Results - The Payment's Industry Perceptions of NFC in the U,S. Card Accepting Market

    ... to read compilation of results from a survey of payments industry professionals on their perceptions and attitudes regarding NFC technology. Please note: the online download version of this report is a Global Site License version. Read More

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