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PaymentsJournal.com Announces Sponsorship of Merchant Acquiring Strategy Session


Zoot Enterprises to address fraud, credit risk, proactive account monitoring

September 26, 2013

PaymentsJournal.com, managed by the Mercator Advisory Group, today announced their Merchant Acquiring Strategy Session will be sponsored by Zoot Enterprises. Because Zoot works with the largest payment providers and retailers worldwide providing advanced merchant onboarding and credit risk management solutions, the sponsorship is a natural fit.

“Zoot’s years of experience delivering software solutions to some of the largest FIs worldwide makes the company an especially valuable source of information for executives seeking best practices in fraud monitoring and risk management,” said Michael Misasi, senior analyst, Mercator Advisory Group. “Their sponsorship of the Merchant Acquiring Strategy Session will support the thought leadership available to the industry professionals that visit PaymentsJournal.com.”

Topical in nature, Strategy Sessions host a wealth of articles, research, data, and other content and are designed to provide meaningful insights into top-of-mind topics in the payments spaces.

“Zoot clients include some of the largest merchant acquirers and ISO’s. Our goal with this sponsorship is to provide the readers of PaymentsJournal.com with industry best practices for addressing pain points in the merchant acquiring space.” said Eric Lindeen, marketing director for Zoot Enterprises. “We’ll work with our partners in payment risk management and our clients, to deliver research, analysis and strategy promoting the most effective methods for payment risk management.”

The growth in sophistication of criminal fraud networks and the increase of fraud losses in the merchant space are reducing industry profits. In this evolving environment, Zoot will collaborate with Mercator Advisory Group to deliver the payments industry the most current information to effectively evaluate new merchant applications, identify fraud prior to onboarding and proactively monitor merchant transactions for credit and fraud risk indicators. The Merchant Acquiring Strategy Session will feature white papers, industry briefs, video clips and other thought leadership content designed to give the merchant acquiring community timely updates to help them achieve portfolio growth with the least amount of risk.

“Credit and fraud risk does not end at onboarding for new merchant accounts. Zoot’s Merchant Acquiring Strategy Session will address factors for managing risk proactively beginning in underwriting and continuing throughout the life of the merchant relationship,” said Lindeen. “Losses from a single merchant can account for millions of dollars. Our goal is to disseminate information to combat these costly transactions and ideally prevent them from ever occurring.”

Mercator Advisory Group is the leading, independent research and advisory services firm exclusively focused on the payment industry. PaymentsJournal.com delivers extensive payments and banking news, expert analysis, views, and shared research designed to create an information rich portal. The content is offered free of charge allowing thought leaders to easily share their opinions and benefits to an exclusive group of industry professionals, technology providers, merchants, investors and members of the media.                            


About Zoot
Bozeman, Mont.-based Zoot Enterprises, Inc. provides comprehensive credit decisioning, loan origination and credit risk management solutions to enable clients’ unique business objectives, leading to long-term relationships with top U.S. and international financial institutions. Zoot’s rapid, high-volume processing environment has the capacity to process billions of transactions per year. Visit http://www.zootweb.com or call 406.556.7555 for more information. Zoot thought leaders are now featured on zootweb.com/blog.

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 PaymentsJournal.com.