MAG Webinar: New and Emerging Payment Trends – What’s Important to the Merchant Community?

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
      12:00 p.m. - 1 p.m. Central

Note: This webinar was for all MAG members and sponsors and all prospect members and sponsors

 View presentation slides and download the recording on the MAG's Member Resources page.

Trends in payment technologies including mobile, contactless, and P2P are evolving to deliver new customer experiences and value-added services.  How are retailers taking advantage of these opportunities?  What are the risks and challenges to be considered?  What stakeholders are engaging in these new technologies and trends and in what capacity? 

New payment modes come with different rules and routing options and pricing. What should merchants be on the alert for?

Merger and acquisition activity in the payment industry remains quite active but what does it all mean?  Are there implications for retailers that should suggest a watchful eye?  How is Fintech engaging with payments industry stakeholders and what opportunities exist for retailers to engage in order to drive the future of their business?

During this webinar, you will hear from subject matter experts in payments regarding their perspectives on these new and emerging trends that will have an impact on the retailer community.

Presenter: Steve Mott (CEO, BetterBuyDesign)

Mott_Steve_photo 2017Steve Mott is a 30-year veteran of the electronic payments and security industry, specializing in ‘landscape’ and strategic assessments, transaction economics, innovative uses of debit networks, authentication and security technologies, and emerging alternative payments types and venues—including stored value, online and mobile commerce, cloud-based/digital marketing systems, and transacting over social networks.

As principal of BetterBuyDesign, a payments consultancy, Steve (and partner organizations) work with clients on strategy development, product research and design, organizational effectiveness and vendor management, technology evaluations, and market assessments. His clients include merchants, banks, processors, networks, technology providers and corporates. 

Steve also advises investment firms on industry trends and developments, conducts business valuations and M&A/due diligence support, and serves as an expert witnesses in patent, trade secret, and other IP matters. Steve serves as a subject matter expert for the Federal Reserve and other industry organizations, speaks at two dozen payments conferences each year, and is a frequent contributor to Digital Transactions Magazine and n*genuity Journal. You can reach Steve at and 203.536.0588. 

Presenter: John MacAllister (Principal, Dorado Industries)

MacAllister_John    John MacAllister has led or participated in numerous client projects involving issues of strategic direction, product and market profitability, merger and acquisition planning, and performance measurement criteria over the course of his thirty years in payments consulting. He has contributed to consulting engagements which resulted in the formation of numerous shared utility enterprises including Interlink, Accel, National Interchange Network (Maestro), La Red Colombiana, and Primary Payments (Early Warning Services.)

John’s experience prior to entering the payments consulting profession includes ten years as a Vice President—Commercial Lending with Union Bank in Los Angeles, California, and four years as President and Chief Operating Officer of Spring Corporation, a fully-integrated real estate sales, development, and services company in Los Angeles.

When he is not performing client consulting engagements, he writes a quarterly payments industry newsletter – TrendWatch 2.0 – and leads deep sea fishing charters to Fiji, Baja, and mainland Mexico.

Mr. MacAllister holds a B.S. in Finance, an M.B.A., and a Masters degree in Finance from the University of Southern California.