We help organisations navigate the complex payments and fintech ecosystem, identify opportunities to accelerate profitable revenue growth, and drive their competitive advantage
We offer a truly independent voice and have never accepted a referral fee or commission from any vendor. Our vision is to be the most trusted global payments consultancy. Today, we serve clients in over 45 countries through our global office network in North America, Europe, Middle East and Australia.
Jim Edgar, Peter Dunn, and Todd Conover found Edgar, Dunn & Conover in San Francisco California
The firm began as a general management consulting firm, but through work with an international card association and with several West Coast banks, quickly develops a specialization in payments and financial services
First real-time gross settlement (RTGS) system is implemented by Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Sears department store introduces Discover card offering consumers a small rebate on their purchases, making it one of the first cash-back cards
Barclays Bank becomes first UK high-street bank to issue a debit card
The now called Edgar, Dunn & Company (EDC) opens the London office
Europay, MasterCard, and Visa come together to create EMV smart chip card standard
Jeff Bezos founds Cadabr and renames it Amazon a few months later
EDC opens Sydney office and becomes the firms second international office
PayPal is founded by founded by Max Levchin, Peter Thiel, and Luke Nosek merging with Elon Musk's x.com a year later
China Union Pay card scheme founded with ICBC, Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China and China Construction Bank serving as its first members
AliPay is founded as an escrow payment service for the Alibaba group
In December 2004, the firm’s Frankfurt office openes to meet the needs of clients in Germany and Eastern Europe.
Mastercard is listed on the stock market
EMV smart chip cards and acceptance devices start to be rolled out across the UK and the rest of Europe
UK launches Faster Payments Service, the first major infrastructure update to the UK banking system in over 20 years
Visa is listed on the stock market
In 2008, the firm opens its Paris location to locally serve the growing needs of our French clients
Payment Service Directive applies across European Economic Area with the objective of increasing competition in the European payments industry
Apple Pay launches in the US, followed a year later by Android and Samsung Pay
European Parliament votes to cap interchange fees at 0.3% for credit cards and at 0.2% for debit cards
The Dubai office opens in 2018 to serve our growing Middle Eastern clients
2nd Directive on Payment Services (PSD2) is introduced
The payment acceptance landscape changes significantly as a result of M&A deals such as Fiserv/First Data, FIS/Worldpay, Global Payments/TSYS or Worldline/SIX Payments.
The Covid-19 pandemic boosts the demand for mobile and contactless payments, creating a new normal.
Buy Now Pay Later availability surges, becoming one of the easiest financing options for people with limited access to credit.
EDC has a globally distributed team of highly experienced payments and fintech experts. We have a thirst for solving problems, identifying solutions and devising actionable strategies that drive business growth and payment innovation.
Our team advises clients from a global network of six offices in San Francisco, London, Sydney, Paris, Frankfurt and Dubai.
143-149 Fenchurch Street,
London, EC3M 6BN,
1 bis rue du Havre,
Eysseneckstr. 4, 60322
415 Mission St FL 37,
San Francisco, CA
94105, United States
Swiss Tower, 10th Floor,
PO Box 643 718,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 4, 222 Clarence Street,
Sydney NSW, 2000,