Merchant Acquiring in Europe
|発行||Retail Banking Research||商品コード||235795|
Payment card usage is being driven by the increase in the number of acceptance points and the rapid expansion of e-commerce, creating growth opportunities for merchant acquirers and processors. The current economic and financial crisis has accelerated the ongoing consolidation of the banking sector in several European countries. This is having direct ramifications on the merchant acquiring sector, through the merger of national acquirers, the emergence of independent pan-European players and increasing competition from international groups.
Merchant Acquiring in Europe 2012 sets out to provide banks, acquirers, processors and other industry players with key information on the structure, size and growth of the merchant acquiring sector in Europe's largest markets: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey and the UK. Together these markets account for 65% of the volume and 71% of the value of card payments in the region.
The study is based on RBR's primary research on payment card issuing and acquiring in Europe, proprietary in-house databases and extensive market knowledge. It includes transactions made not just with bank cards, but also with T&E and private label cards. RBR applies consistent definitions and conducts extensive validation to ensure data can be used for benchmarking across countries.
RBR's Merchant Acquiring in Europe 2012 study is essential reading for international card schemes, third party processors, banks, suppliers, regulators and other key industry players that are interested in, or involved in, merchant acquiring in the region, and for whom access to high quality market data is essential for strategic planning and informed decision making.
The report contains the following key market metrics for each of the countries covered:
Moreover, the following key questions relating to the merchant acquiring sector will be addressed by the study: