Cards Global Market Briefing 2018

Published - January 2018| Code - MKB050B| Affiliate - TBRC (Publisher)

Report Highlights

Including: Debit Cards, Credit Cards, Charge Cards and Prepaid Cards

Covering: American Express Company, Visa, Mastercard, FIS, Bank of America

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Methodology - Cards

The global cards market value has been estimated based on the following inputs:

a) Transaction Values

We have obtained transaction values data on card-based payments from various central banks and national statistical bodies.

b) Average Card Transaction Fee

We have obtained various card charges levied on card-based payments from various secondary sources. Charges include merchant fee, processing fee, swiping fee, transaction fee and others. Average transaction fee is calculated by totaling all the relevant transaction fees.

Cards market size in each country is calculated by multiplying both the inputs for the historic years. For the forecasted period, market is estimated using growth rates derived from base drivers such as GDP, population and other macroeconomic indicators.

Data used in the calculation process is given in the country sub-section of the main report body.

Note on Currency Conversions –

All currency conversions are done on the basis of 2016 exchange rates.

The cards market comprise establishments engaged in storing, processing and transmitting payment cards data. This market covers issuing and acquiring banks, card processing and issuing companies and others. Revenue generated from the cards market include all processing and service fees levied by banks and financial institutions for processing card-based payments. It excludes interest charged by banks on payment cards.

The North America was the largest region in the Cards industry in 2017, accounting for around 60% of the global market. Asia Pacific was the second largest region, accounting for around 27% of the global market. Africa was the smallest region, accounting for around 1% of the global market.  

The focus on the security of card-based payments has increased significantly across the world. This is mainly to prevent card fraud losses incurred by banks and according to Capgemini, the worldwide value of fraud losses reached almost US$16 billion in 2014 . In this regard, payment service providers and merchants have implemented various solutions including the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance, EMV technology, 3-D Secure services, tokenization, biometrics and end-to-end encryption. To combat the constantly evolving card fraud methods, the National Retail Federation (NRF) also updates its security guidelines continuously.

  • Table 1 : Global Cards Historic Market, 2013 – 2017
  • Table 2 : Global Cards Forecast Market, 2017-2021
  • Table 3 : Global Cards Market, Split By Region, 2017
  • Table 4 : Global Cards Market, Historic and Forecast Growth Rate, By Region, 2013 – 2021
  • Table 5 : Global Cards Market, Split By Country, 2017
  • Table 6 : Cards Value of Transactions, By Country, 2016
  • Table 7 : Average Transaction Charges, By Country, 2016
  • Table 8 : Cards Volume of Transactions, By Country, 2016
  • Table 9 : Global Cards Market, Historic and Forecast Growth Rate, By Country, 2013 – 2021
  • Table 10 : Global Cards Market, Key Competitor Estimated Market Shares, 2017
  • Figure 1 : Global Cards Historic Market, 2013 – 2017
  • Figure 2 : Global Cards Forecast Market, 2017 – 2021
  • Figure 3 : Global Cards Market, Split By Region, 2017
  • Figure 4 : Global Cards Market, Historic and Forecast Growth Rate, By Region, 2013 – 2021
  • Figure 5 : Global Cards Market, Split By Country, 2017
  • Figure 6 : Global Cards Market, Historic and Forecast Growth Rate, By Country, 2013 – 2021
  • Figure 7 : Global Cards Market, Key Competitor Estimated Market Shares, 2017

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