Reports

  • report_content
    30 August 2013

    The European payments industry is constantly looking at strategies to maximise success in the field of e- and m-commerce. All the issues relevant to the sector are addressed: efficiency, anti-money laundering or fraud, all with the support of the European Union.

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    30 August 2013

    Attempts are being made to standardise mobile contactless transactions in Europe. The GSM Association (GSMA) and the European Payment Council (EPC) have published a paper that could speed up the adoption of NFC-based mobile phone payments in Europe. 

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    29 August 2013

    The Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) is the area in which individuals and businesses can make and receive card and electronic payments, in euros, across Europe, simply, cheaply and efficiently, regardless of their location. In other words, it is an integrated euro payments market, across all EU Member States.

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    29 August 2013

    How do alternative and mobile payment methods stack up in terms of security against traditional payment methods? They are often pitched as a safer option than card transactions, but fraudsters are increasingly turning their attention to these methods.

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    29 August 2013

    Most online transactions take place without any fraud occuring but the perception of fraud is a hugely important concept in online payments. It remains a constant worry for consumers and merchants alike. 

  • report_content
    29 August 2013

    Prepaid, direct debit, real-time bank transfer, there is no standard definition of an alternative payment is. For the purpose of this report, it is any non-card payment type but the alternatives to standard credit card payments are vast comprise a large variety of schemes.

  • report_content
    29 August 2013

    Bill Gates is quoted as saying, “Banking is essential. Banks are not.” This has never been truer than it is currently when we consider the explosive growth of alternative payment mechanisms. WorldPay data shows that, today, alternative payment mechanisms account for €165 billion of global e-commerce transactions, representing 22% of total transactional value, and they are expected to enjoy a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 13% in the run up to 2015

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    29 August 2013

    Payments related to social media, gaming and networking could reach US14bn by 2014 and all the major players, PayPal, Twitter and Facebook among them, are laying the groundwork. 

  • report_content
    28 August 2013

    There is massive enthusiasm around NFC but serious questions are being raised about its deployment and long term practicality and success, in particular the slow pace of adoption owing to merchant and consumer apathy and perceptions about a loss of privacy or security. 

  • report_content
    28 August 2013

    Near Field Communications (NFC) are used in a wide range of settings (such as reloading your public transport card) and present obvious benefits for m-payments. iGaming Business's Payments Report provides the overview on NFC. 

  • report_content
    28 August 2013

    The major card and financial services providers are also gearing up for the m-payments changes coming to market across numerous markets and regions.

  • report_content
    28 August 2013

    From Everything Everywhere (T-Mobile and Orange) and Vodafone to the major US operators such as AT&T, Verizon and internet giants like Google or eBay-Paypal, the big mobile and web players are all preparing the field for m-payments.  

  • report_content
    28 August 2013

    Asia is both tech-savvy and very poor, the two features thus offering great opportunities for mobile payments and financial services providers. In Africa m-payment services are very rudimentary but they are also flourishing and mobiles are a lifeline to many poverty-stricken Africans who wouldn’t otherwise have any access to financial services of any sort.

  • report_content
    27 August 2013

    A lot of hype surrounds everything related to mobile and payments are no different. iGaming Business runs through what mobile payments actually entail and the different platforms making headway at the moment.

  • report_content
    27 August 2013

    Payments are an integral part of the igaming experience and possibly even more so for the mobile gambling sector. Aideen Shortt gives an overview of the mobile payments industry, the issues to must to gain wider acceptance and how mobiles are perceived in different regions of the world.   

     

  • report_content
    23 August 2013

    Online payments are still dominated by credit cards, however, rapidly-changing market trends and availability of more convenient platform-specific options are creating new opportunities for alternative payment mechanisms

  • report_content
    23 August 2013

    Compared to other rapidly developing regions which have endless diversity and fragmentation, Latin America is a more homogenous market, and therefore one with ample opportunity and potential.

  • report_content
    23 August 2013

    European e-commerce is diverse and fragmented, and it would be dangerous for an operator to treat the continent as a single entity.

  • report_content
    23 August 2013

    This is an updated section form the Digital Payments Report 2012 which provides a market breakdown for Australia, China, Japan, India and Singapore

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    23 August 2013

    Asia-Pacific represents almost 45% of the global online population and local online retailing is growing at a faster rate than North America and Europe.

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