Reports

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    17 October 2013

    Mobile gaming and commerce has to a large extent taken root in developed/mature markets in Europe or the US, as users become increasingly familiar with carrying out daily tasks, including payments, on their mobiles. Africa however has not had the Internet push experienced by the US and Europe these past 15 years and  in many African countries the mobile is often the only gateway to the web, thus offering great opportunities for m-commerce companies.  

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    17 October 2013

    Possibly even more so than on the internet, payments are the key to success for mobile gambling companies. In this extract from the Mobile Report she wrote for iGaming Business, Aideen Shortt provides an introduction to the payment options available to mgaming firms and looks at the size of an m-commerce market which looks likely to grow massively in the next few years.

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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. 

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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    1 October 2012

    Money in and money out is at the heart of every business model. Handling payments, providing local solutions in every market and improving efficiencies are critical success factors. The Changing Face of Payments report offers an overview of the entire global payments ecosystem as it stands, as well as looking to the future of payments.