The Global Contactless Payments Market: Development, Opportunities and Perspectives

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Report overview

The Global Contactless Payments Cards Market: Development, Opportunities and Perspectives describes the evolution and operation of contactless payment methods used at POS, with particular reference to the solutions offered under the American Express–MasterCard–Visa Agreement. The report discusses the benefits contactless payments can bring to all market participants, including card issuers and merchants. The current position of particular systems functioning in various countries and the strategy and implementation of the most important pilot schemes are analysed in-depth. The Polish market is an excellent example of a successful strategy of accelerating contactless payments development through joint investment in a fast expansion of terminal network and mass issuance of cards. The report also describes the prospects for the development of contactless payments globally, including the potential to develop into NFC-based mobile payments. The report is based on research among experts and business practitioners as well as on a range of data obtained from the most important contactless payments market participants and international consulting firms.

The report concludes that the replacement of a considerable number of cash transactions with contactless payments at POS, in public transport, or anywhere fast service is required, will soon become a fact in the most of developed countries. However, mass popularisation of electronic payments requires time to deal with customers’ habits and their deep conviction about the advantages of cash as an anonymous and a commonly accepted method of payment. Benefits from contactless payments can accelerate the development of whole cashless turnover in retail transactions all over the world.

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The report provides:
  • 27 charts and figures and 6 tables
  • 16 case studies contactless payments implementation
  • Unique and previously unpublished data on global volumes for contactless cards and terminals
  • Interviews with 23 industry experts
  • Based on numerous primary and secondary sources, including information from market participants, including large international corporations.
Essential research for:
  • Commercial and cooperative banks
  • Acquirers and card organisations
  • Supermarkets and other retail chains
  • Academic centres
  • Public transport companies and local governments.

Published: February 2011
81 pages, PDF format
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Report participants

MasterCard Europe
Visa Europe
Bank Zachodni WBK SA
PKO Bank Polski SA
Polbank EFG
Fenbrook Consulting
Żabka Polska SA
Forrester Research

About POLASIK Research

POLASIK Research is a dynamic research and consulting company, specialising in electronic banking and payment systems.  Its principals have longstanding experience in conducting research into and analyses on this subject.

Our mission is to accumulate and create knowledge of electronic banking and payment systems and to deliver it effectively to market participants. Our goal is to support our partners in their pursuit to continually improve the effectiveness and quality of payment and banking services. We would like to use our knowledge to create conducive conditions to market innovative solutions and promote their public acceptance.

Our knowledge is based on market research, experience in conducting analyses, and specialist literature. Our aim is to both explore the functioning of markets and know the products thoroughly as well as to understand customer behaviour and preferences.