Takeaways from Card Forum 2017

by May 26th, 2017

After attending Card Forum 2017 in Austin, Texas earlier this month, Euromonitor spotted several trends developing across the consumer finance industry. There is significant opportunity for card payments as retail continues to shift online; security is likely to remain a key concern for consumers despite the decline in card fraud; and payment players need to […]

Markets Expected to Lower Poverty Rate the Most by 2030

by January 29th, 2017

Euromonitor International’s Wealth and Income distribution model looks at 50 markets through a measure of income and accumulated wealth. Our model forecast the growth of these factors to 2030 and has valuable insight as to where consumers will exit poverty and enter the middle class over the forecast period. For consumer finance, these consumers that are […]

Recap of the Bank Customer Experience Summit in Chicago

by September 23rd, 2016

The recent Bank Customer Experience Summit in Chicago brought together several of the largest financial institutions and payment technology providers to discuss the changing financial service landscape. The challenges facing mainstream financial service providers included adopting technology preferred by younger consumers while maintaining services preferred by older consumers, transitioning to a lower cost branch network […]

Moving from Financially Underserved to Fully Banked: Euromonitor to Support Bank Customer Experience Summit

by August 27th, 2016

Moving from financially underserved to fully banked There were more financially underserved consumers as a share of total banked consumers in 2015 in the US in over a decade. This presents a significant opportunity for financial institutions looking to increase share of consumer lending and total consumer credit. The share of the banked population considered […]

Potential Conflicts Between Retailers and Consumer Finance Companies

by and July 21st, 2016

Retailers and payment companies continue to battle, but what about shoppers? Walmart’s tussle with Visa in Canada and Costco’s transition from American Express to Visa serve are the two most recent high-profile examples. Listen to Euromonitor’s Retailing and Consumer Finance analysts outline reasons for these conflicts and debate their potential effects. Listen as MP3