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July 3, 2015

Euromonitor to Speak at Verifone Accelerated Commerce Conference

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Event Name: Verifone Accelerated Commerce Conference

Location: Bali, Indonesia

Event Description: Held in exotic Bali, Indonesia, the Verifone Asia Pacific Annual Conference is an annual platform consisting of two full days of networking and education exclusively for our regional customers and partners. We are expecting about more than 150 participants from Asia Pacific. The Asia Pacific payments industry is an exciting and diverse market that represents many emerging countries and represents growth opportunities. Our theme for this year’s event is Accelerated Commerce - we hope that you can join us so you can learn more about Verifone’s strategy for accelerating commerce in Asia Pacific.

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June 30, 2015

Three Trends Driving Forward Remote M-Commerce in 2015

Michelle EvansAnalyst Insight by Michelle Evans - Senior Consumer Finance Analyst

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Back in 2007, Apple set off a smartphone revolution when it introduced the iPhone to market. While some industry observers back then doubted the potential of the iPhone to impact the mobile industry — let alone payments — it has nevertheless jumpstarted a smartphone revolution. Of course, other mobile phone manufacturers have since followed suit to make the smartphone one of the most popular consumer devices on the planet today.

This plethora of such devices has set into motion generational shifts in a number of industries, including payments, retailing, foodservice and travel. The increased availability of smartphones has ushered in new ways of conducting commerce and executing payments. In addition, these technological advances have ushered in a new consumer type — a connected one. Despite all the hype surrounding the potential of in-person or proximity mobile payments, remote mobile commerce accounted for 98% of mobile payments made globally in the 46 markets researched by Euromonitor International.

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June 12, 2015

Security Lessons from the Cartes America Conference

Michelle EvansAnalyst Insight by Michelle Evans - Senior Consumer Finance Analyst

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Cartes Secure Connexions America took place in May in Washington DC. This conference, which attracts global professionals in the payments, identity and mobility industries, was largely focused on security trends, with a great emphasis on the US migration to chip-based cards and security as it relates to future mobile payments scenarios.

US playing catch-up to the rest of the world

The US is the last developed market to still predominately use magnetic strip cards instead of the chip-based cards, which are so commonplace in every other corner of the world. Of course, that is changing as the US is in the midst of a transition to become compliant with EMV, short for Europay-MasterCard-Visa standards.

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June 8, 2015

Key Takeaways from the Card Forum & Expo

Michelle EvansAnalyst Insight by Michelle Evans - Senior Consumer Finance Analyst

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The 27th Annual took place in April in Chicago. The emergence of the mobile consumer and the future role of payments in this new environment drove much of the conversation at this three-day conference.

Below are three takeaways from the conference:

Creating the use case for the mobile wallet

Remote mobile payments in 2014 accounted for nearly 98% of all mobile payments made globally in the 46 markets researched by Euromonitor International. Nevertheless, the mobile payment type that has continued to garner the most attention from industry observers is proximity mobile payments. This type of payment has become the Holy Grail for many in the industry due to the immense benefits that surround a mobile-enabled experience.

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May 18, 2015

American Express's Plenti Launch

Kendrick SandsAnalyst Insight by Kendrick Sands - Senior Consumer Finance Analyst

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The first US coalition loyalty programme which allows point transfers across companies was recently launched by American Express. The initial merchant partners include AT&T, Exxon, Macy’s, Mobil, Nationwide, Rite Aid, Direct Energy, Enterprise and Hulu. The innovative reward platform has a variety of unique selling points and has potential for American Express to reach a wide range of additional US consumers. Following the loss of the network’s co-branded exclusivity agreement with Costco as well as JetBlue, the network faces a significant decline in total processed payment value in 2016. To offset this decline the network has looked to other co-branded agreements and pre-paid and digital platforms. The acquisition of Loyalty Partner in 2011 by American Express for US$685 million sharpened the network’s focus on international loyalty programmes and has since proved successful in Germany, Poland and India. The network has long been known to offer lucrative benefits to its affluent and corporate clientele and has been aggressively trying to capture consumers outside of these segments with limited success in recent years. The Plenti platform, if additional merchant partners are included, could have the potential to do so.

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May 12, 2015

Brazil's Business Environment: Consumption in Economic Slowdown

250_brazilBusiness-v1.0On the surface, Brazil looks like an attractive market. It is the seventh largest global economy and has a population of 200 million, with high consumer expenditure and high demand for commodities.
But Brazilians are spending less, industrial confidence is deteriorating, and inflation is rising, meaning a future of slow growth and economic recovery.

Consumer goods companies operating in Brazil need to adapt their strategy to integrate the global market place. What are the reasons behind this slowdown and how can organisations work it to their advantage? 

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› How Brazil’s rapid currency depreciation has affected its economy and consumers 

› Which consumer industries are slowing down and which have new opportunities

› Why the middle class is changing Brazil’s economic landscape

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April 22, 2015

Euromonitor to Speak at Cards & Payments Asia 2015

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Location: Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore
Date:  22-23 April, 2015

Event Description: The leaders in the industry showcase their products, services and solutions at Asia's largest cards & payments exhibition. 10,000+ executives from banks, retail, telecoms, transport, government and enterprise visit the exhibition every year. The conference brings together cutting-edge innovators in the evolution of commerce.

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March 4, 2015

The Rising Power of Female Consumers

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The global female population totalled an estimated 3.6 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach 4.2 billion by 2030. Average disposable income amongst women is the highest it's ever been, and women are living longer than men.

What are you doing to reach this growing market?

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  • The size and distribution of the female consumer market
  • Literacy and education rates
  • Labour participation
  • Purchasing power

 

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March 2, 2015

Samsung Betters Apple and Others in Mobile Payments War

Michelle EvansAnalyst Insight by Michelle Evans - Senior Consumer Finance Analyst

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The mobile payments war has heated up with the official arrival of Samsung onto the scene. The world’s largest smartphone manufacturer unveiled its new mobile payment system, Samsung Pay, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Sunday.

Samsung Pay, which will be available on its new line of smartphones including both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, will launch this summer in the US and South Korea. The South Korean smartphone manufacturer expects to expand the mobile payments service to Europe and China thereafter. Samsung Pay works when a user launches the service and then confirms payment with his or her fingerprint. This mobile payments service will use NFC chips to communicate with compatible POS terminals as Apple Pay does today, but a recently acquired technology will enable the Samsung Pay system to work with traditional card swipe readers as well.

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February 28, 2015

Euromonitor to Speak at CARTES America 2015

CARTES-America

Event Name: CARTES Secure Connexions – America

Dates: May 5-7, 2015

Location: Washington, DC

Description: The Global Event for Payment, Identification and Mobility - CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS AMERICA will take place in Washington, DC, May 5-7, 2015 for its 4th edition. The 2014 event attracted attendees from more than 50 countries, with 166 companies exhibiting, a 20 percent increase from the CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS EVENT in 2013.

CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS AMERICA hosts a top-quality, three-day conference uniquely concentrated on North American issues for senior level decision makers. In addition, the show floor features one of the largest cross-sections of the industry suppliers, representative of the full supply chain. Register with a 20% conference discount and free expo hall badge as a Euromonitor International subscriber using promo code: EURO15!

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Euromonitor to Speak at Verifone Accelerated Commerce Conference

Three Trends Driving Forward Remote M-Commerce in 2015

Security Lessons from the Cartes America Conference

Key Takeaways from the Card Forum & Expo

American Express's Plenti Launch

Brazil's Business Environment: Consumption in Economic Slowdown

Euromonitor to Speak at Cards & Payments Asia 2015

The Rising Power of Female Consumers

Samsung Betters Apple and Others in Mobile Payments War

Euromonitor to Speak at CARTES America 2015