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Top 10 Services and Payments Articles of 2017

These are the 10 most-popular articles focusing on services and payments trends and markets that Euromonitor International published in 2017. 1. Three Payment Trends That Will Change How We Pay in 2018 Technology has reinvented commerce. It changed what consumers expect to experience in physical retail and foodservice outlets. It opened the door to new […]
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Premiumisation of Credit Cards and Consumer Payments Becoming a Necessity

The influence of premiumisation will continue to expand. Harnessing this demand is crucial for financial service providers; however, as consumers grow to expect premium features, it becomes harder for providers to separate themselves from the pack. Resources which rate and review card offerings are growing, and are accelerating competition within the space. Consumers increasingly have […]
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Consumer Payments: Credit Card vs Cash

Momentum in the transition of consumer payments away from paper and towards card and electronic alternatives is expected to result in total cash and other paper declining by USD1,941 billion and USD453 billion, respectively, over the forecast period. Factors accelerating the transition to paper payment alternatives include increased access to financial services and government policies. […]
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Class Differences and the Effect on Spending in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s easing economic growth continued to weigh on the performance of the country’s consumer market in 2016. At the same time, Hong Kong’s income distribution remains extremely unequal, despite increased government social spending during the period 2011-2016. Over the long term, economic factors (particularly the performance of the country’s external sector), coupled with demographic […]
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Africa’s three largest BOP markets

What is the BOP? There is no fixed definition of the bottom of the pyramid (BOP), as it contains a mix of incomes, living standards, rural-urban locations, and varying levels of access to goods and services, including education, healthcare and organised financial services. But broadly speaking, the BOP refers to the poorest socioeconomic group in […]
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Insights on Income and Expenditure in Portugal

The improvement of Portugal’s economic performance over 2015-2016 supported a pick-up in growth of the country’s per capita disposable income and spending over this period. Nevertheless, Portuguese households remain cautious towards consumption, while increasing inequality continues to fuel the expansion of low-income classes. Portugal’s economic performance, a declining and ageing population, and lifestyle changes will […]
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Economy, Finance and Trade Mexico: Trump’s Protectionist Administration Will Hurt Mexico

Euromonitor International’s Mexico Economy, Finance and Trade Country Briefing, focuses on one of Latin America’s economies which is heavily reliant on the success of the US economy to drive exports progression and remittance inflows. Donald Trump’s surprising victory in the US elections pushed the Mexican peso to historic lows, summoning dangers instore for Mexico, given the […]
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Economy, Finance and Trade Egypt: Key Economic Reforms will Boost Egypt’s Economic Potential

Euromonitor International’s Egypt Economy, Finance and Trade Country Briefing focuses on the fifth largest and fastest growing economy in the Middle East and North Africa (in US$ terms), which is currently carrying out major economic reforms to help restore its macroeconomic stability. The economy has been able to partially recover from the shock of the Arab Uprising […]
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Key Findings in Consumer Finance for 2018

The 2018 edition of Euromonitor International’s Consumer Finance system is now live and Euromonitor discusses key industry trends. Global use of cash continued to decline from 2016 to 2017 and is expected to decline further over the forecast period. The largest single market by card payment value, China, reported modest growth from 2016 to […]
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PayPal and Zelle – Developments in US Peer-to-Peer Payments

Peer-to-peer payments in the US had an eventful month in June. PayPal, one of the leaders in digital payments, announced that it would begin offering instantaneous bank transfers via Visa and Mastercard debit cards. In addition, Early Warning Services unveiled its new Zelle peer-to-peer payments service, which will be supported by over 30 banks over the course of the next year. Together, these two announcements […]
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Review of Eastern Europe Card Payment Drivers

By most accounts, Eastern Europe has been one of the fastest growing regions in terms of card payment value and that trend is projected to continue as more people, institutions and governments encourage adoption. The reasons for such robust year-on-year growth in the region can partially be attributed to the historic dependence on cash throughout the region, […]
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Takeaways from Card Forum 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 […]
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Trump Administration Releases Budget Proposal: Potential Implications for US Education Lending

On Monday 22 May, the Trump Administration released details of its proposed budget. The budget seeks to cut government spending across a variety of programmes. Among cuts to social programmes and the Environmental Protection Agency, the budget also aims to overhaul the student loan landscape in the US. Changes include removing subsidised provisions from certain […]
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Analyst Viewpoint: Consumer Finance in Brazil

The analyst viewpoint series features interviews with analysts from several of the 46 markets covered in Euromonitor’s Consumer Finance research programme, discussing key payment trends or developments in their respective research markets. What entity holds the power in your market? Operators, issuers, merchants? Is it changing? In Brazil, acquirers were commonly the ones to hold […]
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Euromonitor to Speak at Money20/20 Europe 2017

Event Name: Money20/20 Europe Date: June 26-28, 2017 Location: Copenhagen, Denmark Event Description: Money20/20 is the largest global event enabling payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology. With more than 3,700 attendees, including 1,000 CEOs, from 75 countries this year, Money20/20 Europe […]
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