Consumer Payments: Trends and opportunities for payment providers

An overview of the current market dynamics of each of the key trends, and how they will likely develop in the near future. This will highlight key strategies and tactics that players in the payments ecosystem can look to employ to stay ahead of the curve, and explore how each key trend is likely to develop over the next 12 months.


Assessment of the key trends in consumer payments, including mobile wallets.

Analyzing security levels with different services and the threat of cyber-crime.

Identification of future developments within the consumer payment industry.

Reasons to buy

What are payments services doing to combat cyber-security?

How are point of service terminals evolving?

How are mobile wallets trying to increase market share?

Companies mentioned


Table of Contents




Mobile Wallet Wars

Mobile wallet providers will use incentives to lure consumers to mobile payments

A growing number of new providers will compete to build their user base over the next year

Mobile wallet providers that fail to enhance their offerings will struggle to achieve longevity

Samsung and Google are offering a number of rewards and incentives to drive Samsung Pay and Android Pay adopt

Cyber Security

Regulators will issue more explicit rules and guidelines for internet payments security

Reserve Bank of India mandated FA practices

South Africa introduces D secure to combat fraud

EU review of Payment Services Directive imminent

US introduces Cyber security Information Sharing Act

Cross-industry information sharing initiatives will prove essential in the fight against fraud

Private-public partnerships progressing in the US

Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre enforcing cyber security in EU

Password-less authentication

Consumers’ lax attitudes to information security will continue to be a major cause for concern

Static passwords will be phased out as providers deploy a host of new authentication mechanisms

POS terminal modernization

POS vendors will ramp up their efforts to provide merchants with more than just card acceptance

Worldpay trialing facial recognition technology in UK

Verifone Engage incorporates retail practices into payment system

Verifone Engage improved All recipes' customer engagement

Social Commerce

Social commerce will enter the proof-of-concept stage in , with Facebook leading the way in the West

Facebook has been improving its commercial capabilities

Social commerce won’t take off overnight, as consumers will need to be convinced of its benefits

Infant social commerce in the West could take lessons from Asia


Fast-paced innovation in a burgeoning market



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List of Tables

Table 1: Phishing incidents at major US companies

Table 2: Companies experimenting with new authentication methods

List of Figures

Figure 1: Verdict Financial Consumer Insight Infographic

Figure 2: Mobile Wallet Providers

Figure 3: Apple Wallet survey as of October 2015

Figure 4: Samsung promotional offer

Figure 5: European and US information sharing initiatives' logos

Figure 6: Mobile banking compromises victim attitudes and behavior

Figure 7: Companies modernizing POS terminals

Figure 8: Social media platforms consumers would most likely use that would lead to making a purchase


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