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Cards Issuing and Acquiring Europe

Published: November 2017
Pages: 1,800
Countries covered:
Volume 1: Austria • Belgium • Denmark • Finland • France • Germany • Greece • Ireland • Italy • Netherlands • Norway • Portugal • Spain • Sweden • Switzerland • Turkey • UK
Volume 2: Bulgaria • Croatia • Czechia • Estonia • Hungary • Kazakhstan • Latvia • Lithuania • Poland • Romania • Russia • Slovakia • Slovenia • Ukraine

Full report (printed): £9,500 Western Europe, £8,500 CEE (see order form for other formats)
Country reports (printed): £1,500 each (see order form for other formats)

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RBR’s study Payment Cards Issuing and Acquiring Europe gives the most comprehensive and up to date picture of the card issuing, acquiring and processing business in the region.

The report is recognised throughout the industry as the most authoritative source of strategic information on the European cards market. It is based on in-depth primary research, conducted throughout 2017, with card issuers, acquirers and network organisations across the region.

The report comprises two volumes - Volume 1 covers Western Europe and Volume 2 covers CEE. It provides accurate, country-by-country and bank level quantitative and qualitative information that is not available from any other source.

The regions are made up of separate, easily comparable country reports. Each country report comprises the following sections:

1. Market overview
• Cashless payments
• Banking structure

2. Card Products
• Prepaid cards
• Debit cards
Charge cards
• Credit cards
• Card pricing and product features

3. Card schemes and issuers
• Cards by type of scheme
• Cards by scheme
• Contactless cards
• Co-branded and affinity cards
• Major issuers

4. Card usage
• Number and value of card payments
• e-Commerce
• Contactless card and mobile wallet usage

5.  Issuer processing and card fraud

6. Merchant Acquiring
• Contractual arrangements
• Provision of terminals and services
• Merchant processing
• MSCs and interchange fees
• Merchant outlets
• EFTPOS terminals
• Acquired card payments
• Acquiring of e-commerce card payments
• Security

7. Detailed Issuer and Acquirer Tables

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