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Merchant Acquirer Report MALA 2020 Background
Latin America acquirer growth

Latin America has enjoyed strong growth in merchant acquiring volumes over the past few years. This trend will probably persist with card usage spurred by contactless and e-commerce.

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North America acquiring expands

Acquirers and processors continue to post impressive growth in revenue. Although margins are thin and shrinking the overall payments pie continues to expand.

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Hong Kong in digital drive

Although Hong Kong consumers have been sophisticated users of credit cards for a long time, cash use has persisted. Authorities are now committed to a push for digitalisation.

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Market consolidation in Western Europe

Western Europe's merchant acquiring market is one of the most competitive in the world. Despite the challenges, the market consolidates at pace through mergers and acquisitions.

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Turkey cards industry well placed

Longstanding curbs in Turkey on rollover behaviour should stand the credit cards market in good stead as pressures on the economy grow, says a report from Verisk Financial Research.

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Australia benefits from contactless

Buy Now Pay Later providers could struggle as Australia faces Coronavirus challenges, says Verisk Financial Research, while Eftpos may yet benefit from growing contactless preference.

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COVID-19 and US consumer spending

Data and analysis of the impact of COVIC-19 on consumer spending in the US, leveraging Argus transactional data, details the shift from in-store to online purchases.

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Cards & payments in Latin America

Our latest cards & payments reports explore the cards and payments industries in Peru and Argentina with insights and profiles covering the key market players

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COVID drives contactless trends

Data collected by Verisk Financial Research on markets around the world shows how contactless has proven hugely popular with consumers, given the right inftrastructure.

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Portugal's shift from cash to cards

Portugal has one of the highest levels of card penetration in Europe, a profitable credit cards market, growth in electronic payments and a strong merchant acquiring landscape.

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Buoyant US goes contactless

Rewards competition may be peaking, but the cards industry in the United States remains buoyant and is experiencing profits to match.

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COVID's impact on the payments market

While revenues fall in the coronavirus pandemic, one bright spot could be a rapid transformation in consumer attitudes towards digital payments.