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Payments Cards and Mobile Research

Payments Industry Intelligence – helping your company navigate a growing, fragmented and competitive market

PCM Research Introduction pdf
Payments Cards and Mobile Research offers comprehensive, in-depth research into topics which are relevant and tailored to your needs.

Our in-house Research facility is available for short term projects. We specialise in M&A activity, market entry data, country report analysis and statistics. Research reports on banking, payments and mobile payments worldwide.
Topics range across the measurement of efficiency and performance, card related information, the role of brands in banking and the impact of non-banks such as retailers and Internet Giants on the financial services and mobile financial services market.
Payments Cards and Mobile offers specific research on all aspects of banking, card payments, Issuing/Acquiring, financial services and the mobile financial services market. For example :

    • Information on a particular market or a pan-European comparison of particular segment.
    • Market evaluation for product or company launch
    • Vendor shortlist for RFP
    • Mobile payments and NFC specialists

Payments Industry Reports and White Papers

Payment Modernisation Supplement Cover imagePayment Modernisation in the Digital Era

The frenetic pace of payments industry activity is gathering momentum with every day that passes.
As new solutions and technologies begin to gain traction worldwide, the war on cash is being fought
on many fronts. But the most pressing issue for financial institutions is whether their existing payment
systems can support the rapid evolution occurring.

Download the Payment Modernisation Supplement

Innovation at the POS Survey Cover imageInnovation at the POS – Going beyond the transaction

During a period of unprecedented technological change within the payments industry, no area is avoiding scrutiny and Point of Sale is certainly in focus.
In this piece of research, sponsored by First Data, PCM has run a survey to ascertain how the global payments industry sees the introduction of innovative POS technology being brought to market.

Download the Innovation at the POS Survey

Transforming Payments Report Cover imageTransforming Payment Systems – The evolution of payment systems

In this special supplement, PCM – in conjunction with Alaric, an NCR company and a global supplier of fraud prevention and payments processing products – outlines how banks and other institutions can embark on the path towards payment system transformation.

Download the Transforming Payment Systems Report

Image of Mobile-Payments-and-Fraud-Survey-2014 coverWorld’s Largest Mobile Payments & Fraud Survey Released

The 2014 Survey, conducted by Kount, Inc., The Fraud Practice LLC, and, is the biggest survey ever undertaken focused entirely on fraud and the mobile channel, surveying more than 1000 merchants across the globe. 

Download the Mobile Payments and Fraud Survey 2014

The Fraudsters Playbook Jumio White Paper Cover imageJumio The Fraudsters Playbook Whitepaper

Find out 5 ways in which fraudsters steal identities and how to stop them

To beat your enemy, you have to know your enemy.
Download your free copy of The Fraudster’s Playbook Whitepaper to find out 5 ways in which fraudsters are stealing identities, and how to stop them.

European Payment Cards Statistical Yearbook


Containing 33 individual country profiles. 

The pan-European overview contains more than 86 pages of analysis and statistics, with charts, diagrams and tables covering international cards issued, POS payments and expenditure, per capita figures, acquisition and acceptance.

Countries covered are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and UK.

View European Payment Card Statistical Yearbook

Russia and CIS Payment Cards Yearbook

Eurasian Payment Cards Statistical Yearbook

Containing 10 individual country profiles.

The regional overview contains more than 31 pages of analysis and statistics, with charts, diagrams and tables covering cards issued, ATM and POS transaction data, acquisition and acceptance.

In addition to the core coverage of Russia, Georgia and Ukraine, there are profiles of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Uzbekistan.

View Eurasian Payment Cards Statistical Yearbook

Advanced Payments Report 2012 coverAdvanced Payments Reports


Get inside Advanced Payments.

With our latest Advanced Payments report, which publishes the results of our 8th annual Advanced Payments Survey charting the development of the mobile and other advanced payments, capturing expectations, opinions and perspectives from all across the globe.

The Advanced Payments Report 2014 was conducted by Edgar, Dunn & Company in partnership with Payments Cards & Mobile and was sponsored by First Data.
View Advanced Payments Reports

mobile-fraud-report-coverRetail Banking – Legacy is not for life

Financial institutions are faced with many pressures: cost savings, increasing regulation and customer demands for new and improved services with ever more emphasis on convenience and simplicity.
The harsh reality is that financial institutions find it increasingly difficult to respond to this challenge using their current technology platform. Legacy systems developed for the fixed certainties of the payments world of the past cannot adapt to meet the changing pressures of the current market place.

Download Retail Banking – Legacy is not for life Report

mobile-fraud-report-coverMOBILE FRAUD: DATA SECURITY 1.0 PROCESSING

The explosive growth of mobile commerce brings with it unique challenges and opportunities for payment players.

As more transactions are routed through mobile devices and tablets, what are the key fraud issues affecting the mobile channel?

Download Mobile Fraud Report

mobile-fraud-report-coverRetail Payments Report 2013

The status of retail payments survey report – are payment solution and technology providers in alignment with Retail and Merchant preferences?

The status of retail payments survey reportIn an Industry first, Payments Cards and Mobile has teamed with veteran industry exhibition CARTES, Secure Connexions Event, to give an industry overview of the status of retail payments.

Download Retail Payments Report

VISA_PaymentsMeetsMobileLeadership perspectives – Payments meet mobile

In 2012 Payments Cards and Mobile, in cooperation with Visa, began a project to capture the thoughts and perspectives of some of the biggest players in the evolving mobile payments industry.

For the purpose of the project we interviewed 6 senior executives from different sectors in the ecosystem including, Visa, Telefonica, Vodafone, Barclaycard, Monitise. The idea was simple. To capture the views and perspectives on camera to see if, as an industry, we are working towards collaboration or still fighting over the individual roles that each company will play.

View all the Leadership perspectives – Payments meet mobile

C2P-PCM-PaymentsHubs-RoundTableCard Processing Hubs Reports

Is the specific real-time nature of card processing too costly and too much of a burden for a multi-product payment hub?

What is the benefit for banks and other card service providers if they bring processing platforms together?

Find out what the experts had to say


Payments All Industry White Papers

View selection of Payments Industry White Papers covering topics such as Financial Fraud, Mobile Banking, Card Fraud and B2C e-commerce.



View Payments Industry White Papers

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Alex Rolfe
Managing Director
Payments Cards and Mobile
+44 1263 711800
Wendy Sanders
Head of Business Development
Payments Cards and Mobile
+44 1263 711801