Payment Card Competitor Tracker: December 2009

Date: January 1, 2010
Pages: 31
US$ 2,795.00
Publisher: Datamonitor
Report type: Brief Review
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Payment Card Competitor Tracker: December 2009

The Payment Card Competitor Tracker provides expert analysis and opinion on the strategic moves of leading competitors in the payment card market. Produced on a monthly basis, the Tracker is a global product and covers 60 players, including American Express, Barclaycard, Capital One, Citigroup, Discover, GE Money, First Data, HSBC, JCB, MasterCard, Standard Chartered and Visa.

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  • Overview
    Table of Contents
    The Payment Card Competitor Tracker provides both one month and 12 month views of developments
    Each month, Datamonitor tracks the most relevant announcements from 64 competitors
    Datamonitor's Cards and Payments Team provides analysis of the key developments at both the one month and 12 month level
    A fully searchable database of developments from January 2007 onwards is also delivered alongside the report
    Key Developments in December
    In December, the key story was China UnionPay's issuance in Korea reaching one million cards
    China UnionPay's standard cards offered in partnership with BC Card reached one million in Korea
    CardinalCommerce signed agreement with NYCE Payments to offer Safe Debit online payment solution
    There were 44 developments in December, somewhat below the 12-month average
    There were 44 developments in the December competitor tracker, compared to the 12-month average 55
    M&A, partnership and organic growth, as well as product, services and innovation were below the 12 month trend
    Asia Pacific was by far the busiest region for competitor activity, while North America lagged behind
    Issuers accounted for the majority of the drop in activity in December
    Loyalty/rewards, online, and contactless were the key areas for developments in product, services and innovation in December
    MasterCard expands SecureCode solution to Maestro-branded cards
    Barclaycard issued over five million contactless cards in the UK
    Partnerships accounted for the bulk of activity in M&A, partnerships and organic growth
    Products, Services and Innovation
    American Express
    US: American Express launches AcceptPay for small business owners
    Bank of America
    US: Bank of America's customers use its Add It Up program to spend this holiday season
    US: Bank of America launches Credit Card Clarity Commitment initiative
    UK: Barclays expands mobile banking service
    UK: Barclays and Barclaycard have over five million contactless enabled cards
    China UnionPay
    Asia, Africa and Middle East: Standard Chartered Bank ATM machines to accept China UnionPay cards
    China: Bank of Communications and China UnionPay launch Shanghai Expo theme debit card
    China: China UnionPay, Agricultural Bank of China and Taipei 101 Mall launch a joint marketing campaign
    Hong Kong: Citibank launches 'Money Can't Buy Experience' credit card campaign
    Korea: Citibank Korea launches Citi Rewards credit card
    Poland: Citibank launches Handlowy prepaid card
    Pakistan: Citibank Pakistan launches Online Merchant Program
    Russia: Citibank publishes its report on Russians' New Year shopping with credit cards
    Turkey: Citi Turkey offers credit card with free 3G wireless modem
    UAE: Citi Prepaid Services launches payroll services for Voltas
    Fidelity Information Services
    US: Government Savings Bank converts to Fidelity Information Services' Profile processing solution
    US: CardinalCommerce signs agreement to offer Safe Debit to its clients through Cardinal Centinel
    Garanti Bank
    Turkey: Garanti Bank makes single use PIN mandatory for online banking transactions
    JP Morgan Chase
    US: JP Morgan and Disney launch Disney Rewards Visa card
    Asia Pacific: MasterCard celebrates the fifth anniversary of PayPass with 'Tap & Give' campaign
    Europe: European banks and e-retailers adopt MasterCard's SecureCode
    Indonesia: Permata Bank launches Permata MasterCard platinum black credit card
    Japan: MasterCard launches Amazon promotion during the Christmas season
    UK: MasterCard launches UK's first automatic rebate program for small businesses
    US: Univision introduces the Univision MasterCard gift card
    US: BNY Mellon integrates MasterCard's payment gateway with its suite of payment solutions
    US: PayPal launches campaigns in the holiday season
    Cyprus: TSYS and Marfin Laiki Bank launch credit card for women
    Asia Pacific: Visa introduces 2010 rewards and benefits program for premium cardholders
    Australia: NAB Visa payWave contactless technology to be available from Christmas season
    Hong Kong: Visa and 7-Eleven introduce Visa payWave contactless payment acceptance service
    Hong Kong: Visa cardholders stand a chance to win FIFA World Cup packages
    M&A, Partnerships and Organic Growth
    Australia and New Zealand Bank
    Vietnam: ANZ Bank completes acquisition of RBS in Vietnam and opens its 10th branch
    Belgium, France: Atos Origin and ING Belgium extend contract for payment card services
    China: BBVA increases its stake in China Citic Bank to 15%
    China UnionPay
    Korea: China UnionPay cards issued cross one million mark
    India: Citibank partners with Indian Post to provide remittance services
    First Data
    US: First Data signs agreement with Sovereign Bank to extend their existing merchant services agreement
    Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
    China: ICBC becomes the banking partner of Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games
    Slovakia: KBC Bank acquires outstanding 49.54% stake in ?SOB Slovakia
    US: PayPal reports increase in online shopping on Cyber Monday
    US: Fifth Third Bank extends its payment services agreement with TSYS
    US: UniRush renews TSYS' payment and processing services
    Europe: Visa Europe expects to process over 27 million transactions
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    Table 1: The 64 companies and subsidiaries covered by Datamonitor's Payment Card Competitor Tracker
    Table 2: Current relevant publications
    Table 3: Future relevant publications


    Figure 1: In December, there were 44 developments in total, somewhat below the 12-month average of 55
    Figure 2: December witnessed a drop in the level of activity relating to both M&A and products as compared to the 12-month average
    Figure 3: Asia Pacific accounted for most stories in December in line with the 12-month trend, but North America saw a drop in activity
    Figure 4: Issuers accounted for the majority of the drop in activity in December
    Figure 5: Loyalty/rewards, online, and contactless were the key areas for developments in product, services and innovation in December
    Figure 6: Partnerships accounted for the majority of activity in December, with five announcements in total
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