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Ireland Payments Industry Adapting eCommerce Gateways and Mobile Payment Methods to Boost Cashless Economy: Ken Research

Posted on 13 February 2018 by KenResearch Banking Financial Services and Insurance ,

The report titled “Payments Landscape in Ireland: Opportunities and Risks to 2021”, provides a comprehensive analysis of payments industry overview, payments industry undergoing infrastructure modernization, introduction of technological advancements in payments market, leading players in Ireland’s payment market, and the future of payments landscape in the country.

Payments Landscape Overview: A payment industry comprise of many different entities relying on each other to operate efficiently and securely. Any payments industry is a network that communicates payment information from one point to another point. The payment process always starts with card brands irrespective of a consumer or a merchant. The card brands allow the merchant to issue co-branded credit cards to consumers and the acquirers to acquire merchants who accept credit cards. The acquirer authorizes card transactions and connects issuing banks. There are various acquires such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Diners Club and many more. Few acquirers process payments by themselves, while other acquirers allow a third-party to use their services and innovative payment technology to add more value to merchants.

Modernization of Payments Infrastructures:  Over the past few years it was observed that there is an influx of various companies entering the Irish payments industry utilizing eCommerce gateways and mobile payment providers. This trend exhibits significantly that the payments landscape in Ireland has expanded. There are an increasing number of Fintech (financial technology) companies in the payments industry in the recent years. This assured the merchants with a wider variety of selling methods. Payment market is a broad mix of payment vendors and payment technology solutions. The payments industry is currently undergoing infrastructure modernization required for nonbank innovators and addresses the growing customer needs. Over the past few years, more than 15 countries have modernized their payments infrastructures and many other countries are in the planning stage. It is a costly affair for both the system and at the bank level. Cross-border payments inefficiencies are opening doors for new players in the payments market.

Ireland’s Payments Landscape: The payments industry in Ireland includes credit transfers, direct debit, cash, payment cards, and cheques as payment instruments. In the year 2016, the Irish government replaced stamp duty with a fee on ATM cash withdrawals. The surcharge is to discouraging the use of debit cards at ATMs and encourage POS transactions. All the debit card transactions at POS terminals are free of charge. Irish consumers are accepting the contactless technology and the government has increased the contactless payment limit. According to Visa, more than 3 million contactless transactions on Visa debit cards were made every week in Ireland witnessing a drastic growth in the payments market. The increase in contactless spending limit and growing adoption of contactless POS terminals by retailers are the major factors affecting the growth in the contactless payments. The leading players in Irish payments market are Allied Irish Bank, Bank of Ireland, Ulster Bank, Permanent TSB, Avantcard, Visa and Mastercard.

It is expect that the payments industry in Ireland will continue to grow at a moderated yet healthy rate during the next five years. Meanwhile, the growth in the payments market will be a rebalancing of revenue sources, and powerful disruptive forces will begin to reshape the Irish payments landscape. All the major banks in Ireland such as Kredietbank, ABB Insurance, CERA, (KBC Bank), Allied Irish Bank (AIB), Permanent TSB, Bank of Ireland (BOI), and Ulster Bank offer contactless cards.

Way Forward in Payments Landscape in Ireland: Ireland is deploying tools such as P2P tools, mobile payment tools, and contactless cards to encourage digital payments in the country. The process of digitalization and introduction of embedded technological applications has encouraged the growth of online payments using various cards offered by the financial institutions. The innovative growing new trends will pave way for more opportunities in the payments industry in Ireland over the coming years.

 

Key Topics Covered in the Report:

  • Irish Payment Landscape Market Report
  • Ireland Debit Card Market Report
  • Ireland Credit Card Market Report
  • Ireland Pre-Paid Cards Market Report
  • Ireland Debit Card Market Analysis
  • Ireland Credit Card Market Analysis
  • Ireland Pre-Paid Cards Market Analysis
  • Technological Advancements In Ireland Payments Market
  • Leading Players In Ireland Payments Market
  • Ireland bill Payment Market Research
  • Ireland Money Remittance Industry
  • Alternative payment methods in Ireland
  • Ireland Cards and payments industry trends
  • Consumer payment industry Ireland
  • Ireland Credit Card industry analysis
  • Ireland plastic money market
  • Ireland Credit cards market research
  • Ireland cards and payments market research report
  • M-commerce Market Ireland
  • Ecommerce payment industry Ireland
  • Ireland payment industry
  • Wallet payment market Ireland
  • Plastic Card Money Ireland

 
To know more, click on the link below:

https://www.kenresearch.com/banking-financial-services-and-insurance/financial-services/payments-landscape-in-ireland-opportunities-and-r/142700-93.html

 

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In Ireland Payments Market Digitalization and Introduction of Embedded Technological Applications will Support Digital Economy Growth: Ken Research

Posted on 12 February 2018 by KenResearch Banking Financial Services and Insurance ,

The report titled “Payments in Ireland 2017: What Consumers Want”, provides a comprehensive analysis of payments market overview, digital-only banks, cashless transaction options, MasterCard evolution, introduction of digital economy, technological advancements in payments market, leading players in Ireland’s payment market, and the future of payments market in the country.

Payments Market Overview: Majority of the Ireland consumers prefer cash as a perfect instrument for payments and it accounts for more than half of the total payment transaction volume. The extensive use of cash in the country is expected to decrease the growth of electronic payments. Ireland government has proposed many initiatives to encourage card payments, contactless payments, digital and mobile wallets payments to reduce cash transactions. Ireland banks are attracted towards low-cost channels such as mobile and internet banking to offer their products and services. The development of digital-only banks will encourage the consumers to shift towards electronic payments options. A Germany-based mobile-only bank has launched its operations in Ireland and has encouraged consumers to open a current account by signing up via video chat or online. It was estimated that the growth in e-commerce transactions will drive growth in the payment card market, because, debit and credit cards remain a preferred choice for online payments among Irish consumers.

Technological Advancements: The former domestic debit card operator in Ireland was Laser, which was the dominant debit card scheme provider until the year 2012 in the country. However, it was gradually overtaken by Visa and MasterCard. Laser ceased its operations completely in the year 2014. By the year 2015, MasterCard entered into a partnership with Bank of Ireland and is the sole credit card provider. As a result, almost all the banks Visa credit cards were replaced gradually with MasterCard-branded credit cards. Irish consumers are still adjusting to both the positive and negative effects of digital technologies on their personal lives. The introduction of digital economy in Ireland has raised its worth in Ireland’s GDP and this indicates that a continuing growth will be observed in payments category for the next few years.

There are various trends in payments market in Ireland that involve technology which improves consumer payment experience using mobile devices, or the infrastructure that promotes digital payments. Finger print reader-equipped devices are utilized in the payments market to improve the customer experience. The biometric application creates more efficient and secure ways of making payments, and accessing secure bank websites. Almost all the smartphones are equipped with Artificial Intelligence and machine learning which will improve the ability to anticipate consumer needs and also enhances payment applications. The launch of 5G is set to change the digital landscape and enables the banks to communicate with customers in real time.

Leading Players in Payments Market in Ireland: Irish consumer payments market witnesses a disruption because consumers are using more powerful, faster-connected and better-specified digital devices to make payments. This growing harmonisation and integration of technologies is transforming both the way consumers make payments and how payments market needs to operate.  Advanced mobile technologies are powerful engines for a technological change in payments sector. Smartphones are supporting the growth of digitalisation in payments market along with automation and augmentation. The leading players in the payments market in Ireland are Allied Irish Bank, Bank of Ireland, Ulster Bank, Permanent TSB, Avantcard, Visa and Mastercard.

It was observed that the technology is currently being developed to make payment services and transit payments even more seamless. Ireland is a region leader in terms of payments and also shares the changes in the payments market with IoT, biometric identification and social media. Ireland population has accepted and adopted contactless payment cards. With proper education, improvements to the security features on the merchant and issuer side, consumers are more comfortable using such cards. Irish consumers will witness less cash, and adoption of payment cards will increase drastically. Retailers and micro retailers will increasingly adapt to the payment cards in the next five years such that a card would not be need for shopping. Internet of Things plays a major role in connecting devices and all of the connected devices will all be able to make transactions on consumers’ behalf.

Way Forward in Payments Market in Ireland: Banks in Ireland are deploying tools such as P2P tools, mobile payment tools, and contactless cards to encourage digital payments in the country. The process of digitalization and introduction of embedded technological applications was observed in the payments market in Ireland. This new trend has encouraged the growth of online payments using various cards offered by the financial institutions within the country. The growing new trends will pave way for more opportunities in the payments industry in Ireland over the coming years.

To know more, click on the link below:

https://www.kenresearch.com/banking-financial-services-and-insurance/financial-services/payments-in-ireland-2017-what-consumers-want/142699-93.html

 

Key Topics Covered in the Report:

  • Irish Payment Market Report
  • Irish Payment Market Analysis
  • Irish Payment Cards Market
  • Adoption of Cardless and Contactless Payments in Ireland
  • Adoption of Payment Cards by Retailes and Micro-retailes in Ireland
  • Leading Players in Ireland’s Payment Market
  • Ireland bill Payment Market Research
  • Ireland Money Remittance Industry
  • Alternative payment methods in Ireland
  • Ireland Cards and payments industry trends
  • Consumer payment industry Ireland
  • Ireland Credit Card industry analysis
  • Ireland plastic money market
  • Ireland Credit cards market research
  • Ireland cards and payments market research report
  • M-commerce Market Ireland
  • Ecommerce payment industry Ireland
  • Ireland payment industry
  • Wallet payment market Ireland
  • Plastic Card Money Ireland
  • P2P payments Ireland
  • Online Payment channels Ireland
  • Debit cards market Ireland
  • Credit card demand in Ireland
  • Credit card demand future Outlook Ireland
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