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Payment Card Competitor Tracker: April 2010 --- Aarkstore Enterprise

Payment Card Competitor Tracker: April 2010 --- Aarkstore Enterprise


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.

Reasons to Purchase

*Gain invaluable information on your key competitors in one concise document, and track long-term trends using the interactive news database.

*Sharpen your strategy by implementing the best market, product, competitor and strategic developments of leading global players.

*Learn the Cards & Payments Team's view on the most important competitor developments in the month.

Table of Contents :

Overview 1

Catalyst 1

Summary 1

Methodology 1

Table of Contents 2

Introduction 3

The Payment Card Competitor Tracker provides both one month and 12 month views of developments 3

Each month, Datamonitor tracks the most relevant announcements from 64 competitors 3

Datamonitor's Cards and Payments Team provides analysis of the key developments at both the one month and 12 month level 4

A fully searchable database of developments from January 2007 onwards is also delivered alongside the report 4

Key Developments in April 5

Developments in Contactless, Mobile, Online, and Prepaid in April 5

Contactless and Mobile: China continues to forge ahead with the rollout of contactless and NFC 5

Online: PayPal strengthens its position in the global market with Alibaba partnership 6

Online: Visa acquires CyberSource and positions itself growth in for m-commerce 7

Prepaid: Amex's launch of Yuan-denominated Travelers Cheques may lead to a travel card 8

Commercial: ANZ launches tool to analyze EFTPOS transactions 8

There were 56 developments in April, in line with the 12-month average 9

The 56 developments in April are in line with the 12-month average of 55 9

Products, services and innovation stories were on par with the 12-month trend, while M&A activity was below 9

Competitors in Asia and Asia Pacific accounted for the majority of competitor developments in March 10

Card Issuers continue to account for the majority of competitor activity in the industry 11

Developments in commercial and loyalty offerings were at the forefront of activity in April 12

M&A picked up in April and was level with the 12-month trend once again 14

Products, Services and Innovation 16

American Express 16

China: American Express introduces Yuan denominated Travelers Cheques 16

US: Macy's in association with American Express launched a new co-brand card 16

ANZ Bank 16

Australia: ANZ launches tool to analyze EFTPOS transactions 16

Bank of America 16

UK: MBNA launches credit card in association with American Airlines and American Express 16

US: Bank of America completes installation of voice-enabled ATMs 17

US: Bank of America extends its Clarity Commitment to small business credit card accounts 17

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