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The Cards and Payments Industry in Saudi Arabia: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2019

Published By :

Timetric

Published Date : Feb 2016

Category :

Banking

No. of Pages : 72 Pages

Synopsis

Timetrics 'The Cards and Payments Industry in Saudi Arabia: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2019' report provides detailed analysis of market trends in Saudi Arabia cards and payments industry. It provides values and volumes for a number of key performance indicators in the industry, including check payments, credit transfers, direct debits, payment cards and cash transactions during the review period (20102014).

The report also analyzes various payment cards market operating in the industry and provides detailed information on the number of cards in circulation, and transaction values and volumes during the review period and over the forecast period (20152019). It also offers information on the country's competitive landscape, including market shares of issuers and schemes.

The report brings together Timetrics research, modeling, and analysis expertise to allow banks and card issuers to identify segment dynamics and competitive advantages. The report also covers detailed regulatory policies, recent changes in regulatory structure and profiles of card issuers operating in the country.

Summary

Timetrics 'The Cards and Payments Industry in Saudi Arabia: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2019' report provides top-level market analysis, information and insights into Saudi Arabia cards and payments industry, including:

  • Current and forecast values for each market in Saudi Arabia cards and payments industry, including debit card, credit and charge cards. It also includes detailed analysis of the prepaid card market.
  • Detailed insights into payment instruments including credit transfers, cash transactions, checks, direct debits and payment cards. It also, includes an overview of the country's key alternative payment instruments.
  • E-commerce market analysis and online payment types.
  • Analysis of various market drivers and regulations governing Saudi Arabia cards and payments industry.
  • Detailed analysis of strategies adopted by banks and other institutions to market debit, credit and charge cards.
  • Comprehensive analysis of consumer attitudes and buying preferences for cards.
  • The competitive landscape of Saudi Arabia cards and payments industry.

Scope

  • This report provides a comprehensive analysis of Saudi Arabia cards and payments industry.
  • It provides current values for Saudi Arabia cards and payments industry for 2014, and forecast figures to 2019.
  • It details the different demographic, economic, infrastructural and business drivers affecting Saudi Arabia cards and payments industry.
  • It outlines the current regulatory framework in the industry.
  • It details marketing strategies used by various banks and other institutions.
  • It profiles major banks in Saudi Arabia cards and payments industry.

Reasons To Buy

  • Make strategic business decisions, using top-level historic and forecast market data, related to Saudi Arabia cards and payments industry and each market within it.
  • Understand the key market trends and growth opportunities in Saudi Arabia cards and payments industry.
  • Assess the competitive dynamics in Saudi Arabia cards and payments industry.
  • Gain insights into marketing strategies used for various card types in Saudi Arabia.
  • Gain insights into key regulations governing Saudi Arabia cards and payments industry.

Key Highlights

  • To encourage the use of electronic payments, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) undertook a number of initiatives, including the establishment of its new electronic payment system mada, and mandatory wage payment into bank accounts. It launched its modified Saudi Payment Network (SPAN) as mada in September 2015. SPAN links all the ATMs and point-of-sale (POS) terminals to a central payment switch across the country. The regulator expects that the new system will increase the use of POS terminals. To encourage the use of the POS terminals, the daily purchase limit was increased from US$5,333.3 (SAR20,000) to US$16,000 (SAR60,000).
  • SAMA, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labor, launched the Wage Protection System (WPS) in June 2013. Under the law, employees salaries were paid directly into bank accounts, from which they can withdraw with debit cards. WPS was implemented in phases depending on the number of employees an organization had. Initially, it was mandatory for companies with an employee base of more than 3,000, which was further reduced in phases to companies with 100 or more employees from November 2015.
  • Technology adoption in the cards and payments industry achieved a new level in Saudi Arabia, when Riyad Bank issued the countrys first contactless debit card Riyad Bank Debit MasterCard in May 2015. The card provides enhanced security and convenience, and is accepted across 35 million merchants globally. The card can be used for small value transactions of less than US$20 (SAR75) without the need to enter a PIN. With payment cards gaining in popularity among consumers, the introduction of contactless cards is likely to encourage card based payments even for low value transactions.

Table of Contents

1 Definitions and Methodology

1.1 Definitions
1.2 Methodology

2 Key Facts and Events

3 Executive Summary

4 Payment Instruments

4.1 Current Payment Environment

5 E-Commerce
5.1 E-Commerce Market Analysis

6 Alternative Payments
6.1 Alternative Payment Instruments
6.1.1 Boku
6.1.2 Bango
6.1.3 T-Pay
6.1.4 M-Pesa
6.1.5 PayPal
6.1.6 Payfort

7 Regulations in the Cards and Payments Industry
7.1 Regulatory Framework
7.1.1 Payment systems
7.2 The Wage Protection Law
7.3 Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
7.4 Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Regulations

8 Analysis of Cards and Payments Industry Drivers
8.1 Demographic Drivers
8.2 Economic Drivers
8.3 Infrastructure Drivers
8.4 Business Drivers

9 Market Segmentation and New Product Launches
9.1 Market Segmentation and Targeting
9.1.1 Consumer cards
9.1.2 Commercial cards
9.2 New Product Launches

10 Payment Cards
10.1 Payment Card Analysis
10.1.1 Volume and value of payment card transactions by type
10.1.2 Personal vs commercial cards

11 Debit Cards
11.1 Debit Card Market Analysis
11.1.1 Debit card transaction volumes and values by channel
11.1.2 Debit card scheme and issuer shares in terms of transaction value
11.1.3 Debit cards comparison

12 Credit Cards
12.1 Credit Card Market Analysis
12.1.1 Credit card transaction volumes and values by channel
12.1.2 Credit card scheme and issuer shares in terms of transaction value
12.1.3 Credit cards comparison

13 Charge Cards
13.1 Charge Card Market Analysis
13.1.1 Charge card transaction volumes and values by channel
13.1.2 Charge card scheme shares in terms of transaction value
13.1.3 Charge cards comparison

14 Commercial Cards
14.1 Commercial Card Market Analysis
14.1.1 Commercial cards comparison

15 Card Issuers
15.1 Al Rajhi Bank
15.2 The National Commercial Bank
15.3 Riyad Bank
15.4 Arab National Bank
15.5 The Saudi British Bank

16 Prepaid Cards
16.1 Prepaid Card Market Analysis
16.1.1 Prepaid cards comparison

17 Appendix
17.1 Tables
17.2 Contact Timetric
17.3 About Timetric
17.4 Timetrics Services
17.5 Disclaimer

List of Table

Table 1: Key Definitions
Table 2: Annual Average Exchange Rate
Table 3: Saudi Arabia Key Facts, 2014
Table 4: Regional Benchmarking of Saudi Arabias Payment Cards, 2014
Table 5: Saudi Arabia Mode of Entry of Foreign Banks
Table 6: Cards for High-Income Consumers, 2015
Table 7: Co-branded Cards by Bank, 2015
Table 8: Cards for Travelers, 2015
Table 9: Cards for Shoppers, 2015
Table 10: Cards for Online Shoppers, 2015
Table 11: Cards for Unbanked Population, 2015
Table 12: Cards for Women, 2015
Table 13: Specialized Cards for Business Managers and Entrepreneurs, 2015
Table 14: Specialized Cards for SMEs, 2015
Table 15: Saudi Arabia New Product Launches
Table 16: Saudi Arabia Debit Cards Comparison and Key Features, 2015
Table 17: Saudi Arabia Gold Credit Cards Comparison and Key Features, 2015
Table 18: Saudi Arabia Premium Credit Cards Comparison and Key Features, 2015
Table 19: Saudi Arabia Charge Cards Comparison and Key Features, 2015
Table 20: Saudi Arabia Commercial Cards Comparison and Key Features, 2015
Table 21: Saudi Arabia Prepaid Cards Comparison and Key Features, 2015
Table 22: Saudi Arabia Payment Instrument Transaction Values (SAR Billion), 20102014
Table 23: Saudi Arabia Payment Instrument Transaction Values (US$ Billion), 20102014
Table 24: Saudi Arabia Payment Instrument Transaction Volumes (Million), 20102014
Table 25: Saudi Arabia Number of Payment Cards in Circulation by Type (Million), 20102019
Table 26: Saudi Arabia Volume of Payment Card Transactions by Type (Million), 20102019
Table 27: Saudi Arabia Value of Payment Card Transactions by Type (SAR Billion), 20102019
Table 28: Saudi Arabia Value of Payment Card Transactions by Type (US$ Billion), 20102019
Table 29: Saudi Arabia Personal and Commercial Card Transaction Volumes (Million), 20102019
Table 30: Saudi Arabia Personal and Commercial Card Transaction Values (SAR Billion), 20102019
Table 31: Saudi Arabia Personal and Commercial Card Transaction Values (US$ Billion), 20102019
Table 32: Saudi Arabia Number of Debit Cards in Circulation (Million), 20102019
Table 33: Saudi Arabia Debit Card Transaction Volumes and Frequency by Channel, 20102019
Table 34: Saudi Arabia Debit Card Total and Average Transaction Values by Channel, 20102019
Table 35: Saudi Arabia Debit Card Total and Average Transaction Values by Channel, 20102019
Table 36: Saudi Arabia Number of Debit Cards in Circulation by Scheme (Million), 20102014
Table 37: Saudi Arabia Debit Card Transaction Values by Scheme (SAR Billion), 20102014
Table 38: Saudi Arabia Debit Card Transaction Values by Scheme (US$ Billion), 20102014
Table 39: Saudi Arabia Debit Card Transaction Values by Issuer (SAR Billion), 20102014
Table 40: Saudi Arabia Debit Card Transaction Values by Issuer (US$ Billion), 20102014
Table 41: Saudi Arabia Number of Credit Cards in Circulation (Million), 20102019
Table 42: Saudi Arabia Credit Card Transaction Volumes and Frequency by Channel, 20102019
Table 43: Saudi Arabia Credit Card Total and Average Transaction Values by Channel, 20102019
Table 44: Saudi Arabia Credit Card Total and Average Transaction Values by Channel, 20102019
Table 45: Saudi Arabia Number of Credit Cards in Circulation by Scheme (Thousand), 20102014
Table 46: Saudi Arabia Credit Card Transaction Values by Scheme (SAR Billion), 20102014
Table 47: Saudi Arabia Credit Card Transaction Values by Scheme (US$ Billion), 20102014
Table 48: Saudi Arabia Pay Later Card Transaction Values by Issuer (SAR Billion), 20102014
Table 49: Saudi Arabia Pay Later Card Transaction Values by Issuer (US$ Billion), 20102014
Table 50: Saudi Arabia Credit Card Balances Outstanding by Issuer (SAR Billion), 20102014
Table 51: Saudi Arabia Credit Card Balances Outstanding by Issuer (US$ Billion), 20102014
Table 52: Saudi Arabia Number of Charge Cards in Circulation (Thousand), 20102019
Table 53: Saudi Arabia Charge Card Transaction Volumes and Frequency by Channel, 20102019
Table 54: Saudi Arabia Charge Card Total and Average Transaction Values by Channel, 20102019
Table 55: Saudi Arabia Charge Card Total and Average Transaction Values by Channel, 20102019
Table 56: Saudi Arabia Number of Charge Cards in Circulation by Scheme (Thousand), 20102014
Table 57: Saudi Arabia Charge Card Transaction Values by Scheme (SAR Billion), 20102014
Table 58: Saudi Arabia Charge Card Transaction Values by Scheme (US$ Million), 20102014
Table 59: Saudi Arabia Number of Commercial Cards in Circulation (Thousand), 20102019
Table 60: Saudi Arabia Commercial Card Transaction Values (SAR Billion), 20102019
Table 61: Saudi Arabia Commercial Card Transaction Values (US$ Million), 20102019
Table 62: Saudi Arabia Number of Prepaid Cards in Circulation (Million), 20102019
Table 63: Saudi Arabia Prepaid Cards Transaction Value (SAR Billion), 20102019
Table 64: Saudi Arabia Prepaid Cards Transaction Value (US$ Million), 20102019

List of Chart

Figure 1: Saudi Arabia Payment Instrument Shares by Transaction Value (%), 2010 and 2014
Figure 2: Saudi Arabia Payment Instrument Shares by Transaction Volume (%), 2010 and 2014
Figure 3: Saudi Arabia E-Commerce Value (US$ Million), 20102019
Figure 4: Saudi Arabia Total Population and Structure, 20102019
Figure 5: Saudi Arabia Economic Indicators, 20102019
Figure 6: Saudi Arabia Number of ATMs, POS Terminals and Bank Branches, 20102019
Figure 7: Saudi Arabia Retail Sales and Real Household Final Consumption Expenditure, 20102014
Figure 8: Saudi Arabia Segmentation by Card Type, 2015
Figure 9: Saudi Arabia Growth in Payment Card Transaction Values and Number of Cards in Circulation by Type, 20102019
Figure 10: Saudi Arabia Volume and Value of Payment Card Transactions by Type (%), 20102019
Figure 11: Saudi Arabia Personal and Commercial Card, Transaction Volumes and Values (%), 20102019
Figure 12: Saudi Arabia Growth in Debit Card Transaction Values and Number of Debit Cards in Circulation, 20102019
Figure 13: Saudi Arabia Debit Card Transaction Volumes and Values by Channel, 20102019
Figure 14: Saudi Arabia Debit Card Scheme and Issuer Shares in Terms of Transaction Value (%), 2014
Figure 15: Saudi Arabia Growth in Credit Card Transaction Values and Number of Credit Cards in Circulation, 20102019
Figure 16: Saudi Arabia Credit Card Transaction Volumes and Values by Channel, 20102019
Figure 17: Saudi Arabia Credit Card Scheme and Issuer Shares in Terms of Transaction Value (%), 2014
Figure 18: Saudi Arabia Growth in Charge Card Transaction Values and Number of Charge Cards in Circulation, 20102019
Figure 19: Saudi Arabia Charge Card Transaction Volumes and Values by Channel, 20102019
Figure 20: Saudi Arabia Charge Card Scheme Shares in Terms of Transaction Value (%), 2014
Figure 21: Saudi Arabia Number of Commercial Cards in Circulation and Transaction Value, 20102019
Figure 22: Saudi Arabia Number of Prepaid Cards in Circulation and Transaction Value, 20102019

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