866-997-4948(US-Canada Toll Free)

The Cards and Payments Industry in Singapore: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2020

Published By :

GlobalData

Published Date : Apr 2017

Category :

Cards & Payments

No. of Pages : 65 Pages

The Cards and Payments Industry in Singapore: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2020

Summary

GlobalDatas "The Cards and Payments Industry in Singapore: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2020", report provides detailed analysis of market trends in the Singaporean cards and payments industry. It provides values and volumes for a number of key performance indicators in the industry, including direct debits, check payments, payment cards, cash transactions and credit transfers during the review period (2012-2016).

The report also analyzes various payment card markets 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 (2016-2020). It also offers information on the country's competitive landscape, including the market shares of issuers and schemes.

The report brings together GlobalDatas research, modeling, and analysis expertise to allow banks and card issuers to identify segment dynamics and competitive advantages. The report also covers details of regulatory policy and recent changes in the regulatory structure.

Competition in Singapores alternative payments market increased following the launches of Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay. Domestic banks and telecoms operators are taking advantage of the trend by launching their own solutions. Liquid Group launched the Liquid Pay mobile wallet in November 2016, and in May 2016 relaunched Dash in collaboration with Standard Charted Bank, Citibank, DBS Bank, OCBC Bank, and UOB telecom provider Singtel.

Singapores payment cards market has recorded a strong uptake in contactless technology with all major banks including DBS Bank, UOB, OCBC Bank and Citibank now offering contactless cards. To further encourage contactless payments, UOB removed the restriction on transaction limits of US$69.1 (SGD100) for contactless payments in May 2016. Similarly, DBS Bank increased its contactless payment limit from US$69.1 (SGD100) to US$138.2 (SGD200) in June 2016. While, other banks are contemplating to increase minimum transaction limit for contactless payments.

In July 2016, Mastercard and the Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA) announced a pilot scheme whereby passengers can use contactless cards to make public transport payments, allowing the usage of credit and debit cards for fare payments. If the pilot is successful, the country would join handful of locations, like London and Sydney, which embraced contactless debit and credit payments on their transit systems. These initiatives are anticipated to propel contactless transactions in Singapore.

This report also provides top-level market analysis, information and insights into the Singaporean cards and payments industry, including -
- Current and forecast values for each market in the Singaporean cards and payments industry, including debit, credit and charge cards.
- Detailed insights into payment instruments including direct debit, credit transfers, cash transactions, checks and payment cards. It also, includes an overview of the country's key alternative payment instruments.
- E-commerce market analysis and payment methods.
- Analysis of various market drivers and regulations governing the Singaporean 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 in the Singaporean cards and payments industry.

Scope

- This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the Singaporean cards and payments industry.
- It provides current values for the Singaporean cards and payments industry for 2016, and forecast figures to 2020.
- It details the different demographic, economic, infrastructural and business drivers affecting the Singaporean cards and payments industry.
- It outlines the current regulatory framework in the industry.
- It details marketing strategies used by various banks and other institutions.

Reasons to buy

- Make strategic business decisions, using top-level historic and forecast market data, related to the Singaporean cards and payments industry and each market within it.
- Understand the key market trends and growth opportunities in the Singaporean cards and payments industry.
- Assess the competitive dynamics in the Singaporean cards and payments industry.
- Gain insights into marketing strategies used for various card types in Singapore.
- Gain insights into key regulations governing the Singaporean cards and payments industry.
Table of Contents
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2
1.1. Market overview 2
1.2. Key facts 3
1.3. Top five industry events 4
2. PAYMENT INSTRUMENTS 11
2.1. Current payment environment 11
3. E-COMMERCE AND ALTERNATIVE PAYMENTS 14
3.1. E-Commerce Market Analysis 14
3.2. Alternative payment solutions 16
3.2.1. PayPal 16
3.2.2. Apple Pay 16
3.2.3. Android Pay 16
3.2.4. Samsung Pay 16
3.2.5. Visa Checkout 17
3.2.6. MasterPass 17
3.2.7. PayDollar 17
3.2.8. Fastcash 17
3.2.9. MOLPoints 17
3.2.10. Liquid Pay 18
3.2.11. CitiPay 18
3.2.12. UOB Mighty 18
3.2.13. Pay Lah! 18
3.2.14. Dash 18
3.2.15. Singtel mWallet 18
3.2.16. OCBC Pay Anyone 19
4. REGULATIONS IN THE CARDS AND PAYMENTS INDUSTRY 20
4.1. Regulatory framework 20
4.2. Anti-money laundering 21
4.3. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Regulations 22
5. ANALYSIS OF CARDS AND PAYMENTS INDUSTRY DRIVERS 23
6. PAYMENT CARDS 26
7. DEBIT CARDS 28
7.1. Debit cards market analysis 28
7.2. Competition in the debit cards market 30
7.3. Debit cards comparison 31
8. PAY LATER CARDS 32
8.1. Pay later cards market analysis 32
8.2. Competition in the pay later cards market 34
8.3. Pay later cards comparison 36
9. PREPAID CARDS 38
10. MERCHANT ACQUIRING 40
11. APPENDIX 43
11.1. Abbreviations and acronyms 43
11.2. Supplementary data 44
11.3. Definitions 59
11.4. Common payment card features 60
11.5. Methodology 61
11.6. Bibliography 63
11.7. Further reading 63

List of Tables
Table 1: Singapore, Key Facts, 2016 3
Table 2: Singapore, Regional Benchmarking of Payment Cards, 2016 3
Table 3: Singapore, Mode of Entry of Foreign Banks 22
Table 4: Singapore, Debit Cards Comparison and Key Features, 2017 31
Table 5: Singapore, Premium Credit Cards Comparison and Key Features, 2017 36
Table 6: Singapore, Charge Cards Comparison and Key Features, 2017 37
Table 7: Singapore, Payment Instrument Transaction Values (SGD Billion), 2012-2016 44
Table 8: Singapore, Payment Instrument Transaction Values (US$ Billion), 2012-2016 44
Table 9: Singapore, Payment Instrument Transaction Volumes (Million), 2012-2016 44
Table 10: Singapore, Payment Cards in Circulation by Type (Million), 2012-2020 45
Table 11: Singapore, Volume of Payment Card Transactions (Million), 2012-2020 45
Table 12: Singapore, Value of Payment Card Transactions (SGD Billion), 2012-2020 45
Table 13: Singapore, Value of Payment Card Transactions (US$ Billion), 2012-2020 45
Table 14: Singapore, Debit Cards in Circulation (Million), 2012-2020 46
Table 15: Singapore, Debit Card Transaction Volumes, 2012-2020 46
Table 16: Singapore, Debit Card Transaction Values (SGD), 2012-2020 46
Table 17: Singapore, Debit Card Transaction Values (US$), 2012-2020 47
Table 18: Singapore, Debit Cards in Circulation by Scheme (Thousand), 2012-2016 47
Table 19: Singapore, Debit Card Transaction Values by Scheme (SGD Billion), 2012-2016 47
Table 20: Singapore, Debit Card Transaction Values by Scheme (US$ Billion), 2012-2016 47
Table 21: Singapore, Debit Card Transaction Values by Issuer (SGD Billion), 2012-2016 48
Table 22: Singapore, Debit Card Transaction Values by Issuer (US$ Billion), 2012-2016 48
Table 23: Singapore, Pay Later Cards in Circulation (Million), 2012-2020 48
Table 24: Singapore, Pay Later Card Transaction Volumes, 2012-2020 49
Table 25: Singapore, Pay Later Card Transaction Values (SGD), 2012-2020 49
Table 26: Singapore, Pay Later Card Transaction Values (US$), 2012-2020 49
Table 27: Singapore, Pay Later Cards in Circulation by Scheme (Thousand), 2012-2016 50
Table 28: Singapore, Pay Later Card Transaction Values by Scheme (SGD Million), 2012-2016 50
Table 29: Singapore, Pay Later Card Transaction Values by Scheme (US$ Million), 2012-2016 50
Table 30: Singapore, Pay Later Card Transaction Values by Issuer (SGD Billion), 2012-2016 51
Table 31: Singapore, Pay Later Card Transaction Values by Issuer (US$ Billion), 2012-2016 51
Table 32: Singapore, Credit Cards in Circulation (Thousand), 2012-2020 51
Table 33: Singapore, Credit Card Transaction Volumes, 2012-2020 52
Table 34: Singapore, Credit Card Transaction Values (SGD), 2012-2020 52
Table 35: Singapore, Credit Card Transaction Values (US$), 2012-2020 52
Table 36: Singapore, Credit Cards in Circulation by Scheme (Thousand), 2012-2016 53
Table 37: Singapore, Credit Card Transaction Values by Scheme (SGD Million), 2012-2016 53
Table 38: Singapore, Credit Card Transaction Values by Scheme (US$ Million), 2012-2016 53
Table 39: Singapore, Charge Cards in Circulation (Thousand), 2012-2020 54
Table 40: Singapore, Charge Card Transaction Volumes, 2012-2020 54
Table 41: Singapore, Charge Card Transaction Values (SGD), 2012-2020 54
Table 42: Singapore, Charge Card Transaction Values (US$), 2012-2020 55
Table 43: Singapore, Charge Cards in Circulation by Scheme (Thousand), 2012-2016 55
Table 44: Singapore, Charge Card Transaction Values by Scheme (SGD Million), 2012-2016 55
Table 45: Singapore, Charge Card Transaction Values by Scheme (US$ Million), 2012-2016 55
Table 46: Singapore, Prepaid Cards in Circulation (Million), 2012-2020 56
Table 47: Singapore, Prepaid Card Transaction Values (SGD Million), 2012-2020 56
Table 48: Singapore, Prepaid Card Transaction Values (US$ Million), 2012-2020 56
Table 49: Singapore, Merchant Acquiring Transaction Volumes (Million), 2012-2020 56
Table 50: Singapore, Merchant Acquiring Transaction Values (SGD Billion), 2012-2020 56
Table 51: Singapore, Merchant Acquiring Transaction Values (US$ Billion), 2012-2020 57
Table 52: Singapore, Acquirers Transaction Volumes (Million), 2011-2015 57
Table 53: Singapore, Acquirers Transaction Values (SGD Billion), 2011-2015 57
Table 54: Singapore, Acquirers Transaction Values (US$ Billion), 2011-2015 57
Table 55: Singapore, Retail Outlets and Card-Accepting Merchants (Thousand), 2012-2020 58
Table 56: Singapore, Debit Card Average Interchange Fees (%), 2011-2015 58
Table 57: Singapore, Debit Card Merchant Service Charge and Interchange Fee (%), 2012-2020 58
Table 58: Singapore, Pay Later Card Average Interchange Fees (%), 2011-2015 58
Table 59: Singapore, Pay Later Card Merchant Service Charge and Interchange Fee (%), 2012-2020 58
Table 60: Definitions of Commonly Used Terms 59
Table 61: Common Features of Payment Cards 60

List of Figures
Figure 1: Singapore, Payment Instrument Shares by Transaction Value (%), 2012 vs 2016 11
Figure 2: Singapore, Payment Instrument Shares by Transaction Volume (%), 2012 vs 2016 13
Figure 3: Singapore, E-Commerce Value 14
Figure 4: Singapore, Population and Economic Indicators 23
Figure 5: Singapore, ATMs, POS Terminals and Household Consumption 24
Figure 6: Singapore, Payment Cards Transaction Value and Cards in Circulation, 2012-2020 26
Figure 7: Singapore, Debit Card Penetration and Turnover Per Card 28
Figure 8: Singapore, Debit Cards Scheme and Issuer Transaction Value Share, 2016 30
Figure 9: Singapore, Pay Later Card Penetration and Turnover Per Card 32
Figure 10: Singapore, Pay Later Cards Scheme and Issuer Transaction Value Share, (%), 2016 34
Figure 11: Singapore, Prepaid Cards in Circulation and Transaction Value, 2012-2020 38
Figure 12: Singapore, Merchant Acquiring Transaction Volume and Value, 2012-2020 40
Figure 13: Singapore, Acquirers Market Share in Terms of Transaction Volume and Value (%), 2015 41
Figure 14: Singapore, Average Merchant Service Charge and Interchange Fee (%), 2012-2020 42

Make an enquiry before buying this Report

Please fill the enquiry form below.

  • Full Name *
  • Your Email *
  • Job Title *
  • Company *
  • Phone No. * (Pls. Affix Country Code)
  • Message
  • Security Code *