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Payments Landscape in Lithuania: Opportunities and Risks to 2022

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Published Date : Aug 2018

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No. of Pages : 46 Pages

Payments Landscape in Lithuania: Opportunities and Risks to 2022


GlobalDatas "Payments Landscape in Lithuania: Opportunities and Risks to 2022", report provides detailed analysis of market trends in the Lithuanian cards and payments industry. It provides values and volumes for a number of key performance indicators in the industry, including cards, cash, credit transfers, and cheques during the review-period (2014-18e).

The report also analyzes various payment card markets operating in the industry and provides detailed information on the number of cards in circulation, transaction values and volumes during the review-period and over the forecast-period (2018e-22f). It also offers information on the country's competitive landscape, including 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 detailed regulatory policies and recent changes in regulatory structure.

This report provides top-level market analysis, information and insights into the Lithuanian cards and payments industry, including -
- Current and forecast values for each market in the Lithuanian cards and payments industry, including debit and credit cards.
- Detailed insights into payment instruments including cash, cards, credit transfers, and cheques. It also, includes an overview of the country's key alternative payment instruments.
- E-commerce market analysis.
- Analysis of various market drivers and regulations governing the Lithuanian cards and payments industry.
- Detailed analysis of strategies adopted by banks and other institutions to market debit and credit cards.


- To boost electronic payments in the country, in November 2017 Bank of Lithuania (BoL) launched the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) instant payment system SCT Inst. The solution was implemented in the countrys payment system CENTROlink, enabling individuals to transfer a maximum of 15,000 ($17,997.92) within 10 seconds 24/7, 365 days a year. To increase the scope and acceptance of instant payments, in January 2018 BoL partnered with European payments company SIA to access RT1, the pan-European instant payments infrastructure. As of August 2018, over 1,000 payment service providers (PSPs) from 16 countries - Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Monaco, Malta, Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and the UK - have joined the instant payment scheme.
- In order to promote electronic payments among Lithuanians, BoL passed a new regulation on payment service offerings. Effective from February 2017, all banks and credit unions are obliged to provide basic payment services for no more than 1.50 ($1.80) per month, or 0.75 ($0.90) for low-income residents. The basic services that need to be offered as part of the package include a bank account, e-banking, a payment card, deposit and online transfer facilities, and cash withdrawals. As of the end of 2017, the basic payment account service is being used by more than 42,000 residents.
- The Lithuanian banking sector is undergoing consolidation due to the mergers and acquisitions of major banks. For instance, in October 2017 DNB Bank and Nordea Bank merged to form a new bank under the brand name Luminor. Earlier in 2016, Swedbank acquired Danske Banks retail banking services in Lithuania. In order to attract new entrants and reduce market concentration in the banking sector, BoL introduced a new type of Specialized Bank license in January 2017. This allows a bank to be set up a with a low initial capital requirement of 1m ($1.2m) compared to the general requirement of 5m ($6m). This license allows banks to offer all the traditional banking services such as deposit acceptance, lending, and payment services except for services related to investments and pension funds.

Reasons to buy

- Make strategic business decisions, using top-level historic and forecast market data, related to the Lithuanian cards and payments industry and each market within it.
- Understand the key market trends and growth opportunities in the Lithuanian cards and payments industry.
- Assess the competitive dynamics in the Lithuanian cards and payments industry.
- Gain insights into marketing strategies used for various card types in Lithuania.
- Gain insights into key regulations governing the Lithuanian cards and payments industry.
Table of Contents
Market Overview
Executive Summary
Card-based Payments
E-commerce Payments
Alternative Payments
Payment Innovations
Payments Infrastructure & Regulation

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