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Digital Payments Research Service

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A continuous series of data analysis-driven reports on the rapidly expanding world of digital payments. Each report provides a roadmap detailing the entire digital payments ecosystem in a market, covering:

  • Mobile payments
  • E-commerce
  • Real-time payments
  • Alternative payments

The advance of digital payments means that traditional business models are being eroded and there are more parties involved in a transaction than ever before. Our research cuts through the noise and provides industry players with the tools to plan their digital payments strategies.

Our reports will help banking and payments professionals to:

  • Learn about the key players, their business models and how they interact with other players
  • Understand pricing dynamics and revenue models
  • Compare your business to industry leaders globally
  • Understand regulatory environments in different markets
  • Identify opportunities and find partners
  • We follow transactions all the way from the consumer to the merchant, detailing the parties and technology involved at every stage. We analyse the strengths and weaknesses considering factors such as user-experience, security and pricing.

Countries covered in the Digital Payments Research Service Europe include:

  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Poland
  • Nordics

Data analysis-driven country reports
Each report details the underlying environment in the country from a payments perspective focusing on the following areas:

  • Regulation: Identifies regulatory bodies which are relevant to payments and details payments related regulations and how they shape payments in the country/region.
  • Infrastructure: Looks at payments switches/ platforms/networks in the country and explains how they operate. Also includes data on touchpoints such as POS terminals.
  • Consumer trends: Analyses demographic trends, digital readiness and consumer preference when it comes to payments.
  • Merchants: Looks at payments from the merchant point of view including which service providers they use to accept payments through various channels.

The reports focus on payment trends in three settings:

  • Face-to-face
  • E-commerce
  • Peer-to-peer

Within each category, we breakdown volumes by payment type and focus in depth on alternative payment methods. Each distinct payment method is profiled in detail under the following categories.

  • How it works
  • Stakeholders
  • Pricing
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Adoption
  • Directory

The report is accompanied by a directory listing the important players in the digital payments landscape. The categories include:

  • Payments players
  • PSPs
  • Acquirers
  • Issuers
  • Processors
  • Others


Monthly, multi-page research notes covering the latest developments in digital payments, plus other key industry developments including credit cards, results, managements changes, regulation and more.

Daily news updates. The Lafferty Daily Briefing email keeps senior executives across the industry up to date with the key news and sector developments driving retail banking and cards and payments markets.

Download the Digital Payments Research Services brochure to find out more.


Research Services licence options include multi-user (country, regional and global) access, enabling senior management teams to benefit from Lafferty's unique strategic insight.

Purchase this report from the links below, or to find out more about Lafferty Research Services subscription packages email or call +44 (0) 203 633 1630.

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