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Synopsis
Timetric’s 'The Cards and Payments Industry in Germany: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2019' report provides detailed analysis of market trends in Germany's 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 (2010–2014).

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 (2015–2019). It also offers information on the country's competitive landscape, including market shares of issuers and schemes.

The report brings together Timetric’s 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, recent changes in the regulatory structure, card fraud statistics, and profiles of card issuers operating in the country.

Summary
Timetric’s 'The Cards and Payments Industry in Germany: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2019' report provides top-level market analysis, information and insights into Germany's cards and payments industry, including:

- Current and forecast values for each market in Germany's cards and payments industry, including debit cards, credit and charge cards. It also includes detailed analysis of the prepaid cards market.

- Detailed insights into payment instruments including check payments, credit transfers, direct debits, payment cards and cash transactions. It also includes an overview of the country's key alternative payment instruments.

- Analysis of various market drivers and regulations governing Germany's 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 Germany's cards and payments industry.

Scope
- This report provides a comprehensive analysis of Germany's cards and payments industry.

- It provides current values for Germany's cards and payments industry for 2014, and forecast figures to 2019.

- It details the different economic, infrastructural and business drivers affecting Germany's 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 Germany's cards and payments industry.

Reasons To Buy
- Make strategic business decisions, using top-level historic and forecast market data, related to Germany's cards and payments industry and each market within it.

- Understand the key market trends and growth opportunities in Germany's cards and payments industry.

- Assess the competitive dynamics in Germany's cards and payments industry.

- Gain insights into marketing strategies used for various card types in Germany.

- Gain insights into key regulations governing Germany's cards and payments industry.

Key Highlights
- Germany is one of Europe’s largest payment cards markets, and is the third-largest in terms of annual card transaction value. It is still far from being recognized as a fully mature market, however, as the average number of monthly card transactions by consumers in Germany was 2.5 in 2014, much lower than France (9.4) and the UK (6.5).

- The German credit card market is anticipated to be affected negatively by the interchange fee cap at 0.3%, especially for banks that issue Visa and MasterCard-brand credit cards. These banks are anticipated to witness severe revenue erosion and to compensate, banks are anticipated to increase annual fees or reduce reward benefits to credit cardholders, limiting credit card market growth potential.

- NFC-based mobile payments are gradually gaining prominence in Germany, as retailers and mobile operators actively promote NFC technology to improve their business. Consumer preferences for secure payment services that allow them to purchase products are also gaining ground in Germany.

Table Of Contents

The Cards and Payments Industry in Germany: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2019
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 Payments Environment
4.2 Alternative Payment Instruments
4.2.1 Giropay
4.2.2 PayPal
4.2.3 PaySafeCard
4.2.4 Sofort
4.2.5 RatePAY
4.2.6 Barzahlen
4.2.7 BarPay
5 Regulations in the Cards and Payments Industry
5.1 Regulatory Framework
5.1.1 SEPA cards framework
5.1.2 Guidelines and requirements of the PSD
5.1.3 The regulation on cross-border payments in Euro
5.1.4 EPC publishes mobile contactless SEPA guidelines
5.1.5 Interchange fee regulation
5.2 Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
5.3 Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Regulations
6 Analysis of Cards and Payments Industry Drivers
6.1 Demographic Drivers
6.2 Economic Drivers
6.3 Infrastructure Drivers
6.4 Business Drivers
7 Market Segmentation and New Product Launches
7.1 Market Segmentation and Targeting
7.1.1 Consumer cards
7.1.2 Commercial cards
7.2 New Product Launches
8 Payment Cards
8.1 Payment Card Analysis
8.1.1 Volume and value of payment card transactions by type
8.1.2 Personal vs commercial cards
9 Debit Cards
9.1 Debit Card Market Analysis
9.1.1 Debit card transaction volumes and values by channel
9.1.2 Debit card scheme shares in terms of number of cards in circulation and transaction value
9.1.3 Debit card issuers' market shares
9.1.4 Debit cards comparison
10 Credit Cards
10.1 Credit Card Market Analysis
10.1.1 Credit card transaction volumes and values by channel
10.1.2 Credit card scheme shares in terms of number of cards in circulation and transaction value
10.1.3 Pay later card issuers' market share
10.1.4 Credit cards comparison
11 Charge Cards
11.1 Charge Card Market Analysis
11.1.1 Charge card transaction volumes and values by channel
11.1.2 Charge card scheme shares in terms of number of cards in circulation and transaction value
11.1.3 Charge cards comparison
12 Commercial Cards
12.1 Commercial Card Market Analysis
12.1.1 Commercial cards comparison
13 Card Fraud Statistics
13.1 Card Fraud Analysis
14 Card Issuers
14.1 Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband (DSGV)
14.2 Bundesverband der Deutschen Volksbanken und Raiffeisenbanke (BVR)
14.3 Deutsche Bank
14.4 Commerzbank
14.5 Targobank
15 Prepaid Cards
15.1 Prepaid Card Market Analysis
15.1.1 Prepaid cards comparison
16 Private Label Cards
16.1 Private Label Card Market Analysis
17 Merchant Acquiring
17.1 Merchant Acquiring Market Analysis
18 Appendix
18.1 Tables
18.2 Contact Timetric
18.3 About Timetric
18.4 Timetric's Services
18.5 Disclaimer

List of Tables
Table 1: Key Definitions
Table 2: Annual Average Exchange Rate
Table 3: Germany - Key Facts, 2014
Table 4: Regional Benchmarking of German Payment Cards, 2014
Table 5: Germany - Mode of Entry of Foreign Banks
Table 6: Cards for High-Income Consumers, 2015
Table 7: Cards for Travelers, 2015
Table 8: Cards for Shoppers, 2015
Table 9: Cards for Students and Youth Population, 2015
Table 10: Co-branded Cards, 2015
Table 11: Commercial Cards Comparison and Key Features, 2015
Table 12: Germany - New Product Launches
Table 13: Germany - Debit Cards Comparison and Key Features, 2014
Table 14: Germany - Gold Credit Cards Comparison and Key Features, 2014
Table 15: Germany - Premium Credit Cards Comparison and Key Features, 2014
Table 16: Germany - Charge Cards Comparison and Key Features, 2014
Table 17: Germany - Commercial Cards Comparison and Key Features, 2014
Table 18: Germany - Prepaid Cards Comparison and Key Features, 2015
Table 19: Germany - Payment Instrument Transaction Values (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Table 20: Germany - Payment Instrument Transaction Values (US$ Billion), 2010-2014
Table 21: Germany - Payment Instrument Transaction Volumes (Million), 2010-2014
Table 22: Germany - Number of Payment Cards in Circulation by Type (Million), 2010-2019
Table 23: Germany - Volume of Payment Card Transactions by Type (Million), 2010-2019
Table 24: Germany - Value of Payment Card Transactions by Type (EUR Billion), 2010-2019
Table 25: Germany - Value of Payment Card Transactions by Type (US$ Billion), 2010-2019
Table 26: Germany - Personal and Commercial Card Transaction Volumes (Million), 2010-2019
Table 27: Germany - Personal and Commercial Card Transaction Values (EUR Billion), 2010-2019
Table 28: Germany - Personal and Commercial Card Transaction Values (US$ Billion), 2010-2019
Table 29: Germany - Number of Debit Cards in Circulation (Million), 2010-2019
Table 30: Germany - Debit Card Transaction Volumes and Frequency by Channel, 2010-2019
Table 31: Germany - Debit Card Total and Average Transaction Values by Channel, 2010-2019
Table 32: Germany - Debit Cards Total and Average Transaction Value by Channel, 2010-2019
Table 33: Germany - Number of Debit Cards in Circulation By Scheme (Million), 2010-2014
Table 34: Germany - Debit Card Transaction Values By Scheme (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Table 35: Germany - Debit Card Transaction Values By Scheme (US$ Billion), 2010-2014
Table 36: Germany - Debit Card Transaction Values by Issuer (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Table 37: Germany - Debit Card Transaction Values by Issuer (US$ Billion), 2010-2014
Table 38: Germany - Number of Credit Cards in Circulation (Million), 2010-2019
Table 39: Germany - Credit Card Transaction Volumes and Frequency by Channel, 2010-2019
Table 40: Germany - Credit Card Total and Average Transaction Values by Channel, 2010-2019
Table 41: Germany - Credit Card Total and Average Transaction Values by Channel, 2010-2019
Table 42: Germany - Number of Credit Cards in Circulation By Scheme (Thousand), 2010-2014
Table 43: Germany - Credit Card Transaction Values By Scheme (EUR Million), 2010-2014
Table 44: Germany - Credit Card Transaction Values By Scheme (US$ Million), 2010-2014
Table 45: Germany - Pay Later Card Transaction Values By Issuer (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Table 46: Germany - Pay Later Card Transaction Values By Issuer (US$ Billion), 2010-2014
Table 47: Germany - Number of Charge Cards in Circulation (Million), 2009-2018
Table 48: Germany - Charge Card Transaction Volumes and Frequency by Channel, 2009-2018
Table 49: Germany - Charge Card Total and Average Transaction Values by Channel, 2009-2018
Table 50: Germany - Charge Card Total and Average Transaction Values by Channel, 2009-2018
Table 51: Germany - Number of Charge Cards in Circulation By Scheme (Million), 2010-2014
Table 52: Germany - Charge Card Transaction Values By Scheme (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Table 53: Germany - Charge Card Transaction Values By Scheme (US$ Billion), 2009-2013
Table 54: Germany - Number of Commercial Cards in Circulation (Million), 2010-2019
Table 55: Germany - Commercial Card Transaction Values (EUR Billion), 2010-2019
Table 56: Germany - Commercial Card Transaction Values (US$ Billion), 2010-2019
Table 57: Germany - Card Fraud (EUR Million), 2010-2014
Table 58: Germany - Card Fraud (US$ Million), 2010-2014
Table 59: Germany - Number of Prepaid Cards in Circulation (Million), 2010-2019
Table 60: Germany - Prepaid Card Transaction Values (EUR Million), 2010-2019
Table 61: Germany - Prepaid Card Transaction Values (US$ Million), 2010-2019
Table 62: Germany - Merchant Acquiring Transaction Volume by Card Type (Billion), 2010-2019
Table 63: Germany - Merchant Acquiring Transaction Value by Card Type (EUR Billion), 2010-2019
Table 64: Germany - Merchant Acquiring Transaction Value by Card Type (US$ Billion), 2010-2019
Table 65: Germany - Acquirers' Transaction Volume (Million), 2010-2014
Table 66: Germany - Acquirers' Transaction Value (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Table 67: Germany - Acquirers' Transaction Value (US$ Billion), 2010-2014
Table 68: Germany - Retail Outlets and Merchant Accounts (Thousand), 2010-2019

List of Figures
Figure 1: Germany - Payment Instrument Shares by Transaction Value (%), 2010 and 2014
Figure 2: Germany - Payment Instrument Shares by Transaction Volume (%), 2010 and 2014
Figure 3: Germany - Total Population and Structure, 2014
Figure 4: Germany - Internet and Mobile Penetration (Users per 100 Inhabitants), 2010-2019
Figure 5: Germany - Economic Indicators, 2010-2019
Figure 6: Germany - Number of ATMs, POS Terminals and Branches of Credit Institutions, 2010-2019
Figure 7: Germany - Household Final Consumption Expenditure Per Capita and Retail Sales, 2010-2014
Figure 8: Germany - E-Commerce Value (US$ Billion), 2010-2019
Figure 9: Germany - Outbound and Inbound Trips Volume and Spending, 2010-2019
Figure 10: Germany - Cards and Payments Industry Segmentation by Card Type, 2015
Figure 11: Germany - Growth in Payment Card Transaction Values and Circulation by Type, 2010-2019
Figure 12: Germany - Volume and Value of Payment Card Transactions by Type (%), 2010-2019
Figure 13: Germany - Personal and Commercial Card, Transaction Volumes and Values (%), 2010-2019
Figure 14: Germany - Growth in Debit Card Transaction Values and Number of Debit Cards in Circulation, 2010-2019
Figure 15: Germany - Pay Now, Average Interchange Fees: Intra-Network Transactions (%), 2010-2014
Figure 16: Germany - Pay Now, Average Merchant Service Charge: Domestic Transactions (%), 2010-2019
Figure 17: Germany - Debit Card Transaction Volumes and Values by Channel, 2010-2019
Figure 18: Germany - Debit Card Scheme Shares in Terms of Number of Cards in Circulation and Transaction Value (%), 2014
Figure 19: Germany - Debit Card Issuers' Market Shares in Terms of Transaction Value (%), 2014
Figure 20: Germany - Growth in Credit Card Transaction Values and Number of Credit Cards in Circulation, 2010-2019
Figure 21: Germany - Pay Later, Average Interchange Fees: Intra-Network Transactions (%), 2010-2014
Figure 22: Germany - Pay Later, Average Merchant Service Charge: Domestic Transactions (%), 2010-2019
Figure 23: Germany - Credit Card Transaction Volumes and Values by Channel, 2010-2019
Figure 24: Germany - Credit Card Scheme Shares in Terms of Number of Cards in Circulation and Transaction Value (%), 2014
Figure 25: Germany - Pay Later Card Issuers' Market Share in Terms of Transaction Value (%), 2014
Figure 26: Germany - Growth in Charge Card Transaction Values and Number of Charge Cards in Circulation, 2010-2019
Figure 27: Germany - Charge Card Transaction Volumes and Values by Channel, 2010-2019
Figure 28: Germany - Charge Card Scheme Shares in Terms of Number of Cards in Circulation and Transaction Value (%), 2014
Figure 29: Germany - Number of Commercial Cards in Circulation and Transaction Values, 2010-2019
Figure 30: Germany - Shares of Various Types of Card Fraud in Terms of Transaction Value (%), 2010 and 2014
Figure 31: Germany - Number of Prepaid Cards in Circulation and Transaction Values, 2010-2019
Figure 32: Germany - Number of Private Label Cards With Payment Function (Million), 2014
Figure 33: Germany - Merchant Acquiring Transaction Volume and Value by Card Type, 2010-2019
Figure 34: Germany - Acquirers' Market Share in Terms of Transaction Volume and Value %, 2014
Figure 35: Germany - Number of Retail Outlets and Merchant Accounts (Thousand), 2010-2019

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