Merchant Acquiring: Middle East and Africa

Merchant Acquiring: Middle East and Africa

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The Middle East and Africa credit cards market can be characterised as developing with low card penetration, billed volume spend and overall borrowing; consequently the level of profits are small. The MEA region is both economically and culturally diverse, from the relative riches of the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council to the developing nations of Kenya and Nigeria. As such profitability and the development of the different cards markets varies considerably across the region. 

Merchant Acquiring: Middle East and Africa offers a fascinating benchmarking of the fifteen countries in this study, highlighting the many contrasts and experiences found within and between each market.

Lafferty's Merchant Acquiring series of reports examines key issues such as consolidations, acquisitions and alliances and will help you to review your current strategies in a rapidly evolving market, as well as enabling you to benchmark your activities against your peers – nationally, regionally and internationally – and enable you to prepare for the future with confidence.


It also provides you with critical data for each country, including:


    * merchant acquirer market share, including:

    * number of merchant accounts

    * number of POS transactions

    * billed volume of POS transactions

    * merchant service charges

    * issuer/processor relationships

    * acquirer/processor relationships

    * issuing processor market share by card numbers

    * acquiring processor market shares by number of POS transactions.


Countries covered include: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Tunisia, UAE.



Author Information

Lafferty Group is a major provider of advanced knowledge services for the financial industry worldwide, with particular specialisations in the fields of retail banking, cards & payments and central banking.


Published: March 2011

Length: 104 pages


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