Merchant Acquiring: Western Europe

Merchant Acquiring: Western Europe

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The acquiring and processing market in Western Europe is far from homogeneous. In several markets the landscape is dominated by some form of co-operative utility for acquiring and/or processing and these often have a widely held ownership structure derived from the banking community.

In other markets the acquiring industry is largely typified by large domestic banks competing in the acquiring space using in-house or outsourced processing services.

Lafferty Group’s Merchant Acquiring: Western Europe report offers a fascinating benchmarking of 17 countries, highlighting the many contrasts and experiences found within and between each market.


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: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

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: August 2010

Length: 134 pages


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