France's Cards and Payments Industry

France is the worlds most visited country and the third-largest in terms of income generated from tourism, according to Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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NAVI MUMBAI, India - April 4, 2014 - PRLog -- The economy showed signs of recovery and emerged from the slowdown to record GDP growth of 0.15% in 2013. Forecast-period economic growth is expected to result in more investments in the cards and payments industry.

In terms of number of cards in circulation, the card payments channel as a whole grew at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.20% during the review period (20092013), primarily driven by the prepaid and debit card categories. The credit and charge card categories registered a decline during the review period. The slow growth was primarily the result of the financial and European debt crises.

During the review period, prepaid cards registered the highest growth, at a CAGR of 6.84% and debit cards posted a CAGR of 5.95%. The industry is expected to post a forecast-period (20142018) CAGR of 3.83%, driven primarily by the debit cards category which is expected to post a CAGR of 5.13%. The prepaid cards category is projected to post a forecast-period CAGR of 3.99%, while credit cards are expected to register a CAGR of -1.21%. The charge cards category declined at a review-period CAGR of -5.85% and is expected to register a forecast-period CAGR of 2.71%.

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of Frances cards and payments industry.
It provides current values for Frances cards and payments industry for 2013, and forecast figures for 2018.
It details the different economic, infrastructural and business drivers affecting Frances cards and payments industry.
It outlines the current regulatory framework in the industry.
It details the marketing strategies used by various banks and other institutions.
It profiles the major banks in Frances cards and payments industry.

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Assess the competitive dynamics in Frances cards and payments industry.
Gain insights in to the marketing strategies used for selling various card types in France.
Gain insights into key regulations governing Frances cards and payments industry.

Key Highlights
In terms of number of cards in circulation, the highest market share in 2013 was occupied by the prepaid card category which accounted for 46.0% and is expected to grow at a forecast-period CAGR of 3.99% to reach 147.7 million cards in 2018. In terms of cards in circulation, the prepaid cards category grew from 91.2 million cards in 2009 to 118.8 million cards in 2013. The debit card category exhibited the second-highest share in 2013 and is expected to post a forecast-period CAGR of 5.13%. During the review period, the number of debit cards in circulation grew from 70.8 million in 2009 to 89.2 million in 2013, at a CAGR of 5.95%.
In partnership with Banque Accord, BNP Paribas, and Crdit Agricole, Natural Security (user-authentication technology provider) launched a pilot project in October 2012, combining a smart payment card, biometrics and mid-range contactless communication in France. The pilot was completed in March 2013 with the participation of more than 900 consumers. The output was positive and over 90% of users were in favor of adopting the payment method.

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Table of Content:-

 2 Analysis of Industry Environment, Key Trends and Drivers
2.1 Payment Infrastructure and Emerging Technologies
2.1.1 Automatic teller machines (ATMs)
2.1.2 Point of sale (POS) terminals
2.1.3 Internet penetration
2.1.4 Contactless technologies
2.1.5 Europay, Mastercard and Visa (EMV)
2.2 Business Drivers
2.2.1 Growth of online commerce
2.2.2 Retail sales value
2.3 Economic Drivers
2.3.1 Nominal GDP per capita income
2.3.2 Real GDP growth
2.3.3 Inflation
3 Cards and Payments Industry Share Analysis
3.1 Industry Overview
3.1.1 Cash
3.1.2 Checks
3.1.3 Direct debits
3.1.4 Credit transfers
3.1.5 Cards

List of Tables:-

Table 1: France Payment Channels (EUR Billion), 20092013
Table 2: France Market Entry Strategies of Foreign Banks
Table 3: France Types of Card Fraud (EUR Million), 20092013
Table 4: France Specialized Cards for the Young Population
Table 5: France Specialized Cards for HNWIs
Table 6: France Specialized Cards for Supporting Charitable Activities
Table 7: France Specialized Cards for Business Needs
Table 8: France Consumer Card Spending by Product Category (EUR Billion), 20082012
Table 9: France Consumer Spending through Cards by Retail Channel (EUR Billion), 20082012
Table 10: France Card Payments Channel by Card Category (Million), 20092018

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