The Cards & Payments Intelligence Center (CPIC) is a business intelligence platform offering our clients on-demand access to global payments data and support by our team of experienced analysts.

The team has strong primary research capabilities proven by a considerable number of large scale bespoke research projects on behalf of some of the biggest companies in the payments industry.

The information is used by our clients for strategic decision making, benchmarking against competitors, project feasibility studies and staying on top of the most important innovation, deals and changes in the industry.

The Cards & Payments Intelligence Center considers the market in the context of the following sub-sectors:

  • E-commerce
  • Alternative Payments
  • Mobile Payments
  • Merchant Acquiring
  • Card Issuing
  • Contactless Payments
  • Remote Card Payments
  • Payments Innovation
  • Payment Cards
  • Credit Transfers
  • Cheques
  • Direct Debits
  • Cash
  • Card Profitability Indicators

For more information on our products in the cards & payments sector, please see Cards & Payments Intelligence Center, Retail Banker International, Electronic Payments International and Cards International.

Latest Cards & Payments Opinion

cash's dominance faces erosion in canada

23 Jan 2017

A recent survey by non-profit Payments Canada indicates that cash continues to be the dominant payment method in the country. However, it is being challenged by the growing adoption of electronic payment methods, and rising consumer awareness of alternatives such as contactless. Robin Arnfield finds out more;

Cash dominance facing erosion in Canada and the US

19 Dec 2016

Separate surveys by Payments Canada and the US Federal Reserve indicate that cash continues to be the dominant payment method in both countries. However, the dominance of cash is being challenged by growing electronic payment adoption in Canada and the US, Robin Arnfield reports;

Latest Cards & Payments News

VocaLink takeover gets tentative approval

18 Jan 2017

MasterCard has agreed to reduce the costs to the Link ATM network for switching infrastructure providers following a request from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).;

Time's a-wastin'- make way for instant payments

30 Nov 2016

Small and medium sized banks may not realise how affordable implementing instant payments into their systems can be, legacy systems in tow or not. Results of a new study show that the cost barrier to configuring a system to access these national schemes may not be as high as previously thought;