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

AI scores big in credit modelling

23 May 2017

Which works better for modelling credit risk: traditional scorecards or artificial intelligence and machine learning? Given the hype surrounding AI today, this question is inevitable, but it isn’t an either-or conundrum. FICO's Scott Zoldi writes ;

The gamble in turning banking into a game

22 May 2017

Very few people have described banking or saving money as fun. Some would state that it is the exact opposite of fun. However, firms are trying to bring gaming into the financial sector in order to engage consumers. Is this move a home run or a strike out? Patrick Brusnahan investigates;

Latest Cards & Payments News

UnionPay launches mobile QuickPass QR code payment in Hong Kong and Singapore

06 Jun 2017

UnionPay International has introduced mobile QuickPass QR code payment service in Hong Kong and Singapore.;

EMV chip cards circulation increases to 6.1 billion

06 Jun 2017

The number of EMV payment cards in global circulation has increased by 1.3 billion to reach 6.1 billion by the end of 2016, according to the latest figures released by technical body EMVCo.;