Global Mobile Retail Payment Initiatives 2013


Mobile retail payments based on Near Field Communication (NFC) technology are probably this year’s most talked about topic in both the payments industry and the mobile telecommunications industry. NFC is rapidly becoming a standard feature in more smartphones, commercial rollouts are in the works across the globe, and breaking news about new trials and partnerships is a daily occurrence.

Author: Terry Xie
Published on: April 30, 2013



Mercator Advisory Group’s latest report, Global Mobile Retail Payment Initiatives 2013, examines different mobile retail payment technologies that are being tested and deployed in various mobile retail payment initiatives across the globe (as of March 2013). The latest developments in select key markets are examined, together with different approaches toward mobile retail payments and the potential direction of those markets.



  • Global progress in mobile retail payment technologies
  • A forecast of global mobile retail payment value until 2016
  • Key developments in select major markets
  • An overview of major card networks’ positioning in mobile retail payments
  • Analysis of other issues associated with mobile retail payments such as security, business models, and cross-border transactions

The report is 28 pages long and contains seven exhibits.

Companies and services mentioned in this report include: AliPay, American Express, Apple, Atos Worldline, Banco Itau, Bank Wallet, BC Card, Bradesco, China Merchants Bank, China Mobile, China UnionPay, CIBC, Citic Bank, DeviceFidelity, Discover, EZ-Link, Fujitsu, Gemalto, Global Telecom, Google, Home Debot, Interac, Isis, JCB, KDDI, KT, MasterCard, Marks & Spencer, mFino, Microsoft, MoCa Alliance, NTT DoCoMo, Paydiant, PayPal, Proxama, Pudong Development Bank, QR Pay, QuickPay, RBC Royal Bank, Redecard, Rogers, Samsung, Scotiabank, SK Telecom, Sony, Starbucks, TIM, TransCard, Visa, Vivo, and WatchData.



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