Credit due - The growing popularity of online shopping has supported industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Credit Card Processing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Credit Card Processing industry has grown consistently over the past five years, benefiting from the increasing uptake of non-cash and contactless forms of payment. Other factors such as rising household consumption expenditure, increasing discretionary income and the growing popularity of online shopping, have further supported the industry's long-term growth. Overall, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 3.1% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $3.2 billion. The industry is expected to grow by 0.6% in 2016-17, with negative consumer sentiment and a slower increase in household consumption expenditure weighing on the industry's performance...

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What is the Credit Card Processing industry?

The Credit Card Processing industry is in the growth phase of its life cycle. Industry value added, which measures an industry's contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to grow at an annualised 3.3% over the 10 years through 2021-22. This represents an outperformance of overall GDP, which is projected to rise at an annualised 2.6% over the same period.

While the core service that card schemes provide (i.e. payment processing) has remained largely unchanged, the rapid uptake of credit and debit cards and development of payment technologies are driving growth in the industry. Due to the convenience of electronic payments, Australia is gradually becoming a cashless society, with credit, charge and debit card usage jumping by 41.7% i...

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Additional Insights for the Credit Card Processing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Credit Card Processing Industry are

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Economies of scale
  • Must comply with required product standards
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Household consumption expenditure and Demand from online shopping in the Credit Card Processing industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Debit card transaction processing
    Credit card transaction processing
    Examples of brands in this Industry
    American Express

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Household consumption expenditure
  • Demand from online shopping
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from credit card issuance

  • Current Performance
  • Payment process
  • Non-cash and contactless payment
  • Interchange fee reforms
  • Transaction value and volumes
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Non-cash and contactless payment
  • Digital wallets
  • Interchange fee reforms
  • Table: Credit Card Processing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Credit Card Processing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumer Goods Retailing
  • Credit Card Issuance

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling
  • National and Regional Commercial Banks

  • Products & Services
  • Credit card transaction processing
  • Debit card transaction processing
  • Chart: Credit Card Processing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Merchants
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Credit Card Processing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Credit Card Processing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Credit Card Processing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Visa Inc.MasterCard Australia Holding Pty LtdAmerican Express Australia Limited
  • Table: Visa Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: MasterCard Australia Holding Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: American Express Australia Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Credit Card Processing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Credit Card Processing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Four-Party Payment Scheme
  • Under a four-party credit card scheme, the issuer and acquirer are different financial institutions.
  • Interchange Fee
  • Acquirers pay interchange fees to issuers to cover the cost of processing transactions.
  • Three-Party Payment Scheme
  • Under a three-party payment scheme, the issuer and the acquirer are the same entity, meaning there is no need for an interchange fee.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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