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Global market and competitor intelligence on payment cards, mobile and online payments, merchant acquiring and processing.

The market-leading online, interactive database and data dashboards covering the global cards and payments industry in detail, plus a range of country and regional reports. Leveraging payments market and credit card industry data going back to 2010 – and forecasts up to 2024 – our unique datasets cover countries worldwide and feature more than 250 metrics per market.

Cards networks, acquirers, banks, issuers, merchants, payments service providers, investors and consultancies around the world use our market reports to:

  • Gain insight into payments industry trends around the world
  • Assess their competitive position
  • Benchmark revenue streams across the market
  • Inform their cross-border expansion strategies
  • Identify opportunities in both domestic and international cards markets
  • Understand and compare the dynamics of different payments markets
  • Identify potential partners in new markets across the industry.

Read more about the key metrics included in our payments industry research reports and database.

Country reports

Commentary- and data-packed reports, looking in detail at the cards and payments industry in each country, including key metrics, the regulatory landscape, digital and mobile payment developments, networks' and issuers' competitive positions, merchant acquiring markets, plus economic and demographic indicators.

Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Latin America
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay

Middle East
Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

North America
Canada, United States

Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia

Payments research database

Online access to Country Reports, plus interactive database featuring comparable credit card market data functionality with export to Microsoft Excel&trade. Sign in to the database here.


Through our Weekly News Digest, Verisk Financial Research highlights significant developments that have recently occurred in payment cards, digital payments, acquiring, processing, retail banking and consumer credit. Our writers and researchers frame these items in contexts such as historical, sectoral and regional trends, adding a layer of value that is often missing from the rolling news cycle. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.

Bespoke research

Project-based research leveraging our unique data sets and expert network, supporting cross-border expansion, marketing and competitive landscaping strategies. Find out more about bespoke research.

Get in touch

To contact us, email research_enquiries@verisk.com.
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On November 13th 2018, Verisk has acquired Lafferty Cards and Payments Research Service, a globally recognized online resource providing market and competitor intelligence on payment cards, e-money, acquiring and processing, retail banking, and consumer credit. It has become part of Verisk Financial under Argus Information and Advisory Services. Lafferty Cards and Payments Research Service was formerly known as World Cards Intelligence (WCI).

About Verisk Financial

Verisk Financial is relentless in its pursuit of delivering value-added, best-in-class analytic solutions that: strengthen our global market leadership in benchmarking and analytics; secure a commanding presence in regulatory reporting focused on financial institutions and insurers; innovate unprecedented spend-informed consumer insights; accelerate the identification and prevention of fraud, risk and abuse; all accomplished by leveraging our growing proprietary data assets and technologies, and collectively serving an expanding number of vertica ls.