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Financial Cards and Payments in the United Arab Emirates

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  • 56 Pages
  • November 2021
  • Region: United Arab Emirates
  • Euromonitor International
  • ID: 1209032
The United Arab Emirates continues to progress on its journey towards a cashless economy, given that cash transactions are set to reduce to 28% of total consumer payment transactions during 2021. Consumers increasingly adopted card payments and digital wallet payments during the pandemic, and habit persistence is largely set to continue. Thus, many bank branches have closed as banks are eager to reposition their offers and services for a digital-ready world.

The publisher's Financial Cards and Payments in United Arab Emirates report establishes the size and structure of the market for ATMs cards, smart cards, credit cards, debit cards, charge cards, pre-paid cards and store cards. It looks at key players in the market (issuers and operators), number of cards in circulation, numbers transactions and value of transactions. It offers strategic analysis of sector forecasts and trends to watch.

Product coverage: Financial Cards in Circulation, M-Commerce, Transactions.

Data coverage: market sizes (historic and forecasts), company shares, brand shares and distribution data.

Why buy this report?

  • Get a detailed picture of the Financial Cards and Payments market;
  • Pinpoint growth sectors and identify factors driving change;
  • Understand the competitive environment, the market’s major players and leading brands;
  • Use five-year forecasts to assess how the market is predicted to develop.

Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • Financial cards and payments in 2021: The big picture
  • 2021 key trends
  • Consumers ready for digital banking solutions as fintech players emerge with new platforms and banks roll out digital banking services
  • Key emirates see fintech accelerator and innovation programmes
  • Consumer switching behaviour dominant due to demand for high service levels
  • What next for financial cards and payments?

MARKET INDICATORS
  • Table 1 Number of POS Terminals: Units 2016-2021
  • Table 2 Number of ATMs: Units 2016-2021
  • Table 3 Value Lost to Fraud 2016-2021
  • Table 4 Card Expenditure by Location 2021
  • Table 5 Financial Cards in Circulation by Type: % Number of Cards 2016-2021
  • Table 6 Domestic versus Foreign Spend 2021

MARKET DATA
  • Table 7 Financial Cards by Category: Number of Cards in Circulation 2016-2021
  • Table 8 Financial Cards by Category: Number of Accounts 2016-2021
  • Table 9 Financial Cards Transactions by Category: Value 2016-2021
  • Table 10 Financial Cards by Category: Number of Transactions 2016-2021
  • Table 11 Consumer Payments by Category: Value 2016-2021
  • Table 12 Consumer Payments by Category: Number of Transactions 2016-2021
  • Table 13 M-Commerce by Category: Value 2016-2021
  • Table 14 M-Commerce by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 15 Financial Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 16 Financial Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 17 Financial Cards: Card Payment Transactions Value by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 18 Financial Cards: Card Payment Transactions Value by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 19 Forecast Financial Cards by Category: Number of Cards in Circulation 2021-2026
  • Table 20 Forecast Financial Cards by Category: Number of Accounts 2021-2026
  • Table 21 Forecast Financial Cards Transactions by Category: Value 2021-2026
  • Table 22 Forecast Financial Cards by Category: Number of Transactions 2021-2026
  • Table 23 Forecast Consumer Payments by Category: Value 2021-2026
  • Table 24 Forecast Consumer Payments by Category: Number of Transactions 2021-2026
  • Table 25 Forecast M-Commerce by Category: Value 2021-2026
  • Table 26 Forecast M-Commerce by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026

DISCLAIMER
SOURCES
  • Summary 1 Research Sources

DEBIT CARDS IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATESKEY DATA FINDINGS
2021 DEVELOPMENTS
  • Debit card growth slows down
  • Growth of BNPL platforms to support the growth of debit card usage
  • Digital banking platforms and virtual accounts

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
  • Digital banking solutions to shift focus to virtual debit cards
  • Competition in the banking sector to intensify, although no signs of mergers
  • Visa and Mastercard could support the growth of debit card value through merchant partnerships

CATEGORY DATA
  • Table 27 Debit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2016-2021
  • Table 28 Debit Cards Transactions 2016-2021
  • Table 29 Debit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 30 Debit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 31 Debit Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 32 Debit Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 33 Debit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 34 Debit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 35 Forecast Debit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2021-2026
  • Table 36 Forecast Debit Cards Transactions 2021-2026
  • Table 37 Forecast Debit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2021-2026
  • Table 38 Forecast Debit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2021-2026

CREDIT CARDS IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATESKEY DATA FINDINGS
2021 DEVELOPMENTS
  • Cash advance and increased credit limits for credit cards
  • Emergence of buy now, pay later platforms may impact credit card usage
  • Consumers still hunt for the best rewards and cash back programmes

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
  • Cash back credit cards to remain most popular
  • Banks likely to partner with BNPL services and diversify their portfolios
  • Merchant partnerships to continue strengthening spend on credit cards

CATEGORY DATA
  • Table 39 Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2016-2021
  • Table 40 Credit Cards Transactions 2016-2021
  • Table 41 Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 42 Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 43 Commercial Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2016-2021
  • Table 44 Commercial Credit Cards Transactions 2016-2021
  • Table 45 Commercial Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 46 Commercial Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 47 Personal Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2016-2021
  • Table 48 Personal Credit Cards Transactions 2016-2021
  • Table 49 Personal Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 50 Personal Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 51 Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 52 Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 53 Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 54 Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 55 Commercial Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 56 Commercial Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 57 Commercial Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 58 Commercial Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 59 Personal Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 60 Personal Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 61 Personal Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 62 Personal Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 63 Forecast Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2021-2026
  • Table 64 Forecast Credit Cards Transactions 2021-2026
  • Table 65 Forecast Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2021-2026
  • Table 66 Forecast Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2021-2026
  • Table 67 Forecast Commercial Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2021-2026
  • Table 68 Forecast Commercial Credit Cards Transactions 2021-2026
  • Table 69 Forecast Commercial Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2021-2026
  • Table 70 Forecast Commercial Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2021-2026
  • Table 71 Forecast Personal Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2021-2026
  • Table 72 Forecast Personal Credit Cards Transactions 2021-2026
  • Table 73 Forecast Personal Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2021-2026
  • Table 74 Forecast Personal Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2021-2026

CHARGE CARDS IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATESKEY DATA FINDINGS
2021 DEVELOPMENTS
  • Charge cards continues to be a declining financial cards category
  • Personal charge cards particularly challenged category
  • American Express continues to struggle in the United Arab Emirates, DIB also suffers

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
  • Short-lived revival for charge cards
  • Personal charge cards to be more challenged than commercial charge cards
  • Competitive positioning for zero-rated credit offers hope for low-value credit purchases

CATEGORY DATA
  • Table 75 Charge Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2016-2021
  • Table 76 Charge Cards Transactions 2016-2021
  • Table 77 Charge Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 78 Charge Cards Transactions: % Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 79 Commercial Charge Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2016-2021
  • Table 80 Commercial Charge Cards Transactions 2016-2021
  • Table 81 Commercial Charge Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 82 Commercial Charge Cards Transactions: % Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 83 Personal Charge Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2016-2021
  • Table 84 Personal Charge Cards Transactions 2016-2021
  • Table 85 Personal Charge Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 86 Personal Charge Cards Transactions: % Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 87 Charge Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 88 Charge Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 89 Charge Cards Payment Transaction Value by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 90 Charge Cards Payment Transaction Value by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 91 Commercial Charge Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 92 Commercial Charge Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 93 Commercial Charge Cards Payment Transaction Value by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 94 Commercial Charge Cards Payment Transaction Value by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 95 Personal Charge Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 96 Personal Charge Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 97 Personal Charge Cards Transaction Value by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 98 Personal Charge Cards Transaction Value by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 99 Forecast Charge Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2021-2026
  • Table 100 Forecast Charge Cards Transactions 2021-2026
  • Table 101 Forecast Charge Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2021-2026
  • Table 102 Forecast Charge Cards Transactions: % Growth 2021-2026
  • Table 103 Forecast Commercial Charge Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2021-2026
  • Table 104 Forecast Commercial Charge Cards Transactions 2021-2026
  • Table 105 Forecast Commercial Charge Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2021-2026
  • Table 106 Forecast Commercial Charge Cards Transactions: % Growth 2021-2026
  • Table 107 Forecast Personal Charge Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2021-2026
  • Table 108 Forecast Personal Charge Cards Transactions 2021-2026
  • Table 109 Forecast Personal Charge Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2021-2026
  • Table 110 Forecast Personal Charge Cards Transactions: % Growth 2021-2026

PRE-PAID CARDS IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATESKEY DATA FINDINGS
2021 DEVELOPMENTS
  • Open loop pre-paid cards in circulation continues to see contraction despite economic recovery
  • Closed loop pre-paid cards sees a revival with recovery in mobility and retail
  • Emirates NBD and Mastercard launch an Expo2020 pre-paid card to empower visitors

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
BNPL pre-paid cards – new product opportunity for banks
  • Virtual pre-paid cards
  • Economic recovery and payroll cards to revive open loop pre-paid cards

CATEGORY DATA
  • Table 111 Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2016-2021
  • Table 112 Pre-paid Cards Transactions 2016-2021
  • Table 113 Pre-paid Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 114 Pre-paid Cards Transactions: % Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 115 Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions 2016-2021
  • Table 116 Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions: % Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 117 Open Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions 2016-2021
  • Table 118 Open Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions: % Growth 2016-2021
  • Table 119 Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 120 Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 121 Pre-paid Cards Transaction Value by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 122 Pre-paid Cards Transaction Value by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 123 Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 124 Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 125 Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards Transaction Value by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 126 Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards Transaction Value by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 127 Open Loop Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 128 Open Loop Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 129 Open Loop Pre-paid Cards Transaction Value by Issuer 2016-2020
  • Table 130 Open Loop Pre-paid Cards Transaction Value by Operator 2016-2020
  • Table 131 Forecast Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2021-2026
  • Table 132 Forecast Pre-paid Cards Transactions 2021-2026
  • Table 133 Forecast Pre-paid Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2021-2026
  • Table 134 Forecast Pre-paid Cards Transactions: % Growth 2021-2026
  • Table 135 Forecast Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions 2021-2026
  • Table 136 Forecast Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions: % Growth 2021-2026
  • Table 137 Forecast Open Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions 2021-2026
  • Table 138 Forecast Open Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions: % Growth 2021-2026