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Competitor Profile: ELV

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  • 13 Pages
  • September 2019
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 4384352
Competitor Profile: ELV


Elektronisches Lastschriftverfahren (ELV) is an electronic direct debit system in Germany. Launched in the 1980s by a group of merchants, it accounted for 5.9% of the country's non-cash transaction volume in 2018.

It is a popular payment solution in Germany for both in-store and online payments and is an alternative payment option for customers who do not like using credit cards online to pay for products or services.

In-store ELV payments are made using debit cards that contain the necessary bank details. The system allows retailers to initiate an automated direct debit transaction at the point-of-sale (POS) terminal, after which the amount is debited from the customer's bank account.

ELV can also be used as a payment option by e-retailers. Payments are not authorized by issuing banks and merchants have to bear the risk of defaults.

ELV payments are accepted by most banks in Germany, as well as by a number of payment service providers (PSPs) including Worldpay, Skrill, Elavon, Ingenico, Adyen, Six Payment Services, emerchantpay, and Wirecard.

The report provides information and insights into ELV including -
  • Detailed insight into its business
  • Comprehensive coverage of its products and services
  • Comparative assessment with key alternative payment solutions
  • Information on its performance
  • The company's important events and milestones

  • A group of German merchants came together in the 1980s to create ELV.
  • In-store ELV payments can be carried out at POS terminals using debit cards, with the amount debited from the customer's bank account.
  • ELV is also used for online payments.
  • Since ELV payments are not guaranteed by an issuing bank, merchants must bear the risk of defaults.

Reasons to Buy
  • Gain insights into ELV's business operations and key events.
  • Gain insights into its product portfolio.
  • Assess the competitive dynamics in the alternative payments industry by comparing its performance against competitors.

Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • Key Facts & Historic Milestones
  • Benchmarking
  • Performance Highlights
  • Products & Services
  • Appendix

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • ELV
  • Worldpay
  • Skrill
  • Elavon
  • Ingenico
  • Adyen
  • Six Payment Services
  • emerchantpay
  • Wirecard
  • Giropay