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Mobile payments market will reach $620 billion, worldwide

A new report from Trendforce has shown that this year will have wallet apps taking off.

Research firm, TrendForce, has released a report in which its researchers have forecasted that mobile payments systems will be taking off at full throttle this year, which will come to a considerable relief to the financial institutions, retailers, tech companies, and other parties that have made massive investments into this tech.

As of yet, mobile wallets have yet to take off with consumers, despite the entry of Apple into the space.

The report showed that with both Samsung and Apple entering into the mobile payments ecosystem with a heavy push, it is likely that there will be a sizeable growth in this area that will propel it far beyond the level it had reached last year. In 2015, the total revenues that were brought in by the worldwide mobile wallet market are estimated, by TrendForce, to have reached $450 billion. That said, it is predicting that this figure will have made a far greater achievement by the end of this year. In fact, it is expecting that smartphone based payments will have reached a tremendous 37.8 percent year over year growth rate.

This will mean that mobile payments will have been able to hit the $620 billion mark, worldwide, this year.

Mobile Payments Growth - ReportNext year, the growth rate is expected to decrease, though it will still remain quite high, at a predicted 25.8 percent. The year after, it will drop again but will remain healthy at 19.2 percent and in 2019, that will slide again but will still grow by 16.1 percent. In the last year of the forecast, there will still have been a growth of $10.8 billion over what it had been the year prior.

When it comes to the success of Apple Pay as a mobile wallet option, both that company and many analysts continue to say that it will depend on how receptive China becomes to the brand and to that specific wallet app.

The report indicated that it will be Samsung Pay and Apple Pay that will make up a tremendous chunk of the smartphone based payment market and those two companies have been working hard to try to carve out as much of China as they possibly can. This has been a very challenging battle as both companies have manage to strike a deal with the government operated Chinese banking card payments processor, China UnionPay. These virtually simultaneous partnerships will mean that Chinese customers will have the choice between these two giants and their mobile payments services.

UK mobile payments market leads the world according to new report

A recent study suggests the launch of a new UK payments service has pushed the nation into the top m-payments market spot, worldwide.

After comparing international mobile payments markets, a UK Payments Council research paper claims that the United Kingdom is the m-payments market leader and that the country’s success is related to the P2P Paym service, which was launched this past April by the Payment’s Council.

The report compared the person-to-person (P2P) mobile payment services of several countries.

Aside from the UK, the countries that were studied and compared included the US, Japan, Sweden, India and Kenya. The report compared a variety of aspects, some of which included infrastructure, ownership, the mobile banking experiences of customers, and speed.

UK Mobile Payments StudyAdrian Kamellard, the Payment Council’s chief executive said about the report that “Looking round the world makes it clear that Paym is a world leading service, even when compared with trailblazers such as M-Pesa in Africa. The UK payments industry’s collaborative model of change, which builds upon our existing world class real-time payments infrastructure has delivered real benefits for customers.” Kamellard added that unlike other parts of the world, Paym is a free service for customers “at the point of use.”

He went on to say that mobile technology has altered human behavior around the world and that this has transformed the way that people carry out many of their important daily tasks. He added that it is interesting to observe how technological, cultural and local regulatory differences affect how a new mobile payments solution is applied.

Paym is the only mobile payments service in the world that is industry-wide to use P2P.

In addition to this finding, the Payment’s Council report also claimed it found that the US and Japan are behind Sweden and the UK when it comes to delivering P2P m-payment services. It also said that it is a struggle for India to make its service as universal is it is in Sweden and the UK due to the country’s geographic and demographic disparity. In addition, it noted that Kenya’s M-Pesa mobile payments service has increased the nation’s inclusion and financial capability, which previously had an infrastructure lacking in payments and banking.