Payments Practice Area

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Technology, social media and demographics factor directly into people’s decisions about where to shop and how to pay bills. To grasp their effects and project their future influence, Javelin’s analysts monitor and offer insights on:

2018 Digital Lending Trends

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March 1, 2018 By: Al Pascual, James Wilson
While most areas in retail banking have embraced the power of going digital, lending has been a clear laggard.  It is only over the last few years that lending has truly embraced the digital revolution. Spurred by threats from alternative...
With every new headline it becomes increasingly obvious that cybercrime is on the rise.  Motivated by the growing use of digital banking and payments, criminals are targeting institutions’ websites, consumers’ digital devices and non-bank...
Development in digital banking and payments services for small businesses has lagged significantly behind consumer and commercial banking, leaving many business owners and operators managing their finances and paying suppliers on platforms that are...

2018 Payments Trends

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February 7, 2018 By: Rachel Huber
Over the past few years the payments landscape has experienced evolutionary change in an effort to adapt to growing demands from consumers, businesses, technology, and regulators. As we kick off 2018, Javelin’s Payments team has identified three key...
The financial services market is undergoing significant change to adapt to consumers’ mobile-first expectations. Much immediate effort in 2018 will focus on rolling out the Zelle person-to-person (P2P) network that some envision as the backbone of...

Understanding Fee-Based Premium Reward Cardholders

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December 20, 2017
In the early ages of the credit card industry, it was common for cardholders to pay a nominal annual fee as part of owning a credit card, similar to a membership fee. The annual fee was typically low and generally applied across all types of cards....

2017 P2P Market Sizing: Moving Into High Gear

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December 13, 2017 By: Rachel Huber
This report covers how the P2P payment market is evolving from one dominated by wire and money service branches to a digital one where mobile and online channels are the fastest-growing channels. It also covers how partnerships are fueling the...
The new “normal,” or constant, in the retail point-of-sale (POS) environment is that change is now part of everyday life for the physical store retailers and the financial institutions that serve them. The blurring divide between physical and...
The expansion of e-commerce retailing continues to grow unabated, accelerating with each new digital retailer born, every new expansion of physical delivery services, and the intensifying desire of consumers to shop when, where, and how they want. E...

Impact Note: PIN on Glass

Javelin Report
October 23, 2017
This paper highlights the potential opportunity and challenges the industry will face with the upcoming introduction of a radically new software solution for PIN entry. This solution has undergone a successful trial in the UK and Australia for the...

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