Taking credit: The convenience of new payment methods has driven uptake and revenue growth

The Credit Card Processing industry has grown over the past five years, benefiting from the increasing uptake of non-cash and contactless forms of payment. Other factors such as rising household consumption expenditure and the growing popularity of online shopping have further supported the industry's long-term growth. However, the industry's performance has been limited by the reduced interchange fees implemented by the RBA, which caused revenue to decline over the two years through 2017-18. Overall, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 2.0% over the five years through 2018-19, to reach $3.5 billion. Revenue is expected to rise by 1.4% over the current year as the new interchange standards are fully phased in...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has benefited from the uptake of non-cash and contactless forms of payment
  • Increasing household expenditure has aided industry revenue growth over the past five years
  • The fundamental factors behind industry growth are likely to persist over the long term
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The geographic distribution of the Credit Card Processing industry is based on where transactions take place and the state from which the revenue is sourced. As a result, the geographic spread of credit and debit card transactions is closely linked with population size, income levels and economic activity in each state or territory. Consequently, revenue generated by industry operators is concentrated across the highly populous eastern seaboard states. New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland account for just over 78% of industry revenue, with just under 78% of the Australian population. These states, particularly New South Wales and Victoria, have higher than average household incomes and large metropolitan areas with many merchants. How...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Credit Card Processing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Credit Card Processing are:

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Economies of scale
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Household consumption expenditure and Demand from online shopping in the Credit Card Processing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Credit Card Processing Industry?

    The industry provides authorisation, clearance and settlement services for payments between financial institutions involved in transactions conducted by cardholders and merchants.

    Industry Products
  • Debit cards
  • Credit cards
  • Industry Activities
  • Credit card processing
  • Debit card processing
  • Card payment authorisation
  • Card payment clearing
  • Card payment settlement
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Household consumption expenditure
  • Demand from online shopping
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from credit card issuance

  • Current Performance
  • Payment process
  • Non-cash and contactless payment
  • Interchange fee reforms
  • Transaction value and volumes
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Non-cash and contactless payment
  • Digital wallets
  • Interchange fee reforms
  • Table: Credit Card Processing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Credit Card Processing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumer Goods Retailing
  • Online Shopping
  • Credit Card Issuance

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling
  • National and Regional Commercial Banks

  • Products & Services
  • Credit cards
  • Debit cards
  • Chart: Credit Card Processing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Merchants
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Credit Card Processing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Credit Card Processing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Credit Card Processing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Visa Inc., MasterCard Australia Holding Pty Ltd, American Express Australia Limited,
  • Table: Visa Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: MasterCard Australia Holding Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: American Express Australia Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Credit Card Processing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Credit Card Processing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Four-Party Payment Scheme
  • Under a four-party credit card scheme, the issuer and acquirer are different financial institutions.
  • Interchange Fee
  • Acquirers pay interchange fees to issuers to cover the cost of processing transactions.
  • Three-Party Payment Scheme
  • Under a three-party payment scheme, the issuer and the acquirer are the same entity, typically making it more cost-effective.
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