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The Cards and Payments Industry in Bahrain: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2021

The Cards and Payments Industry in Bahrain: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2021

Summary

GlobalData’s The Cards and Payments Industry in Bahrain: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2021, report provides detailed analysis of market trends in the Bahraini cards and payments industry. It provides values and volumes for a number of key performance indicators in the industry, including credit transfers, payment cards and checks during the review period (2012-2016).

The report also analyzes various payment card markets operating in the industry, and provides detailed information on the number of cards in circulation, transaction values and volumes during the review period and over the forecast period (2017-2021). It also offers information on the country's competitive landscape, including the market shares of issuers and schemes.

The report brings together GlobalData’s research, modeling, and analysis expertise to allow banks and card issuers to identify segment dynamics and competitive advantages. The report also covers details of regulatory policy and recent changes in the regulatory structure.

The report provides top-level market analysis, information and insights into the Bahraini cards and payments industry, including -

  • Current and forecast values for each market in the Bahraini cards and payments industry, including debit and credit cards.
  • Detailed insights into payment instruments including credit transfers, checks and payment cards. It also, includes an overview of the country's key alternative payment instruments.
  • E-commerce market analysis .
  • Analysis of various market drivers and regulations governing the Bahraini cards and payments industry.
  • Detailed analysis of strategies adopted by banks and other institutions to market debit and credit cards.
Scope
  • To encourage consumers to use credit cards, the Industry, Commerce and Tourism minister of Bahrain issued a directive in January 2016, preventing banks and merchants from imposing surcharges to credit card users. According to the country’s Consumer Protection Law, a fine of up to US$26,595.7 (BHD10,000) can be charged to companies violating this directive.
  • Direct carrier billing is gaining traction in Bahrain. Telecoms Company Viva Bahrain, for instance, partnered with Google to launch its direct carrier billing service in the country in October 2016. It can be used by both prepaid and postpaid customers of Viva Bahrain to buy apps, games and eBooks on the Google Play store. The transaction amount is charged to the customer’s mobile phone bill. Similarly, the telecom operator Zain Bahrain partnered with the mobile solutions provider SLA Mobile and Microsoft to launch a direct carrier billing service, Zain Pay, in Bahrain in March 2015. Furthermore, mobile payment provider Fortumo launched direct carrier billing services in Bahrain in June 2014.
  • Government and payment participants are making concentrated efforts to develop e-commerce in the country. For instance, the government organized the third edition of the e-commerce Forum/Exhibition in March 2016. The event featured an exhibition for both public and private sector companies to help them become e-businesses. Similarly, Credimax-BBK (Credimax) organized an e-commerce workshop in April 2015, which focused on the government’s role in supporting various e-commerce initiatives, and the importance of new technology, innovations and business opportunities to develop e-commerce in Bahrain.
Reasons to buy
  • Make strategic business decisions, using top-level historic and forecast market data, related to the Bahraini cards and payments industry and each market within it.
  • Understand the key market trends and growth opportunities in the Bahraini cards and payments industry.
  • Assess the competitive dynamics in the Bahraini cards and payments industry.
  • Gain insights into marketing strategies used for various card types in Bahrain.
  • Gain insights into key regulations governing the Bahraini cards and payments industry.


  • Executive Summary
    • Market overview
    • Key facts
      • Table Bahrain - Key Facts, 2016
      • Table Regional Benchmarking of the Bahraini Payment Cards, 2016
    • Top five industry events
  • Payment Instruments
    • Current payment environment
      • Table Figure 1: Bahrain - Payment Instrument Shares by Transaction Value (%), 2012 vs 2016
      • Table Figure 2: Bahrain - Payment Instrument Shares by Transaction Volume (%), 2012 vs 2016
  • E-Commerce and Alternative Payments
    • E-Commerce market analysis
      • Table Figure 3: Bahrain - E-Commerce Value, 2012-2021
    • Alternative payment solutions
      • PayPal
      • Viva Bahrain - Direct Carrier Billing
      • Zain Pay
      • Fortumo
      • CashU
  • Regulations in the Cards and Payments Industry
    • Regulatory framework
    • Anti-money laundering (AML)
    • Foreign direct investment (FDI) regulations
      • Table Bahrain - Mode of Entry of Foreign Banks
  • Analysis of Cards and Payments Industry Drivers
    • Table Figure 4: Bahrain - Population
    • Table Figure 5: Bahrain - Economic Indicators
    • Table Figure 6: Bahrain - ATMs and POS Terminals
    • Table Figure 7: Bahrain - Household Consumption
  • Payment Cards
    • Table Figure 8: Bahrain - Growth in Payment Cards Transaction Values, 2012-2021
    • Table Figure 9: Bahrain - Number of Cards in Circulation by Type, 2011-2021
  • Debit Cards
    • Debit cards market analysis
      • Table Figure 10: Bahrain - Debit Card Penetration, 2016
      • Table Figure 11: Bahrain - Turnover Per Debit Card, 2016
    • Competition in the debit cards market
      • Table Figure 12: Bahrain - Debit Card Scheme Share in Terms of Transaction Value, 2016
      • Table Figure 13: Bahrain - Debit Card Issuer Share in Terms of Transaction Value, 2016
    • Debit cards comparison
      • Table Bahrain - Debit Cards Comparison and Key Features, 2016
  • Pay Later Cards
    • Pay later cards market analysis
      • Table Figure 14: Bahrain - Pay Later Cards Penetration, 2016
      • Table Figure 15: Bahrain - Turnover Per Pay Later Card, 2016
    • Competition in the pay later cards market
      • Table Figure 16: Bahrain - Pay Later Cards Scheme Share in Terms of Transaction Value, 2016
      • Table Figure 17: Bahrain - Pay Later Cards Issuer Share in Terms of Transaction Value, 2016
    • Pay later cards comparison
      • Table Bahrain - Gold Credit Cards Comparison and Key Features, 2016
      • Table Bahrain - Premium Credit Cards Comparison and Key Features, 2016
  • Prepaid Cards
    • Table Figure 18: Bahrain - Number of Prepaid Cards in Circulation, 2012-2021
    • Table Figure 19: Bahrain - Prepaid Cards Transaction Value, 2012-2021
  • Appendix
    • Tables
      • Table Bahrain - Payment Instrument Transaction Values (BHD Billion), 2012-2016
      • Table Bahrain - Payment Instrument Transaction Values (US$ Billion), 2012-2016
      • Table Bahrain - Payment Instrument Transaction Volumes (Million), 2012-2016
      • Table Bahrain - Number of Payment Cards in Circulation by Type (Thousand), 2012-2021
      • Table Bahrain - Volume of Payment Card Transactions by Type (Million), 2012-2021
      • Table Bahrain - Value of Payment Card Transactions by Type (BHD Million), 2012-2021
      • Table Bahrain - Value of Payment Card Transactions by Type (US$ Million), 2012-2021
      • Table Bahrain - Number of Debit Cards in Circulation (Million), 2012-2021
      • Table Bahrain - Debit Card Transaction Volumes and Frequency by Channel, 2012-2021
      • Table Bahrain - Debit Card Total and Average Transaction Values by Channel, 2012-2021
      • Table Bahrain - Debit Card Total and Average Transaction Values(US$) by Channel, 2012-2021
      • Table Bahrain - Number of Debit Cards in Circulation by Scheme (Thousand), 2012-2016
      • Table Bahrain - Debit Card Transaction Values by Scheme (BHD Million), 2012-2016
      • Table Bahrain - Debit Card Transaction Values by Scheme (US$ Billion), 2012-2016
      • Table Bahrain - Debit Card Transaction Values by Issuer (BHD Million), 2012-2016
      • Table Bahrain - Debit Card Transaction Values by Issuer (US$ Billion), 2012-2016
      • Table Bahrain - Number of Pay Later Cards in Circulation (Thousand), 2012-2021
      • Table Bahrain - Pay Later Card Transaction Volumes and Frequency by Channel, 2012-2021
      • Table Bahrain - Pay Later Card Total and Average Transaction Values by Channel, 2012-2021
      • Table Bahrain - Pay Later Card Total and Average Transaction Values(US$) by Channel, 2012-2021
      • Table Bahrain - Number of Pay Later Cards in Circulation by Scheme (Thousand), 2012-2016
      • Table Bahrain - Pay Later Card Transaction Values by Scheme (BHD Million), 2012-2016
      • Table Bahrain - Pay Later Card Transaction Values by Scheme (US$ Million), 2012-2016
      • Table Bahrain - Pay Later Card Transaction Values by Issuer (BHD Million), 2012-2016
      • Table Bahrain - Pay Later Card Transaction Values by Issuer (US$ Million), 2012-2016
      • Table Bahrain - Number of Credit Cards in Circulation (Thousand), 2012-2021
      • Table Bahrain - Credit Card Transaction Volumes and Frequency by Channel, 2012-2021
      • Table Bahrain - Credit Card Total and Average Transaction Values by Channel, 2012-2021
      • Table Bahrain - Credit Card Total and Average Transaction Values(US$) by Channel, 2012-2021
      • Table Bahrain - Number of Credit Cards in Circulation by Scheme (Thousand), 2012-2016
      • Table Bahrain - Credit Card Transaction Values by Scheme (BHD Million), 2012-2016
      • Table Bahrain - Credit Card Transaction Values by Scheme (US$ Million), 2012-2016
      • Table Bahrain - Number of Charge Cards in Circulation (Thousand), 2012-2021
      • Table Bahrain - Charge Card Transaction Volumes and Frequency by Channel, 2012-2021
      • Table Bahrain - Charge Card Total and Average Transaction Values by Channel, 2012-2021
      • Table Bahrain - Charge Card Total and Average Transaction Values(US$) by Channel, 2012-2021
      • Table Bahrain - Number of Charge Cards in Circulation by Scheme (Thousand), 2012-2016
      • Table Bahrain - Charge Card Transaction Values by Scheme (BHD Million), 2012-2016
      • Table Bahrain - Charge Card Transaction Values by Scheme (US$ Million), 2012-2016
      • Table Bahrain - Personal and Commercial Pay Later Card Transaction Volumes (Thousand), 2012-2021
      • Table Bahrain - Personal and Commercial Pay Later Card Transaction Values (BHD Million), 2012-2021
      • Table Bahrain - Personal and Commercial Pay Later Card Transaction Values (US$ Million), 2012-2021
      • Table Bahrain - Number of Commercial Pay Later Cards in Circulation (Thousand), 2012 2021
      • Table Bahrain - Commercial Pay Later Card Transaction Volumes (Million), 2012-2021
      • Table Bahrain - Commercial Pay Later Card Transaction Values (BHD Million), 2012-2021
      • Table Bahrain - Commercial Pay Later Card Transaction Values (US$ Million), 2012-2021
      • Table Bahrain - Number of Prepaid Cards in Circulation (Thousand), 2012-2021
      • Table Bahrain - Prepaid Card Transaction Values (BHD Million), 2012-2021
      • Table Bahrain - Prepaid Card Transaction Values (US$ Million), 2012-2021
    • Definitions
      • Table Key Definitions
    • Methodology
      • Table Annual Average Exchange Rate

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