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Payments Landscape in Venezuela: Opportunities and Risks to 2021

Payments Landscape in Venezuela: Opportunities and Risks to 2021

Summary

Venezuelangovernment in September 2017 introduced VAT rate reductions of 3% and 5% on products and services purchased using electronic modes of payment such as payment cards, in order to reduce dependence on cash in the country and increase electronic payments.Furthermore, all major banks in Venezuela have introduced their own mobile apps enabling individuals to conduct fund transfers electronically.

To prevent consumers from having to handle large volumes of cash and to tackle the cash shortage in the country in January 2018 the government introduced a mobile app called BilleteraMóvil. The app enables individuals to pay for subsidized food products purchased from local supply and production committees using their Carnet de la Patria (identification card). Venezuelan citizens can download the app and register using their ID number or by scanning the QR code on their identification card.

The report Payments Landscape in Venezuela: Opportunities and Risks to 2021, provides detailed analysis of market trends in the Venezuelan cards and payments industry. It provides values and volumes for a number of key performance indicators in the industry, including credit transfers, cards, cheques, and direct debit during the review-period (2013-17e).

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 (2017-21f). 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.

Companies Mentioned: BanescoBanco Universal, Banco de Venezuela, BBVA Provincial, MercantilBanco Universal, BancoFondoComun, Banco Occidental de Descuento, Mastercard, Visa.

Scope

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

  • Current and forecast values for each market in the Venezuelan cards and payments industry, including debit and credit cards.
  • Detailed insights into payment instruments including credit transfers, cards, cheques and direct debit. It also, includes an overview of the country's key alternative payment instruments.
  • Analysis of various market drivers and regulations governing the Venezuelan cards and payments industry.
  • Detailed analysis of strategies adopted by banks and other institutions to market debit, and credit cards.
Reasons to buy
  • Make strategic business decisions, using top-level historic and forecast market data, related to the Venezuelan cards and payments industry and each market within it.
  • Understand the key market trends and growth opportunities in the Venezuelan cards and payments industry.
  • Assess the competitive dynamics in the Venezuelan cards and payments industry.
  • Gain insights into marketing strategies used for various card types in Venezuela.
  • Gain insights into key regulations governing the Venezuelan cards and payments industry.


Market Overview
Executive Summary
Card-based Payments
Alternative Payments
Payments Infrastructure & Regulation
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