European Yearbook 21-22

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The European Digital and Card Payment Yearbook is produced and published by Payments Cards and Mobile annually. It takes a year to collate, tabulate and review payments data from all corners of the European continent. The finished product is the most up to date, comprehensive report covering 33 European countries.

The extensive number of statistical tables are updated to include the latest available data and a knowledgeable team with 100 collective years in the industry, analyse each local market to provide commentary and analysis for each market – a European overview document is also available.  

Our current edition of the Yearbook, published in January 2022, is based on end-2020 card industry figures and contains 33 individual country reports and a brand new, pan-European overview to provide comparable data across the continent.

The format facilitates, in depth investigation into a particular market and also a general analysis of trends and opportunities in the whole region.

By buying The European Digital and Card Payment Yearbooks you will have access to everything there is to know about European payments in the 21st century and also the tools to project forward into the industry’s future.

For each European market, the topics covered are:

Regulatory Oversight: An in-depth review of the governance and supporting bodies that regulate the Banking and Payments Industries per market.

Banking Sector Structure: Digital challenger banks, internet/mobile banking, Open API Standards, PSD2 and the Open Banking Mandate. Banking Structure, Market Infrastructure, Market Dynamics.

Payment Services: Including card types and brands, contactless cards, interchange fee arrangements, e-money and digital payments, account-based payments, advanced and cashless payments.

Market Dynamics & Initiatives: This section covers blockchain and cryptocurrencies, GDPR, RTS SCA, eIDAS and digital ID trends and biometrics.

Market Size and Dynamics: This section gives statistical tables (five years plus Y-o-Y growth and 5Y CAGR) for card numbers, card transactions by number and value, ATM withdrawals and POS payments. All tables include key performance indicators (KPIs) to provide added data and insight. This section also gives further detail on leading card issuers, consumer finance card issuing and international money transfers:

  • Card Products: Prepaid cards, Debit cards, Charge cards, Credit cards.
  • Card Issuing: Cards brands issued, Contactless cards, Issuer processors, Major issuers
  • Card Statistics: Card numbers, Card Use, POS Payments, ATM withdrawals.
  • Card Acquiring: Merchant processors, Major acquirers, Detailed acquirer table, ATMs, ATM networks, POS terminals, POS networks.

The Appendix: this section lays out significant historical events per market in the banking sector from previous years and details former players that had a significant impact on the market, including M&A activity.

The pan-European overview: Brings together all the data to compare and contrast the countries of Europe and also delves deeper into European banking, the ecosystems of card payments and Open Banking and the challenges facing the digital and card payment businesses.

The Regional Overview is divided into six accessible chapters and includes data tables, charts and maps to make the narrative clear and informative for all users.


Digital product provided in PDF format. You will receive a download link to a zip file containing your files after checkout. 


Version 1.0 - last updated Wednesday 26th January 2022