Executive Summary

Nov 2019
Traditional payment methods resist rise of mobile wallets

Mobile wallets saw a major push in 2019, with a flurry of new players entering the market as well as incumbents continuing to heavily promote their products. In July 2019, AliPayHK was granted a licence to expand throughout mainland China, which would allow visitors from Hong Kong to use their own currency.

The launch of faster payment system (FPS)

Launched in September 2018, FPS is one of several initiatives launched by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority aimed at digitising and modernising Hong Kong’s banking infrastructure. Connecting banks and store-value facilities (SVFs) on a single platform, the system will allow citizens to transfer funds anytime and anywhere, making mobile payments almost instantaneous and user-friendly thanks to the use of phone numbers and email addresses as proxies for bank accounts.

HKMA grants first Virtual Banking Licences

One of the major stories of 2019 was the decision by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority to introduce a new Virtual Banking Licence (VBL) standard, which it granted to eight banks in 2019. The goal of this new licence is to usher Hong Kong into the era of smart banking by disrupting the traditional banking system and allowing 100% digital banks to flourish, thereby increasing competition.

HSBC expands its PayMe app to merchants

After launching PayMe, a mobile app allowing people to send money to each other in a peer-to-peer fashion, HSBC decided to expand its product to merchants in 2019 by introducing PayMe For Business. The new app will allow customers to make payments at participating merchants using a QR code-based system.

Convenience remains king

The race for frictionless payments continued in 2019, with several companies continuing to innovate and bring new features to the market in an effort to make everyday payments cheaper and faster. Standard Chartered for example introduced SC QR Cash, a new way for its customers to withdraw cash at its ATMs without the use of a card.

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Financial Cards and Payments in Hong Kong, China - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Traditional payment methods resist rise of mobile wallets
The launch of faster payment system (FPS)
HKMA grants first Virtual Banking Licences
HSBC expands its PayMe app to merchants
Convenience remains king

MARKET INDICATORS

Table 1 Number of POS Terminals: Units 2014-2019
Table 2 Number of ATMs: Units 2014-2019
Table 3 Value Lost to Fraud 2014-2019
Table 4 Card Expenditure by Location 2019
Table 5 Financial Cards in Circulation by Type: % Number of Cards 2014-2019
Table 6 Domestic versus Foreign Spend 2019

MARKET DATA

Table 7 Financial Cards by Category: Number of Cards in Circulation 2014-2019
Table 8 Financial Cards by Category: Number of Accounts 2014-2019
Table 9 Financial Cards Transactions by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 10 Financial Cards by Category: Number of Transactions 2014-2019
Table 11 Consumer Payments by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 12 Consumer Payments by Category: Number of Transactions 2014-2019
Table 13 M-Commerce by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 14 M-Commerce by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 15 Financial Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2014-2018
Table 16 Financial Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2014-2018
Table 17 Financial Cards: Card Payment Transactions Value by Operator 2014-2018
Table 18 Financial Cards: Card Payment Transactions Value by Issuer 2014-2018
Table 19 Forecast Financial Cards by Category: Number of Cards in Circulation 2019-2024
Table 20 Forecast Financial Cards by Category: Number of Accounts 2019-2024
Table 21 Forecast Financial Cards Transactions by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 22 Forecast Financial Cards by Category: Number of Transactions 2019-2024
Table 23 Forecast Consumer Payments by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 24 Forecast Consumer Payments by Category: Number of Transactions 2019-2024
Table 25 Forecast M-Commerce by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 26 Forecast M-Commerce by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

SOURCES

Summary 1 Research Sources

Charge Cards in Hong Kong, China - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Personal charge cards continue to decline
Commercial charge cards dominate

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

American Express remains major player
Diners Club declining share

CATEGORY DATA

Table 27 Charge Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2014-2019
Table 28 Charge Cards Transactions 2014-2019
Table 29 Charge Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2014-2019
Table 30 Charge Cards Transactions: % Growth 2014-2019
Table 31 Commercial Charge Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2014-2019
Table 32 Commercial Charge Cards Transactions 2014-2019
Table 33 Commercial Charge Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2014-2019
Table 34 Commercial Charge Cards Transactions: % Growth 2014-2019
Table 35 Personal Charge Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2014-2019
Table 36 Personal Charge Cards Transactions 2014-2019
Table 37 Personal Charge Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2014-2019
Table 38 Personal Charge Cards Transactions: % Growth 2014-2019
Table 39 Charge Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2014-2018
Table 40 Charge Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2014-2018
Table 41 Charge Cards Payment Transaction Value by Issuer 2014-2018
Table 42 Charge Cards Payment Transaction Value by Operator 2014-2018
Table 43 Commercial Charge Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2014-2018
Table 44 Commercial Charge Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2014-2018
Table 45 Commercial Charge Cards Payment Transaction Value by Issuer 2014-2018
Table 46 Commercial Charge Cards Payment Transaction Value by Operator 2014-2018
Table 47 Personal Charge Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2014-2018
Table 48 Personal Charge Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2014-2018
Table 49 Personal Charge Cards Transaction Value by Issuer 2014-2018
Table 50 Personal Charge Cards Transaction Value by Operator 2014-2018
Table 51 Forecast Charge Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2019-2024
Table 52 Forecast Charge Cards Transactions 2019-2024
Table 53 Forecast Charge Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2019-2024
Table 54 Forecast Charge Cards Transactions: % Growth 2019-2024
Table 55 Forecast Commercial Charge Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2019-2024
Table 56 Forecast Commercial Charge Cards Transactions 2019-2024
Table 57 Forecast Commercial Charge Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2019-2024
Table 58 Forecast Commercial Charge Cards Transactions: % Growth 2019-2024
Table 59 Forecast Personal Charge Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2019-2024
Table 60 Forecast Personal Charge Cards Transactions 2019-2024
Table 61 Forecast Personal Charge Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2019-2024
Table 62 Forecast Personal Charge Cards Transactions: % Growth 2019-2024

Credit Cards in Hong Kong, China - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Credit cards remain immune to digital wallet threat
Cash remains preferred reward system
Commercial credit cards continue to take a backstep

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Citibank (Hong Kong) Ltd launches co-branded credit card with Octopus
Apple launching its own credit card
DBS launches Omni app

CATEGORY DATA

Table 63 Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2014-2019
Table 64 Credit Cards Transactions 2014-2019
Table 65 Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2014-2019
Table 66 Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2014-2019
Table 67 Commercial Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2014-2019
Table 68 Commercial Credit Cards Transactions 2014-2019
Table 69 Commercial Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2014-2019
Table 70 Commercial Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2014-2019
Table 71 Personal Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2014-2019
Table 72 Personal Credit Cards Transactions 2014-2019
Table 73 Personal Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2014-2019
Table 74 Personal Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2014-2019
Table 75 Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2014-2018
Table 76 Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2014-2018
Table 77 Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Issuer 2014-2018
Table 78 Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Operator 2014-2018
Table 79 Commercial Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2014-2018
Table 80 Commercial Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2014-2018
Table 81 Commercial Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Issuer 2014-2018
Table 82 Commercial Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Operator 2014-2018
Table 83 Personal Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2014-2018
Table 84 Personal Credit Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2014-2018
Table 85 Personal Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Issuer 2014-2018
Table 86 Personal Credit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Operator 2014-2018
Table 87 Forecast Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2019-2024
Table 88 Forecast Credit Cards Transactions 2019-2024
Table 89 Forecast Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2019-2024
Table 90 Forecast Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2019-2024
Table 91 Forecast Commercial Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2019-2024
Table 92 Forecast Commercial Credit Cards Transactions 2019-2024
Table 93 Forecast Commercial Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2019-2024
Table 94 Forecast Commercial Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2019-2024
Table 95 Forecast Personal Credit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2019-2024
Table 96 Forecast Personal Credit Cards Transactions 2019-2024
Table 97 Forecast Personal Credit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2019-2024
Table 98 Forecast Personal Credit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2019-2024

Debit Cards in Hong Kong, China - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Popularity of debit cards will face pressure from other payment methods
Number of debit cards in circulation continues to rise

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

HSBC launches first ever 12 currency debit card
Increasing influx of Mainland China tourists boosts share of UnionPay

CATEGORY DATA

Table 99 Debit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2014-2019
Table 100 Debit Cards Transactions 2014-2019
Table 101 Debit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2014-2019
Table 102 Debit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2014-2019
Table 103 Debit Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2014-2018
Table 104 Debit Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2014-2018
Table 105 Debit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Issuer 2014-2018
Table 106 Debit Cards Payment Transaction Value by Operator 2014-2018
Table 107 Forecast Debit Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2019-2024
Table 108 Forecast Debit Cards Transactions 2019-2024
Table 109 Forecast Debit Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2019-2024
Table 110 Forecast Debit Cards Transactions: % Growth 2019-2024

Pre-Paid Cards in Hong Kong, China - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Open loop cards continue to drive growth of pre-paid cards
Increasing number of digital players could threaten pre-paid cards

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Octopus expands partnerships in effort to counter competition

CATEGORY DATA

Table 111 Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2014-2019
Table 112 Pre-paid Cards Transactions 2014-2019
Table 113 Pre-paid Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2014-2019
Table 114 Pre-paid Cards Transactions: % Growth 2014-2019
Table 115 Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions 2014-2019
Table 116 Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions: % Growth 2014-2019
Table 117 Open Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions 2014-2019
Table 118 Open Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions: % Growth 2014-2019
Table 119 Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2014-2018
Table 120 Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2014-2018
Table 121 Pre-paid Cards Transaction Value by Issuer 2014-2018
Table 122 Pre-paid Cards Transaction Value by Operator 2014-2018
Table 123 Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2014-2018
Table 124 Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2014-2018
Table 125 Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards Transaction Value by Issuer 2014-2018
Table 126 Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards Transaction Value by Operator 2014-2018
Table 127 Open Loop Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards by Issuer 2014-2018
Table 128 Open Loop Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards by Operator 2014-2018
Table 129 Open Loop Pre-paid Cards Transaction Value by Issuer 2014-2018
Table 130 Open Loop Pre-paid Cards Transaction Value by Operator 2014-2018
Table 131 Forecast Pre-paid Cards: Number of Cards in Circulation 2019-2024
Table 132 Forecast Pre-paid Cards Transactions 2019-2024
Table 133 Forecast Pre-paid Cards in Circulation: % Growth 2019-2024
Table 134 Forecast Pre-paid Cards Transactions: % Growth 2019-2024
Table 135 Forecast Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions 2019-2024
Table 136 Forecast Closed Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions: % Growth 2019-2024
Table 137 Forecast Open Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions 2019-2024
Table 138 Forecast Open Loop Pre-paid Cards Transactions: % Growth 2019-2024

Store Cards in Hong Kong, China - Category analysis

PROSPECTS