Behind the Scenes of European Payment Transactions

- EHI and Deutsche Card Services take a look at the payment market in Europe 
COLOGNE, Germany, May 17, 2013 /CNW/ - The numerous means of payment and 
structures in the payment market make monetary transactions in Europe a highly 
complex business. The "Europe Payment Report" published by EHI and Deutsche 
Card Services therefore takes a look at payment transactions in Europe. It 
highlights the influencing factors, national peculiarities and trends, and 
identifies not just the differences but also the similarities in the way we 
pay from country to country. The aim is to create the basis for a Europe-wide 
card acceptance strategy for retailers and service providers - for the 
purposes of e-commerce especially. 
Developing a Europe-wide strategy involves a multitude of variables. That is 
why the report outlines the stakeholders, the structures, the general 
background situation, and respective means of payment on the European market 
and presents the peculiarities of the selected countries in detailed profiles. 
The report includes: 


    --  Key figures on the European market and online use (e.g. the
        rate of use of Internet banking, online consumption, online
        turnover in the industry)
    --  Information on market players and structures (e.g. acquirers,
        payment service providers, acquisitions)
    --  An introduction to the regulatory frameworks and security
        methods (e.g. the PaymentServicesDirective (PSD), PCI DSS, 3-D
        Secure)
    --  Information on technology and costs (e.g. APIs, GUIs, PSP and
        acceptance contracts)
    --  Current trends (e.g. multi-channel, collecting, mobile end-user
        devices as terminals)
    --  Country profiles for Germany, France, UK, Italy, Netherlands,


    Austria, Poland, Switzerland, Spain with:
  o Key figures on the market and online affinity
  o Relevant means of payment and their spread
  o Top 10 shops and product groups
  o Relevant players in the payment market 
For more information visit http://www.payment-report.com. 
Contact: 
Deutsche Card Services Commercialization & Communication Tobias F. Hauptvogel 
Tel. +49-221-99577-728 pr.deucs@db.com 
http://www.deutsche-card-services.com 
SOURCE: Deutsche Card Services GmbH 
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