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Latest Country Survey - North America

The US expands its large payment market

  • Published: 11 Jan 2016

The US has the world’s largest payments market, as well as one of the highest levels of card penetration. In 2014, the US accounted for 86.6% and 88.2% of North America’s transaction value and volume respectively. However, the cheque market is slowly falling in the US, as it is in many areas across the globe. read more

Canada's electronic payment market

  • Published: 6 Jul 2015

It should come as no surprise to anyone that Canada is a well-established and well-developed payments market. What may come as a shock is that it is still looking for ways to innovate further. read more

Country Survey: Canada

  • Published: 18 Dec 2013

The Canadian card payments channel has grown well although cash continues to dominate. Changes to regulation and promotion from banks and retailers makes contactless a area likely to see high adoption in 2014. CI looks at the latest data from the country. read more

Competition and convergence in the Canadian payments market

  • Author: Ellie Chambers
  • Published: 4 Dec 2013

Canada has traditionally been a card-loving country with 64% of consumer spend last year going on cards. Now, as the country enters a new era of payment innovation, Ellie Chambers investigates how different payment methods are shaping up and where industry players are looking to take payments. read more

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