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COVID-19 impact on Cards & Payments Industry

The COVID-19 outbreak has now spread around the world, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The pandemic has already changed how we work and how we live our lives. Many of these changes will have long-term implications. Companies in every sector, including cards & payments, will need to adopt new technologies and new ways of working as they adapt to these new realities.

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Deal trends in the Cards & Payments Industry during COVID-19

Electronics Payments International’s COVID-19 deal tracker monitors deals that took place across the cards & payments industry during the pandemic.

Deal trends in the Cards & Payments industry: Q1 2020 – Q1 2022

2,661 Debt Offering

Total Value US$m: 1,067,243.7
YOY Change: -73.2%

1,392 Venture Financing

Total Value US$m: 60,808.3
YOY Change: 14.3%

858 Acquisition

Total Value US$m: 233,063.6
YOY Change: 52.0%

527 Equity Offering

Total Value US$m: 244,797.6
YOY Change: -84.7%

197 Merger

Total Value US$m: 105,118.8
YOY Change: -81.8%

189 Private Equity

Total Value US$m: 64,669.5
YOY Change: -12.2%

126 Asset Transaction

Total Value US$m: 33,402.7
YOY Change: 50.9%

82 Partnership

Total Value US$m: 681.8
YOY Change: -

Innovation in the Cards & Payments Industry during COVID-19

To best track innovation in response to COVID-19’s impact on the cards & payments, Electronics Payments International tracks the patent applications, as well as the patent applicants throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Number of patents in the Cards & Payments Industry: Q1 2018 – Q1 2022

The COVID-19 patents tracker in the cards & payments monitors the patent applications pre- and post-outbreak.

Top Patent Applicants in the Cards & Payments Industry: Pre-COVID-19 (Filing Year 2018 – 2019)

Electronics Payments International patent ownership data monitors the patent applicants in the sector before the COVID-19 outbreak.

Top Patent Applicants in the Cards & Payments Industry: Post-COVID-19 (Filing Year 2020 – Q1 2022)

Electronics Payments International patent ownership data monitors the patent applicants in the sector after the COVID-19 outbreak.

Note: Application counts are based on publications. Patent applications which are not published yet are not considered for analysis. Publication may take up to 18 months from the application of patents.

Number of COVID-19 mentions in filings in the Cards & Payments Industry: Q1 2020 – Q1 2022

Electronics Payments International tracks cards & payments companies and their annual and quarterly filings. Our analysis monitors the mentions of COVID-19 in those filings during the pandemic.

COVID-19 versus Top 5 Themes in Cards & Payments Industry

Electronics Payments International compares COVID-19 mentions in filings with other top themes in filings data during the pandemic.

Top 10 Cards & Payments Companies with COVID-19 mentions in filings

Electronics Payments International tracks which cards & payments companies mention COVID-19 in filings the most during the pandemic.

Jobs insights in the Cards & Payments Industry during COVID-19

Electronics Payments International monitors live cards & payments company jobs postings to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the sector.

Job trends in the Cards & Payments Industry

Jobs postings by cards & payments companies after the outbreak. The COVID-19 jobs tracker in the cards & payments industry looks at jobs posted, closed and active to assess the impact of the pandemic on sector jobs.

Most active Cards & Payments Companies: Jobs

Electronics Payments International’s jobs tracker lists cards & payments companies with the most jobs posted during the COVID-19 period.

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