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Global investment in payments systems will continue to grow as market participants strive to fight off competition.


  • The benefits of both immediate payment infrastructures and distributed ledger technologies are recognized by the majority of market participants.
  • Collaboration with a wider range of partners will be a key to success.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand why market participants will have to create business and technical strategies to address these changes and make decisions about their role in the value chain.
  • Learn how the capacity to quickly launch propositions in partnership with other players in the value chain will be an increasingly important competitive differentiator.

Key questions answered

  • How should vendors seek to engage with transaction banks?
  • How do regulatory and infrastructural challenges and rapid technological change affect banks' decisions?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

Investment in payments continues to grow

  • Investment is increasingly targeting specific concerns

Top security concern is customer compromise

  • Identity will be central as corporates adopt consumer tech

Immediate payments

  • Development of domestic systems needs one eye on the future

Blockchain/distributed ledger

  • Enthusiastic adoption hindered by lack of clarity from regulators


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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