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Commercial Cards Global Markets: Travel and Virtual Accounts Driving
Growth discusses the key trends impacting growth of commercial cards
outside of North America, where the U.S. market has always been
relatively robust. Business travel and regional growth combined with
adoption of digital technology is helping to create opportunities for
banks and their clients to find more effective methods to improve
collections cash flow through payments processing efficiencies. This
report presents the author’s review of commercial card results, trends,
and issues in the eurozone (Western Europe) and Asia-Pacific regional

The major regional commercial credit card markets outside of North
America continue to grow, albeit at varying pace depending on location
and product. The author defines commercial credit cards as those serving
the mid to large-market segments. The base growth is underpinned by
corporate (travel and entertainment, or T&E) cards, which have been the
general foundation of commercial card programs as they expanded from the
United States during the past 15 years. The world continues to move in
the direction of electronic payments, a trend representing ongoing
opportunity for card schemes.

Highlights of the report include:

– A discussion of the residual impact of interchange fee reform (IFR) in
Europe as well as the potential issues associated with the upcoming
implementation of the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2)

– Detailed reviews of growth by commercial card product type in both the
eurozone and Asia-Pacific region along with associated drivers

– A drill-down into possible issues-wildcards-in various markets in

– An overview of the spend volume of remaining world markets, not
including North America

– Conclusions regarding the other possible corporate payments technology

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Introduction

3. Eurozone

– Residual Impact of Interchange Fee Reform (IFR)

– PSD2 Authentication

– Brexit

– E.U. Market Summary

4. Asia-Pacific

– Market Summary

– Wildcards in the Asia-Pacific Region

5. Other Markets and Possible Disruptors

– Key Markets Outside North America and Asia-Pacific

– Disruption?

6. Conclusions

Companies Mentioned

– Alibaba

– Amazon

– American Express

– China UnionPay

– Google

– Mastercard

– PayPal

– Visa

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