In the cards: The ongoing risk of credit card theft will continue to attract consumers to the industry

The Prepaid Credit and Debit Card Providers industry has experienced strong growth over the five years to 2016. While the slow recovery following the recession hampered many other industries, the weak economy played to this industry's strength. Fewer consumers qualified for credit and bank accounts and instead opted for prepaid cards. A growing need for electronic payment forms and rising fees in traditional banking institutions made prepaid cards attractive. As a result, revenue is expected to grow significantly in the five years to 2016. In the five years to 2021, industry revenue is expected to continue its strong performance. A...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • During and following the recession, fewer consumers qualified for credit cards and opted for prepaid cards
  • The Durbin Amendment to the Dodd-Frank financial reform had several effects on the industry
  • Increasing e-commerce transactions and fears of security breaches will drive industry growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Prepaid Credit and Debit Card Providers industry exhibits a low degree of market share concentration, with the top three industry players accounting for 33.6% of total revenue. Given that this is a rapidly growing industry, many smaller players are entering. Further leading to a low level of market share concentration is the entrance by financial institutions and banks into the prepaid card space, which has increased competition, diluting the larger player's market share. As a result, market share concentration has decreased in the five years to 2016.Moving forward, as revenue growth in the industry begins to moderate, the flood of new entrants is expected to slow relative to the previous five-year period. This will cause market share concentration to increase slightly. Com...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Prepaid Credit & Debit Card Providers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Prepaid Credit & Debit Card Providers Industry are

  • Having a high profile in the market
  • Product is consumer friendly
  • Control of distribution arrangements
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as commerce sales and Number of adolescents aged 10 to 19 in the Prepaid Credit & Debit Card Providers industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Prepaid Credit & Debit Card Providers Industry?

    This industry includes companies that issue preloaded, open-loop credit and debit cards to consumers for making purchases. This industry does not include electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards or closed-loop, store-branded gift cards.

    Industry Products
  • Card fees
  • Cash transfer and reload services
  • Interchange fees
  • Industry Activities
  • Issuing prepaid debit and credit cards
  • Providing reloading services
  • Issuing replacement debit and credit cards
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • commerce sales
  • Number of adolescents aged 10 to 19
  • External competition
  • Regulation
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Poverty rate

  • Current Performance
  • Credit crunch leads to prepaid boom
  • Regulation
  • Increased competition lowers fees
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand drivers
  • Rapid expansion
  • Table: Prepaid Credit & Debit Card Providers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Prepaid Credit & Debit Card Providers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Banking
  • Credit Card Processing & Money Transferring

  • Products & Services
  • Card fees
  • Cash transfer and reload services
  • Interchange fees
  • Chart: Prepaid Credit & Debit Card Providers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households earning less than $30,000
  • Households earning $30,000 to $44,999
  • Households earning $45,000 to $69,999
  • Households earning more than $70,000
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Prepaid Credit & Debit Card Providers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Marketing
  • Purchases
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Prepaid Credit & Debit Card Providers

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Prepaid Credit & Debit Card Providers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Green Dot Corporation, NetSpend Corporation, Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc.,
  • Table: Green Dot Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: NetSpend Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Prepaid Credit & Debit Card Providers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Prepaid Credit & Debit Card Providers Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Per capita disposable income (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Closed Loop
  • A gift or credit card that can be used only in a single store or group of stores.
  • Electronic Benefits Transfer (Ebt)
  • A system in which a government grants a citizen a card with features similar to a debit card to dispense public-service benefits.
  • Interchange Fee
  • A fee paid by the merchant to the card issuer for the acceptance of card-based transactions.
  • Open Loop
  • A general-purpose credit card that carries the American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa logo and can be used wherever those cards are accepted.
  • Underbanked
  • Consumers reliant on alternative financial services, such as nonbank money orders, check cashing, rent-to-own agreements or payday loans.
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