Top 20 BNPL nations ranked by e-commerce size and market share

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New research has found that the UK BNPL sector ranks as one of the most valuable on the global stage, despite sitting mid table where e-commerce market prominence is concerned.

Butter analysed the BNPL market across 20 leading nations looking at what percentage of market value is currently held by the BNPL space in each nation, as well as how they compare in terms of total value.

The research shows that across the UK, the sector currently accounts for just 5% of the total value of the e-commerce market.

This puts the UK mid table in terms of BNPL prominence

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Consumer appetite for digital payments takes off

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As we know, when the world went into pandemic lockdown in 2020, consumers shifted their spending habits to embrace contactless and digital payments and online shopping.

Consumer appetite for digital payments takes off

As stores closed and social distancing took hold, retailers worldwide moved their businesses online, embraced e-commerce and explored the potential of new ways to pay.

More than a year later, research from Mastercard shows that the adoption of new payment technologies is rising, and consumer appetite for new, fast and flexible digital experiences continues to grow.

The Mastercard New Payments Index, conducted across 18 markets around

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Global smart card market projected to reach $15.7 billion

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The global smart card market size was valued at $10.19 billion in 2019, and is projected to reach $15.57 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2020 to 2027.

The global smart card industry is anticipated to witness significant growth over the forecast period. Factors, such as rapid digitalisation, surge in cashless transactions and rise in demand from the healthcare sector, are driving the growth of the market.

New modes of information security around users, enabled by blockchain, are expected to create opportunities for the smart card industry. Smart cards can efficiently manage cryptographic keys, thereby enabling

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Banking Circle processing 6% of European B2C e-commerce payments

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Banking Circle has reported a significant uplift in payments flow and clients a year after it launched its Banking Licence.

Banking Circle is already processing 6% of European B2C e-commerce payments

At the end of February 2020, Banking Circle received its Banking Licence from the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) in Luxembourg, enabling it to give financial institutions direct access to real-time payments regardless of borders or size.

Twelve months on, the company is reporting significant growth as it continues to support the cross border flows of Payments businesses and Banks, while they focus on delivering solutions to

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