Payments Snapshot in Singapore: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Sector Impact

2020-08-03
Price :
Published : Aug-2020
No. of Pages : 23

Payments Snapshot in Singapore – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Sector Impact

Summary

The Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak, dubbed COVID-19, is first and foremost a human tragedy, affecting millions of people globally. The contagious Coronavirus, which broke out at the close of 2019, has led to a medical emergency across the world, with the World Health Organization officially declaring the novel coronavirus a pandemic on March 11, 2020. The virus has spread to 190 countries/regions with over 18 million confirmed cases, with its spread outpacing other major infectious outbreaks from the past.

The ongoing pandemic has affected Singapore’s economy, resulting in a slowdown in exports, disruptions to global supply chains, a fall in tourism, and a decline in the domestic consumption of goods and services. With the government now easing some lockdown restrictions in a phased manner, a gradual recovery in the economy and consumer spending should be observed.

On April 2, ratings agency Moody’s downgraded the country’s banking sector from “stable” to “negative” on the back of rising bad loans and deteriorating profitability caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

This report focuses on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on both the economyand the cards and payments industry in Singapore. Based on our proprietary datasets, the snapshotprovides a detailed comparison between pre-COVID-19 forecasts andrevised forecasts of total payment card, debit card, and credit and charge card transactions by value and volume. It also offers information on measures taken by the government to combat coronavirus.

Scope

– Tourism is one of the hardest-hit sectors in Singapore. According to the Singapore Tourism Board, the country is losing 18,000-20,000 international visitors every day since the outbreak of the virus. Total arrivals in 2019 stood at 19.1 million, while tourism receipts stood at S$27.1bn ($20.15bn). Payment companies are losing out on a significant opportunity due to the reduced spending in this critical area. However, the government started allowing tourism businesses and hotels to operate from July 1, 2020. With the revival of tourism activities, a recovery in the payments industry can be expected.
– Consumers will shift from cash-based payments to digital payment tools, particularly non-contact tools, when transacting in stores, with the use of contactless cards and mobile wallets expected to rise. In addition, Singapore is one of the most highly developed contactless card markets in the world, with the majority of consumers having access to a contactless payment card. Backing from big banks and large merchants has made contactless a mainstream payment method, accepted by everyone from retailers to hawker centers (markets of small businesses and sole traders).
– In addition to contactless cards and mobile wallets, payments using the Singapore QR Code (SGQR) – a common standard for QR code payments that is designed to work across all schemes, e-wallets, and banks – will see a surge in adoption and usage.

Reasons to Buy

– Make strategic decisions using top-level revised forecast data on Singapore’s payment industry.
– Understand the key market trends, challenges, and opportunities in Singapore’s cards and payments industry.
– Receive a comprehensive insight into payments market in Singapore.

Filed in: Banking & Finance
Publisher : GlobalData
More Reports
Title Price Buy Now

New Zealand Cards and Payments – Opportunities and Risks to 2024

New Zealand Cards and Payments - Opportunities and Risks to 2024 Summary GlobalData's 'New Zealand Cards and Payments - Opportunities and Risks to 2024' report provides detailed analysis of market trends in New Zealand's cards and payments industry. It provides values and volumes for a number of key performance indicators in the industry, including cards, credit transfers, cheques, and direct debits during the review-period (2016-20e). The report also analyzes various payment card markets operating in the industry and provides detailed information on the number of cards in circulation, transaction values and volumes during the review-period and over the forecast-period (2020e-24f). It also offers information on the country's competitive landscape, including market shares of issuers and ......
$2750

Citigroup – Enterprise Tech Ecosystem Series

Citigroup - Enterprise Tech Ecosystem Series Summary Citigroup is a provider of diversified financial services. Its portfolio of offerings comprises retail, commercial, and investment banking; securities brokerage; trade and securities services; and wealth management solutions. The group provides a range of accounts and deposit services, debit and credit cards, loans and mortgages, small business banking solutions, treasury and trade services, and corporate and institutional lending. Additionally, Citigroup offers securities, asset management, and capital market services. The group has an operational presence in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. It serves individuals, high net worth clients, corporate companies, SMEs, and institutional and government client......
$1495

Israel PESTLE Insights – A Macroeconomic Outlook Report

Israel PESTLE Insights - A Macroeconomic Outlook Report Summary Financial intermediation, real estate and business activities contributed 32.5% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2019, followed by mining, manufacturing and utilities (14.6%) and transport, storage and communication (12.6%). According to MarketLine estimates, the three sectors grew by 6.7%, 1.86% and 6.18% respectively in 2019. The overall Israeli stock market index has recorded a downward trend over the past year. Global panic due to the COVID-19 pandemic caused a huge crash in the index in March 2020, but the index recovered between April and June. Scope - Israel's logistic and transport infrastructure deteriorated during 2016-2018, evidenced by a decline in the country's ranking in the Logistic Performance Index from ......
$500

Singapore PESTLE Insights – A Macroeconomic Outlook Report

Singapore PESTLE Insights - A Macroeconomic Outlook Report Summary Singapore's Central region acts as hub for most of the financial and professional services firms. The West region is dominated by port and water transport industry due to its proximity to the port, while the East region is dominated by the airline industry due to its proximity to Changi Airport. Financial intermediation, real estate and business activities contributed 32.5% to the country's gross value added (GVA) in 2019, followed by mining, manufacturing and utilities (22.12%) and wholesale, retail and hotels (19.4%). In nominal terms, the three sectors are expected to decline by -3.12%, -4.9%, and -2.9%, respectively, in 2020. Majority of inward FDI was towards the financial and insurance services sector in 2018 Sc......
$500

Tenpay – Competitor Profile

Tenpay - Competitor Profile Summary Tenpay is the second-largest online payment platform in China, behind only Alipay. It was launched in 2005 by Tencent, China's leading internet company. Tenpay supports online, in-app, and in-store payments both in China and abroad. Tenpay users can make fund transfers to other users' Tenpay accounts or their bank accounts. Users can also make mortgage and credit card payments, and can even invest in various financial products. Tencent also owns popular social media platforms including QQ Messenger and WeChat, and has integrated payment services into these apps called QQ Wallet and WeChat Pay, allowing users to conduct payment transactions directly. Tenpay accounts for around 38.8% of the third-party mobile payments market in China. It is concentrated......
$350

Nicaragua Insurance Industry – Governance, Risk and Compliance

Nicaragua Insurance Industry - Governance, Risk and Compliance Summary GlobalData's 'Nicaraguan Insurance Industry - Governance, Risk and Compliance' report is the result of extensive research into the insurance regulatory framework in Nicaragua. It provides detailed analysis of the insurance regulations for life, property, motor, liability, personal accident and health, and marine, aviation and transit insurance. The report specifies various requirements for the establishment and operation of insurance and reinsurance companies and intermediaries. The report brings together GlobalData's research, modeling and analysis expertise, giving insurers access to information on prevailing insurance regulations, and recent and upcoming changes in the regulatory framework, taxation and legal sys......
$950

Qatar Insurance Industry – Governance, Risk and Compliance

Qatar Insurance Industry - Governance, Risk and Compliance Summary GlobalData's 'Qatar Insurance Industry - Governance, Risk and Compliance' report is the result of extensive research into the insurance regulatory framework in Qatar. It provides detailed analysis of the insurance regulations for life, property, motor, liability, personal accident and health, and marine, aviation and transit insurance. The report specifies various requirements for the establishment and operation of insurance and reinsurance companies and intermediaries. The report brings together GlobalData's research, modeling and analysis expertise, giving insurers access to information on prevailing insurance regulations, and recent and upcoming changes in the regulatory framework, taxation and legal system in the co......
$950

Global Motor Insurance Market 2020 – Thematic Research

Global Motor Insurance Market 2020 - Thematic Research Summary GlobalData's 'Global Motor Insurance Market 2020 - Thematic Research' report provides a detailed outlook of the global motor insurance industry. This report provides in-depth market analysis, information, and insights into the global and regional motor insurance industry. It provides values for key performance indicators such as written premium and loss ratio during the review period (2015-2019) and forecast period (2019-2023). The report gives a comprehensive overview of the global and regional motor insurance industry, key trends, drivers, challenges, regulatory overview and developments, and impact of the COVID-19 on the industry. It provides insight into key technological developments impacting the global motor insur......
$3999

Kuwait Cards and Payments – Opportunities and Risks to 2024

Kuwait Cards and Payments - Opportunities and Risks to 2024 Summary GlobalData's 'Kuwait Cards and Payments - Opportunities and Risks to 2024' report provides detailed analysis of market trends in Kuwait's cards and payments industry. It provides values and volumes for a number of key performance indicators in the industry including cards and cheques during the review-period (2016-20e). The report also analyzes various payment card markets operating in the industry and provides detailed information on the number of cards in circulation, transaction values and volumes during the review-period and over the forecast-period (2020e-24f). It also offers information on the country's competitive landscape, including market shares of issuers and schemes. The report brings together GlobalData's ......
$2750

Iran PESTLE Insights – A Macroeconomic Outlook Report

Iran PESTLE Insights - A Macroeconomic Outlook Report Summary Mining, manufacturing and utilities contributed 33.2% to Iran's gross value added (GVA) in 2019, followed by financial intermediation, real estate and business activities (15.6%), and wholesale, retail and hotels (14.9%). Overall, the Tehran Stock Exchange index exhibited a spectacularly sharp growth of 551.6% between July 1st 2019 to July 1st 2020 Scope - According to the Global Competitiveness Index for 2019, Iran's infrastructure was ranked 80th out of 141 nations - Tehran generated around 15.8% of Iran's GDP and comprised 16.6% of the country's population, as of 2019 Reasons to Buy - Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic,......
$500
We use cookies to deliver the best possible experience on our website.
By continuing to use this site, or closing this box, you consent to our use of cookies. To learn more, visit our Privacy Policy