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Pre-paid Cards: Open & Closed Loop Solutions for Government, Retail, Corporate, Campus & the Unbanked

The pre-paid market is a growing area of business for payment networks, processors, and issuers alike. Pre-paid is currently going through an evolution phase. Not long ago the deployment of a pre-paid card with simple fund loading capabilities was relatively common practice. The current market is focused on extending functionality by adding value through additional services and an overall enhancement of the user experience, in turn increasing pre-paid appeal and target markets.

This report looks into the latest trends in adoption, the reasons for functional improvements and how, if at all, this is affecting the future of pre-paid adoption and deployment. This report provides coverage and detailed data of both open and closed loop applications used within the government, retail, corporate and campus, and general purpose markets, providing forecast analysis and comparison between open and closed loop solutions. 

Table of Contents

  • 1. PRE-PAID PRESENTING NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO STAKEHOLDERS
    • 1.1. Introduction
    • 1.2. Executive Summary
  • 2. PRE-PAID MARKETS, DRIVERS, AND EXPECTATIONS
    • 2.1. Definitions
      • 2.1.1. Pre-paid Card
      • 2.1.2. Open Loop
      • 2.1.3. Closed Loop
    • 2.2. Pre-paid Markets
      • 2.2.1. Government
      • 2.2.2. Corporate and Campus
      • 2.2.3. Retail Gift Cards
      • 2.2.4. General
    • 2.3. Adding Value Driving Further Appeal
    • 2.4. Open Loop Pre-paid, another Extension of Digital Payments
      • 2.4.1. Open Loop Drivers
    • 2.5. Unbanked Increasing and Pre-paid Filling the Gap
    • 2.6. Is the Youth Driving Additional Adoption?
    • 2.7. A Closer Look at Government
      • 2.7.1. Government Pre-paid Drivers
    • 2.8. Retail Gift Cards - a Sticking Point for Smart Card Adoption?
      • 2.8.1. Retail Gift Card Drivers
    • 2.9. Corporate and Campus the Fastest Growing Markets
      • 2.9.1. Corporate and Campus Drivers
    • 2.10. General Cards
      • 2.10.1. General Pre-paid Drivers
    • 2.11. Pre-paid Has a Natural Fit with Mobile and NFC could Drive Adoption Further
  • 3. DESPITE OPEN LOOP SUCCESS, CLOSED LOOP WILL REMAIN
    • 3.1. Worldwide Summary Open versus Closed Loop
    • 3.2. Africa Summary
    • 3.3. Latin America Summary
    • 3.4. North America Summary
    • 3.5. Asia Summary
    • 3.6. Europe Summary
    • 3.7. Middle East Summary
    • 3.8. Adding Value through Additional Functionality Will Prove a Hit
    • 3.9. Smart Cards Can Broaden Appeal, but May be Limited to Non-retail Applications
      • 3.9.1. Gift Cards Expected to Remain a Mag-stripe Dominant Market
    • 3.10. Is Closed Loop Slowly Losing Appeal?
    • 3.11. Networks Continue to Increase Transaction Volumes

Tables

  1. Open versus Closed Loop Pre-paid Solutions, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  2. Government Pre-paid Market by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  3. Retail Gift Card Market by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  4. Corporate and Campus Pre-paid Market by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  5. General Pre-paid Market by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  6. Open versus Closed Loop Pre-paid Solutions, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  7. Open versus Closed Loop Pre-paid Solutions, Africa Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  8. Total Open Loop Pre-paid Market by Region and Vertical Market, Africa Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  9. Total Closed Loop Pre-paid Market by Region and Vertical Market, Africa Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  10. Open versus Closed Loop Pre-paid Solutions, Latin America, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  11. Total Open Loop Pre-paid Market by Region and Vertical Market, Latin America, Market Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  12. Total Closed Loop Pre-paid Market by Region and Vertical Market, Latin America Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  13. Open versus Closed Loop Pre-paid Solutions, North America, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  14. Total Open Loop Pre-paid Market by Region and Vertical Market, North America, Market Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  15. Total Closed Loop Pre-paid Market by Region and Vertical Market, North America Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  16. Open versus Closed Loop Pre-paid Solutions, Asia, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  17. Total Open Loop Pre-paid Market by Region and Vertical Market, Asia Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  18. Total Closed Loop Pre-paid Market by Region and Vertical Market, Asia Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  19. Open versus Closed Loop Pre-paid Solutions, Europe, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  20. Total Open Loop Pre-paid Market by Region and Vertical Market, Europe Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  21. Total Closed Loop Pre-paid Market by Region and Vertical Market, Europe Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  22. Open versus Closed Loop Pre-paid Solutions, Middle East, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  23. Total Open Loop Pre-paid Market by Region and Vertical Market, Middle East Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  24. Total Closed Loop Pre-paid Market by Region and Vertical Market, Middle East Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  25. Pre-paid Smart Card Penetration, World Market Forecast: 2013 to 2018