Ecosystem Players Carving out Positive Path toward Biometric Smart Card Success

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By Phil Sealy | 4Q 2019 | IN-5613


Payment Cards Market Update


ABI Research recently published its latest edition of the Payment and Banking Card Technologies (MD- PBSC-22) Market Data and Payment and Banking Card Technologies (PT-2195) Technological Analysis Report, a biannual publication. The data base contains detailed information regarding the traditional contact and contactless payment cards market and provides an analysis of next-generation form factors, most notably the rising biometric payment cards opportunity.

This ABI Insight will provide a top-level overview of the traditional payment cards market as it relates to market volumes, trends, and likely future outcomes, concluding with some top-level thoughts and analysis related to the notable shift in vendor strategies toward the new innovative biometric smart card form factor.

What the Data Tells Us


  EMV Card Shipments by Type  
  • Full-year 2018 EMV card issuance landed at just over the three billion range, up approximately 6.8% Year-over-Year (YoY).

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