Dublin, Feb. 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Asia-Pacific Online Payment Methods 2019" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Asia-Pacific payments market sees cash overrun by digital wallets

A new report highlights the growth in online and mobile payment services in Asia-Pacific. The report entitled Asia-Pacific Online Payment Methods 2019 accents the potential growth of mobile wallets and showcases digital buyers' payment preferences in Asia-Pacific's top markets.

The nations of the Asia-Pacific region are the global leaders in mobile payments. More than one in two smartphone users are expected to pay using a mobile device in 2019, high above the worldwide average, reports the researcher. In China alone, more than half a billion people use mobile payment services such as Alipay and WeChat Pay to transact in online and brick-and-mortar stores. Even in cash-dominated societies such as India, mobile wallets help to drive the growth of digital payments and reduce the share of cash transactions.

Due to the growing popularity of digital wallet services, more than 50% of ECommerce transaction value in Asia-Pacific is attributed to alternative payment methods, according to the data cited in the report. Nevertheless, in countries including Japan and South Korea, plastic is still king, with a high usage rate among online shoppers. Other popular online payment methods include bank transfer, which is popular in Indonesia and Thailand among others.

Amidst digital payment growth, competition among key market players remains intense, heated by an inflow of investment into Asian FinTechs. Despite rivalry from third-party providers, traditional banks and other financial corporations also partake in this digital payments boom, including in Japan and Australia where these institutions have rolled out their own tap & pay and other mobile wallet solutions.

Asia-Pacific shows growth in mobile payments
The global leaders of mobile payments lie in the Asia-Pacific region. The report cites that mobile devices will be used for payment by the majority of smartphone users in 2019.

E-Commerce experiences an upswing in alternative payment methods
Alternative payment methods soar in Asia-Pacific, making up over half of the E-Commerce transaction value. This is largely due to the increased usage of digital wallet services, quotes the report.

Digital payment competition heightens throughout Asia-Pacific
Asian FinTech investment fuels the competition among digital payment companies, as mentioned in the report. Financial companies and banks have also taken part in this acceleration, developing their own solutions to compete with third-party providers.

Questions Answered in this Report

  • What are the top digital payment trends in Asia-Pacific?
  • Which payment methods do consumers in Asia-Pacific prefer when shopping online?
  • How is the adoption of mobile wallets evolving across the region?
  • What is the projected size of the mobile payments market in China and India by 2020?
  • Which E-Wallets are used the most by consumers in Asia-Pacific?

Companies Mentioned

  • Alipay.com Co Ltd
  • Apple Inc.
  • Bao Kim E-Commerce JSC
  • China UnionPay Co. Ltd.
  • GoPay LLC
  • Google LLC
  • JD.com Inc.
  • Kakao Corp.
  • LINE Corp
  • MasterCard International Inc
  • NAVER Corporation
  • NganLuong Joint Stock Company
  • PayPal Holdings Inc
  • Paytm Mobile Solutions Pvt Ltd
  • Pt Mandiri Finance Indonesia
  • Rakuten Inc.
  • Samsung Co Ltd
  • Suning.com Co. Ltd.
  • Tencent Holdings Ltd
  • UnionPay International Co. Ltd
  • Visa Inc.

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/c98rtp/asiapacific?w=12

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