Mobile Payments : Revenue Models and Market Strategies 2015

Thematic Research Report by Pyramid Research, examines the predominant service and revenue models in the mobile payments arena, as well as the market approach of selected players, in order to identify effective strategies and key success factors. The analysis is built upon in-depth case studies of selected mobile payments services around the world.

Latest News


Why Apple Pay Has Been Struggling in China

Apple has been courting banks in China since last year, trying to get them on board with the company’s new payment system, but so far most of that work has proved fruitless. UnionPay, the only bank allowed to make interbank bank payments in China, has yet to sign up for Apple Pay, and talks with eight other banks have gone nowhere as well. In a country that’s eager for Apple products this is especially troubling.


Apple Pay Plans November 2015 Launch in Canada

Apple Pay is planning to launch in Canada in November, 2015, and is currently in negotiations with six of the countries largest banks, which hold over 90% of retail accounts there. Canada is a particularly attractive market for Apple, because the company holds 34% of the Canadian smartphone market according to Catalyst, and many retail stores are already set up for contactless payment.

Research Reports

China Third-Party Payment Industry Report, 2015

The third-party payment industry led by internet payment, mobile payment, prepaid card, POS (Point of Sale), etc. has continued to flourish since 2014, with market transaction scale hitting RMB23.3 trillion, a year-on-year increase of 35.47%, and 270 licensed companies (as of April 10, 2015), of which, Beijing has the largest number of 58. Third-party payment […]

Cards & Payment Industry Report

Report: The US Cards and Payment Industry

The US card payments channel registered marginal growth during the period 2008-2012. The nation’s positive economic outlook, need for more sophisticated prepaid and charge card products, popularity of online and mobile shopping, and an increase in per capita income supported the growth.

Company Profiles


FIME advances end-to-end transaction solutions and mobile services, enabling market security and interoperability. As an independent worldwide leader in consulting and testing services, FIME ensures the compliance of mobile devices and chip-based applications to industry standards. Its international team works with manufacturers, banks and authorities within the EMV payments, mobile near field communication (NFC), telecom, […]

PXT Payments

PXT Payments is an electronic payments company facilitating transactions via mobile devices such as peer to peer, onsite POS, mobile merchants, and on the Internet. PXT Payments was founded in early 2004 as a smart card debit payment system for local parking meters, garages and participating merchants. In 2012, PXT Payments captured the mobile market […]


Shopgate (founded in 2009) provides mobile solutions to online shops so that they can reach their customers everywhere and maximize sales. Through Shopgate, online shops can get a mobile optimized website, and smartphone and tablet apps, allowing them to turn e-commerce into m-commerce. Shopgate’s mobile solutions allow client customers to make payments through mobile websites […]


Alipay is a Chinese Mobile Payments company, and provides a number of products and services including Cross-border Website Payment, Cross-border Mobile Payment, and Auto-debit service.