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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Middle East and Africa Online Payment Methods 2022" report has been added to's offering.

According this report, the online payments industry worldwide continues to progress, initially driven by the increased digital payment adoption throughout the pandemic. Common payment methods remain mostly card-based, with debit and credit cards ranking among the most preferred payment methods when shopping online.

Companies Mentioned

  • BitOasis
  • Chipper Chash
  • Flutterwave
  • Jumo
  • Lucky
  • MTN-Halan
  • Opay
  • Palmpay
  • PayTabs
  • Postpay
  • Tabby
  • Tala
  • Tamara
  • Tymebank
  • Wave
  • Zepz

Another payment method gaining momentum currently globally is digital wallet as more and more consumers are using it to pay for their purchases online. Due to the growing use of digital wallets, online merchants are also adjusting their offered payment methods, with almost half of all E-Commerce companies already accepting digital wallets as payment methods and around one third planning to expand their digital wallet adoption in the future.

Consumers in the Middle East and Africa continue to adopt digital payments, overcoming major barriers

The digital payment industry in the MEA region was already growing prior to the onset of the pandemic and its growth has been accelerated by the health crisis. When looking at the different regions in Africa during the pandemic, Eastern Africa displayed the highest and Northern Africa the lowest mobile money transaction volume in 2021, implying a big discrepancy in digital payment adoption throughout the different regions in Africa, as detailed in the report.

Whereas, when compared to the traditional banking sector, the mobile money sector in Africa has drastically improved accessibility and ease of use for its consumers, though lack of knowledge and relevance persist as the main barriers for mobile money account ownership in this region. In the Middle East, card and digital wallets are growing in use among online shoppers.

Banking sector is adjusting to the changing consumer preferences

As the consumers are increasingly opting for online payment methods, banking is also shifting toward the digital payment trend. Over one third of surveyed banking executives in the MEA region stated their highest priority for the upcoming years is to master digital marketing to improve their digital presence for consumers. Another approximate two thirds expect digital wallets to be among the most preferred payment methods of consumers in their respected markets in a few years.

Questions Covered in the report:

  • What are the top online and mobile payment trends worldwide and in the Middle East & Africa?
  • Which payment methods will be preferred the most in the Middle East & Africa by 2025?
  • What are the reasons behind the growing adoption of mobile wallets in the Middle East?
  • Which payment methods are preferred by online shoppers across Africa?
  • How do the mobile money statistics for Africa compare to other regions of the world?

Key Topics Covered:

1. Management Summary

2. Global Developments

  • Online & Mobile Payment Trends, May 2022
  • Most Used Payment Methods When Shopping Online During The Pandemic, in % of Online Shoppers, by Selected Countries, April 2021
  • Payment Methods Used More Frequently Compared To Pre-COVID-19 When Shopping Online, in % of Online Shoppers, by Selected Countries, April 2021
  • Reason For Changing Payment Method Habits During The Pandemic, in % of Online Shoppers, by Selected Countries, April 2021
  • Payment Value, by E-Commerce Payments and POS Payments, in USD trillion, 2021 & 2026f
  • Share of Cash Payments, in % of Total POS Transaction Value, by Region, 2021 & 2025f
  • Value of Contactless Card Transactions, in USD trillion, 2020 & 2021e
  • Share of Contactless Card Transactions, in % of Overall Contactless Transaction Value, 2021e
  • Virtual Card* Transaction Value, in USD trillion, 2021 & 2026f
  • BNPL B2C E-Commerce Sales, in USD billion, 2021e & 2026f
  • Number of BNPL Users, in millions, 2021e & 2026f
  • BNPL Share of B2C E-Commerce Payments, in %, 2021e & 2026f
  • Value of Digital Wallet Transactions, in USD trillion, 2022f & 2026f
  • Number of B2C E-Commerce Transactions Paid by OEM Mobile Payment Apps, in billions, 2022f & 2026f
  • Number of Mobile Wallet Users, by Region, in millions, 2020 & 2025f
  • Proximity Mobile Payment Users Worldwide, in millions, and Year-on-Year Change, in %, 2020-2025f
  • Proximity Mobile Payment User Penetration, in % of Smartphone Users, 2020-2025f
  • Proximity Mobile Payment User Penetration, in % of Smartphone Users, 2021e
  • Payment Methods Accepted by Online Merchants, by Already Accepted and Planned, in % of Online Merchants, February 2022
  • Factors Influencing Store Purchasing Choice, Excluding Digital Payments, in % of Consumers, December 2021
  • Areas for Growth According to Small Businesses, in % of Small Businesses, December 2021
  • Share of Consumers and Small Businesses Planning to Use Digital Payment Methods Exclusively Within the Next Two Years, in %, December 2021
  • QR Code Payment Transaction Value, in USD trillion, 2022e & 2025f
  • Cryptocurrency Payment Value, in USD billion, 2018-2023f
  • Overview of Mobile Money Statistics, incl. Number of Live Services, Registered Accounts, in millions, Active Accounts, in millions, Transaction Volume in millions, and Transaction Value, in USD billion, and Year-on-Year Growth, in %, by Region, 2021

3. Middle East & Africa

3.1 Regional

4. Middle East

4.1. UAE

4.2. Saudi Arabia

4.3. Israel

4.4. Jordan

4.5. Oman

5. Africa

5.1. South Afric

5.2. Egypt

5.3. Nigeria

5.4. Morocco

5.5. Kenya

5.6. Tunisia

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