MPE 2021: Resilience Through Innovation

The shift to digital is accelerating; alternative payment methods surpass cards.

London, 5 May 2021 – The Merchant Payment Ecosystem event has become the largest conference in Europe focused on merchant acquiring and payments.Due to the COVID-19 crisis, it was held virtually this year. The crisis has shown the resilience of payments as a value-generating activity as well as the innovative power of the industry to support merchants in their digital journeys. Merchants require solutions to increase conversion, manage costs, and reduce fraud across all geographies and channels.

This report summarizes the key themes from MPE 2021 and thus provides an overview of the top trends and issues in European merchant acquiring and payments. This Aite Group report—produced in cooperation with Empiria Group—is based on the content provided at the MPE conference through presentations, panel discussions, and discussions with conference participants.

This 30-page Impact Report contains 15 figures and four tables. Clients of Aite Group’s Retail Banking & Payments service can download this report, the corresponding charts, and the Executive Impact Deck.

This report mentions ACI, Adidas, CMSPI, eMarketer, Ikea, Infinicept, iZettle, Mastercard, Nintendo, Paymentsop, PayPal, Payrix, PPRO, Ravelin, Rapyd, SumUp, Square, Trustly, Visa, and Worldpay from FIS.

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