DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2ww86k/retailer) has announced the addition of the "Retailer Payments, Banking, Insurance and Assistance in Canada" report to their offering.
Retailer Payments, Banking, Insurance and Assistance in Canada investigates the market for financial services organised by over 200 major retail brands in Canada.
As well as examining their initiatives in payment cards, banking products, insurance and assistance, the study also examines their involvement in proprietary and coalition loyalty programs, and details the online payment mechanisms accepted by those with an online sales capability.
Among other data points, the report and PartnerBASE dataset that accompanies it embrace the following information about the retailers covered:
- whether they offer their own credit, debit or prepaid cards and, if so, the card issuers that they work with in this context if they do not issue the cards themselves;
- whether they are linked to one or more loyalty programs and, if so, whether these are proprietary or coalition schemes;
- whether they make non-card point-of-sale finance available to their customers and, if so, the finance providers that they employ for this purpose;
- whether they promote mainstream banking products such as general-purpose personal loans, mortgages and savings accounts and, if so, the partners that they co-operate with.
The report and PartnerBASE dataset can be used in the following ways:
- to gain access to a comprehensive source of information that provides detailed insights into the involvement of major retail brands in Canada in payments, banking, insurance and assistance;
- to monitor the activity of key competitors in retailer financial services including Canada Life, Canadian Tire Bank, Chase, Desjardins and President's Choice Bank;
- to understand the potential in Canada for converting proprietary retailer loyalty cards and coalition loyalty schemes into fully-fledged payment cards;
- to evaluate the extent to which consolidation among conventional banks is opening up opportunities for new retailer banks to emerge as consumer champions;
- to appreciate the range of online payment choices open to consumers in Canada who buy products and services through the websites of major retail groups.