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Insurance and Assistance linked to Payment Cards and Bank Accounts in Europe

Insurance and Assistance linked to Payment Cards and Bank Accounts in Europe investigates the market for insurance and assistance policies linked to banking products across 20 countries in Europe. Composed of a series of cover types designed to enhance the payment card and current account operations of banks and other card providers, Finaccord’s research indicates this market to have been worth some EUR 3.34 billion in 2016.

Drawing on the results of an investigation covering 725 banking institutions and other issuers and distributors of credit cards in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK, the report analyses the provision of the following broad categories and types of insurance and assistance policy:

  • accident / health cover: accidental death insurance, health / hospital cash plans, health assistance, personal accident insurance;
  • creditor cover: creditor insurance – life / permanent disability, creditor insurance – temporary incapacity / unemployment;
  • personal / identity protection cover: ATM cash theft insurance, card protection insurance, handbag / wallet insurance, identity protection assistance, identity protection insurance;
  • shopping cover: extended warranty, price protection insurance, purchase protection insurance;
  • travel cover: travel accident insurance, travel assistance, travel health insurance, travel inconvenience insurance, travel insurance - comprehensive;
  • other cover: car hire insurance, computing assistance, home assistance, legal assistance, legal expenses insurance, missed event insurance, mobile gadget insurance, mobile phone insurance, personal liability insurance, road assistance, miscellaneous other insurance and assistance;
  • concierge services.

Key features of this report include:
  • quantification of the market size and segmentation for insurance and assistance linked to payment cards and bank accounts: how much is the market likely to be worth across the 20 countries considered, how does it break down by broad category, how much is funded by the banking institutions themselves and how much is paid for separately by customers?
  • analysis of the many types of insurance and assistance policy marketed in each country and how the risks covered vary from one country and distributor to another;
  • consideration of the role of centralised payment card issuing entities in each country and the degree to which individual banking institutions are concluding their own agreements for card-related insurance and assistance over and above the basic levels of cover already provided;
  • calculation of provider share of partnerships based on number of relationships: which providers of insurance and assistance policies have been successful in establishing relationships with banking institutions and other card issuers or distributors, and how does this vary by country?
  • availability of an accompanying PartnerBASE database that details each of more than 14,500 insurance or assistance enhancements to the 3,650 payment cards and bank accounts analysed.

For further information about this research, please access the table of contents and series prospectus by clicking on the corresponding links above, or e-mail info@finaccord.com.

$6,995.00 USD
+7.5% GST for Singapore-based customers

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