Threats to Traditional Card Networks – Visa, Mastercard, UnionPay & Others – 6 May 2021

  • Private Equity
  • Financials
  • Global


Senior executive at Intrepid Ventures


  • Operating environment for traditional card networks and potential performance across regions post pandemic
  • Traditional card networks vs buy now, pay later programmes, digital wallets and alternative payment systems
  • Relative positioning of Visa (NYSE: V), Mastercard (NYSE: MA), American Express (NYSE: AXP), Discover (NYSE: DFS), UnionPay and others, including which are most at risk or insulated from threats
  • Regulatory outlook, including potential changes resulting from the European Payments Initiative and new US regulatory regime
  • Outlook for the rest of 2021 and beyond – potential impact of cryptocurrencies and central bank digital currencies


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