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Mobile Money Market Research Report: Information By Transaction Mode (Remote Payments and Proximity Payments), By Industry Type (BFSI, Media & Entertainment, Retail, and Healthcare), By Financial Services (Mobile Money, Mobile Insurance, and Mobile Credit), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest Of The World) – Market Forecast Till 2032.

ID: MRFR/ICT/0546-HCR | 110 Pages | Author: Shubham Munde| June 2024

Mobile Money Market Overview

The Mobile Money Market is projected to grow from USD 4.67 billion in 2024 to USD 23.8 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.56% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Additionally, the market size for mobile money was valued at USD 3.7 billion in 2023.

More people are using mobile POS, and there are more government attempts to support a cashless society, are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.

Figure 1: Mobile Money Market Size, 2023-2032 (USD Billion)

Mobile Money Market

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Mobile Money Market Trends

Increased adoption of mobile POS is driving the market growth

Mobile point of sale has significantly enhanced cellphones' ability to collect payments right away. All businesses are now able to do away with in-person and brick-and-mortar transactions thanks to mPOS technology. Using mPOS devices minimises liability since they lessen the risk of security breaches and make following requirements easier and faster. The mPOS gadget does not save card information, and transactions are encrypted. Thanks to the use of biometrics like fingerprint and facial recognition with mPOS, mobile money payments can now have an extra layer of protection. Employees can view past transactions, a history of online purchases and browsing, loyalty points, and other information using MPOS to better understand client requirements. 

These features have increased customer satisfaction while also enhancing worker performance. An important factor accelerating market growth is the expansion of government initiatives to support the cashless economy. Other factors include an increase in the adoption of digital payment-based business models by organisations, improvement in the efficiency of mobile money transactions, and increased overall spending, all of which can encourage businesses to invest in developing new mobile payment technologies. Additionally, growing flexibility in using mobile money to draw in more business, an increase in NFC-enabled device availability, and increased R&D activity in the market will all lead to new prospects for the mobile money market during the aforementioned forecast period.

The growth of the mobile money market is being driven by the rise in the usage of mobile phones. The exponential expansion in the number of mobile users is due to the increased possibilities for financial transactions on mobile devices. Mobile money systems can open up a wide range of untapped market opportunities for online financial service providers because the majority of people have not yet embraced this technology. Companies can access new submarkets like micropayments, data-based financial services, and potential digital markets by expanding their digital financial capabilities. The improvement in mobile money transaction efficiency has increased overall spending, which has prompted businesses to focus on this technology's development. The speed of transactions has increased with the usage of transaction modalities like NFC/smart cards. The use of mobile banking services, which offer excellent transactional security, is growing worldwide. The growth of e-commerce websites has also boosted the volume of online transactions, which has fueled the growth of the mobile money market.

Mobile phone adoption is on the rise, which is changing the dynamics of digital financial solutions and driving up the number of people using mobile money. By offering mobile money solutions, financial institutions may have the chance to grow their customer base. Increased total expenditure may result from improved mobile money transaction efficiency, which may motivate businesses to continue developing this technology. The speed of transactions has increased with the usage of transaction modalities like NFC/smart cards. Mobile banking services that provide high transactional security are becoming more and more popular worldwide. An advantage for the mobile money market can be attributed to the growth of e-commerce websites, which has also increased the volume of online transactions. However, reliability difficulties and a lack of accessibility to the financial institutions offering mobile money systems may be some reasons limiting the market's expansion. Thus, driving the Mobile Money market revenue.

Mobile Money Market Segment Insights

Mobile Money Transaction Mode Insights

The global Mobile Money market segmentation, based on transaction mode, includes remote payments and proximity payments. Proximity payments segment dominated the global market in 2022. There are currently many companies that offer proximity payment applications. When a real store is involved, payments processed through its POS terminal are frequently referred to as in-store payments or in-location payments. Proximity payments are expressly allowed for short distances and function when the payer and the payee are in the same location. This payment technique initiates a mobile money transaction using barcodes or contactless interfaces. Using near-field communication (NFC) technology, which contains complete information about the mobile wallet stored in the cloud or debit/credit card, this is performed using an NFC-enabled phone.

Mobile Money Industry Type Insights

The global Mobile Money market segmentation, based on industry type, includes BFSI, media & entertainment, retail, and healthcare. Healthcare segment dominated the global Mobile Money market in 2022. Mobile money is being integrated into a wider range of mobile-based health interventions (mHealth), which makes it possible to continue developing mHealth programmes that mainly rely on donor funding. In underdeveloped countries, the healthcare system is heavily dependent on financial transactions. For business transactions, using cash creates inefficiencies, leakage, and security issues. Cash is regularly used by patients to pay for hospital services, prescription medications, medical insurance costs, and travel to appointments.

Mobile Money Financial Services Insights

The global Mobile Money market segmentation, based on financial services, includes mobile money, mobile insurance, and mobile credit. Mobile money segment dominated the global market in 2022. Money transfer applications include off-net transfers, foreign remittances, and mobile money order deposits. Many consumers utilise money transfers to safely pay their payments, and doing so on mobile devices saves time. Over the projection period, it is anticipated that the mobile insurance would have significant expansion. due to the growing use of cellphones.

Figure 2: Mobile Money Market, by Financial Services, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

Global Mobile Money Market, by Financial Services, 2022 & 2032

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Mobile Money Regional Insights

By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North America Mobile Money Market dominated this market in 2022 (45.80%). By creating cutting-edge technologies like contactless payments, direct carrier billing, mobile banking, and near-field communication, North America is taking the lead on the innovation front. Numerous cutting-edge market leaders, such as Microsoft Corporation and PayPal Holdings, Inc., are based in this region. A high rate of internet use, the growth of e-commerce, online payment, and micropayment options have all contributed to the market's appeal in North America. Further, the U.S. Mobile Money market held the largest market share, and the Canada Mobile Money market was the fastest growing market in the North America region.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.



Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Europe Mobile Money market accounted for the healthy market share in 2022. The widespread government support and sponsorship of banking and mobile money applications has increased the use of mobile money, boosting both the revenue and stock value of the companies who developed the technology. Further, the German Mobile Money market held the largest market share, and the U.K Mobile Money market was the fastest growing market in the European region.

The Asia Pacific Mobile Money market is expected to register significant growth from 2023 to 2032. As a result of the high daily user traffic on mobile payment apps, Asian countries hold the top rankings. The second-highest profit-generating platform in China is WeChat Pay, behind Alipay. India has done the best out of all the regional markets at embracing apps that accept payments via mobile money. Moreover, China’s Mobile Money market held the largest market share, and the Indian Mobile Money market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Mobile Money Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the Mobile Money market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their global footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, Mobile Money Industry must offer cost-effective items.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the global Mobile Money Industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Mobile Money Industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the Mobile Money market, including WeChat Pay, Alipay, Paypal, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Amazon Pay, Chase Pay, and Google Pay, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

A subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., Google LLC (Google) offers internet search and advertising services. The corporation works on a number of industries, including enterprise and hardware products, advertising, search, platforms and operating systems, and. Mountain View, California, in the US, is home to Google's headquarters. Targeting small and medium-sized enterprises, Google, a supplier of digital payments, introduced Google Pay for business apps in November 2019. These apps allow users to transfer every rupee they earn from sales directly into a bank account that is connected to the UPI.

Digital payments and technology platform provider PayPal Holdings Inc. It offers technology and payment options that make it easier for customers and businesses to accept payments via mobile, in-app, and web channels. The business also provides other value-added services like invoicing, gateway services, working capital and short-term business financing, and these. The headquarters of PayPal are in San Jose, California, in the US. In order to introduce Xoom, PayPal's international money transfer service in Jamaica, in November 2019, the company teamed up with Paykii, a well-known provider of bill platforms.

Key Companies in the Mobile Money market include

  • WeChat Pay

  • Alipay

  • Apple Pay

  • Samsung Pay

  • Amazon Pay

  • Paypal

  • Chase Pay

  • Google Pay

Mobile Money Industry Developments

October 2019: In order to provide mobile money services throughout 14 African nations, Airtel Africa and Mastercard worked together. The Mastercard virtual card allows Airtel Money customers without a bank account to make payments at local and international online shops who accept Mastercard cards.

Mobile Money Market Segmentation

Mobile Money Transaction Mode Outlook

  • Remote Payments

  • Proximity Payments

Mobile Money Industry Type Outlook

  • BFSI

  • Media & Entertainment

  • Retail

  • Healthcare

Mobile Money Financial Services Outlook

  • Mobile Money

  • Mobile Insurance

  • Mobile Credit

Mobile Money Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD 3.7 Billion
Market Size 2024 USD 4.67 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 23.8 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 22.56% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Transaction Mode, Industry Type, Financial Services, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S., Canada, German, France, U.K, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled WeChat Pay, Alipay, Paypal, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Amazon Pay, Chase Pay, and Google Pay
Key Market Opportunities Technological advancements
Key Market Dynamics Increased adoption of mobile POS and increasing government initiatives to promote a cashless economy

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global Mobile Money market size was valued at USD 3.7 Billion in 2023.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 22.56% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

North America had the largest share in the global market

The key players in the market are WeChat Pay, Alipay, Paypal, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Amazon Pay, Chase Pay, and Google Pay

The Proximity Payments Transaction Mode dominated the market in 2024.

The Healthcare Industry Type had the largest share in the global market.

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