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Pricing of card payment services in Scandinavian banking

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Pricing of card payment services includes many considerations of cost and revenue in an environment of changing payment technology, network effects in two-sided markets and price bundling. This paper describes the consumer pricing methods for card payment services by Scandinavian banks and evaluates their explicit pricing methods. The main findings suggest that Scandinavian banks in general are more interested in earning revenue from implicit prices than in encouraging the use of more cost efficient technology by charging explicit transaction fees. However, the pricing methods applied may vary, depending on the country and a bank's service supply.

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  • Magnus Willesson, 2009. "Pricing of card payment services in Scandinavian banking," The Service Industries Journal, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 29(3), pages 387-399, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:servic:v:29:y:2009:i:3:p:387-399
    DOI: 10.1080/02642060701882106
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    1. Leo Van Hove, 2010. "Pricing of card payment services in Scandinavian banking: a comment," The Service Industries Journal, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 31(11), pages 1793-1798, January.

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