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Alternative Payment Solution: Pingit

Published on: Mar 2018 | From USD $350 | Published By: GLOBAL DATA | Number Of Pages: 17

Alternative Payment Solution: Pingit


Pingit is the UKÕs first instant mobile payments app, introduced by Barclays in 2012. Initially launched as a P2P payment service between individuals, it extended its service for merchants, allowing them to accept payments for online and offline purchases. The service was initially offered only to Barclays account holders, before being extended to all UK residents with a UK-registered mobile number and UK bank account. The app can be downloaded from App Store, Google Play Store, and Windows App Store.

The solution enables users to make real-time P2P transfers from their mobile phones using the recipientÕs mobile. For Barclays customers the app is directly linked to their Barclays current account. For non-Barclays customers a Pingit account is created within the app, which users can top up with their linked bank account or debit card. It also allows users to send funds to individuals who are not registered for Pingit; the recipient will receive an SMS asking them to register with Pingit within seven days. Once registered the money will be credited to their account.

The solution also allows in-store payments, enabling customers to transfer money to offline merchants using their mobile number, Twitter handle, or Short Code (a code specific and unique to a merchant). Users can also pay merchants by scanning QR codes available at partner merchant stores with the Pingit app. In addition, users can make online payments at merchantsÕ mobile websites or apps with the Pingit app.

The report provides information and insights into alternative payment solution Pingit, including -
- Detailed insight into its business and geographical presence
- Comprehensive coverage of its products and services
- Comparative assessment with key alternative payment solutions
- Information on its performance, including its revenue model
- The company's important events and milestones.


- In February 2012, Pingit was launched by Barclays.
- UK residents over the age of 16 with any UK bank account and a UK-registered mobile phone number can register for the service.
- Pingit allows users to make transfers based on the recipientÕs Twitter handle.
- Users can send funds internationally to 40 countries using the recipientÕs mobile number.

Reasons to buy

- Gain insights into Pingit's business operations, and key events.
- Gain insights into its product portfolio and revenue model.
- Assess the competitive dynamics in the alternative payments industry by comparing its performance against competitors.

Table of Contents
Historic Milestones
Revenue Model
Products & Services
Significant Events

Secondary Research Information is collected from a number of publicly available as well as paid databases. Public sources involve publications by different associations and governments, annual reports and statements of companies, white papers and research publications by recognized industry experts and renowned academia etc. Paid data sources include third party authentic industry databases.

Once data collection is done through secondary research, primary interviews are conducted with different stakeholders across the value chain like manufacturers, distributors, ingredient/input suppliers, end customers and other key opinion leaders of the industry. Primary research is used both to validate the data points obtained from secondary research and to fill in the data gaps after secondary research.

The market engineering phase involves analyzing the data collected, market breakdown and forecasting. Macroeconomic indicators and bottom-up and top-down approaches are used to arrive at a complete set of data points that give way to valuable qualitative and quantitative insights. Each data point is verified by the process of data triangulation to validate the numbers and arrive at close estimates.

The market engineered data is verified and validated by a number of experts, both in-house and external.

After the data is curated by the mentioned highly sophisticated process, the analysts begin to write the report. Garnering insights from data and forecasts, insights are drawn to visualize the entire ecosystem in a single report.

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