IoT device payments to reach $410bn by 2023
Juniper Research predicts payments from connected cars to be biggest driver of IoT finance
Payments made through IoT devices will increase by 75% per year to become a $410 billion market by 2023, according to Juniper Research.
The analyst company says that in-vehicle payments will be the biggest contributor, accounting for 55% of payments.
For 2018, Juniper says that IoT payments will reach $24.5bn. Juniper Research expects over 450 billion transactions to be processed globally by 2023. However 80% or more these transactions in any given year will be made on smartphones and tablets, rather than on devices which most people consider constitute the IoT.
The automotive sector will become the most lucrative IoT platform by 2021; accounting for $63 billion in transactions that year, 55% of the overall market, compared to just over $50 billion for connected home devices, including smart speakers and TVs. However, car‑based spend will mostly be payments for fuel and tolls, but with little increase in spend overall.
Smart speaker voice-enabled commerce transactions are forecast to reach $51 billion annually by 2023. Goods purchased through these devices will account for just under 12% of connected home transactions by volume over the next five years. The majority of purchases will be for digital content, typically made through connected TVs.
"Full financial service products will be slow to come to voice commerce, as the automated processes need to satisfy compliance requirements," said research author James Moar. "However, with voice assistants already supplying advisory and finance updates, there will be much data to draw on once the regulatory requirements are met."
The research found a significant opportunity for players in the IoT-enabled insurance market which will exceed $334 billion by 2023, primarily through telematics-based motor policies. However, this will reduce premiums; impacting insurers' gross revenues. Juniper believes that this decline in premiums will be offset by improved overall profitability due to reduced costs per claim; this will become more immediately evident in home insurance, with automated accident prevention through the IoT.