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VU Accelerate: Deep Dive into Data on Key Emerging Consumer Trends with the Visa SMI

Type Scheduled Virtual
Topic Payments Landscape
Duration 1 Hour
Language English
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Visa's Spending Momentum Index (SMI) is a new way to gauge the health of consumer spending—and overall participation by consumers in the recovery.  Based on current, depersonalized transaction data from VisaNet, the SMI represents actual aggregate spending behavior by millions of consumers. This key advantage gives the SMI a timely, customizable view into consumer spending trends, looking at not only how much consumers are spending, but also how many consumers are spending.

The SMI is now available in a number of countries around the world and provides a way to measure consumer spending consistently across countries, regions and cities and see how spending is influenced by key cyclical economic changes and shocks. In some cases, it can also allow an early view into potential shifts in labor markets.

Join Glenn Maguire, Visa’s Principal Asia-Pacific Economist, and Richard Lung, Principal Global Economist from the Visa Business and Economic Insights team, for a deep dive into the SMI. During this one-hour webinar, which includes a question and answer segment, you’ll look at what the SMI is, how it differs from and complements other ways of measuring consumer spending and how you can use it to gain insights into economic changes. You’ll also explore how the pandemic has changed and continues to influence consumer spending.

As a valued Visa member, this webinar is available to you at no additional cost.

Key Topics

  • What the SMI is and how it differs from and complements existing ways of measuring consumer spending
  • Combining the SMI with other statistics to generate fresh new insights into economic changes
  • New ways to understand how the pandemic changed and continues to influence consumer spending

Who Should Attend

Clients with an interest in what the economic data is showing about consumer spending at a granular level.

Important Note

    • Enrollment closes one business day prior to the session start date for virtual courses. You will not be able to enroll in a virtual course on the day of the session.