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| November 2023

The Nilson Report, in its 53rd year of publication, is the most respected source of news and analysis of the global card and mobile payment industry. Published bi-monthly.

15th Annual Research Publication

The World’s Top Card Issuers and Merchant Acquirers research publication is now in its 15th edition, and includes over 1,370 financial institutions in more than 120 countries.

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US Credit, Debit and Prepaid Data Projected through 2027

Consumer and commercial credit, debit and prepaid general purpose and private label cards generated $10.967 trillion in purchase volume for goods and services in 2022, up 12.2% from 2021. Purchase volume is projected to total $15.035 trillion in 2027.
Featured Article

Marqeta BNPL Partnerships

The ability to provide virtual card payments for BNPL transactions has opened a new opportunity for card account processors. Increasingly, online and in-store retailers feel compelled to provide their customers with real-time credit decisioning so they can deliver instant approval for a BNPL transaction at the time of purchase, even when they’ve had no prior relationship with the consumer.

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STATS

Payment Card Fraud

$ 0

billion was lost to fraud
worldwide in 2021

0 %

of those losses
occurred in the U.S.

$ 0

billion in worldwide losses are
projected over the next ten years

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Throughout my 25+ years in the ever-evolving merchant payments industry, the Nilson Report has been a constant companion — an essential source of information, and a means for connecting to the “who’s who” in the space. If there is one “must read’ to stay informed about payments, it is the Nilson Report!

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, Professor, Institute for Money, Technology & Financial Inclusion
, University of California, Irvine

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, Managing Partner
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I have been reading the Nilson Report for several decades now, and consider it indispensable for anyone in the payments industry. I also admire its utterly unique approach to journalism: clear, concise, accurate information and insights that are free of advertising and tendentious sourcing. We could use more of this!

Carolo Specogna
, VP of Product Strategy for Card Services
, FISERV

The Nilson Report is an indispensable guide to the movers and shakers in the cards and payments industry. Providing a comprehensive overview of payment trends and useful data both in the US and globally, Nilson enables Fiserv to keep our finger firmly on the pulse of the challenges and opportunities facing issuers, acquirers, financial institutions, fintechs, analysts, academia and others.

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, General Manager, Fraud Protection
, MICROSOFT

The payment industry is going through a digital transformation and innovating in many ways. In these times, it is critical to have great data and insights. That is why we at Microsoft are so thankful to have the Nilson Report and cannot wait for the next edition.

Latest Industry News

Industry News

November 20, 2023

EQ Bank Card Launches in Québec as Carte Banque EQ

EQ Bank now offers its EQ Bank Card in Québec as Carte Banque EQ. The card offers free cash withdrawals at any ATM in Canada. 2.5% interest on balances or 0.50% when customers direct deposit their pay or set up recurring pre-authorized debits, and 0.5% cash back on every purchase, online or in-store. There are no foreign-transaction fees.

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Nilson in the news

November 21, 2023

Payments Dive

Will China be a boon or bust for card networks?
"'UnionPay is the 800-pound gorilla in that market,” said David Robertson, whose The Nilson Report provides card market research. But there will be plenty of opportunities for U.S.-based companies to gain market share, he predicts. “I’m not saying that UnionPay is sweating bullets here — it’s just that the opportunity is so big.'”