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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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Apple Compelled to Give Access to iPhones in Europe

Mobile payments will operate using host card emulation (HCE) software embedded on the iPhones. This means that payment credentials will not be held on the iPhone’s secure element hardware, which is the case for Apple Pay transactions.

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STATS

Payment Card Fraud

$ 0

billion was lost to fraud
worldwide in 2022

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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, University of California, Irvine

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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!

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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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, 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.

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Industry News

June 9, 2024

X9 Seeks Participants To Standardize Single-Use Virtual Purchase Cards

The Accredited Standards Committee X9  has announced an initiative to standardize both the creation and efficient acceptance of virtual, single-use purchase card accounts (SUA's). The aim is to reduce overhead costs and challenges faced by suppliers. SUAs are used by businesses as an alternative to checks or electronic funds transfers for paying outstanding supplier invoices. They are good for only one purchase, and a physical card with its number is not created.

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Nilson in the news

July 13, 2024

CNN

Credit card statistics and trends you should know about in 2024"
"The credit card issuer market also features a small number of major players. Eight issuers that provide Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover cards in the US were responsible for nearly 80% of the industry’s purchase volume in 2023. That industry purchase volume was, in total, $5.82 trillion."