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Amex Platinum Card Update

American Express has steadily increased new Platinum Card accounts in the U.S. since 2017 when the premium credit product was refreshed with new benefits and features. That refresh, which was designed to answer challenges from premium cards promoted by other issuers, was more successful than Amex anticipated. Last month, American Express began promoting a new round of Platinum Card benefits valued at $1,400. Some focus on spending tied to lifestyle and were influenced by consumer behavior in response to the Covid-19 pandemic when cardholders where required to spend more time at home. New be...

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August 2021
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35 Years of Credit Card and Household Debt in the U.S.

Credit Card Debt and Consumer Credit 1980-2020 and Debt as a Percentage of Credit

Top 5 Mastercard and Visa Issuers in MEA 2010 vs. 2020

Top Card Issuers in the Middle East and Africa—2020

Top 50 Credit Card Issuers in Middle East and Africa—2020

Top 50 Debit Card Issuers in Middle East and Africa—2020

Largest BNPL Firms

U.S. General Purpose Cards—Midyear 2021 vs. Midyear 2020

Investments & Acquisitions—July 2021