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BNP Paribas Launches Biometric Card

France’s second largest credit card issuer is BNP Paribas. The bank’s 6.8 million credit cards generate over $58 billion in purchase volume annually. This year BNP Paribas will offer 15,000 fingerprint-enabled biometric credit cards to its card base—if customers are willing to pay a $29 (€24) fee. Initial offers have been made to BNP Paribas’s Visa Premier card customers who already pay a $162 (€134) annual fee for that upscale product. The biometric cards, which are manufactured by Thales, the largest payment card vendor in the world, incorporates sensors from Fingerprint Cards...

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February 2021
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U.S. General Purpose Brands–Purchase Volume in 2020

U.S. General Purpose Cards with Change vs. 2019

U.S. Credit Card Outstandings with Change vs. 2019

Market Shares of Purchase Volume on General Purpose Cards in the U.S.

General Purpose Credit Cards in the U.S.

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Visa vs. Mastercard Credit and Debit Cards in Circulation 2010-2020

Credit, Debit & Prepaid Cards

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Investments & Acquisitions–January 2021