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First Quarter Card Results in the U.S.

Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express consumer and commercial credit, debit, and prepaid cards issued in the U.S. generated $1.427 trillion in purchase volume for goods and services in the first quarter of 2018, up 10.3% over the same period in 2017. Purchase volume on credit cards of $843.48 billion increased 9.9%. Visa purchase volume was up 10.5%, American Express grew 10.3%, Mastercard was up 8.8%, and Discover grew by 5.9%. Cash volume on credit cards of $28.74 billion from balance transfers, ATMs, over the counter, and paper checks grew by 5.5%. Cash amounted to 3.30% of to...

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May 2018
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