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In Memoriam

The Nilson Report was founded by H. Spencer Nilson in Los Angeles in 1970. Spencer passed away this month here in Santa Barbara. He was 101. Our company is a family business. Its executives include second- and third-generation members. In memoriam, we wish to share with you some of our patriarch’s life story. Spencer entered the payment card industry while working as Vice President of Marketing at travel and entertainment credit card company, Diners Club. He was part of the team that created the company’s iconic blue and black corporate logo. Spencer moved on to work at Carte Blanche...

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February 2022
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Top Issuers of General Purpose Credit Cards in the U.S.

Market Shares of Outstandings for Top U.S. Issuers in 2021

Top 20 U.S. Credit Cards Issuers—Ranked by Outstandings, Purchase Volume, Purchase Transactions and Cards 2021

U.S. Mastercard and Visa Credit Card Issuers—Purchase Transactions

Top 50 Mastercard & Visa Credit Card Issuers in the U.S.

Global Brand General Purpose Cards

Publicly Traded Companies in Payments