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Outstandings on U.S. Credit Cards

Outstanding receivables from consumer and commercial products tied to American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa general purpose credit cards issued in the U.S. reached $932.85 billion at the end of 2021, an increase of 7.7% from year-end 2020. This amounted to growth of $66.56 billion in outstandings above the $866.29 billion the prior year. In 2001, general purpose credit card outstandings were $618.80 billion. Ten years later, outstandings were $713.50 billion. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over those 10 years was 1.4%. In the 10 years since 2011, the CAGR in outstandings w...

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January 2022
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Credit Cards in the U.S.—Outstandings and Purchase Volume 1991-2026

Market Shares of U.S. Credit Card Outstandings in 2021

Investments in Merchant Acquiring/Processing by Region

Top M&A Transactions in 2021

American Express Cards 2021 vs. 2020

Discover Card 2021 vs. 2020

Income at Top U.S. Credit Card Issuers in 2021

Publicly Traded Companies in Payments