Payment Cards Projected Worldwide

General purpose and private label credit, debit and prepaid cards in circulation worldwide are projected to reach 29.99 billion by December 31, 2028. At year-end 2023 that figure was 26.71 billion. The global card brand general purpose cards are UnionPay, Visa, Mastercard, JCB, American Express and Discover/Diners Club. Combined, they are projected to reach 19.38 billion cards by the end of 2028, up from 17.22 billion at year-end 2023. Of all payment cards in circulation worldwide including private label, global brand general purpose cards accounted for 64.47% at year-end 2023. Global br...

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