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Square to Buy Afterpay for $29 Billion

Over the last two years, U.S.-based Square’s market capitalization on the New York Stock Exchange has more than quadrupled to the $130-billion range. The merchant payment processor will issue $29 billion in stock to acquire all of the issued shares in Australia-based buy now, pay later firm Afterpay. Afterpay’s market capitalization on the Australian Stock Exchange is in the $27-billion range. This makes it largest among the eight publicly traded BNPL firms. Sweden-based Klarna, which is not publicly traded, has the largest enterprise valuation among BNPL firms worldwide at $45.60 billi...

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August 2021
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35 Years of Credit Card and Household Debt in the U.S.

Credit Card Debt and Consumer Credit 1980-2020 and Debt as a Percentage of Credit

Top 5 Mastercard and Visa Issuers in MEA 2010 vs. 2020

Top Card Issuers in the Middle East and Africa—2020

Top 50 Credit Card Issuers in Middle East and Africa—2020

Top 50 Debit Card Issuers in Middle East and Africa—2020

Largest BNPL Firms

U.S. General Purpose Cards—Midyear 2021 vs. Midyear 2020

Investments & Acquisitions—July 2021