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May 14, 2024

Financial World

How Banks are Winning the Battle Against Credit Card Fraud
"According to the Nilson Report, which monitors the card industry, payment-card fraud led to $33 billion in losses worldwide in 2022, with $13.6 billion of those losses occurring in the United States."

Nilson in the news

March 26, 2024

Fast Company

What Visa and Mastercard’s big $30 billion settlement means for you
"Merchants are likely to feel at least some relief, though, as they collectively paid $100 billion in credit card fees to Visa and Mastercard alone during 2023—a record high—according to data from Nilson Report."

Nilson in the news

March 27, 2024

Financial Times

Visa and Mastercard’s deal to cut fees is a hollow consumer victory
"In the US, merchants paid a record $172bn in processing fees to accept $11.2tn in card payments last year, according to the Nilson Report."

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