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Nilson in the news

November 9, 2023

CIO Dive

Global Payments to elevate CIO from within
"The company was the third-largest non-bank merchant acquirer in the U.S. last year, according to industry research firm The Nilson Report."

Nilson in the news

November 2, 2023

Tech HQ

Are credit card fees going to rise and what does it mean for businesses?
"According to The Nilson Report – a globally recognized authority on card payments – merchants in the US paid around $93 billion in credit card fees to Mastercard and Visa in 2022."

Nilson in the news

November 21, 2023

Payments Dive

Will China be a boon or bust for card networks?
"'UnionPay is the 800-pound gorilla in that market,” said David Robertson, whose The Nilson Report provides card market research. But there will be plenty of opportunities for U.S.-based companies to gain market share, he predicts. “I’m not saying that UnionPay is sweating bullets here — it’s just that the opportunity is so big.'”

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