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The Nilson Report is an award-winning, globally recognized and established authority on card payments.

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Nilson in the news

January 25, 2024

Forbes

Peak Payment Card Use Might Be Closer Than You Think
"Last year, US merchants paid a record $161 billion in processing fees to accept nearly $11 trillion in card payments according to the Nilson Report, which also notes that the total value of fees was up 17% from 2021, even though purchases for goods and services tied to all card payments grew by only 12% year-over-year because credit card spending made up a larger share and credit cards cost merchants more to accept."

Nilson in the news

January 27, 2024

Fortune

What are credit card surcharges and where are they legal?
"According to November 2022 data from the Nilson Report, consumer and commercial credit, debit, and prepaid general-purpose cards generated $9.7 trillion in transactions in 2021: a 22.5% increase over the previous year."

Nilson in the news

December 21, 2023

CNBC

Here are 6 of the safest ways to pay online and in-person
"A December 2022 Nilson Report study forecasted that payment card losses, including credit and debit cards, could top $165 billion in the U.S. over the next ten years."

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