Nilson Report

Issue 1178 | Jun 2020


Companies featured in this issue include:

Global Network Cards in 2019—Purchase Transactions

Global Network Cards 2019—Purchase Volume by Product

Global Debit and Prepaid Cards 2019

Global Credit Cards 2019

Global Network Cards in Circulation—with Market Shares

Global Network Cards 2019 vs. 2018

Market Share of Purchase Transactions on Global Network Cards

Largest Merchant Acquirers in Middle East and Africa—Ranked by General Purpose Transactions

Merchant Acquirers in Middle East and Africa—Ranked by Visa and Mastercard Transactions

Largest Merchant Acquirers in Middle East and Africa—Ranked by General Purpose Transactions

The five largest merchant acquirers in the Middle East and Africa region are based in Iran. All transactions handled by these companies are domestic-only Shaparak network card payments.

1. Behpardakht Mellat
5.68 billion purchase transactions
2. Saman e-Pay
4.82 billion purchase transactions
3. Parsian e-Commerce
3.80 billion purchase transactions
4. Asan Pardakht Persian
3.69 billion purchase transactions
5. Iran Kish Credit Card
2.37 billion purchase transactions

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Priority Merchant Acquiring and B2B Processing

Priority Technology Holdings facilitated over $86 billion in payments in 2019. The company started in 2005 as an independent sales organization processing card payments for small businesses. Today, its Priority Payment Systems division ranks as the 12th largest merchant acquirer in the U.S. and is 5th largest among nonbanks based...

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