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

Full access to the Largest Merchant Acquirers—Ranked by General Purpose Transactions results in Middle East and Africa in 2019 is available when you subscribe to the Nilson Report.



Global Network Card Results in 2019

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Cards carrying the brands of American Express, Diners Club/Discover, JCB, Mastercard, UnionPay, and Visa combined generated 440.99 billion purchase transactions for goods and services in 2019, an increase of 19.4% over 2018. Purchase transactions included all consumer, small business, and commercial credit, debit, and prepaid...

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