Nilson Report

Issue 1188 | Dec 2020

FEATURED COMPANIES

Companies featured in this issue include:

U.S. Consumer Payment Systems–Market Shares of Transactions in 2019

Personal Consumption Expenditures in the U.S.

Consumer Payment Systems in the U.S

Largest Credit Card Issuers Worldwide–Ranked by Purchase Volume in 2019

Card Manufacturers 2019–Part 2

U.S. General Purpose Card Brands–3Q 2020 and change vs. 3Q 2019

Investments & Acquisitions–November 2020

U.S. General Purpose Cards Jan 1-Sep. 30, 2020

Purchases of goods and services (purchase volume) generated by Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover credit cards issued in the U.S. totaled $2.610 trillion in the first three quarters of 2020, a decline of 10.4%.

1. Visa, Credit
$1,403.44 billion purchase volume, -8.6%
2. Mastercard, Credit
$605.21 billion purchase volume, -9.0%
3. American Express, Credit
$499.45 billion purchase volume, -17.7%
4. Discover, Credit
$101.84 billion purchase volume, -4.8%

Full access to the General Purpose Cards—January 1-September 30, 2020 results in the United States is available when you subscribe to the Nilson Report.

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Global Brand Card Acceptance Worldwide

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The merchant acceptance networks of Visa and Mastercard continued to be the largest among the global card brands at the end of the third quarter of 2020 when they reached 70.0 million. Merchant acceptance includes in-store outlets, websites and independent sellers using smartphones and tablets as POS terminals. The more than 2.6...

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