Nilson Report

Issue 1190 | Jan 2021

FEATURED COMPANIES

Companies featured in this issue include:

Outstandings on General Purpose Credit Cards in the U.S.

Market Shares of Outstandings on U.S. Credit Cards—2000 through 2020

Investments in Merchant Acquiring and Processing by Region—2020

Investments by Region—Number of Transactions in 2020

Income at Top U.S. Credit Card Issuers—2020 vs. 2019

American Express Cards 2020 vs. 2019

Discover Card 2020 vs. 2019

Investments and Acquisitions—December 2020

American Express Cards 2020 vs. 2019

American Express issues cards directly and in partnership with financial institutions worldwide. Figures for cards issued, transactions generated, and outstanding receivables are listed on page 10.

1. Inside the U.S.
$691.52 billion purchase volume, –16.2%
2. Outside the U.S.
$313.36 billion purchase volume, –21.7%
3. Global total
$1,004.88 billion purchase volume, -18.0%

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Outstandings on U.S. Credit Cards

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Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover credit card receivables tied to consumer and commercial products issued in the U.S. dropped 14.9% to $866.28 billion at the end of 2020. This decline, triggered by the negative impact of Covid-19 on commercial and consumer credit card spending, marks the fourth time in the U.S. since...

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