Nilson Report

Issue 1191 | Feb 2021

FEATURED COMPANIES

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U.S. General Purpose Brands–Purchase Volume in 2020

U.S. General Purpose Cards with Change vs. 2019

U.S. Credit Card Outstandings with Change vs. 2019

Market Shares of Purchase Volume on General Purpose Cards in the U.S.

General Purpose Credit Cards in the U.S.

Purchase Volume on Mastercard and Visa Credit and Debit Cards

Visa vs. Mastercard Credit and Debit Cards in Circulation 2010-2020

Credit, Debit & Prepaid Cards

Debit & Prepaid Cards

Investments & Acquisitions–January 2021

Credit Card Outstandings in the U.S.

Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover credit card outstandings at year-end 2020 declined 14.9% from 2019 to $866.28 billion.

Visa
$418.05 billion, -15.0%
Mastercard
$274.78 billion, -15.5%
American Express
$101.99 billion, -17.5%
Discover
$71.47 billion, -7.4%

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Visa and Mastercard in the U.S. — 2020

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Consumer and commercial credit, debit and prepaid Mastercard and Visa cards issued in the U.S. generated $5.915 trillion in purchase volume in 2020, up 3.3% from 2019. 

Mastercard and Visa debit card purchase volume combined exceeded credit card purchase volume combined. For the first time, debit purchase...

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