Nilson Report

Issue 1194 | Mar 2021


Companies featured in this issue include:

Latin America’s Global General Purpose Cards—Purchase Transaction Shares

Latin America Spending, Transactions and Cards by Global Brand

Latin America Market Shares of Purchase Transactions 2000-2020

Second 50 Largest Visa/Mastercard Credit Card Issuers–Ranked by Outstandings

Second 50 Largest Visa/Mastercard Credit Card Issuers–Ranked by Outstandings

On pages eight and nine we list U.S. Visa and Mastercard credit card issuers ranked from 51st to 100th largest at year-end 2020 by outstanding receivables. The 50 largest issuers were ranked in issue #1192.

51. Zions Bancorporation, Utah
$364.9 million outstandings, –11.7%
52. Security Service FCU, Texas
$347.2 million outstandings, –13.6%
53. First Tech FCU, California, Oregon,
$334.5 million outstandings, –11.6%
54. Redstone FCU, Alabama
$331.1 million outstandings, +17.0%
55. Virginia CU, Virginia
$317.9 million outstandings, –9.1%

Full access to the Second 50 Largest Visa/Mastercard Credit Card Issuers Ranked by Outstandings is available when you subscribe to the Nilson Report.



Feitian Handheld Biometric POS Terminals

Feitian has launched a pair of handheld mobile terminals, including a device that performs fingerprint reading. F20 terminals accept payments from chip and magnetic stripe cards and NFC contactless payments. Iris scan, facial recognition and QR code acceptance are supported by an onboard autofocusing 8MP camera. A front-facing 2MP camera is optional. 

The F20 FP model adds an onboard fingerprint reader, which is placed at the top of the device above its thermal printer. 

Both devices have a 5.5-inch touchscreen and use a customized Android 10 operating system running on a quad-core Qualcomm 2150 processor. 

The F20 series comes with 2GB of memory and 16GB of storage. A 7.6V, 2500mAh battery can handle 600 transactions or 72 hours on screen-out standby. 

The devices integrate with Feitian’s SmartPay application, which offers loyalty program management and supplier and inventory control features in addition to payment acceptance capability. 

Feitian says SmartPay is the first Android payment app with those features to achieve EMV Level 3 compliance.

The F20 is also compliant with PCI 5, EMV Level 1 and 2, and certified for Paywave (Visa), PayPass (Mastercard), Pure, Amex, TQM, Discover, JCB and Quics (UnionPay). 

The Aratek 400-M fingerprint reader module on the F20 FP model is FBI /STQC certified.

Network connectivity options include 4G, 3G and 2G cellular with Cat 1 to Cat 4, Bluetooth, and both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi. An onboard GPS antenna allows for location services.  

The F20 series is available worldwide. 


Ma Guowei is CEO, IOT & Payments at Feitian Technologies Co. Ltd. in Beijing, China,,

© Copyright 2021 Nilson Report

You have 2 free articles remaining. Subscribe today. View Subscription Offer
New subscribers receive over 130 articles in the 22 issues published each year,
plus the last five years of issues (that's over 1,200 articles) on a searchable flash drive.