Nilson Report

Issue 1197 | May 2021

FEATURED COMPANIES

Companies featured in this issue include:

Europe’s Top Merchant Acquirers—Ranked by Purchase Volume

Europe’s Top Acquirers of Domestic Credit and Debit Cards

Europe’s 45 Largest Merchant Acquirers—Ranked by Mastercard and Visa Transactions

Top Acquirers of Web Transactions in Europe

U.S. General Purpose First Quarter Card Results 

Investments & Acquisitions—April 2021

U.S. General Purpose First Quarter Card Results

Card results for the first quarter of 2021 for Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Discover, including purchase volume (spending for goods and services) and purchase transactions are presented in this issue. Credit card purchase volume is shown below.

Visa
$500.47 billion purchase volume, +1.6%
Mastercard
$219.90 billion purchase volume, +1.4%
American Express
$185.95 billion purchase volume, -3.7%
Discover
$37.74 billion purchase volume, +11.1%

Full access to the U.S. General Purpose First Quarter Card Results with change versus first quarter 2020 is available when you subscribe to the Nilson Report.

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Fiserv Partners with PayPal for QR Code Payments

Fiserv, the second largest acquirer of card payments in the U.S., will offer merchants using its Clover POS terminals and API-based Carat omnichannel commerce engine the opportunity to accept payments at the point of sale from PayPal and Venmo apps in smartphones. 

More than a million Clover devices have...

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