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.

< BACK TO NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE

POSTED MAY 17, 2021 | PRINT

U.S. General Purpose Cards — First Quarter 2021

Please note: Only subscribers can access the charts included with this article.

Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express consumer, small business and commercial credit, debit and prepaid cards issued in the U.S., in addition to payments settled through Visa Direct and Mastercard Send, generated $1.859 trillion in payment volume in the first quarter of 2021 (January 1 through March 31), up 14.1% from the...

You have reached the limit of 3 free articles.

Want to read more?

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.
 
View Subscription Offers