Nilson Report

Issue 1199 | Jun 2021

FEATURED COMPANIES

Companies featured in this issue include:

Global Network Cards—2020

Market Shares of Purchase Transactions on Global Network Cards

Global Debit and Prepaid Cards

Global Credit Cards

Debit vs. Credit Market Shares of Purchase Transactions

Global Network Cards in Circulation

Global Network Cards 2020 with Change vs 2019

Purchase Volume by Product

Debit Money Transfers—Visa Direct and Mastercard Send

Largest Acquirers in the Middle East and Africa

Merchant Acquirers in the Middle East and Africa—Ranked by Visa and Mastercard

Investments & Acquisitions—May 2021

Merchant Acquirers in the Middle East and Africa—Ranked by Visa and Mastercard

The 37 largest acquirers of Visa and Mastercard payment card transactions from over 727,000 locations in the Middle East and Africa region in 2020 are headquartered in 16 countries and ranked on page 13. The five largest are listed here.

1. Absa Bank, South Africa
994.5 million transactions, -5%
2. Nedbank, South Africa
670.0 million transactions, +193%
3. First National Bank, South Africa
620.5 million transactions, -2%
4. Standard Bank, South Africa
361.1 million transactions, -9%
5. Network International, U.A.E.
312.1 million transactions,-3%

Full access to the Merchant Acquirers Ranked by Visa and Mastercard results in the Middle East and Africa region in 2020 is available when you subscribe to the Nilson Report.

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Top U.S. Banks in Visa Direct and Mastercard Send

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Business-to-consumer and person-to-person funds transfers delivered to a recipient’s debit account in 30 minutes or less is a rapidly growing business for Visa and Mastercard. The U.S. is the first region to show significant volumes of these near real-time transactions, which began in 2016. Last year, transactions exceeded...

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