Nilson Report

Issue 1203 | Aug 2021

FEATURED COMPANIES

Companies featured in this issue include:

35 Years of Credit Card and Household Debt in the U.S.

Credit Card Debt and Consumer Credit 1980-2020 and Debt as a Percentage of Credit

Top 5 Mastercard and Visa Issuers in MEA 2010 vs. 2020

Top Card Issuers in the Middle East and Africa—2020

Top 50 Credit Card Issuers in Middle East and Africa—2020

Top 50 Debit Card Issuers in Middle East and Africa—2020

Largest BNPL Firms

U.S. General Purpose Cards—Midyear 2021 vs. Midyear 2020

Investments & Acquisitions—July 2021

U.S. General Purpose Cards—Midyear 2021 vs. Midyear 2020

American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa credit purchase volume for the first six months of 2021 are shown on page 11. Credit card purchase volume is shown here.

Visa, Credit
$1,100.47 billion, +21%
Mastercard, Credit
$487.20 billion, +23.3%
American Express, Credit
$408.38 billion, +20.9%
Discover, Credit
$83.20 billion, +28.6%

Full access to the U.S. General Purpose Cards—Midyear 2021 vs. Midyear 2020 results is available when you subscribe to the Nilson Report.

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Household Debt and Credit Cards in the U.S.

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Outstanding credit card receivables tied to Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover commercial and consumer card products combined with all private label (store, gasoline, medical, etc.) card products was $1.003 trillion at year-end 2020. In this article, credit card debt shown was compiled by the Nilson Report from its...

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