Nilson Report

Issue 1205 | Sep 2021


Companies featured in this issue include:

POS Terminal Manufacturers Worldwide

Shipments by Type of Device—with Market Shares

Manufacturers of POS Terminals Shipped in 2020—by Region

POS Terminal Manufacturers’ Market Shares—Shares of Shipments 2020 vs. 2019

Visa and Mastercard Commercial Card Products—Purchase Volume 2020

Asia–Pacific’s Top 5 Acquirers of Mastercard and Visa Transactions

Top Acquirers of General Purpose Cards in Asia Pacific—Ranked by Purchase Transactions

Asia–Pacific’s Largest Mastercard and Visa Merchant Acquirers

Investments & Acquisitions—August 2021

Visa and Mastercard Commercial Card Products—Purchase Volume 2020

Visa and Mastercard commercial credit and debit card products generated purchase volume in excess of $1 trillion in 2020. That amount was a decline of 3.4% from 2019.

1. Small Business
$391.36 billion total purchase volume, -2.1%
2. Debit & Prepaid
$308.89 billion total purchase volume, +16.5%
3. Purchasing & Fleet
$300.94 billion total purchase volume, -15.7%
4. Corporate
$31.98 billion total purchase volume, -32.6%
5. Totals
$1,033.17 billion total purchase volume, -3.4%

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Asia–Pacific’s Largest Merchant Acquirers

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The 34 largest acquirers of UnionPay, Visa, Mastercard, JCB, American Express, Diners Club/Discover as well as domestic-only brand card payments from 39.1 million merchant outlets in the Asia–Pacific region in 2020 are ranked here.

Global brand and domestic-only card transactions handled by those acquirers totaled 43.03 billion last year. Those transactions combined generated $3.849 trillion in purchase volume. 

Visa and Mastercard transactions processed by this group reached 18.47 billion, up 1% from 2019. Those transactions generated $876.44 billion in purchase volume for goods and services last year, a decline of 2%. 

The top 34 acquirers handled 7.44 billion domestic-only card payments in 2020. Those domestic-only brands included EFTPOS in Australia, RuPay in India, J-Debit in Japan, MyDebit and Bancnet in Malaysia, BC Card, KB Kookmin and Samsung Card in South Korea and Taiwan Pay in Taiwan. 

The 10 largest acquirers processed a combined 34.15 billion purchase transactions from global and domestic brands, accounting for over 79% of all transactions handled by the 34 ranked here. 

China UnionPay Merchant Services (China UMS) continued as Asia-Pacific’s largest acquirer. Purchase transactions decreased 15% from the prior year. However, purchase volume increased 2%.

BC Card of South Korea remained second largest based on global brand and domestic-only purchase transactions acquired. Based on purchase transactions, the other acquirers in the top 10 were KB Kookmin, JCB, Westpac, Commonwealth Bank, Samsung Card, ANZ Merchant Services, Hyundai Card and Mitsubishi UFJ Nicos.  

The Other Cards column in the acquirers table includes 24.55 billion purchase transactions generated by UnionPay, JCB, American Express, Diners/Discover and domestic-only credit, debit and prepaid cards. This was a decline of 8% from 2019. When combined, those card payments accounted for $2.972 trillion in purchase volume last year, up 4% from 2019. 

Based on Visa and Mastercard purchase transactions acquired, Korea-based BC Card and KB Kookmin ranked first and second largest in the region. Australia’s largest acquirer, Westpac, ranked third. The largest Mastercard and Visa acquirer in Japan remained Mitsubishi UFJ Nicos.

Prior issues: 1182, 1159, 1138, 1116, 1094, 1071

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