Nilson Report

Issue 1209 | Dec 2021


Companies featured in this issue include:

Card Fraud Worldwide

Fraud by Type of Card

Card Fraud Projected through 2030

Fraud Inside U.S. vs. Outside the U.S.

Largest Debit Card Issuers Worldwide

Global Brand Acceptance Locations

Largest Domestic-Only Debit Card Issuers

Top Manufacturers of Payment Cards—Ranked by Shipments in 2020 

Card Manufacturers of Payment Cards 2020—Total Shipments

Card Manufacturers of Payment Cards 2020—Visa and Mastercard

Card Manufacturers of Payment Cards 2020—Other Payment

Card Manufacturers of Payment Cards 2020—UnionPay

Card Manufacturers of Payment Cards 2020—Other High Security

Investments & Acquisitions—October 2021

Global Brand Acceptance Locations

Visa, Mastercard, Discover/Diners Club, American Express, UnionPay and JCB maintain networks of merchant acceptance locations worldwide. The total number of locations exceeded 100 million as of September 30, 2021.

80 million acceptance locations
80 million acceptance locations
61 million acceptance locations
American Express
60 million acceptance locations
59 million acceptance locations

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Global Brand Card Acceptance Locations Exceed 100 Million

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Visa and Mastercard merchant acceptance networks are the largest among the global card brands with 80.0 million at the end of the third quarter of 2021. This includes in-store, online and micromerchants that use smartphones and tablets as POS terminals. 

However, the 80 million figure does not include as...

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