Nilson Report

Issue 1210 | Dec 2021

FEATURED COMPANIES

Companies featured in this issue include:

U.S. Consumer Payment Systems

Personal Consumption Expenditures in the U.S. 2020—Market Shares of Purchase Volume

Consumer Payment Systems in the U.S.—2020 with Projections for 2025

Largest Domestic-Only Credit Card Issuers

Largest Credit Card Issuers Worldwide 2020—Ranked by Purchase Volume

Card Manufacturers 2020—Part 2

Investments & Acquisitions—November 2021

U.S. General Purpose Cards—through 3Q 2021 vs. through 3Q 2020

Publicly Traded Companies in Payments

Top 150 Credit Card Issuers Worldwide by Purchase Volume

The 150 largest credit card issuers worldwide are ranked based on purchase volume generated in 2020. Below are the top five.

1. American Express, Worldwide
$869.70 billion purchase volume
2. JPMorgan Chase, Worldwide
$743.69 billion purchase volume
3. China Merchants, China
$583.97 billion purchase volume
4. Citi, Worldwide
$488.92 billion purchase volume
5. ICBC, Worldwide
$444.51 billion purchase volume

Full access to the Top 150 Credit Card Issuers Worldwide 2020 results ranked by purchase volume is available when you subscribe to the Nilson Report.

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Top 150 Credit Card Issuers Worldwide by Purchase Volume

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Purchase volume (spending for goods and services) generated by the 150 largest issuers of credit cards totaled $11.605 trillion in 2020, a decrease of 7.4% from $12.531 trillion in 2019.

The top 10 issuers accounted for 43.3% of purchase volume among the top 150. Those 10 issuers included 6 issuers from China...

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