Nilson Report

Issue 1212 | Jan 2022

FEATURED COMPANIES

Companies featured in this issue include:

Credit Cards in the U.S.—Outstandings and Purchase Volume 1991-2026

Market Shares of U.S. Credit Card Outstandings in 2021

Investments in Merchant Acquiring/Processing by Region

Top M&A Transactions in 2021

American Express Cards 2021 vs. 2020

Discover Card 2021 vs. 2020

Income at Top U.S. Credit Card Issuers in 2021

Publicly Traded Companies in Payments

Income at Top U.S. Credit Card Issuers in 2021

The nine most profitable credit card issuers in the U.S. are featured on page 12 of issue 1212. Collectively, these companies had card pretax net income of $60.22 billion in 2021, up 147.9%. The four most profitable are shown below.

1. American Express
$11.70 billion
2. Capital One
$9.60 billion
3. Bank of America
$8.38 billion
4. Discover
$7.06 billion

Full access to the Income at Top U.S. Credit Card Issuers in 2021 results is available when you subscribe to the Nilson Report.

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SaltPay Merges Its Card Processor Acquisitions

Over the last two years, U.K.-based SaltPay Co., founded in 2019 as a payment services and software provider, has raised more than $1 billion in multiple funding rounds. The company operates in 12 countries in Europe and is building development centers in Portugal, Ireland and the Czech Republic.

SaltPay has...

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