Nilson Report

Issue 1213 | Feb 2022

FEATURED COMPANIES

Companies featured in this issue include:

U.S. General Purpose Brands—Purchase Volume

U.S. General Purpose Cards—2021 with change vs. 2020

Market Shares of Purchase Volume on General Purpose Cards in the U.S.—2021

U.S. Credit Card Outstandings

General Purpose Credit Cards in the U.S.—2021 with change vs. 2020

Purchase Volume on Mastercard and Visa Credit and Debit Cards in the U.S.

Mastercard and Visa Cards in Circulation in the U.S.—2011 through 2021

Mastercard and Visa Credit, Debit & Prepaid Cards in the U.S.

Mastercard and Visa Debit and Prepaid Cards in the U.S.

Payment Industry Investments—2021

Investments & Acquisitions—January 2022

U.S. Credit Card Outstandings

Featured in our current issue are U.S. credit card receivables for the four global brand card networks—Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover—at year-end 2021. Their combined total was $932.85 billion.

Visa, $445.22 billion, 47.73% market share
+6.5% vs. 2020
Mastercard, $291.81 billion, 31.28% market share
+6.2% vs. 2020
American Express, $121.44 billion, 13.02% market share
+19.1% vs. 2020
Discover, $74.37 billion, 7.97% market share
+4.1% vs. 2020

Full access to the U.S. Credit Card Outstandings results is available when you subscribe to the Nilson Report.

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General Purpose Cards—U.S. 2021

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Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover brand consumer and commercial credit, debit and prepaid cards issued in the U.S. combined generated $8.461 trillion in purchase volume (spending for goods and services) in 2021. This was up 25.1% versus 2020. 

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