The Nilson Report

Issue 1147 | Feb 2019

FEATURED COMPANIES

Companies featured in this issue include:

U.S. General Purpose Brands

Investments & Acquisitions—January 2019

U.S. General Purpose Cards 2018 vs. 2017

U.S. Credit Card Outstandings 2018 vs. 2017

Market Shares of Purchase Volume on U.S. General Purpose Cards 2018

Purchase Transactions on Visa & Mastercard Credit & Debit Cards

Cards in Circulation Visa vs. Mastercard

U.S. General Purpose Credit Cards

U.S. Visa and Mastercard Debit & Prepaid Cards

U.S. Visa and Mastercard Credit, Debit & Prepaid

U.S. Credit Card Outstandings ’18 vs. ‘17

Outstanding credit card receivables as of December 31, 2018 are shown here for the four general purpose credit card brands operating in the U.S.

1. 1. Visa
$471.13 billion, 48.40% share
2. 2. Mastercard
$309.51 billion, 31.80% share
3. 3. American Express
$119.84 billion, 12.31% share
4. 4. Discover
$72.88 billion, 7.49% share

Full access to the U.S. Credit Card Outstandings ’18 vs. ’17 results is available when you subscribe to The Nilson Report. 

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