Nilson Report

Issue 1239 | Apr 2023


Companies featured in this issue include:

Latin America’s Global General Purpose Cards—Purchase Transactions in 2022 vs. 2021

Spending, Transactions and Cards by Brand in Latin America

Purchase Transactions on General Purpose Cards in Latin America and the Caribbean—2018 through 2022

Second 50 Largest Mastercard/Visa Credit Card Issuers—Ranked by Outstandings at Year-End 2022

Acquisitions and Investments in Payments Cards—5 Largest Deals in 2022

Acquisitions and Investments in Payment Cards—2022 Annual Totals by Category

Acquisitions and Investments in Payment Cards—2022

Investments & Acquisitions—March 2023

Acquisitions and Financing Deals in Payment Cards—2022

There were 54 acquisitions and corporate financing deals in payment cards in 2022, including consumer and commercial products and processing platforms. The combined monetary value of the deals was $5.92 billion. The 3 largest are listed here.

Consumer Credit Cards
$2,783.6 million
Commercial Cards
$1,406.3 million
Prepaid Cards
$1,115.7 million

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Kount 360 Payments, Identity and Compliance

Equifax closed its purchase of AI-driven fraud prevention and identity verification company Kount in February 2021. Almost immediately, the companies began adding Equifax data sources that help with identity verification and trust to Kount’s platform, which was already handling 200 million transactions a day. 

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