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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Mastercard Supports Sustainable Payment Cards

Beginning January 1, 2028, Mastercard-certified card manufacturers worldwide will be required to produce the five layers of plastic found in the vast majority of all payment cards with recycled or bio-sourced materials. 

Sources for alternatives to the virgin PVC used in cards include plastics commonly...

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