The Nilson Report

Issue 1154 | May 2019

FEATURED COMPANIES

Companies featured in this issue include:

Global Card Brands in 2018—Ranked by Purchase Transactions

Global Cards in Circulation Credit & Debit 2018

Global General Purpose Cards 2018

Purchase Transactions on Global Cards 2018

Purchases by Card Type 2017 vs. 2018

Global Debit & Prepaid Cards 2018

Global Credit Cards 2018

Consumer ACH Transactions in the U.S. 2018

Global Cards in Circulation Credit & Debit 2018

As of December 31, 2018, there were 13.19 billion payment cards in circulation worldwide carrying UnionPay, Visa, Mastercard, JCB, American Express, and Diners Club/Discover brands.

1. 1. UnionPay
57.6% share
2. 2. Visa
24.7% share
3. 3. Mastercard
15.3% share
4. 4. JCB
1.0% share
5. 5. American Express
0.9% share

Full access to the Global Cards in Circulation Credit & Debit 2018 results is available when you subscribe to The Nilson Report.

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POSTED MAY 31, 2019 | PRINT

Global Cards—2018

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Cards carrying the brands of American Express, Diners Club/Discover, JCB, Mastercard, UnionPay, and Visa combined generated 368.92 billion purchase transactions for goods and services in 2018, an increase of 24.9% over 2017. Purchase transactions included all consumer and commercial credit, debit, and prepaid products. (Prepaid...

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