Nilson Report

Issue 1168 | Jan 2020

FEATURED COMPANIES

Companies featured in this issue include:

U.S. General Purpose Cards, Outstandings as a Percentage of Purchase Volume

American Express Card Results 2019

Discover Card U.S. Results 2019

Income at Top U.S. Credit Card Issuers: Company Net vs. Card Net

Investments in Merchant Acquiring & Processing—2019

American Express Card Results 2019

Results for American Express for calendar year 2019 are shown on the table on page 6. Figures include business generated by cards issued inside and outside the United States.

1. Cards
Global Total 114.4 (million), +0.4%
2. Accounts
Global Total 93.0 (million), +0.4%
3. Transactions
Global Total 8.90 (billion), +6.4%
4. Volume
Global Total $1,240.80 (billion), +6.3%
5. Outstandings
Global Total $172.57 (billion), +3.4%

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U.S. Credit Card Outstandings vs. Purchase Volume

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Outstanding credit card receivables tied to consumer and commercial products issued in the U.S. for use on the Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover networks grew 4.6% to $1.018 trillion at the end of 2019. The last year the U.S. industry saw double-digit growth in credit card outstandings was 2000. In 3 of the...

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