Issue 1177

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June 2020
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Europe’s Global General Purpose Cards

The global brands issued in Europe generated 96.66 billion transactions last year to purchase goods and services, up 21.3% over 2018.

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Europe’s Global General Purpose Cards—Market Shares in 2019

Europe General Purpose Cards 2019 vs. 2018

Market Shares of Purchase Transactions in Europe 2001-2019

Purchase Volume on U.S. General Purpose Cards

Purchase Volume at Merchants 2019—General Purpose Credit, Debit, and Prepaid Cards Issued in the U.S.

Consumer ACH Transactions in the U.S.—2019

Investments & Acquisitions—May 2020


Purchase Volume at Merchants in the U.S.—2019

The 100 largest payment card issuers in the U.S. are ranked on pages 8 and 9 by combined credit, debit, and prepaid card purchase volume generated in 2019. The 5 largest are listed here.

1. JPMorgan Chase
$1,155.93 billion, +8.6%
2. American Express
$801.88 billion, +6.2%
3. Bank of America
$726.63 billion, +4.3%
4. Wells Fargo
$504.16 billion, +4.7%
5. Citibank
$470.80 billion, +8.0%

Full access to the Purchase Volume at Merchants 2019 results for general purpose, credit, debit, and prepaid cards issued in the United States is available when you subscribe to the Nilson Report.

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