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U.S. Consumer Payment Systems–Market Shares of Transactions in 2019
Personal Consumption Expenditures in the U.S.
Consumer Payment Systems in the U.S
Largest Credit Card Issuers Worldwide–Ranked by Purchase Volume in 2019
Card Manufacturers 2019–Part 2
U.S. General Purpose Card Brands–3Q 2020 and change vs. 3Q 2019
Investments & Acquisitions–November 2020
Purchases of goods and services (purchase volume) generated by Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover credit cards issued in the U.S. totaled $2.610 trillion in the first three quarters of 2020, a decline of 10.4%.
1. Visa, Credit
$1,403.44 billion purchase volume, -8.6%
2. Mastercard, Credit
$605.21 billion purchase volume, -9.0%
3. American Express, Credit
$499.45 billion purchase volume, -17.7%
4. Discover, Credit
$101.84 billion purchase volume, -4.8%
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