On page 14 of this issue you will note an offer for our annual research report. This publication provides a deep, data-driven look at one year in the global payment card industry. In the report you will find larger data sets than those published in the newsletter and statistics on more financial institutions. Most importantly, you’ll also gain the ability to download the data for use in your own research.
Global Network Cards—2020
Market Shares of Purchase Transactions on Global Network Cards
Global Debit and Prepaid Cards
Global Credit Cards
Debit vs. Credit Market Shares of Purchase Transactions
Global Network Cards in Circulation
Global Network Cards 2020 with Change vs 2019
Purchase Volume by Product
Debit Money Transfers—Visa Direct and Mastercard Send
Largest Acquirers in the Middle East and Africa
Merchant Acquirers in the Middle East and Africa—Ranked by Visa and Mastercard
Investments & Acquisitions—May 2021
The 37 largest acquirers of Visa and Mastercard payment card transactions from over 727,000 locations in the Middle East and Africa region in 2020 are headquartered in 16 countries and ranked on page 13. The five largest are listed here.
1. Absa Bank, South Africa
994.5 million transactions, -5%
2. Nedbank, South Africa
670.0 million transactions, +193%
3. First National Bank, South Africa
620.5 million transactions, -2%
4. Standard Bank, South Africa
361.1 million transactions, -9%
5. Network International, U.A.E.
312.1 million transactions,-3%
Full access to the Merchant Acquirers Ranked by Visa and Mastercard results in the Middle East and Africa region in 2020 is available when you subscribe to the Nilson Report.
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