Issue 1206

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October 2021
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Payment Cards Projected Worldwide

Largest among the global brands appearing on cards issued worldwide are UnionPay, Visa and Mastercard. Other payment cards in circulation worldwide include private label cards and cards issued exclusively for use in domestic markets.

Featured Companies

Message from the Publisher

Last year, we redesigned the Nilson Report and soon after were honored to
receive an Eddie Award from Folio for excellence in design and content in the
category B2B–Banking, Finance and Business. Since then, we have continued
to develop our design and expand both the feature content and proprietary
statistics we provide to our subscribers. We are delighted to announce that we
have received an Eddie Award for the second year in a row.

David Robertson, Publisher
October 19, 2021



Payment Cards Projected Worldwide

Payment Cards in Circulation Worldwide 2020

Top General Purpose Cards Issued in Asia–Pacific 2020

Top 50 Credit Card Issuers in Asia–Pacific 2020

Top 50 Debit Card Issuers in Asia–Pacific 2020

U.S. Commercial Cards’ Share of Purchase Volume

10 Largest Merchant Acquirers Worldwide

Largest 150 Merchant Acquirers Worldwide

Publicly Traded Companies in Payments


Largest 150 Merchant Acquirers Worldwide
The 150 largest acquirers worldwide of Visa, Mastercard, UnionPay, American Express, JCB, Discover/Diners Club and domestic-only credit, debit and prepaid card purchase transactions in 2020 are ranked on page 13. The five largest are shown here.

1. JPMorgan Chase, Group
35.58 billion purchase transactions
2. FIS (Worldpay), Group
34.18 billion purchase transactions
3. Sberbank, Russia
30.32 billion purchase transactions
4. Fiserv (First Data), Group
22.24 billion purchase transactions
5. Global Payments, Group
16.47 billion purchase transactions

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