Issue 1211

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January 2022
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Purchase Transactions Projected

Transactions on cards carrying Visa, Mastercard, UnionPay, American Express, Discover/Diners Club and JCB brands are projected to reach 800.41 billion in 2026, an increase of 45% over 2021.

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Message from the Publisher

The global payment industry continues to see extraordinary levels of interest
from investors. Over the last 12 months, the Nilson Report documented 857
M&A, financing and IPOs in 69 countries. We will provide an overview of that
activity in our next issue, and we expect another busy year of investments ahead.

David Robertson, Publisher
January 17, 2022



Purchase Transactions Projected Worldwide

Five-Year Changes in Market Shares for Purchase Transactions—2021 vs. 2026

Market Shares of Purchase Transactions by Region in 2026

Twenty-Year Growth in Purchase Transactions—2001 through 2021

Visa & Mastercard Worldwide thru 3Q21

M&A Activity in Merchant Processing and Acquiring 2021 by Region

Investments & Acquisitions—December 2021


Visa and Mastercard Worldwide for First Nine Months of 2021
On page 8 we feature a comparison of Visa and Mastercard between purchase volume generated inside and outside the United States.

Visa, Outside the U.S.
$4.112 trillion
Visa, Inside the U.S.
$3.813 trillion
Mastercard, Outside the U.S.
$3.813 trillion
Mastercard, Inside the U.S.
$1.583 trillion

Full access to the Visa and Mastercard results worldwide for the first nine months of 2021 is available when you subscribe to the Nilson Report.

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