Issue 1219

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May 2022
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Europe’s Top Merchant Acquirers

Europe’s seven largest merchant acquirers ranked by transactions processed by global (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, UnionPay, Diners Club and JCB) and domestic-only (Mis, Pagobancomat, Girocard, etc.) cards totaled 90.09 billion in 2021.

Featured Companies

Message from the Publisher

This issue features our annual ranking of merchant acquirers in Europe, a survey we have conducted annually for more than 20 years. We also publish rankings of the top acquirers in the U.S., Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Middle East- Africa every year. Our statistics are derived from direct communication with the companies, and we thank each of them for participating. We never include data from third parties in our rankings, so this participation, alongside your subscription, brings you information not available from any other source.

David Robertson, Publisher
May 18, 2022



Europe’s Top Merchant Acquirers–Global vs. Domestic

Europe’s Top Acquirers of Domestic Debit and Credit Cards in 2021

Top Merchant Acquirers in Europe–Ranked by Visa/Mastercard Transactions

Europe’s Top Acquirers of Web Transactions

First Quarter Card Network Results

Largest U.S. Credit Card Issuers–1Q 2022

Visa & Mastercard Outstandings, Shares by Groups of 50

Third 50 Largest Visa/Mastercard Credit Card Issuers

Investment & Acquisitions–April 2022


Largest U.S. Credit Card Issuers–1Q 2022

The 15 largest U.S. issuers of general purpose and private label credit cards in the U.S. at the end of the first quarter of 2022 are ranked. The ranking is based on purchase volume. The five largest are listed here.

1. JPMorgan Chase
$252.80 billion
2. American Express
$233.57 billion
3. Citi
$128.20 billion
4. Capital One
$126.28 billion
5. Bank of America
$109.10 billion

Full access to the Largest U.S. Credit Card Issuers–1Q 2022 results is available when you subscribe to the Nilson Report.

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