Issue 1223

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July 2022
Featured Article

LexisNexis Buys BehavioSec

Behavioral biometric specialist BehavioSec operates within the Business Services group of LexisNexis Risk Solutions following its acquisition in May 2022. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sweden-based BehavioSec has clients in North America, Europe and the Middle East that use its behind-the-scenes passive biometric technology to protect against fraud tied to opening new accounts, takeover of existing accounts and other criminal scams.
Featured Chart

Europe’s Top Issuers of Credit and Debit Cards

The seven largest issuers ranked by global brand and domestic-market-only credit and debit cards accounted for $1.591 trillion in purchase volume last year, equal to 48% of the total for the top 50 issuers in Europe.

Featured Companies

Message from the Publisher

This issue includes our recap of mergers, acquisitions and corporate financing deals for June 2022. We have published this information every month for over five years. There is no better accounting of deals that impact the payment card industry worldwide. In the first six months of 2022 we identified 382 transactions in 52 countries. This valuable information represents our commitment to provide subscribers with the most comprehensive research on the global card payment industry.

David Robertson, Publisher
July 19, 2022



Europe’s Top Issuers of Credit and Debit Cards–General Purpose Purchase Volume

Top General Purpose Card Issuers in Europe 2021

Top 50 Credit Card Issuers in Europe 2021

Top 50 Debit Card Issuers in Europe 2021

Largest Consumer Credit and Debit Card Issuers 2021

US Visa Direct and Mastercard Send Funds Transfers

Investments & Acquisitions—June 2022


US Visa Direct and Mastercard Send Funds Transfers

Banks participating in Visa Direct and Mastercard Send Funds Transfers, including account funding transactions (AFT) and original credit transactions are ranked in this issue. The top five for AFT are listed here.

1. Bank of America
$32.73 billion
2. Wells Fargo
$27.81 billion
3. Navy FCU
$15.36 billion
4. The Bancorp Bank
$8.40 billion
5. PNC Bank
$7.78 billion

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