Issue 1229

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October 2022
Featured Article

Paying with Points at Checkout

Engage People is building a pay with points (PWP) network in the US that links retailers and their payment processors with participating program managers that issue reward points tied to credit cards. Retailers and processors connected to Engage People are Amazon, Fiserv and FreedomPay. Loyalty program managers connected are Bilt Rewards, HSBC and PayPal. 
Featured Chart

Largest Merchant Acquiring Portfolios Worldwide

The eight acquirers listed below processed 203.83 billion transactions in 2021. This represented 48.9% of transactions generated by the top 150 worldwide.

Featured Companies

Message from the Publisher

We are coming to the end of calendar year 2022 and many of you find yourselves with budgeted money that remains unspent. Kindly allow me to make two suggestions. Purchase another subscription of the Nilson Report for any colleague who currently goes without access to our feature articles, industry contacts and proprietary statistics. And consider purchasing our global Research Publication focused on issuers and acquirers for your colleagues seeking to grow your cross-border business.

David Robertson, Publisher
October 31, 2022



Largest Merchant Acquiring Portfolios Worldwide

Largest 150 Merchant Acquirers Worldwide

Top Manufacturers of Payment Cards Ranked by Shipments in 2021

Payment Card Shipments by Manufacturer—2021

Card Manufacturers of Payment Cards—Other High Security

Card Manufacturers of Payment Cards—Visa and Mastercard

Card Manufacturers of Payment Cards—UnionPay

Card Manufacturers of Payment Cards—Other Payment

Top 10 Issuers in Latin America Ranked by Purchase Volume

Top 50 General Purpose Card Issuers in Latin America

Top 50 Credit Card Issuers in Latin America

Top 50 Debit Card Issuers in Latin America


Largest 150 Merchant Acquirers Worldwide

The 150 largest merchant acquirers worldwide are ranked on page 6 based on the number of global brand and domestic credit, debit and prepaid card purchase transactions they processed in 2021.The 5 largest are ranked here.

FIS (Worldpay), Group
42.46 billion purchase transactions
JPMorgan Chase, Group
40.25 billion purchase transactions
Sberbank, Russia
37.93 billion purchase transactions
Fiserv, Group
27.63 billion purchase transactions
Global Payments, Group
18.06 billion purchase transactions

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