Issue 1232

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December 2022
Featured Article

Card Fraud Losses Worldwide

Purchase volume (spending for goods and services), cash advances (against lines of credit) and cash withdrawals (from cardholder funds on deposit) tied to global brand, domestic-market-only and private label credit, debit and prepaid cards equaled $48.955 trillion in total volume worldwide in 2021, an increase of 16.6% from 2020.
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Card Fraud Worldwide

Issuers, merchants and acquirers lost $32.34 billion to fraud in 2021. The US accounted for 36.83% of losses to fraud even though it generated only 23.02% of total volume.

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Message from the Publisher

This 22-page issue is our final newsletter of 2022. The extra pages contain statistics we wanted to provide on topics including domestic-market-only credit and debit cards worldwide, commercial card products in the US, card acceptance locations for the global brands and card fraud. We are also sending you our best wishes for delightful Bodhi Day, Hanukkah, Yule, Kwanzaa, Zartosht No-Diso, Christmas and New Year’s holiday celebrations. We’ll have a new issue for you on January 15.

David Robertson, Publisher
December 21, 2022



Card Fraud Worldwide, Inside the US vs. Outside the US

Card Fraud Worldwide—2011 through 2021

Card Fraud Projected through 2031

Fraud by Type of Card 2021

Personal Consumption Expenditures in the US 2021

Consumer Payments in the US 2021 with Projections for 2026

Merchant Acceptance Locations

Market Shares of Purchase Volume on Domestic Cards Worldwide

Largest Debit Card Issuers Worldwide–Ranked by Purchase Volume

Spending on Commercial & Consumer Cards in the US

US Visa and Mastercard Commercial Card Products

Commercial Cards’ Share of US General Purchase Volume—2011 through 2021

Largest Credit Card Issuers Worldwide–Ranked by Purchase Volume

Publicly Traded Companies in Payments


Spending on Commercial & Consumer Cards in the US

Combined credit and debit (including prepaid) purchase volume for Visa, Mastercard and Amex commercial card products grew 21.4% to $1.679 trillion in 2021.

Visa commercial spending
$786.09 billion
Mastercard commercial spending
$469.87 billion
American Express commercial spending
$423.20 billion
Total commercial spending
$1.679 trillion

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