Issue 1233

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January 2023
Featured Article

J.P. Morgan’s Merchant Acquiring Global Expansion

Among merchant acquirers with global footprints, J.P. Morgan Payments (JPMP) stands out for the scale of its business, including the ability to provide customers with all payment processing and related products and services required, while handling all financial settlement including foreign exchange without the need of a partner.
Featured Chart

Global Network Payment Card Transactions Projected Worldwide

UnionPay, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB and Discover/Diners Club are projected to generate 891.20 billion transactions in 2027, an increase of 42.3% over 2022.

Featured Companies

Message from the Publisher

We are pleased to be back to work after a restful and enjoyable holiday season. This edition is the 1,233rd issue of the Nilson Report. We have published continuously since September 1970 and are pleased to begin another year in which we present subscribers worldwide with proprietary statistics, feature articles, brief news items and executive placement news in the payment card industry. Our sleeves are rolled up and we look forward to a prosperous 2023.

David Robertson, Publisher
January 15, 2023



Global Network Payment Card Transactions Projected Worldwide

Market Shares of Purchase Transactions in 2022 by Region

Purchase Transactions Worldwide Global Brands–Projected through 2027

Ten-Year Growth in Global Brand Purchase Transactions–from 2012–2022

Ten Largest M&A Transactions in 2022

M&A Activity in Merchant Processing and Acquiring–Second Half of 2022

US General Purpose Card Brands through 3Q 2022

Investments & Acquisitions–November 2022


US General Purpose Card Brands through 3Q 2022

Amex, Discover, Mastercard and Visa cards issued in the US generated $7.055 trillion in purchase volume in the first 9 months of 2022. Credit cards accounted for 56.8% of the total. The credit card purchase volumes are shown below.

$2,093.33 billion purchase volume
$967.44 billion purchase volume
American Express
$793.02 billion purchase volume
$154.98 billion purchase volume

Full access to the US General Purpose Card Brands through 3Q 2022 results is available when you subscribe to the Nilson Report.

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