Issue 1238

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March 2023
Featured Article

Defense Against Money Mules

Account-to-account scams are becoming more common, growing with the introduction of real-time payment systems.
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Top US Merchant Acquirers in 2022

Purchase transactions processed by the eight largest totaled 136.88 billion in 2022. This was an increase of 5.7% over 2021.

Message from the Publisher

This issue features the results of our proprietary survey of the largest merchant acquirers in the US in 2022—a ranking that we have published annually for more than 30 years. Over the next few months, we will publish survey results for the largest merchant acquirers in Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East-Africa regions. In the fourth quarter, we will rank the 150 largest merchant acquirers worldwide. These rankings are based on data collected by directly contacting every company mentioned.

David Robertson, Publisher
March 31, 2023



Top US Merchant Acquirers—Ranked by Transactions in 2022

Mastercard/Visa Share of Purchase Volume at Top US Acquirers

Top 20 US Merchants—Ranked by Purchase Volume

Top 20 US Merchants—Ranked by Purchase Transactions

Largest Merchant Acquirers in the US—Ranked by Mastercard/Visa Volume

Top US Card-Not-Present (CNP) Acquiring

Consumer ACH Transactions–2022

Publicly Traded Companies in Payments


Top US Card-Not-Present (CNP) Acquiring
The 41 largest US acquirers of card-not-present transactions are ranked by total number of purchase transactions processed in 2022. The five largest are listed below.
1. J.P. Morgan Payments
22,241.8 million purchase transactions processed
2. Wells Fargo
8,527.1 million purchase transactions processed
3. Worldpay from FIS
8,386.7 million purchase transactions processed
4. Elavon
862.3 million purchase transactions processed
5. North American Bancard
299.3 million purchase transactions processed

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