Issue 1246

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July 2023
Featured Article

Amadeus Invests in Travel Payment Business

Amadeus has become the world’s largest provider of IT and related services to airlines. Since 2010, the company has also served customers in the hospitality, airport and online travel agency industries.
Featured Chart

Asia-Pacific Global Network Cards

The six brands of global cards issued in the Asia-Pacific region—UnionPay, Visa, Mastercard, JCB, American Express and Diners Club—generated 285.28 billion transactions in 2022, an increase of 8.5% versus 2021.

Featured Companies

Message from the Publisher

The Nilson Report has published more than 70 issues since the introduction of our award-winning redesign. We increased our page count, the number of feature articles presented per issue, the number of executives mentioned (and their contact information) and introduced new features including Digital Currency Update and a listing of publicly traded companies in the card payment industry. Delivering value to our subscribers is always our highest priority.

David Robertson, Publisher
July 27, 2023



Asia-Pacific Global Network Cards—Purchase Transactions 2022 vs. 2021
Spending, Transactions and Cards by Global Brand with change vs. 2021
Asia-Pacific Cards and Transactions—2019 vs. 2022
Top Mastercard and Visa Issuers in MEA—2012 vs. 2022
Top Card Issuers in the Middle East and Africa—2022
Top 50 Credit Card Issuers in MEA—2022
Top 50 Debit Card Issuers in MEA—2022
Publicly Traded Companies in Payments


Top 50 Credit Card Issuers in MEA—2022

Collectively, the 50 largest credit card and debit card issuers in the Middle East and Africa generated $469.14 billion in purchase volume in 2022. The five largest credit card issuers are listed here.

1. IsraCard, Israel
$60.28 billion in purchase volume

2. Israel Credit Cards, Israel
$42.30 billion in purchase volume

3. Max IT Finance, Israel
$35.42 billion in purchase volume

4. Emirates NBD, UAE
$17.07 billion in purchase volume

5. First National Bank, South Africa
$8.11 billion in purchase volume

Full access to the Top 50 Credit Card Issuers in the Middle East and Africa region results for 2022 is available when you subscribe to the Nilson Report.

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