Issue 1247

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August 2023
Featured Article

Skipify Launches Wallet with American Express

American Express is the first US card issuer to partner with Skipify on that company’s Card Linking digital wallet, an ecommerce checkout product that has been quietly in development for nearly three years. Amex has invested in Skipify in three funding rounds since 2021. Online merchants connected to Skipify offer a location to input an email address at checkout rather than entering a card number to initiate a purchase. Skipify initiates transactions by sending a one-time passcode (OTP) to the cardholder’s mobile phone via text or app.
Featured Chart

Europe’s Global Network Cards

Credit, debit and prepaid card purchase transactions initiated by Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Diners Club cards issued in Europe declined 8.9% to 117.32 billion in 2022.

Featured Companies

Message from the Publisher

We publish 22 issues annually. That’s two issues monthly, regular as clockwork, except for the months of August and December. We use that time between issues to rest and recharge and enjoy our families. Here in the Northern Hemisphere that means we’re coming up on a summer vacation. We hope our readers worldwide enjoy some relaxation this month, regardless of the season.

David Robertson, Publisher
August 16, 2023



Europe’s Global Network Cards—Purchase Transactions in 2022 vs. 2021

Spending, Transactions and Card by Global Brand in Europe—2022 with Change vs. 2021

Market Shares of Purchase Transactions in Europe 1992 through 2022

Top 25 US Issuers of Prepaid Cards

US Visa Direct and Mastercard Send Debit Card Transfers—2022

Investments & Acquisitions—July 2022


Top 25 US Issuers of Prepaid Cards

The 25 largest US issuers of Visa, Mastercard and Discover prepaid cards are ranked in this issue. The five largest issuers are ranked here.

1.The Bancorp Bank
$56.81 billion, purchase volume

$39.05 billion, purchase volume

3. Green Dot Bank
$26.69 billion, purchase volume

4. Comerica Bank
$23.57 billion, purchase volume

5. UMB Bank
$10.01 billion, purchase volume

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