Issue 1256

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January 2024
Featured Article

Web3 Customer Loyalty Platform from Visa

SmartMedia’s SaaS platform bridges Web2 and Web3 mobile applications.
Featured Chart

Payment Cards in Circulation Projected through 2028

General purpose and private label credit, debit and prepaid cards in circulation worldwide are projected to reach 29.99 billion by December 31, 2028.

Featured Companies

Message from the Publisher

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David Robertson, Publisher
January 31, 2024



Payment Cards in Circulation Projected through 2028

Market Shares of Payment Cards in Circulation at Year-End 2023

Visa & Mastercard Worldwide thru 3Q 2023

Discover Card 2023 vs. 2022

Merchant Acquiring, Processing—Investments by Region 2023

Investments in Merchant Acquiring 2023 by Region

Largest Investments in Merchant Acquiring and Processing in 2023

Publicly Traded Companies in Payments, January 23, 2024


Investments in Merchant Acquiring 2023 by Region

There were 102 corporate financing deals—seed, venture, strategic, private equity and debt funding—in the merchant processing and acquiring sector of the payment card industry worldwide in 2023. The four largest deals are shown below.

1. Stripe, Ireland
$6.50 billion

2. CAB Payments, UK
$0.43 billion

3. SumUp, UK
$0.31 billion

4. Airwallex, Australia
$0.17 billion


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