Issue 1260

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March 2024
Featured Article

Biometric Payments with Digital Identity Management

Visa has become a partner and will work with Tech5 in building programs for governments.
Featured Chart

Top US Merchant Acquirers—2023

The seven largest merchant acquirers in the United States processed 141.13 billion total transactions in 2023, an increase of 3.9% over 2022.

Featured Companies

Message from the Publisher

In this issue you’ll find articles on both traditional card-industry topics, such as the largest merchant acquirers in the US, as well as newer areas of interest including using CBDCs for payments at the point of sale, combining biometrics and identity management to secure transactions, provisioning virtual commercial cards to an employee’s personal digital wallet and open banking APIs used to open new digital card accounts. The Nilson Report has published continuously for 53 years. Our reporting continues to keep pace with an evolving industry.

David Robertson, Publisher
March 29, 2024



Top US Merchant Acquirers—2023

Top 20 US Merchant Acquirers—2023, Ranked by Purchase Volume

Top 20 US Merchant Acquirers—2023, Ranked by Purchase Transactions

Top 61 Merchant Acquirers in the US—2023, Ranked by Visa and Mastercard Purchase Volume

The 7 Largest US Acquirers—2023, Ranked by Total Purchase Volume

Card-Not-Present (CNP) Acquiring in the US

Consumer Direct ACH Transactions

Publicly Traded Companies in Payments, March 26, 2024


Consumer Direct ACH Transactions

Consumer Direct ACH transactions in the US increased 3.4% to 24.72  billion in 2023. The payment value reached $25.653 trillion. The top two categories were:

Internet, $6.403 trillion

Recurring Payments, $3.868 trillion

Full access to the Consumer Direct ACH Transactions results is available when you subscribe to the Nilson Report.

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