Issue 1261

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April 2024
Featured Article

Small Business Credit Score Automation from Worth AI

Credit card issuers can use Worth AI to assess their exposure to losses from cardholders in their existing portfolios as well as to identify businesses that are candidates for credit line increases.
Featured Chart

Global Brand Network Cards in Latin America & the Caribbean

The general purpose brand cards issued in Latin America generated 54.51 billion transactions last year for purchases of goods and services, up 15.8% from 2022.

Featured Companies

Message from the Publisher

This week we discovered that a US-based credit and debit card issuer has systematically violated our copyright. We will prosecute this illegal action, and the violating company will come out on the losing side of a legal judgment or an out-of-court settlement. It’s a good reminder that a digital product, one for which an annual fee has been paid, can’t be forwarded to multiple people without some form of permission. And it’s a good opportunity for us to acknowledge that a great majority of our subscribers respect both our business model and international copyright law. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact our subscription manager, Lori Fulmer (

David Robertson, Publisher
April 15, 2024



Global Brand Network Cards in Latin America & the Caribbean

Spending, Transactions and Cards by Brand

Latin America Purchase Transactions 2017-2023

Second 50 Largest Visa/Mastercard Credit Card Issuers–Ranked by Outstandings at Year-End 2023

7 Largest Acquisitions and Investments 2023

Acquisitions and Investments in Payment Cards–2023

Investments and Acquisitions—March 2024


Spending, Transactions and Cards by Brand

Global card brands Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club generated $1.454 trillion in purchase volume in 2023, up 20.6% over 2022. Figures for each brand are shown here.

Visa, $838.37 billion purchase volume

Mastercard, $529.29 billion purchase volume

American Express, $78.14 billion purchase volume

Diners Club, $8.74 billion purchase volume

Full access to the Spending, Transactions and Cards by Brand results in Latin America are available when you subscribe to the Nilson Report.

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