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Nov 2021 | Issue 1208
Largest Credit Card Portfolios Worldwide
The 8 issuers listed here owned $812.28 billion in outstanding credit card receivables at December 31, 2020. This represented 37.1% of outstandings generated by the top 150.

Oct 2021 | Issue 1207
U.S. Payment Cards Projected
Consumer and commercial credit, debit and prepaid general purpose and private label cards are projected to generate $12.862 trillion in purchase volume for goods and services in 2025, up 61.3% from 2020.

Oct 2021 | Issue 1206
Payment Cards Projected Worldwide
Largest among the global brands appearing on cards issued worldwide are UnionPay, Visa and Mastercard. Other payment cards in circulation worldwide include private label cards and cards issued exclusively for use in domestic markets.

Sep 2021 | Issue 1205
POS Terminal Shipments Worldwide–2020
The eight largest manufacturers of POS terminals in 2020 accounted for 63% of the 135.0 million total units shipped worldwide.

Sep 2021 | Issue 1204
Top 7 Acquirers in Latin America 2020 vs. 2019
The seven largest acquirers processed 18.44 billion in Visa and Mastercard transactions in 2020, accounting for 73% of transactions processed by the 45 acquirers listed on page 5.

Aug 2021 | Issue 1203
35 Years of Credit Card and Household Debt in the U.S.
Credit card debt totaled $1.003 trillion at year-end 2020 and accounted for 6.0% of $16.638 trillion in household debt. This share was up 50 basis points from 5.5% in 1985.

Jul 2021 | Issue 1202
Europe’s Largest Issuers of Credit & Debit Cards
The top 6 issuers of global brand and domestic-market-only credit and debit cards accounted for $1.238 trillion in purchase volume last year, equal to 42% of the total for the top 50.

Jul 2021 | Issue 1201
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 208.75 billion transactions in 2020, an increase of 11.0% over 2019.

Jun 2021 | Issue 1200
Europe’s Global Network Cards
The global brand cards issued in Europe generated 103.03 billion transactions last year to purchase goods and services, up 6.9% over 2019.

Jun 2021 | Issue 1199
Global Network Cards in 2020
Purchase transactions on global general purpose card brands (American Express, Diners/Discover, JCB, Mastercard, UnionPay and Visa) totaled 467.65 billion in 2020, up 6.0% YOY.

May 2021 | Issue 1198
Top Issuers of Commercial Cards in the U.S.
The six largest issuers accounted for $598.80 billion in commercial card purchase volume on credit, debit and prepaid cards in 2020, down 3.0% versus 2019.

May 2021 | Issue 1197
Europe’s Top Merchant Acquirers
Europe’s eight largest merchant acquirers ranked by payments generated by both global brands (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, UnionPay and JCB) and domestic market-only brands (Mir, Troy, etc.) totaled 70.53 billion in 2020, up 20.9% from 2019.

Apr 2021 | Issue 1196
Top U.S. Debit Card Issuers
Purchase volume generated by the six largest debit card issuers accounted for 36.1% of the $3.812 trillion in debit and prepaid purchase volume generated by U.S. cards in 2020, down from 38.0% in 2019.

Apr 2021 | Issue 1195
Canada Card Networks and Issuers
The general purpose brand cards issued in Canada generated 12.41 billion transactions last year for purchases of goods and services, down 6.2% from 2019.

Mar 2021 | Issue 1194
Latin America’s Global General Purpose Cards
The global brand cards issued in Latin America generated 26.59 billion transactions last year to purchase goods and services, down 1.1% from 2019.

Mar 2021 | Issue 1193
Top U.S. Merchant Acquirers—Ranked by Transactions
The six largest acquirers ranked by total purchase transactions are led by Chase and Fiserv. Fiserv includes Citi, Santander, SunTrust, BBVA and six months of its share of the BAMS joint venture. BAMS was dissolved June 30, with 51% ownership of the contracts going to Fiserv and 49% going to Bank of America.

Feb 2021 | Issue 1192
Top Issuers of General Purpose Credit Cards in the U.S.
The eight largest issuers generated $2.891 trillion in purchase volume in 2020, down 10.4%. They accounted for 80.1% of the industry’s $3.611 trillion total.

Feb 2021 | Issue 1191
U.S. General Purpose Brands–Purchase Volume in 2020
Consumer, business and commercial cards issued in the U.S. with the brands of Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover generated $6.749 trillion in purchase volume in 2020, up 0.8% over 2019.

Jan 2021 | Issue 1190
Outstandings on General Purpose Credit Cards in the U.S.
Outstanding receivables tied to consumer and commercial Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover cards issued in the U.S. declined 14.9% to $866 billion at the end of 2020.

Jan 2021 | Issue 1189
Purchase Transactions Projected Worldwide
Transactions on cards carrying Visa, Mastercard, UnionPay, American Express, Discover/Diners Club and JCB brands are projected to reach 642.01 billion in 2025, an increase of 41.4% over 2020. The greatest percentage growth will occur in the Middle East and Africa region.