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Apr 2022 | Issue 1218
Top U.S. Debit Card Issuers—Purchase Volume in 2021
Purchase volume generated by the nine largest issuers of Visa and Mastercard debit and prepaid cards in the U.S. totaled $1.893 trillion in 2021, up 18.5% over $1.598 trillion in 2020.

Apr 2022 | Issue 1217
Latin America’s Global General Purpose Cards Reach 1 Billion
The general purpose brand cards issued in Latin America generated 36.09 billion transactions last year for purchases of goods and services, up 35.6% from 2020. Cards in circulation reached 1.00 billion, up 27.9%.

Mar 2022 | Issue 1216
Canada Card Networks and Issuers—Purchase Transactions
The general purpose brand cards issued in Canada generated 13.81 billion transactions last year for purchases of goods and services, up 11.2% from 2020.

Mar 2022 | Issue 1215
Top 7 U.S. Merchant Acquirers—Ranked by Transactions in 2021
The seven largest acquirers ranked by total purchase transactions were led by J.P. Morgan Payments, Worldpay from FIS and Fiserv. Fiserv includes figures from its revenue sharing alliances with Citi, Santander and SunTrust.

Feb 2022 | Issue 1214
Top Issuers of General Purpose Credit Cards in the U.S.
The seven largest issuers generated $3.517 trillion in purchase volume in 2021, up 25.6%. They accounted for 77.1% of the industry’s $4.564-trillion total.

Feb 2022 | Issue 1213
U.S. General Purpose Brands—Purchase Volume
Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover consumer, business and commercial cards issued in the U.S. generated $8.461 trillion in purchase volume in 2021. This was an increase of 25.1% over 2020.

Jan 2022 | Issue 1212
Credit Cards in the U.S.
Over the last 20 years, outstanding receivables generated by general purpose credit cardshave grown 50.8% from $618.80 billion to $932.85 billion. Concurrently, purchase volume, spending for goods and services by those cards, has grown from $1.124 trillion to $4.564 trillion, an increase of 306%.

Jan 2022 | Issue 1211
Purchase Transactions Projected
Transactions on cards carrying Visa, Mastercard, UnionPay, American Express, Discover/Diners Club and JCB brands are projected to reach 800.41 billion in 2026, an increase of 45% over 2021.