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Dec 2014 | Issue 1054
Consumer Payment Systems in the U.S. 2013 vs. 2018
The 77.9% of Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) in the U.S. for 2013 constitute Consumer Payment Systems (CPS), which include paper-based, card-based, and electronic-based payments.

Nov 2014 | Issue 1053
Top 20 Issuers of Credit Cards Worldwide
The 20 largest issuers of credit cards in the world ranked by outstanding receivables at year-end 2013 are shown. Issuers represent the U.S., China, U.K., Brazil, and Japan.

Oct 2014 | Issue 1050
Top Issuers in Asia-Pacific
Eight banks from China dominate the list of Asia-Pacific’s largest payment card issuers. Rankings on pages 10 & 11 identify the 50 largest, which represent 12 countries.

Sep 2014 | Issue 1049
Top Acquirers Worldwide
The chart on page 11 ranks the 150 largest acquirers of card transactions generated at merchants worldwide for 2013. These acquirers represent 41 countries.

Aug 2014 | Issue 1046
Top Issuers of Commercial Cards in the U.S.
The largest U.S. commercial card issuers are ranked on pages 9, 10, and 11 based on purchase volume totals and on the type of product — corporate, small business credit and debit, purchasing, fleet, and prepaid.

Jul 2014 | Issue 1044
Cards with Chips vs. Mag Stripes Only
The 10 largest payment card manufacturers worldwide are shown with shipments in 2013 divided between cards carrying microchips and those carrying only magnetic stripes.

Jun 2014 | Issue 1042
Europe's Largest Acquirers - General Purpose Card Transactions
The 10 largest acquirers in Europe are ranked by the number of international brand and domestic-only brand credit and debit card payments they handled in 2013.

May 2014 | Issue 1041
Purchase Transactions at Merchants Worldwide by Type of Card
Visa, MasterCard, UnionPay, American Express, Diners Club, and JCB card transactions are identified by product for 2013 and projected through 2018.

Apr 2014 | Issue 1039
Top Issuers of Debit Cards in the U.S. 2013
General purpose debit card issuers in the U.S. ranked 1 to 50 based on the dollar volume of purchases at merchants are listed on pages 10 and 11.

Mar 2014 | Issue 1037
Market Shares of Purchase Transactions Worldwide 2013
Visa, UnionPay, MasterCard, JCB, Diners Club, and American Express payment card transactions at merchants in 2013 are shown for credit and debit products.

Feb 2014 | Issue 1035
Credit Card Outstandings for Top Issuers of U.S. General Purpose Cards
The six largest issuers of general purpose-type credit card products in the U.S. are ranked by outstanding receivables tied to their cards.

Jan 2014 | Issue 1032
Projected Growth in Purchase Transactions Worldwide 2012-2018
Visa, MasterCard, UnionPay, American Express, Maestro, JCB, Discover, and other general-purpose card transactions worldwide are projected through 2018.