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Dec 2015 | Issue 1077
Top 150 Credit Card Issuers Worldwide
Issuers from Asia-Pacific accounted for nearly 1/3 of the 150 largest credit card issuers in the world ranked by outstanding receivables at year-end 2014.

Nov 2015 | Issue 1075
Top 25 Issuers in Asia-Pacific 2014
Among the 25 largest payment card issuers in the Asia-Pacific region in 2014, 14 were from China, 4 were from South Korea, 4 were from Australia, and 3 were from Japan. Combined, their purchase volume totaled $5.918 trillion dollars.

Oct 2015 | Issue 1073
Top 20 Acquirers Worldwide 2014
The 20 largest acquirers of payment card transactions at merchants worldwide are ranked based on the number of credit, debit, and prepaid card purchases handled in 2014.

Sep 2015 | Issue 1071
Top Manufacturers of Payment Cards Worldwide
Manufacturers shipped 5.76 billion chip and magnetic stripe payment cards in 2014. Mag-stripe-only cards accounted for 54.7% of all payment cards shipped.

Aug 2015 | Issue 1070
Purchase Volume Asia-Pacific - 2014
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, UnionPay, and JCB purchase volume (spending for goods and services) reached $9,380.92 billion in 2014. Market share figures are shown.

Jul 2015 | Issue 1068
Card Fraud Worldwide
Losses incurred by card issuers, merchants, and acquirers reached $16.31 billion in 2014, up 19%. For the fourth year in a row, losses to fraud outpaced growth in total card volume.

Jun 2015 | Issue 1065
Credit Card Debt in the U.S.
Combined outstanding debt on all types of credit cards in the U.S. of $881.57 bil. at year-end 2014 was the lowest level as a percent of total consumer credit since 1990.

May 2015 | Issue 1064
Growth in Purchase Transactions Worldwide 2009-2019
American Express, Discover/Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, UnionPay, and Visa credit, debit, and prepaid card purchases at merchants are projected through 2019.

Apr 2015 | Issue 1062
Top U.S. Debit Card Issuers
The 5 top Visa and 5 top MasterCard U.S. debit/prepaid issuers are ranked based on combined signature and prepaid purchase volume. The top 5 Signature issuers and top 5 PIN issuers are also ranked.

Mar 2015 | Issue 1060
Purchase Transactions Worldwide
Purchases of goods and services at merchants in calendar year 2014 are measured. Market shares for the six global card networks are shown.

Feb 2015 | Issue 1057
Purchase Volume for U.S. General Purpose Brands
U.S. region cards carrying Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover brands generated $4.442 trillion in spending at merchants in 2014, up 8.9% over 2013.

Jan 2015 | Issue 1055
Purchase Transactions Worldwide 2013 vs. 2023
U.S., Canada, Latin America, Europe, Middle East-Africa, and Asia-Pacific card transactions are shown for calendar year 2013 and projected through calendar year 2023.