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Dec 2017 | Issue 1122
Largest Consumer Payment Systems in the U.S.
U.S. Consumer Payment Systems are comprised of 11 instruments-debit, credit, prepaid, and EBT cards, cash, checks, money orders, official checks, travel checks, preauthorized payments, and remote payments.

Nov 2017 | Issue 1121
Top 10 Issuers of Payment Cards Worldwide
Issue #1121 includes a ranking of the 150 largest payment card issuers worldwide. The 10 largest include 6 issuers from China and 4 from the United States.

Oct 2017 | Issue 1118
Card Fraud Worldwide
Global card fraud in 2016 reached $22.80 billion. That figure amounted to 7.15¢ per every $100 in combined purchase and cash volume of $31.878 trillion.

Sep 2017 | Issue 1116
Top Manufacturers of Payment Cards Worldwide
Manufacturers shipped more than 6.4 billion payment cards in 2016. The top suppliers were Gemalto, Oberthur, Perfect Plastic, and Giesecke & Devrient.

Aug 2017 | Issue 1115
Middle East & Africa Market Shares of Purchase Volume 2016
Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Diners Club cards generated $327.86 billion in purchase volume for goods and services in 2016 from cards issued in the Middle East & Africa. This was up 12.4% from the prior year.

Jul 2017 | Issue 1113
Europe Market Shares of Purchase Volume 2016
Credit, debit, and prepaid cards issued in Europe generated $2.765 trillion in purchase volume in 2016. Visa held a 66% market share followed by Mastercard with 31%, Amex with 3%, and Diners Club with less than 1%.

Jun 2017 | Issue 1111
Top Issuers of Commercial Cards in the U.S.
The largest U.S. issuers of commercial card products — purchasing, corporate (T&E), fleet, small business credit and debit, and prepaid — are ranked on pages 7, 8, and 9 based on purchase volume in 2016.

May 2017 | Issue 1109
Purchase Transactions on Global Cards in 2016
Credit, debit, and prepaid card transactions for goods and services worldwide reached 257.17 billion in 2016 for Visa, UnionPay, Mastercard, JCB, Diners/Discover, and American Express.

Apr 2017 | Issue 1108
Latin America Market Shares of Purchase Volume 2016
Credit, debit, and prepaid global brand general purpose cards issued in Latin America and the Caribbean generated $599.27 billion in purchase volume at merchants in 2016.

Mar 2017 | Issue 1105
Top Acquirers in the U.S. Ranked by Purchase Transactions in 2016
Pages 10 and 11 include statistics for the 71 largest acquirers of merchant card transactions in the U.S. in 2016. Figures include transactions processed, the value of those payments, and the number of merchant acceptance locations.

Feb 2017 | Issue 1103
U.S. General Purpose Brands Purchase Volume in 2016
Purchase volume, which is spending at merchants for goods and services, generated by cards issued in the U.S. totaled $5.143 trillion in 2016.

Jan 2017 | Issue 1102
Purchase Volume Worldwide 2015 vs. 2025
Visa, Mastercard, UnionPay, American Express, JCB, and Discover/Diners Club are the global brand general purpose cards. By 2025, purchase volume for goods and services by cards with these brands is expected to reach $54.891 trillion.