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Dec 2020 | Issue 1188
U.S. Consumer Payment Systems
Cards accounted for a growing share of personal consumption expenditures, which also include paper-based and electronic payment systems.

Dec 2020 | Issue 1187
Card Fraud Worldwide
Card-based payment systems worldwide generated gross fraud losses of $28.65 billion in 2019, amounting to 6.8¢ for every $100 of total volume.

Nov 2020 | Issue 1186
Largest Credit Card Portfolios Worldwide
Among the 150 largest credit card portfolios worldwide ranked by outstandings, the 8 portfolios shown above accounted for $918.97 billion or 37% of the group’s $2.438 trillion total.

Oct 2020 | Issue 1185
Payment Cards in the U.S. Projected Purchase Volume in 2024
Consumer and commercial credit, debit, and prepaid general purpose and private label cards combined are expected to generate $10.718 trillion in purchase volume for goods and services in 2024, up 35.7% over 2019.

Oct 2020 | Issue 1184
Payment Cards Projected Worldwide
Among the major brands appearing on cards issued worldwide, the largest are UnionPay, Visa, and Mastercard. Smaller brands appear on private label cards and on cards issued for domestic use only.

Sep 2020 | Issue 1183
Top Six Merchant Acquirers Worldwide
Companies from 45 countries generated 342.2 billion purchase transactions. The six companies listed here accounted for 41% or 141.8 billion of those transactions.

Sep 2020 | Issue 1182
POS Terminal Shipments Worldwide by Region
Shipments of point-of-sale terminals to all world regions reached 128.2 million last year, up 24.2% from 2018. Over 67% of those shipments went to the Asia-Pacific region.

Aug 2020 | Issue 1181
Top Acquirers in Latin America
The 7 largest acquirers processed 18.63 billion Visa and Mastercard transactions in 2019, accounting for 73.5% of all transactions processed by the 45 acquirers listed.

Jul 2020 | Issue 1180
U.S. Credit Card Debt as a Percent of Household Debt
Credit card debt totaled $1.169 trillion at year-end 2019 and accounted for 7.3% of $16.122 trillion in household debt, up slightly from 7.2% the prior year.

Jul 2020 | Issue 1179
Asia-Pacific General Purpose Cards Market Shares in 2019
Among the six brands of global cards issued in the Asia-Pacific region, UnionPay, Visa, Mastercard, and JCB accounted for over 99.4% of all purchase transactions, leaving a combined share of less than 0.6% for American Express and Diners.

Jun 2020 | Issue 1178
Global Network Cards in 2019
Purchase transactions on global general purpose card brands totaled 440.99 billion in 2019, up 19.4% over the previous year.

Jun 2020 | Issue 1177
Europe’s Global General Purpose Cards
The global brands issued in Europe generated 96.66 billion transactions last year to purchase goods and services, up 21.3% over 2018.

May 2020 | Issue 1176
Top U.S. Issuers of Commercial Cards
Our latest report on issuers of commercial credit, debit, and prepaid cards in the United States marks the 22nd year we have published this ranking. The six largest issuers are shown here. The report ranks 109 issuers.

May 2020 | Issue 1175
Top Acquirers in Europe
The 45 largest merchant acquirers in Europe are ranked on pages 8 and 9. The 8 largest are shown here based on global and domestic brand card transactions processed in 2019.

Apr 2020 | Issue 1174
Top Debit Card Issuers in the U.S. 2019
The 50 largest issuers in the U.S. ranked by purchase volume for goods and services from general purpose debit and prepaid cards issued in 2019 totaled $2.119 trillion in 2019, up 6.6% over 2018. The top 10 are shown here.

Apr 2020 | Issue 1173
Canada Purchase Transactions & Brand Market Shares in 2019
General purpose consumer, small business, and commercial credit, debit, and prepaid cards issued in Canada generated 13.23 billion purchase transactions for goods and services in 2019, up 6.5% over 2018.

Mar 2020 | Issue 1172
Latin America Purchase Transactions
Purchase transactions for goods and services in Latin America generated by Mastercard, Visa, Diners Club/Discover, and American Express credit, debit, and prepaid cards reached 26.93 billion, an increase of 18.0% over 2018.

Mar 2020 | Issue 1171
Top Acquirers in the U.S.
The 25 largest merchant acquirers in the United States ranked by global general purpose as well as domestic PIN-based card transactions are ranked in the chart on page 9. The 7 largest are shown here.

Feb 2020 | Issue 1170
Market Shares (%) of Purchase Volume for Top U.S. Credit Cards
The largest U.S. issuers of general purpose credit card products carrying Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover brands in 2019 ranked by purchase volume market share are shown here.

Feb 2020 | Issue 1169
U.S. General Purpose Brands Purchase Volume in 2019
Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover cards in the U.S. generated $6.698 trillion in purchase volume in 2019, up 8.5% over 2018. Growth in purchase volume is shown here.

Jan 2020 | Issue 1168
U.S. General Purpose Cards
Outstanding credit card receivables as a percentage of purchase volume on general purpose cards issued in the United States fell from 44.0% in 2008 to 25.6% at the end of 2019.

Jan 2020 | Issue 1167
Card Transactions Projected Worldwide
General purpose payment cards with global brands are projected to generate 853.90 billion purchase transactions in 2028. The increase of 131.50% versus 2018 amounts to a 13.2% compound annual growth rate.