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Feb 2021 | Issue 1192
Top Issuers of General Purpose Credit Cards in the U.S.
The eight largest issuers generated $2.891 trillion in purchase volume in 2020, down 10.4%. They accounted for 80.1% of the industry’s $3.611 trillion total.

Feb 2021 | Issue 1191
U.S. General Purpose Brands–Purchase Volume in 2020
Consumer, business and commercial cards issued in the U.S. with the brands of Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover generated $6.749 trillion in purchase volume in 2020, up 0.8% over 2019.

Jan 2021 | Issue 1190
Outstandings on General Purpose Credit Cards in the U.S.
Outstanding receivables tied to consumer and commercial Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover cards issued in the U.S. declined 14.9% to $866 billion at the end of 2020.

Jan 2021 | Issue 1189
Purchase Transactions Projected Worldwide
Transactions on cards carrying Visa, Mastercard, UnionPay, American Express, Discover/Diners Club and JCB brands are projected to reach 642.01 billion in 2025, an increase of 41.4% over 2020. The greatest percentage growth will occur in the Middle East and Africa region.