FEATURED CHART: Issue 1148 | Feb 2019


Purchase volume—spending for goods and services—tied to Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover cards issued in the U.S. reached $3.678 trillion in 2018, up 9.7% over 2017. The eight largest issuers ranked by credit card purchase volume are shown here.

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