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Issue 1054 | Dec 2014

Headlines in this issue

U.S. Consumer Payment Systems

Visa & MasterCard Outside the U.S. Through 3Q 2014

Chargeback Prevention/Recovery Service

Citi’s Private Label Card Business

Adyen Receives $250 Million in Funding

Vesta Prepaid Fraud Protection

Carrier-Based Billing from Net Mobile

Investments & Acquisitions - November 2014

Fraud Protection for Automated Contact Centers

Monitise Adds New Investors

Charts in this issue

Consumer Payment Systems in the U.S. 2013 vs. 2018

Investments & Acquisitions - November 2014

Visa & MasterCard Worldwide Through 3Q 2014 vs. 3Q 2013

U.S. Consumer Payment Systems in 2008, 2013, and 2018

U.S. Consumer Payment Systems - Paper, Cards, and Electronic

Personal Consumption Expenditures in the United States

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Issue 1053 | Nov 2014

Headlines in this issue

Top Credit Card Issuers Worldwide

Top Maestro Issuers Worldwide

Lease to Own for e-Commerce

Pulse Sues Visa Over Debit Cards

Skrill Progress in the U.S.

Rippleshot Fraud Detection Analytics

Cardlytics Raises $70 Million in Equity Funding

Investments & Acquisitions - October 2014

Spire Payments’ Mobile POS Device

In-Store Merchandise Pickups

In-Location Engagement with NFC/Beacon

Charts in this issue

Top 20 Issuers of Credit Cards Worldwide - 2013

Markets Shares of Debit Card Transactions in the U.S.

Investments & Acquisitions - October 2014

Largest Maestro Issuers Worldwide - 2013

Largest Credit Card Portfolios Worldwide - 2013

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Issue 1052 | Nov 2014

Headlines in this issue

Cards Projected Worldwide

Top Card Issuers in Latin America - 2013

American Express Token Service

Installment Payments for Web Purchases

U.S. General Purpose Cards Through 3Q 2014

SIA’s P2P Money Transfer Service

Brazil’s APPI Payment Platform

Digital River Acquired by Siris Capital

Poynt’s Tablet POS Terminal

SafetyNet from MasterCard

Charts in this issue

Payment Cards Projected Worldwide

U.S. General Purpose Cards YTD 3Q 2014 vs. YTD 3Q 2013

Largest Payment Card Issuers by Product 2013

Largest Debit Card Issuers in Latin America 2013

Largest Credit Card Issuers in Latin America 2013

Top General Purpose/Visa/MasterCard Card Issuers in Latin America 2013

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Issue 1051 | Oct 2014

Headlines in this issue

All U.S. Payment Cards Projected

Biometrics for Payment Cards

Dynamic Codes for Web Payments

Spendgo Loyalty Technology

Twitter Money Transfers/Payments

U.S. Credit Cards Projected

U.S. Debit Cards Projected

Investments & Acquisitions - September 2014

Card-Not-Present Fraud Fighting

Charts in this issue

Payment Cards in the U.S.

Investments & Acquisitions - September 2014

U.S. Credit and Debit Cards Purchase Volume Projected

U.S. Credit and Debit Cards Purchase Transactions Projected

U.S. Credit Card Purchase Volume Market Shares 

U.S. Credit Card Outstandings

U.S. Debit Card Purchase Volume Market Shares

U.S. Credit and Debit Cardholders

U.S. Credit and Debit Cards

U.S. Credit and Debit Card Accounts

U.S. Credit and Debit Card Total Volume

U.S. Credit and Debit Card Total Transactions

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Issue 1050 | Oct 2014

Headlines in this issue

Top Card Issuers in Asia-Pacific

PayItSimple USA Installment Payments

Rabobank Mobile Wallet

Carrier Biller Boku Expands

Visa Europe Card-Linked Offers

TransFirst Acquired by Private Equity Firm

Heartland’s “Out of Scope” Acquiring

Gemalto Offers Global TSM Service

Leather Wallet for iPhone 6

Charts in this issue

Top Issuers in Asia-Pacific - 2013

Top Debit Card Issuers in Asia-Pacific - 2013

Top Credit Card Issuers in Asia-Pacific - 2013

Top General Purpose/Visa/MasterCard Card Issuers in Asia-Pacific - 2013

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Issue 1049 | Sep 2014

Headlines in this issue

Top 150 Acquirers Worldwide

Apple Pay Mobile Payment Service

Visa Token Service

InComm/Seamless are Prepaid Partners

Rede Buys MaxiPago in Brazil

Global General Purpose Cards - Midyear 2014

U.S. Commercial Cards - Part 3

Investments & Acquisitions - August 2014

Citi Offers Digital Wallet in the U.S.

Kount Fraud Technology

Charts in this issue

Top Acquirers Worldwide - Ranked by Transactions on General Purpose Cards in 2013

Investments & Acquisitions - August 2014

Purchase Volume on U.S. Cards in 2013 - Commercial vs. Consumer

Purchase Transactions on Global General Purpose Cards - Midyear 2014

Global General Purpose Cards - Midyear 2014 vs. Midyear 2013

Largest 150 Acquirers Worldwide 2013

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Issue 1048 | Sep 2014

Headlines in this issue

Cards in the Middle East and Africa 

U.S. Visa & MasterCard Credit Cards - Midyear

Europe’s Largest Card Issuers

Oberthur Acquires NagraID Security

Tipalti Mass Payment Platform

KICC Processing in Korea

Mobile Authentication for 3-D Secure

Top U.S. GP Credit Card Issuers at Midyear

FIS to Acquire Clear2Pay

Softcard Mobile Payments

Charts in this issue

Middle East and Africa Brand Market Share and Top Brands

Top U.S. General Purpose Credit Card Issuers Midyear 2014

Purchase Transactions on Cards Issued in Middle East/Africa

Middle East/Africa General Purpose Cards 2013 vs. 2012

Credit Card Issuers in Europe 2013

Debit Card Issuers in Europe 2013

Top General Purpose/Visa/MasterCard Card Issuers in Europe 2013

Outstandings Midyear 2014 - Top U.S. Visa/MasterCard Credit Card Issuers

Volume Midyear 2014 - Top U.S. Visa/MasterCard Credit Card Issuers

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Issue 1047 | Aug 2014

Headlines in this issue

Asia-Pacific General Purpose Cards

FleetCor to Acquire Comdata

Soft Space mPOS in Southeast Asia

Top U.S. Consumer Credit/Debit Issuers

U.S. Commercial Bank Cards - Part 2

Payoneer Global B2B Payments

First Data Acquiring in Brazil

Investments & Acquisitions - July 2014

TSYS’s Enterprise Tokenization

Distributing/Authenticating PINs via Smartphones

Card Manufacturer Shipments - Part 2

Syniverse’s Mobile Intelligence Portal

Charts in this issue

Asia-Pacific Brand Market Share and Purchase Volume 2012 vs. 2013

U.S. Visa & MasterCard Commercial Cards Purchase Volume 2013

Investments & Acquisitions - July 2014

Telephone, Prepaid & Nonpayment Card Shipments 2013

Largest U.S. Issuers of Consumer Visa and MasterCard Cards 2013

Purchase Transactions on Cards Issued in Asia-Pacific 

Asia-Pacific General Purpose Cards 2013 vs. 2012

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Issue 1046 | Aug 2014

Headlines in this issue

Top U.S. Commercial Card Issuers

Asia-Pacific’s Largest Acquirers

U.S. General Purpose Cards - Midyear 2014

Blackhawk/Barclays Mobile Prepaid

IBM’s Financial Transaction Manager

Deloitte Corporate Finance

Synchrony Financial’s IPO

Charge Payment Processing Progress

Comerica/Vantiv Merchant Processing

Merchant Lawsuits Update

Charts in this issue

Top Issuers of Commercial Cards in the U.S. Ranked by Purchase Volume

Top Asia-Pacific Acquirers 2013

Merchant Acquirers in Asia-Pacific 2013

U.S. Visa & MasterCard Commercial Card Issuers 2013

Top U.S. Small Business Credit Cards

Top U.S. Fleet Cards

Top U.S. Purchasing Cards

Top Small Business Debit Cards

Top Prepaid Commercial Cards

Top Corporate Cards

U.S. General Purpose Cards Midyear 2014 vs. Midyear 2013

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Issue 1045 | Jul 2014

Headlines in this issue

Europe General Purpose Cards - 2013

Top Issuers in the Middle East and Africa - 2013

Twitter Adds Card-Linked Offers

Visa/MasterCard in Russia - Part 3

Visa Checkout Hits the Market

ACI Worldwide to Acquire ReD

Oberthur Technologies Payment Cards

Investments & Acquisitions - June 2014

Zooz Smart Routing for Merchants

Charts in this issue

Europe Brand Market Share and Top Brands Purchase Volume

Investments & Acquisitions - June 2014

Europe General Purpose Cards - 2013 vs. 2012

Purchase Transactions on Cards Issued in Europe

Credit Card Issuers in Middle East/Africa

Debit Card Issuers in Middle East/Africa

Top General Purpose/Visa/MasterCard Card Issuers in Middle East/Africa

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Issue 1044 | Jul 2014

Headlines in this issue

Card Manufacturer Shipments

Latin America’s Top Acquirers

Ingenico Group to Acquire GlobalCollect

Chip Card Manufacturers

Mozido’s Mobile Platform

Magtek’s DynaPro POS Terminal

Amex vs. U.S. Department of Justice

First Data’s Gambling Service

Charts in this issue

Top Manufacturers of Payment Cards Worldwide - 2013

Merchant Acquirers in Latin America - 2013

Chip vs. Mag Stripe Card Shipments

Shipment of Payment Cards

Total Payment Card Shipments by Manufacturer 

Total Payment Card Shipments by Type of Card

Total Chip Card Shipments

Chip Card Shipments by Type of Card

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Issue 1043 | Jun 2014

Headlines in this issue

POS Terminal Shipments Worldwide

Middle East/Africa’s Largest Acquirers

Top 50 Prepaid Card Issuers

U.S. Household Debt and Credit Cards

Powa Technologies Adds MPayMe

Swagbucks Online Rewards

MasterCard Prepaid in Japan

Card Debt Buyers - Part II

Atos to Spin Off Worldline Business

FDIC Hits Bancorp Bank

Charts in this issue

Shipments of POS Terminals by Region 2013 vs 2003

Credit Card Debt in the U.S. 1983-2013

POS Terminal Shipments 2013

POS Terminal Shipments by Region 2013

Top U.S. Prepaid Card Issuers 2013

Merchant Acquirers in Middle East/Africa 2013

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Issue 1042 | Jun 2014

Headlines in this issue

Europe’s Top Merchant Acquirers

Paymetric B2B Processing

CyberArk Cyberthreat Security

Card Manufacturers Expand

Call Center Protection for Card Data

Third 50 Largest U.S. Credit Card Issuers

Third 50 Largest U.S. Debit Card Issuers

Corporate Investments & Acquisitions - May 2014

Gertec Mobile Payment Device

SEB Sells Euroline Merchant Business

Sam’s Club/Walmart Chip Cards

Visa Prepaid Seal of Approval

ACH Payments in the U.S. - 2013

Charts in this issue

Europe’s Largest Acquirers - General Purpose Card Transactions

Payment Industry Acquisitions & Investments - May 2014

Top 10 Acquirers in Europe Ranked by Purchase Volume on General Purpose Cards

40 Largest Merchant Acquirers in Europe

Third 50 Largest U.S. Credit Card Issuers

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Issue 1041 | May 2014

Headlines in this issue

Merchant Processing Fees in the U.S.

Card Transactions Projected Worldwide

2Checkout's Global Payment Services

Cortex Mobile Wallet

Kreditech Online Credit Decisions

Sequent HCE Software for Sberbank

Second 50 U.S. Debit Card Issuers

Corp. Investments & Acquisitions - April 2014

Credit Card Debt Sales in 2013

Identification Validation Using Mobile Phones

First Data/SecurityMetrics Litigation

First Quarter Card Results - U.S.

Visa/MasterCard in Russia

G2 Web Services

Charts in this issue

Purchase Transactions Worldwide

Top Buyers of Credit Card Debt

U.S. General Purpose Cards 1Q

U.S. Merchant Card Fees

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Issue 1040 | May 2014

Headlines in this issue

Latin America General Purpose Cards

U.S. Card Spending at Merchants

Vantiv to Acquire Mercury Payment Systems

U.S. Commercial Card Issuers in Europe

ShopKeep Gets $25 Million for iPad POS

American Express’s Small Merchant Strategy

Monitoring and Tracking Big Data

ACI’s SaaS-based EMV Card Management

MasterCard Gains Target Cards

Forecasting Capital Management for SMBs

Charts in this issue

Latin America Brand Market Share and Top Brands

Purchase Transactions on Cards Issued in Latin America - 2013 vs. 2018

Latin America General Purpose Cards - 2013 vs. 2012

Purchases at Merchants on U.S. General Purpose Cards

Purchase Volume at Merchants Using General Purpose Cards Issued in the U.S.

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Issue 1039 | Apr 2014

Headlines in this issue

Top 50 U.S. Debit Card Issuers

Store Cards in the U.S. 2013

TSYS Divests Japan Businesses

Walmart-2-Walmart Money Transfers

Artificial Intelligence Supports Advertising

Russia Targets Card Payment Networks

Dirty Money Project

M&A and Corporate Financing - March 2014

Absa Bank Mobile Payments

BlueSnap’s E-Commerce Platform

Charts in this issue

Top Issuers of Debit Cards in the U.S. 2013

U.S. Store Credit Cards 2013

Payment Industry Acquisitions & Investments - March 2014

Debit Products Market Shares for Top 50 Issuers

Top U.S. Debit Issuers by Type of Card

Top 50 Largest Debit Card Issuers in the U.S.

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Issue 1038 | Apr 2014

Headlines in this issue

Canada Cards 2013

Wells Fargo Buys Dillard’s Credit Cards

Mobile Payments in the U.K.

Discover Loses Walmart/Sam’s Club

Worldline’s Cloud Wallet Adds HCE

RiskShield Fraud Detection Software

The CFPB Hits Bank of America

Second 50 U.S. Bank Credit Card Issuers

VeriFone Handheld EMV Terminal

Charts in this issue

Card Brand Market Shares in Canada

Canada Market Shares of Purchase Transactions by Brand

Canada General Purpose Cards 2013 vs. 2012

Canada Purchase Volume on Credit Cards

General Purpose Credit Card Issuers in Canada - Ranked by Outstandings

Canada Issuer Market Shares of Visa & MasterCard Outstandings

Second 50 Largest U.S. Visa & MasterCard Credit Card Issuers

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Issue 1037 | Mar 2014

Headlines in this issue

Global Cards - 2013

Private Equity Firms to Buy Nets

Proxama/Cryptomathic Host Card Emulation

PowaTag Mobile Commerce

Software for Payment Card Acquirers

Elavon Loyalty for SMBS

Tech Mahindra Mobile Products/Services

M&A and Corporate Financing - Feb. 2014

SmartDisplayer’s iCard4 SmartCard

Fed Appeals Court Favors Issuers

AID Deals for Debit Networks

Ingenico/Samsung Global Mobile Partners

Charts in this issue

Market Shares of Purchase Transactions Worldwide 2013

Payment Industry Acquisitions & Investments - February 2014

Global Cards in Circulation Credit & Debit 2013

Global General Purpose Cards 2013 vs. 2012

Purchase Volume by Card Type

Purchase Transactions on Global Cards 2013

Global Debit & Prepaid Cards

Global Credit Cards

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Issue 1036 | Mar 2014

Headlines in this issue

Top U.S. Acquirers

Global Brands Card Acceptance Worldwide

American Express EveryDay Credit Cards

GfK Market Research for Financial Services

Cyberintelligence for Financial Services

Cross-Industry Security Group for the U.S.

Cloud-Based Personalized Offers

M&A and Corporate Financing - January 2014

Hanchang System Mobile POS Terminal

TAS Card Management System

Teen Payment Card for Discover Merchants

Charts in this issue

Purchase Transactions at Top U.S. Acquirers

Global Acceptance Locations

Payment Industry Acquisitions & Investments - January 2014

Purchase Volume on General Purpose Cards at Top Acquirers

Merchant Acquirers in the U.S. - 2013

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Issue 1035 | Feb 2014

Headlines in this issue

Top U.S. Credit Card Issuers

Visa/MasterCard Support HCE

Top U.S. MasterCard/Visa Credit Card Issuers

Geolocation Security & Commerce Services

Online EMV Chip & PIN Terminal

Visa and First Data Are EMV Debit Partners

Bell ID’s NFC in the Cloud

Charts in this issue

Credit Card Outstandings for Top Issuers of U.S. General Purpose Cards

Shares of Purchase Volume for U.S. Credit Card Issuers

Top 20 Issuers - Purchase Volume

Top 20 Issuers - Outstandings

Top Issuers - Visa & MasterCard, All Credit Cards, Total Volume, and Purchase Transactions

Top 50 Visa & MasterCard Credit Card Issuers in the U.S.

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Issue 1034 | Feb 2014

Headlines in this issue

General Purpose Cards - U.S. 2013

Machine-Learning Fraud Prevention

Visa and MasterCard - U.S. 2013

NBSPS Buys Equinox Payments

Global Blue’s OneInterface Software

Ingenico Builds on Ogone

B2P Debit Payout Service

M&A and Corporate Financing - December 2013

Associations Become Cybersecurity Partners

Charts in this issue

Purchase Volume for U.S. General Purpose Brands

Payment Industry Acquisitions & Investments - December 2013

U.S. Credit Card Outstandings

Purchase Volume on U.S. General Purpose Cards 2013

U.S. General Purpose Cards 2013 vs. 2012

Change in Purchase Volume 2013 vs. 2012

Visa & MasterCard Purchase Volume Shares 2008 vs. 2013

U.S. General Purpose Credit Cards

U.S. Visa and MasterCard Debit & Prepaid Cards

U.S. Visa and MasterCard Credit, Debit & Prepaid Cards

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Issue 1033 | Jan 2014

Headlines in this issue

Card Spending Projected

What is Known About U.S. Card Breaches

American Express Results

Discover Financial Services

Profits at Top U.S. Card Issuers

T-Mobile USA Prepaid Visa Product

TSYS Card Account Controls

WePay Platform Business Processing

Bill.com B2B Platform

Datacard Buys Entrust

American Airlines Has Two U.S. Card Partners

Charts in this issue

Projected Growth in Purchase Volume Worldwide 2012-2018

American Express Results in the U.S. 2013 vs. 2012

Discover Results in the U.S. 2013 vs. 2012

Market Shares of Purchase Volume Worldwide with Change in Basis Points

Profits at Top U.S. Credit Card Issuers - 2013 vs. 2012

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Issue 1032 | Jan 2014

Headlines in this issue

Transactions Worldwide - Projected through 2018

Host Card Emulation for NFC

Hewlett-Packard and HPS Partnership

Klarna Adds Sofort for Web Debit

Canada’s Digital Currency

OTI’s Wave Device

Amex Settles Enforcements/Class Actions

M&A and Corporate Financing - Oct./Nov. 2013

IRIS Analytics Fraud-Fighting Software

Global Money Transfer Joint Venture

Georgia Finalizes Rules for Acquiring Banks

Charts in this issue

Projected Growth in Purchase Transactions Worldwide 2012-2018

Market Shares of Purchase Transactions Worldwide

Payment Industry Acquisitions & Investments - October and November 2013

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