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Issue 1077 | Dec 2015

Headlines in this issue

U.S. Consumer Payment Systems

Largest Payment Card Issuers Worldwide

Global Payments to Buy Heartland

Card Not Present (CNP) Fraud Prevention

Connected Car Payments

Walmart Pay Tests Begin

Early Warning to Buy ClearXchange

Investments & Acquisitions - November 2015

Proxama EMV, Mobile Payment, and Token Software

Charts in this issue

Investments & Acquisitions – November 2014

Purchase Transactions on U.S. Consumer Payment Systems

Largest Payment Card Issuers by Type 2014

Largest Debit Card Issuers by Purchase Volume & Country 2014

Largest Credit Card Issuers by Purchase Volume & Country 2014

U.S. Consumer Payment Systems in 2009, 2014, and 2019

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

Personal Consumption Expenditures in the United States (Market Shares)

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Issue 1076 | Nov 2015

Headlines in this issue

Top Credit Card Issuers Worldwide

Largest Maestro Issuers Worldwide

Visa & MasterCard Outside the U.S. through 3Q ‘15

ACI Worldwide Buys Pay.On

Square IPO on NYSE

Omnichannel QR Code Payments for Large Retailers

Gemalto Brings Dynamic CVV to Mexico

Mobile Payments in Poland

ID Tech POS Hardware

CPI Card Group IPO on Nasdaq and TSX

RS2 Card Management Software

Charts in this issue

Top 150 Credit Card Issuers Worldwide - by Region Based on Outstandings

Visa & MasterCard Worldwide thru 3Q 2015 vs. 3Q 2014

Largest Maestro Issuers Worldwide 2014

Largest Credit Card Portfolios Worldwide 2014

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Issue 1075 | Nov 2015

Headlines in this issue

Top Card Issuers in Asia-Pacific 2014

Visa Inc. to Acquire Visa Europe

Chase Pay/MCX Mobile Payments and Rewards

Worldline and Equens Merge Processing Assets

MasterCard Zero Fraud Liability

RevolutionCredit Behavioral Risk Scores

Brighterion Artificial Intelligence Technology

U.S. General Purpose Cards through 3Q ‘15

Investments & Acquisitions - October 2015

Centerm POS Terminals

Charts in this issue

Top 25 Issuers in Asia-Pacific 2015

Investments & Acquisitions - October 2015

U.S. General Purpose Cards 3Q YTD ’15 vs. 3Q YTD ‘14

Top Credit Card Issuers in Asia-Pacific 2014

Top Debit Card Issuers in Asia-Pacific 2014

Top General Purpose/Visa/MasterCard Card Issuers in Asia-Pacific 2014

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Issue 1074 | Oct 2015

Headlines in this issue

All U.S. Payment Cards Projected

USAA Moves Credit/Debit Cards to Visa

First Data IPO on NYSE

Worldpay IPO on London Stock Exchange

Trustev eCommerce Fraud Fighting

Visa/MasterCard Cybersecurity Initiatives

U.S. Debit Cards Projected

U.S. Credit Cards Projected

U.S. Bank and AAA Credit Card

Charts in this issue

Payment Cards in the U.S. - Purchase Volume and Market Shares

Market Capitalization of Publicly Traded Processors

U.S. Payment Cards Projected - Purchase Volume

U.S. Payment Cards Projected - Purchase Transactions

U.S. Credit Card Purchase Volume - Market Shares 2009 - 2019

U.S. Credit Cards Projected - Outstandings 2014 - 2019

U.S. Debit Cards Purchase Volume - Market Shares 2009 - 2019

U.S. Payment Cards Projected - Cardholders

U.S. Payment Cards Projected - Cards

U.S. Payment Cards Projected - Accounts

U.S. Payment Cards Projected - Total Volume

U.S. Payment Cards Projected - Total Transactions

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Issue 1073 | Oct 2015

Headlines in this issue

Top 150 Acquirers Worldwide

Top Card Issuers in Latin America

Cloud-Based Call Center Payments

Paymentwall Digital Commerce Platform

Virtual Interviews for Online Lending

Geolocation Mobile Payments at Gas Stations

Riskified Guarantees eCommerce Transactions

Investments & Acquisitions - September 2015

Card Manufacturer Shipments - Part 2

Charts in this issue

Top 20 Acquirers Worldwide 2014

Investments & Acquisitions - September 2015

Largest 150 Acquirers Worldwide 2014

Telephone, Transportation, Prepaid, and Nonpayment Card Shipments 2014

Credit Card Issuers in Latin America 2014

Debit Card Issuers in Latin America 2014

Top General Purpose/Visa/MasterCard Card Issuers in Latin America 2014

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Issue 1072 | Sep 2015

Headlines in this issue

Cards in the Middle East and Africa

Global General Purpose Cards - Midyear 2015

Rewards/Loyalty Platform for Europe’s SMBs

Featurespace Machine Learning Fraud Fighting

Chase Freedom Mobile App

CashStar Private Label Prepaid

Mobile Payments in Austria

U.S. Commercial Cards - Part 3

PerformLine Marketing Compliance Platform

Zazoo Mobile Virtual Cards

Merchant Litigations Update

Charts in this issue

Middle East/Africa Market Shares and Purchase Volume 2014

Purchase Transactions on Cards Issued in Middle East/Africa 2014 vs. 2019

Middle East/Africa General Purpose Cards 2014 vs. 2013

Purchase Volume on U.S. Cards in 2014

Purchase Transactions on Global General Purpose Cards Midyear 2015

Global General Purpose Cards Midyear 2015 vs. Midyear 2014

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Issue 1071 | Sep 2015

Headlines in this issue

Payment Card Manufacturer Shipments

Asia-Pacific’s Largest Acquirers

Forter Ecommerce Fraud Fighting Guarantee

Skytree’s Machine Learning Platform

Kash Payments from Deposit Accounts

Mobile Payments in Switzerland

Chip Card Manufacturers

Investments & Acquisitions - August 2015

Charts in this issue

Top Manufacturers of Payment Cards Worldwide

Investments & Acquisitions - August 2015

Asia-Pacific’s Top 10 General Purpose Acquirers 2014

Merchant Acquirers in Asia-Pacific 2014

Top Manufacturers of Payment Cards Ranked by Shipments 2009 vs. 2014

Total Payment Card Shipments by Manufacturer 2014

Payment Card Shipments by Type of Card 2014

Total Chip Card Shipments 2014

Chip Card Shipments by Category and Type of Card 2014

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Issue 1070 | Aug 2015

Headlines in this issue

Asia-Pacific General Purpose Cards

Top U.S. GP Credit Card Issuers at Midyear

Latin America’s Top Acquirers

Merchant Acquiring Deals in Europe

Datablink Multifactor Authentication

Vodafone Expands Mobile Wallet in Europe

Nayax Unattended POS Terminal

U.S. Visa/MasterCard Credit Cards at Midyear

Charts in this issue

Asia-Pacific Purchase Volume and Market Shares

Top U.S. General Purpose Credit Card Issuers Midyear 2015

Purchase Transactions on Cards Issued in Asia-Pacific 2014 vs. 2019

Asia-Pacific General Purpose Cards 2014 vs. 2013

Latin America’s Top 10 General Purpose Acquirers 2014

Merchant Acquirers in Latin America 2014

U.S. Visa/MasterCard Credit Card Issuers Outstandings Midyear 2015

U.S. Visa/MasterCard Credit Card Issuers Volume Midyear 2015

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Issue 1069 | Aug 2015

Headlines in this issue

Europe General Purpose Cards

Top Issuers in the Middle East and Africa

U.S. General Purpose Cards - Midyear 2015

Barclays Mobile Payment Products

Merchant Litigation Settlements Upended

FICO Uses Mobile Phones to Fight Card Fraud

Multimodal Biometric Authentication Platform

Investments & Acquisitions - July 2015

PAX Handheld Terminal

MVisa Payment Service Launches in India

Charts in this issue

Purchase Volume Europe 2014

Investments & Acquisitions - July 2015

U.S. General Purpose Cards - Midyear 2015 vs. Midyear 2014

Market Share of Purchase Volume on Cards Issued in Europe 2014

Purchase Transactions on Cards Issued in Europe 2014 vs. 2019

Europe General Purpose Cards 2014 vs. 2013

Largest Credit Card Issuers in Mideast/Africa 2014

Largest Debit Card Issuers in Mideast/Africa 2014

Top General Purpose/Visa/MasterCard Card Issuers in Mideast/Africa 2014

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Issue 1068 | Jul 2015

Headlines in this issue

Card Fraud Losses Reach $16.31 Billion

Middle East/Africa’s Largest Acquirers

Publicly Traded Payment Companies

Top U.S. Consumer Credit/Debit Issuers

Sift Science Ecommerce Fraud Protection

Dinube Mobile Payments in Europe

U.S. Commercial Bank Cards - Part 2

Capify Alternative Merchant Funding

Charts in this issue

Card Fraud Worldwide 1993 - 2014

Card Fraud Projected - Global Losses

Market Capitalization & Revenue for Payment Companies

U.S. Visa & MasterCard Commercial Cards

Largest U.S. Issuers of Consumer Visa & MasterCard Cards 2014

Growth in Fraud vs. Total Card Volume Worldwide

Card Fraud in Basis Points

Merchant Acquirers in Middle East/Africa 2014

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Issue 1067 | Jul 2015

Headlines in this issue

POS Terminal Shipments Worldwide

Top 50 U.S. Prepaid Card Issuers

Amex Express Checkout

PayPal to Acquire Xoom

2Checkout’s Global Payment Services

Coupons.com Links Merchants to Cardholders

PeerTransfer Cross-Border Payments

Third 50 Largest U.S. Credit Card Issuers

Investments & Acquisitions - June 2015

Vantiv Adds Capital One Merchants

Visa Digital Enablement Program

Charts in this issue

Shipments of POS Terminals - Market Shares by World Region

Investments & Acquisitions - June 2015

Top U.S. Prepaid Card Issuers 2014

U.S. Visa/MasterCard Credit Card Issuers - Third 50 2014

POS Terminal Shipments 2014

POS Terminal Shipments by Region 2014

PayPal Acquisitions

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Issue 1066 | Jun 2015

Headlines in this issue

Top U.S. Commercial Card Issuers

Europe’s 50 Largest Credit & Debit Card Issuers

Ingenico & Google Are eCommerce Partners

ClearXchange Real-Time Payments

Mobile Payments in Canada

Amex Waits for Appeals Court

First Data’s Clover Mini POS Tablet

Miura Systems mPOS Devices

Charts in this issue

Top Issuers of Commercial Cards in the U.S. 2014

Largest Credit Card Issuers in Europe 2014

Largest Debit Card Issuers in Europe 2014

Top General Purpose/Visa/MasterCard Card Issuers in Europe 2014

U.S. Visa & MasterCard Commercial Card Issuers 2014

Small Business Commercial Credit Cards 2014

Commercial Fleet Cards 2014

Commercial Purchasing Cards 2014

Small Business Commercial Debit Cards 2014

Commercial Prepaid Cards 2014

Commercial Corporate Cards 2014

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Issue 1065 | Jun 2015

Headlines in this issue

Europe’s Top Merchant Acquirers

Global Brands Card Acceptance Worldwide

U.S. Household Debt and Credit Cards

Nok Nok Labs Authentication Technology

Apple Pay to the U.K.

Raise Brokers Private Label Prepaid Cards

AirPlus Corporate Payment Cards

Investments & Acquisitions - May 2015

Luxury Cards from OT for Affluent Cardholders

Merchant Processing Fees in the U.S.

First Quarter Card Results in the U.S.

Zooz’s Insight for Web Merchants

Charts in this issue

Europe’s Top 10 Acquirers in 2014 Ranked by Transactions

Investments & Acquisitions - May 2015

U.S. Merchant Card Fees 2014

U.S. General Purpose Cards 1Q 2015 vs. 1Q 2014

Credit Card Debt in the U.S. 1984-2014

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

40 Largest Merchant Acquirers in Europe 2014

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Issue 1064 | May 2015

Headlines in this issue

Card Transactions Projected Worldwide

Asian Payments Cloud for HCE/Tokenization

Samsung Pay and Oberthur Technologies

Visa to Acquire TrialPay

MasterCard Buys Analytics Company

Orange Cash in Spain

Model Predicts Delinquents Who Pay

Second 50 Largest U.S. Debit Card Issuers

American Express in Federal Court District

TD Bank Buys Nordstrom Cards

Transpay Mass Payment Platform

ACH Payments in the U.S.

Charts in this issue

Growth in Purchase Transactions Worldwide 2009-2019

Purchase Transactions at Merchants Worldwide

Consumer ACH Transactions 2014

Second 50 Largest Debit Card Issuers in the U.S. 2014

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Issue 1063 | May 2015

Headlines in this issue

Latin America General Purpose Cards

U.S. Card Spending at Merchants

Kaspersky Mobile Payment Fraud Protection

HPS/Gemalto Token Partners

Fastacash Social Network Money Transfers

Apple Watch NFC Payments

Kabbage Adds MasterCard Debit Card

Investments & Acquisitions - April 2015

Visa Europe Expands P2P Money Transfers

Charts in this issue

Purchase Volume in Latin America

Investments & Acquisitions - April 2015

Purchase Transactions on Cards Issued in Latin America 2014 vs. 2019

Latin America General Purpose Cards 2014 vs. 2013

Purchases at Merchants on U.S. General Purpose Cards

Purchase Volume at Merchants Using General Purpose Credit, Debit, and Prepaid Cards Issued in the U.S.

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Issue 1062 | Apr 2015

Headlines in this issue

Top 50 U.S. Debit Card Issuers

Store Cards in the U.S. 2014

Chevron to Use ChaseNet

Mobile Network Operator Co-Brands

Discover Card On/Off Switch

Plenti Coalition Loyalty Program

OT Flybuy Contactless Payment Sticker

QR Code Payments in the Baltics

Charts in this issue

Top U.S. Debit Card Issuers

U.S. Store Credit Cards 2014

Debit Products Market Shares for Top 50 Issuers

Purchase Volume at Top Issuers of Debit Cards in the U.S. - 2014 vs. 2009

Top 50 Debit Card Issuers in the U.S. Ranked by Purchase Volume

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Issue 1061 | Apr 2015

Headlines in this issue

Canada Cards

Ingenico Group/Intel Partnership

Alternative Data Risk Score Test

NuData Security Ecommerce Fraud Fighting

Early Warning Services Acquires Authentify

Judo Platform for Mobile Payments

Second 50 U.S. Visa/MC Credit Card Issuers

Investments & Acquisitions - March 2015

Handpoint Chip & PIN Card Readers

Charts in this issue

Canada Purchase Volume

Canada Market Shares of Purchase Transactions by Brand

Canada General Purpose Cards 2014 vs. 2013

Canada Purchase Volume in Canadian Dollars

Canada General Purpose Credit Card Issuers in 2014, Ranked by Outstandings

Canada Market Shares of Visa & MasterCard Outstandings

U.S. Second 50 Largest Visa & MasterCard Issuers 2014, Ranked by Outstandings

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Issue 1060 | Mar 2015

Headlines in this issue

Global Cards - 2014

Global Payments Buys Realex Payments

WU/Hyperwallet Mass Payments

Optimal Buys Skrill

Revel Systems’ Tablets for Small Businesses

Cryptomathic Mobile Fraud Protection

Onpex Global Payment Processing

Mobile Payments in Sweden

Charts in this issue

Purchase Transactions Worldwide - 2014 Market Shares and Growth

Global Cards in Circulation - Credit and Debit 2014

Global General Purpose Cards 2014 vs. 2013

Purchase Volume by Card Type

Purchase Transactions on Global Cards 2014

Global Debit & Prepaid Cards

Global Credit Cards

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Issue 1059 | Mar 2015

Headlines in this issue

Top U.S. Acquirers

First Data/Capgemini Partnership

Credorax Global Acquiring

Costco Switches Card Partner/Network

MobilePay P2P/P2B in Denmark

Boomtown Repair Service for Tablets

PayPal Purchases Merchant Wallet

Investments & Acquisitions - February 2015

Personalized Automated Voice for Customer Service

American Express EMV Fund

Viewpost Payables/Receivables Management

Charts in this issue

Purchase Transactions at Top U.S. Acquirers in 2014

Investments and Acquisitions - February 2015

Purchase Volume on General Purpose Cards at Top Acquirers

Merchant Acquirers in the U.S. 2014

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Issue 1058 | Feb 2015

Headlines in this issue

Top U.S. Credit Card Issuers

Top U.S. Visa/MasterCard Credit Card Issuers

Google Buys MNO Partnerships

Samsung Pay Launches with NFC and MST

U.S. Department of Justice vs. Amex

Visa Geolocation Mobile Confirmation

Yapital QR Code Payments

YellowPepper Mobile in Latin America

Panasonic Tablet with Integrated EMV

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

U.S. Credit Card Issuers - Highest Purchase Volume

U.S. Credit Card Issuers - Highest Outstandings

U.S. Credit Card Issuers - Most Visa Credit Cards

U.S. Credit Card Issuers - Most MasterCard Credit Cards

U.S. Credit Card Issuers - Most Credit Cards

U.S. Credit Card Issuers - Highest Total Volume

U.S. Credit Card Issuers - Highest Purchase Transactions

50 Largest Visa & MasterCard Credit Card Issuers in the U.S. - Ranked by Outstandings

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Issue 1057 | Feb 2015

Headlines in this issue

General Purpose Cards - U.S. 2014

MasterCard and Visa - U.S. 2014

Visa Europe Annual Results

Wirecard Expands in Asia

Online B2B Escrow Payments

First Data Cross-Border Data Security

Western Union Supports Apple Pay

Investments & Acquisitions - January 2015

Elavon/Verizon iPad POS Partnership

W3C Payments Interest Group

Charts in this issue

Purchase Volume for U.S. General Purpose Brands

Investments & Acquisitions - January 2015

U.S. Credit Card Outstandings

Purchase Volume on U.S. General Purpose Cards 2014

U.S. General Purpose Cards 2014 vs. 2013

Change in Purchase Volume 2014 vs. 2013

Market Shares of Purchase Volume - Visa vs. MasterCard

U.S. General Purpose Credit Cards

U.S. Visa & MasterCard Debit & Prepaid Cards

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

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Issue 1056 | Jan 2015

Headlines in this issue

Global Card Spending Projected

Profits at Top U.S. Credit Card Issuers

American Express Results

Discover Financial Results

Norway’s Valyou Mobile Service

USAA Adds Face and Voice Biometrics

Card Management from Mobile Devices

Synchrony Adds BP Consumer Credit Cards

Ingenico Tablet Partnership for Small Merchants

Gasoline Cards

Charts in this issue

Purchase Volume Worldwide, 2013 vs. 2023

Market Shares of Purchase Volume Worldwide, 2013 vs. 2023

Private Label Gas Cards

Income at Top U.S. Credit Card Issuers, Company Net vs. Card Net

Discover Card Results in the U.S., 2014 vs. 2013

American Express Results in the U.S., 2014 vs. 2013

Card Volume at U.S. Gas Stations 2013

Private Label Gasoline Credit Cards 2013

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Issue 1055 | Jan 2015

Headlines in this issue

Transactions Worldwide - Projected Through 2023

Cignifi Alternative Credit Scores

Dynamics Raises $70 Million in New Funding

Contactless Payments at Smartphones

Ripple Protocol for Financial Transactions

CellPoint Mobile’s Merchant Wallet

Iris Analytics and Cartes Bancaires

Investments & Acquisitions - December 2014

Verifone Mobile POS Terminal

Worldpay Acquires SecureNet

Yapstone Gateway and Online Processing

Commerce Bank’s Toggle Features

Charts in this issue

Purchase Transactions Worldwide 2013 vs. 2023

Market Shares of Purchase Transactions Worldwide

Investments & Acquisitions - December 2014

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