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Issue 1122 | Dec 2017

Headlines in this issue

U.S. Consumer Payment Systems

Largest Maestro Issuers Worldwide

Boku Direct Carrier Billing

Social Network Bill Payments

EFraud Security CNP Guarantee

PPRO Group Acquiring/Issuing Services

Ripple Supports Interblockchain B2B Payments

Card Manufacturer Shipments-Part 3

Investments & Acquisitions-November 2017

Spire Payments Global Expansion

Charts in this issue

Largest Consumer Payment Systems in the U.S. 2016

Investments & Acquisitions November 2017

Largest Maestro Issuers Worldwide 2016

Card Shipments: Phone, Transportation, Prepaid, & Nonpayment 2016

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

Personal Consumption Expenditures in the U.S.

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Issue 1121 | Nov 2017

Headlines in this issue

Largest Payment Card Issuers Worldwide

Visa & Mastercard Worldwide through 3Q ‘17

U.S. Store Cards vs. U.S. General Purpose Cards

Browser-Based Payments in 2018

Visa Push-to-Card Expands to Europe

TruSight Risk Management Consortium

Chip Card Manufacturers

New POS Technology Handheld Terminal

Charts in this issue

Top 10 Issuers of Payment Cards Worldwide 2016

Purchase Volume on U.S. Credit Cards: Store vs. Total

Year-Over-Year Change in Purchase Volume on Store vs. All Other Credit Cards in the U.S.

Total Chip Card Shipments Worldwide 2016

Chip Card Shipments by Category and Type of Card 2016

Largest Credit Card Issuers by Purchase Volume & Country 2016

Largest Debit Card Issuers by Purchase Volume & Country 2016

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Issue 1120 | Nov 2017

Headlines in this issue

Top Credit Card Portfolios Worldwide

Top Card Issuers in Asia-Pacific

Artificial Intelligence CNP Fraud Protection

Protecting Against Cloned Cards

U.S. General Purpose Cards through 3Q 2017

Visa/Walmart and Amex Litigation Updates

Idemia’s Suite of Powered Cards

Investments and Acquisitions-October 2017

Telpo Handheld POS Terminal

Charts in this issue

Top 150 Credit Card Issuers Worldwide by Country

Investments & Acquisitions-October 2017

U.S. General Purpose Cards Through 3rd Quarter 2017

Largest Credit Card Portfolios Worldwide 2016

Largest Credit Card Issuers in Asia-Pacific

Largest Debit Card Issuers in Asia-Pacific

Top General Purpose/Visa/Mastercard Card Issuers in Asia-Pacific 2016

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Issue 1119 | Oct 2017

Headlines in this issue

All U.S. Payment Cards Projected

Visa Developer Platform Expands

Mastercard Blockchain for B2B Payments

Loyalty Pay for Mobile Payments

Bill.com B2B Gets $100 Million

Chase Merchant Services Buys WePay

U.S. Credit Cards Projected

U.S. Debit Cards Projected

Phillips 66 Adds Mobile ACH Debit

Payment Rails Blockchain-Based Payout Platform

Charts in this issue

Payment Cards in the U.S.

U.S. Credit and Debit Card Purchase Volume Projected

U.S. Credit and Debit Card Purchase Transactions Projected

U.S. Credit Card Purchase Volume Market Shares

Outstandings on U.S. Credit Cards 

U.S. Debit Card Purchase Volume Market Shares

U.S. Credit and Debit Cardholders

U.S. Credit and Debit Number of Cards

U.S. Credit and Debit Number of Accounts

U.S. Credit and Debit Total Volume

U.S. Credit and Debit Total Transactions

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Issue 1118 | Oct 2017

Headlines in this issue

Card Fraud Losses Reach $22.80 Billion

Top Card Issuers in Latin America

Six Group Payment Services

Collinson Expands Card-Linked Offers

American Express Loans for Small Businesses

Retriever Medical Payments Acquiring

First Data Disbursements to Debit Cards

Investments & Acquisitions September 2017

Charts in this issue

Card Fraud Worldwide

Investments & Acquisitions September 2017

Fraud Inside vs. Outside the U.S.

Fraud by Type of Card 2016

Growth in Fraud vs. Total Card Volume Worldwide

Card Fraud Worldwide Projected

Acquisitions in Loyalty September 2016-September 2017

Credit Card Issuers in Latin America 2016

Debit Card Issuers in Latin America 2016

Top General Purpose/Visa/Mastercard Card Issuers in Latin America 2016

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Issue 1117 | Sep 2017

Headlines in this issue

Payment Cards Projected Worldwide

Top 150 Acquirers Worldwide

Nets Sold for $5.30 Billion

Global Brand Card Acceptance Worldwide

Global General Purpose Cards-Midyear 2017

Daon/Kony Biometrics Partnership

SIA Card Processing

Push-to-Card Settlement for Acquiring

Investments & Acquisitions-August 2017

Sysnet’s White-Label PCI Compliance/Cybersecurity Service

Nexo Specifications and Protocols for Card Payments

Prepaid Card Payments at Gas Pumps

Charts in this issue

Payment Cards in Circulation Worldwide 2016

Investments & Acquisitions-August 2017

Acceptance Locations for Global Brands 2016

Global General Purpose Cards Midyear 2017 vs. Midyear 2016

Purchase Transactions on Global General Purpose Cards Midyear 2017

Largest 150 Acquirers Worldwide 2016

Merger & Acquisition Activity Among European Processors 2017

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Issue 1116 | Sep 2017

Headlines in this issue

Payment Card Shipments-2016

Asia-Pacific’s Largest Acquirers

Top U.S. GP Credit Card Issuers at Midyear

American Express Installment Credit

Blackhawk Network Expands Private Label

MagicCube Security for PIN on Glass

Marqeta Card Account Processing

U.S. Visa/Mastercard Credit Cards at Midyear

Charts in this issue

Top Manufacturers of Payment Cards Worldwide

Asia-Pacific’s Top Acquirers of Web Transactions 2016

Top 10 General Purpose Acquirers in Asia-Pacific 2016

Largest Visa/Mastercard Merchant Acquirers in Asia-Pacific 2016

Top Manufacturers of Payment Cards Ranked by Shipments 2016 vs. 2015

Total Payment Card Shipments by Manufacturer 2016

Payment Card Shipments by Type of Card 2016

Volume Midyear 2017 U.S. Visa/Mastercard Credit Card Issuers

Outstandings Midyear 2017 U.S. Visa/Mastercard Credit Card Issuers

Outstandings at Midyear Top U.S. General Purpose Issuers

Total Volume at Midyear Top U.S. General Purpose Issuers

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Issue 1115 | Aug 2017

Headlines in this issue

Middle East-Africa Cards 2016

Latin America’s Largest Acquirers

InComm to Buy Amex’s Prepaid Platform

U.S. General Purpose Card Brands-Midyear 2017

QR Code Payment Global Interoperability

Alternative Credit for Online Payments

Tokens for Personally Identifiable Information

Amex/MineralTree B2B Virtual Card Partners

Investments & Acquisitions-July 2017

Vanstone POS Terminal

Type-Ahead Address Verification

Charts in this issue

Middle East & Africa Market Shares of Purchase Volume 2016

Investments & Acquisitions July 2017

U.S. General Purpose Cards MY 2017 vs. MY 2016

Middle-East Africa Market Share of Purchase Transactions by Brand

Year-Over-Year Growth/Decline in Purchase Volume on Cards Issued in Middle East & Africa

Middle East & Africa General Purpose Cards 2016 vs. 2015

Top Acquirers of Web Transactions 2016 in Latin America

Top 10 Acquirers in Latin America 2016

Largest Merchant Acquirers in Latin America 2016

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Issue 1114 | Jul 2017

Headlines in this issue

POS Terminal Shipments Worldwide

U.S. Commercial Cards-Part 3

Ingenico Expands Merchant Services

Mastercard Artificial Intelligence Acquisition

Paysafe Considers $3.80-Billion Buyout Offer

Episode Six Software for Card Issuers

Swatch Pay in China for UnionPay’s Quickpass

Worldline Makes Two Acquisitions, Investment

Charts in this issue

Top Manufacturers of POS Terminals Worldwide

Merchant Acquiring M&A January 1-June 30, 2017

Spending on U.S. Commercial & Consumer Cards

POS Terminal Shipments by Region 2016

POS Terminal Shipments by Vendor

mPOS Devices Shipped

Other Devices Shipped 2016

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Issue 1113 | Jul 2017

Headlines in this issue

Europe General Purpose Cards

CFPB Bans Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

50 Largest U.S. Prepaid Card Issuers

Top Issuers in the Middle East and Africa

U.S. Commercial Bank Cards-Part 2

Vantiv and Worldpay Consider Merging

Largest U.S. Consumer Credit/Debit Issuers

Investments & Acquisitions-June 2016

Rail Restaurant Payment Platform

Charts in this issue

Europe Market Shares of Purchase Volume 2016

Investments & Acquisitions-June 2017

Market Shares of Purchase Transactions by Brand

Europe General Purpose Cards 2016 vs. 2015

Year-Over-Year Growth/Decline in Purchase Volume on Cards Issued in Europe 2000-2016

Prepaid Cards in the U.S. 2016

Largest U.S. Issuers of Consumer Visa and Mastercard Cards 2016

Credit Card Issuers in the Middle East and Africa 2016

Debit Card Issuers in the Middle East and Africa 2016

Top General Purpose/Visa/Mastercard Card Issuers in the Middle East and Africa 2016

U.S. Visa & Mastercard Commercial Cards-Purchase Volume 2016

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Issue 1112 | Jun 2017

Headlines in this issue

Asia-Pacific General Purpose Cards

Middle East-Africa’s Largest Acquirers

Store Cards in the U.S.-2016

U.S. Household Debt and Credit Cards

Genesis Financial “Second Look” Private Label Cards

ACH Payments in the U.S.-2016

First Quarter Card Results in the U.S.

Third 50 Largest U.S. Credit Card Issuers

Youtap Mobile POS Package

Charts in this issue

Asia-Pacific Market Shares of Purchase Volume-2016

U.S. General Purpose Cards 1Q 2017 vs. 1Q 2016

U.S. Credit Card Debt 1986-2016

Largest Merchant Acquirers in Middle East-Africa 2016

Asia-Pacific Market Shares of Purchase Transactions by Brand

Asia-Pacific General Purpose Cards 2016 vs. 2015

Year-Over-Year Growth/Decline in Purchase Volume on Cards Issued in Asia-Pacific

U.S. Store Credit Cards 2016 vs. 2015

U.S. Visa/Mastercard Credit Card Issuers-Third 50 2016

Consumer ACH Transactions in the U.S. 2016

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Issue 1111 | Jun 2017

Headlines in this issue

Top U.S. Commercial Card Issuers

Europe’s 50 Largest Credit & Debit Card Issuers

First Data’s Clover Flex Device

PayU Invests in Kreditech

Sage Payment Solutions to GTCR

Socure Identity Verification

FleetCor to Acquire B2B Payment Provider

Investments & Acquisitions - May 2017

Charts in this issue

Top Issuers of Commercial Cards in the U.S. 2016 - Ranked by Purchase Volume

Investments & Acquisitions - May 2017

U.S. Visa & Mastercard Commercial Card Issuers 2016

Small Business Credit Cards 2016

Commercial Fleet Cards 2016

Commercial Purchasing Cards 2016

Small Business Commercial Debit Cards 2016

Prepaid Commercial Cards 2016

Commercial Corporate Cards 2016

Largest Credit Card Issuers in Europe 2016

Largest Debit Card Issuers in Europe 2016

Top General Purpose/Visa/Mastercard Card Issuers in Europe 2016

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Issue 1110 | May 2017

Headlines in this issue

Top Merchant Acquirers in Europe

How Criminal Merchants Launder Card Payments

Zwipe EMV-Compliant Fingerprint Cards

First Data to Buy CardConnect

American Express Blue Business Credit Card

Synchrony Car Care Card

UBS Visa Infinite Credit Card

Second 50 Largest U.S. Debit Card Issuers

North American Bancard Expands

Charts in this issue

Europe’s Top 10 Acquirers - Ranked by Transactions

Europe’s Top 20 Acquirers - Ranked by Transactions and Purchase Volume

Europe’s Top 40 Acquirers - Ranked by Visa/Mastercard Transactions

Europe’s Top 15 Acquirers - Ranked by Web Transactions

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

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Issue 1109 | May 2017

Headlines in this issue

Global Cards - 2016

Merchant Processing Fees in the U.S. - 2016

Alipay/First Data QR Code Partnership

Payconiq Mobile Payments in Europe

Credit Shop Buys Mastercard Portfolio

UAE Exchange Prepaid Wearable

Fingerprint EMV Cards in South Africa

Robert Carr Returns to Merchant Acquiring

Investments & Acquisitions - April 2017

Charts in this issue

Purchase Transactions on Global Cards in 2016

Investments & Acquisitions - April 2017

U.S. Merchant Card Fees 2016

Global Cards in Circulation Credit & Debit 2016

Global General Purpose Cards 2016 vs. 2015

Purchase Transactions on Global Cards 2016

Purchases by Card Type 2016 vs. 2015

Global Debit & Prepaid Cards

Global Credit Cards

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Issue 1108 | Apr 2017

Headlines in this issue

Latin America General Purpose Cards

U.S. Card Spending at Merchants

3-Digit CVC/CVV Checkout for eCommerce

Visa Fights Stolen Contactless Cards in Europe

BioCatch and Behavioral Biometrics

Payoneer Working Capital for eCommerce Sellers

U.S. Bank Upscale Visa Card

Vantiv Will Buy Paymetric B2B Processing

Verifone JV for Gas Station Video

Charts in this issue

Latin America Market Shares of Purchase Volume 2016

Market Shares of Purchase Transactions in Latin America by Brand 2016

Latin America General Purpose Cards 2016 vs. 2015

Purchases at Merchants on U.S. General Purpose Cards 2016

Purchase Volume at Merchants 2016 - General Purpose Credit, Debit, and Prepaid Cards Issued in the U.S.

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Issue 1107 | Apr 2017

Headlines in this issue

Top 50 U.S. Debit Card Issuers

Mobile Wallet Security from Paygilant

Wearables for Closed Loop Systems

Virtual Credit Cards for Small Businesses

Behavioral Biometrics Company to Mastercard

LG Pay Partnership with Dynamics

Merchant Acquiring from Credorax/Creditcall

Posbank POS Terminal

Investments & Acquisitions - March 2017

Charts in this issue

Top Issuers of U.S. Debit Cards Purchase Volume 2016

Investments & Acquisitions - March 2017

Market Shares of Purchase Volume for Top U.S. Debit Card Issuers 2016

Debit Volume Per Card Among Top U.S. Issuers 2016

Debit Products Market Shares for Top 50 Issuers

Top 50 Debit Card Issuers United States 2016 - Ranked by Purchase Volume

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Issue 1106 | Mar 2017

Headlines in this issue

Canada Payment Cards

Wirecard Buys Citi’s Asia Merchants

Omnyway QR Code Purchases from Ads

PIN on Mobile Device Tests in the U.K.

WeChat Pay Expands to the U.S.

Flywire Adds B2B Payments

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

Cayan Handheld POS Device

Loyalty Fraud Prevention Association

Charts in this issue

Canada’s Market Shares of Purchase Volume 2016

Canada Shares of Purchase Transactions by Brand

Canada General Purpose Cards 2016 vs. 2015

Purchase Volume in Canadian Dollars

General Purpose Credit Card Issuers in Canada 2016 - Ranked by Outstandings

Market Shares of Visa & Mastercard Outstandings 2016

Second 50 Largest Visa & Mastercard Credit Card Issuers in the United States - Ranked by Outstandings

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Issue 1105 | Mar 2017

Headlines in this issue

Top U.S. Merchant Acquirers

Social Network Mobile Payment Software

American Express Platinum Card Update

Turnkey Payment Service for Wearable Devices

RBC Uses Siri for Money Transfers

CashShield Fraud Management Technology

Trulioo Identity Verification

Noventis Expands Bill Pay Network

Investments & Acquisitions - February 2017

Charts in this issue

Top Acquirers in the U.S. Ranked by Purchase Transactions in 2016

Investments & Acquisitions February 2017

Top Acquirers Ranked by Purchase Volume in 2016

Merchant Acquirers in the United States 2016 Ranked by Visa/Mastercard Volume

Ecommerce/MOTO Business 2016

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Issue 1104 | Feb 2017

Headlines in this issue

Top U.S. Credit Card Issuers

Top U.S. Visa and Mastercard Credit Card Issuers

Visa and IBM IoT Partnership

Green Dot Expands Prepaid Card Portfolio

PayPal Buys TIO Networks for Bill Pay

Pipl’s Information on People

DocuSign Adds Payment Capability

ECR Retail Systems’ Airplane POS Device

Charts in this issue

Top Issuers of U.S. General Purpose Credit Cards 2016

Prepaid Cards Investments and Acquisitions 2016

Top U.S. Issuers - Purchase Volume and Outstandings

Shares of Purchase Volume for U.S. Credit Card Issuers 2016

Top U.S. Credit Card Issuers: Cards, Total Volume, and Transactions

50 Largest Visa & Mastercard Credit Card Issuers in the United States 2016 - Ranked by Outstandings

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Issue 1103 | Feb 2017

Headlines in this issue

General Purpose Cards - U.S. 2016

Mastercard and Visa - U.S. 2016

Alipay QR Code Payments to the U.S./Canada

Sionic Mobile’s Rewards Marketplace

Overdraft Credit for Millennials

ID Insight Fights Account Takeover Fraud

Equinox Payments Luxe 6000m Terminal

Investments & Acquisitions - January 2017

Charts in this issue

U.S. General Purpose Brands Purchase Volume in 2016

Investments & Acquisitions - January 2017

U.S. Credit Card Outstandings

Market Shares of Purchase Volume on U.S. General Purpose Cards in 2016

U.S. General Purpose Cards 2016 vs. 2015

Visa vs. Mastercard Purchase Volume

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 1102 | Jan 2017

Headlines in this issue

Purchase Volume by Global Brand Cards - Projected to 2025

Acquisitions/Investments in Mobile Payments 2016

American Express Results

Ingenico Payment Processing for Merchant Bots

Discover Financial Results

Neustar Mobile Fraud Fighting Platform

Deloitte Cards & Payments Consulting

Software-based TEE for Mobile Cards

Innowi Mobile POS Device

Charts in this issue

Purchase Volume Worldwide 2015 vs. 2025

Market Shares of Purchase Volume Worldwide

Discover Card U.S. 2016

American Express U.S. 2016

Acquisitions: Mobile Payments and Mobile Money Transfers - 2016

Investments: Mobile Payments and Mobile Money Transfers - 2016

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Issue 1101 | Jan 2017

Headlines in this issue

Purchase Transactions by Global Brand Cards - Projected through 2025

PayPal Adds Citi, FIS, and Discover

Card Industry Litigation Updates

Lloyds Buys MBNA Credit Cards

Guaranteeing Online Payments Against Fraud

Acquisitions/Investments in Merchant Acquiring 2016

Walmart’s Prepaid Card “Prize Savings” Program

Boloro Multifactor Authentication

Investments & Acquisitions - December 2016

New POS Technology Terminal

Charts in this issue

Purchase Transactions Worldwide 2015 vs. 2025

Investments & Acquisitions - December 2016

Market Shares of Purchase Transactions Worldwide

Investments: Merchant Acquiring and Related Processing Companies 2016

Acquisitions: Merchant Acquiring and Related Processing Companies 2016

Credit Card Portfolio Deals 2016

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