The Nilson Report

THE CURRENT ISSUE: Issue 1163 | Oct 2019

FEATURED COMPANIES

Companies featured in this issue include:

Payment Cards in the U.S.

Investments & Acquisitions—September 2019

Top Manufacturers of Payment Cards Ranked by Shipments 2018 vs. 2017

Total Payment Card Shipments by Manufacturer 2018

Payment Card Shipments by Type of Card 2018

U.S. Credit and Debit Cards Purchase Volume

U.S. Credit and Debit Cards Purchase Transactions

Credit Card Purchase Volume Market Shares in 2018 and 2023

U.S. Credit Card Outstandings 

U.S. Debit Card Purchase Volume Market Shares in 2018 and 2023

U.S. Credit and Debit Cards Total Volume

U.S. Credit and Debit Cards Total Transactions

U.S. Credit and Debit Total Cards 

U.S. Credit and Debit Cards Total Cardholders

U.S. Credit and Debit Cards Total Accounts

Top Manufacturers of Payment Cards Ranked by Shipments 2018 vs. 2017

The 46 largest manufacturers of payment cards worldwide are ranked on page 7 based on shipments in 2018. The five largest are shown below.

1. Thales
927.0 million units shipped, -2.9%
2. Idemia
800.0 million units shipped, -6.8%
3. G+D
567.0 million units shipped, +3.6%
4. Perfect
488.6 million units shipped, -9.7%
5. Goldpac
264.0 million units shipped, -0.2%

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POSTED OCT 31, 2019 | PRINT

FINTECH-AS-A-SERVICE PLATFORM

Rapyd believes it is first to market with a comprehensive one-stop shop that start-ups and legacy corporations can use to gain financial services, regulatory compliance, payment gateway and processing, and more than 20 other services—all delivered through a single API. New clients onboard themselves through the same API. Integration takes one day. 

The typical Rapyd client uses three services and does so in five countries. The most widely used services are payment acceptance, payouts, and ewallets.

Rapyd has focused on developing local and alternative payment acceptance connections worldwide as well as account-to-account bank payments and ewallets. It can also handle cash payments globally. 

Rapyd can complete a payment to recipients in 105 countries. It performs AML, KYC, and KYB services for marketplace sellers, merchants, on-demand platforms, and technology providers. 

Rapyd, a member of Visa and Mastercard, issues cards in 12 countries and has partnerships to do so in 8 other countries. It has plans to issue Visa or Mastercard cards in 50 countries by the end of 2020. 

The Rapyd mobile wallet is a bank account replacement. It does everything except make investment decisions and is used mostly by delivery, ride sharing, and other clients in the gig economy. It can be tied to virtual and physical card accounts. Ewallets are the fastest growing part of Rapyd’s business. New clients include companies in Latin America and Asia-Pacific. 

The company received $100 million in Series C funding last month. It will use part of that money to add more services to its platform including more local payment methods. Some of the proceeds will go toward expanding the company’s card issuing business. 

Rapyd is looking for card issuer and merchant acquirer partnerships worldwide. 

Arik Shtilman is CEO at Rapyd in Tel Aviv, Israel, ariks@rapyd.net, www.rapyd.net.

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