Nilson in the News

Relevant and respected. The Nilson Report is quoted by more business news publications than any other in the payments industry.

A sampling of the articles where our proprietary data has been featured this past 12 months appears below.

Dec 14, 2020


Covid-19 Has Accelerated The Evolution Of The U.S. Credit Market
"The (Nilson) Report revealed: ´Because credit card penetration in most markets in Latin America is less than 15%, the opportunity for BNPL lending is substantial." > See Article

Dec 14, 2020


Three Stocks for Christmas Shopping
"Senior equity analyst Brett Horn... says: "According to the Nilson Report, Visa holds over 50% market share (by purchase volume) in the US, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East and Africa." > See Article

Dec 8, 2020

Jamaica Gleaner

Growth & Jobs | Be Cautious When Shopping Online
"...payment analytics firm Nilson Report revealed that consumers are increasingly using this option, with transactions expected to reach US$1 trillion globally by 2027." > See Article

Dec 8, 2020

Jamaica Gleaner

Growth & Jobs | Be Cautious When Shopping Online
"...payment analytics firm Nilson Report revealed that consumers are increasingly using this option, with transactions expected to reach US$1 trillion globally by 2027." > See Article

Dec 3, 2020

3 Reasons Mastercard is a Buy
"Visa offers a similar range of payment solutions on an even larger scale, with an estimated 42% market share according to the Nilson Report. By comparison, Mastercard´s market share is estimated at 25%..." > See Article

Nov 18, 2020


How DeFi can improve the e-commerce sector
"According to the Nilson Report, the $32 billion was lost to card fraud in 2019..." > See Article

Nov 16, 2020


Lanistar´s New Card Supports Personalized Security...
"By 2023, bank card fraud is projected to reach $35.6B, according to the Nilson Report, a market research firm specializing in the financial services industry." > See Article

Nov 13, 2020


Rapyd introduces global fraud protection framework
"According to the Nilson Report, global card fraud is projected to reach over $37 billion over the next five years." > See Article

Nov 12, 2020

Wells Fargo Seeks Bidders For Private-Label Credit Card Unit
"A recent Nilson Report estimated Wells Fargo´s share of private-label card spending at 5.75% in 2019 and its share of borrowings at 3.63 percent." > See Article

Nov 5, 2020

Wall Street Journal

Justice Department Files Antitrust Lawsuit Challenging Visa´s Planned Acquisition of Plaid
"Visa is the largest U.S. card network... It accounted for about 70% of debit and prepaid transactions during the first half of the year, according to the Nilson Report, a trade publication." > See Article

Nov 2, 2020

Wall Street Journal

Private-Equity Firm Hellman & Friedman in Talks to Sell Nets in Latest Payments Sector Deal
"The deal would catapult Nexi into the top five biggest payments companies in Europe measured by value and volume of card transactions handled last year, according to Nilson Report, a data provider."
> See Article

Oct 27, 2020

Yahoo Finance

DOJ Considers Blocking Visa´s Acquisition of Fintech Firm Plaid: Report
Visa processed $2.2 trillion worth of card transactions...based on data from Nilson Report." > See Article

Oct 27, 2020

Wall Street Journal

Visa’s Planned Purchase of Plaid Faces Antitrust Scrutiny at the Justice Department
> See Article

Oct 21, 2020


Kiplinger´s Best Firms for Customer Service
For credit card issuers, we examined information from industry publication Nilson Report about issuers total credit card purchase volume." > See Article

Oct 16, 2020


This Week in Credit Card News...
"According to the Nilson Report, the 2019 market share for the top issuers..." > See Article

Oct 16, 2020

Seeking Alpha

Fiserv vs. Fidelity National Information Services...
> See Article

Oct 12, 2020

Motley Fool

Credit and Debit Card Share by Market and Issuer "We dug into the most recent data from the Nilson Report, the premier collection of financial data, to get you the answers." > See Article

Oct 5, 2020

The Wall Street Journal

Europe´s Nexi Agrees to Acquire SIA...
"...Nexi ranks outside the top 10 biggest payment companies in Europe measured by value and volume of card transactions handled last year, according to Nilson Report..."   > See Article

Oct 5, 2020


Sangy Vatsa Named Chief Technology and Digital Officer of FIS Global
"FIS serves 90% of the top 50 global banks and is the top merchant acquirer in the world by volume, according to the Nilson Report."
> See Article

Sept 25, 2020


How Amex Uses AI to Automate 8 Billion Risk Decisions (and Achieve Less Fraud)
"If you go by the Nilson Report, you´ll see that American Express for 13 years has come out as the lowest in the fraud space..." — American Express VP/Risk Management Anjali Dewan > See Article

Sept 14, 2020

What´s the difference between a secured and an unsecured credit card?
"...using data from the U.S. Census Bureau and Nilson Report found that there were approximately 1.12 billion credit cards in the U.S. as of 2018..." > See Article

Sept 12, 2020

Ars Technica

Why Online Voting is Harder Than Online Banking
"The Nilson Report, a financial industry trade publication, estimated that credit card fraud cost the world almost $28 billion in 2018." > See Article

Sept 9, 2020

Why Buy Now, Pay Later is Sweeping the Globe
"...while Addi is the best known regional name in the game, (a) recent Nilson Report (issue 1181) indicates the market has become increasingly competitive and crowded in recent months." > See Article

Aug 24, 2020

15 Disturbing Credit Card Fraud Statistics
"It´s great to be on top — unless it´s regarding credit card fraud. According to the latest Nilson Report, the United States eclipses every country on the planet as the most credit fraud-prone, with 38.6% of all reported card fraud losses in 2018." > See Article

Aug 18, 2020


The differences between Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover cards
"...each of the four major credit card processors do business with millions of merchants in more than 100 countries. According to (the) Nilson Report, both Visa and Mastercard have the most merchants worldwide..." > See Article

Aug 17, 2020

Fintechnews Singapore

How Artificial Intelligence is Powering Asia´s Fraudtech Fight Against Financial Crime
"Global losses due to card fraud alone cost almost US$27.85 billion in 2018 and could reach US$44 billion by 2025, according to the Nilson Report." > See Article

Aug 11, 2020

Bank of America

Euromoney Names Bank of America the Best Transaction Services Bank in Latin and North America
"For the sixth consecutive year, Bank of America has been ranked as the No. 1 issuer of Visa and Mastercard Commercial Credit and Prepaid Solutions by market share in the Nilson Report." > See Article

Aug 9, 2020


Cryptocurrency Cards: An Unnecessary Solution That Should Be Stopped
According to Nilson Report (issue 1162) there are currently more than 22 billion payment cards in circulation around the world...." > See Article

Jul 28, 2020


Apple´s New Services Off to a Slow Start in First Year
"The bank accumulated about $2 billion in credit lines since launch, a fraction of other co-branded cards, according to a February update by the Nilson Report." > See Article

Jul 28, 2020

In Crypto, Financial Empowerment Isn´t Just a Buzzword
"...according to the Nilson Report, in the nect five years alone, global fraud losses are expected to rise to $35.67 billion." > See Article

Jul 22, 2020

The Wall Street Journal

Fake Busineses Are Fooling Real Banks Into Processing Online Drug Purchases
"Illegal purchases, including drugs, are being processed unwittingly by banks and payments networks including Visa Inc., Mastercard Inc. and American Express Co...." > See Article

Jul 21, 2020

Selecting the Right Credit Card Processor for Your Business
Merchants... paid $53.6 billion in Visa and Mastercard credit card interchange fees in 2019... according to a Nilson Report. > See Article

Jul 20, 2020

Analytics India Magazine

How American Express Leverages ML To Achieve Lowest Card Fraud Rates In The World
An interview of Dr. Manish Gupta, VP, Machine Learning & Data Science Research and Head of Risk COE Bangalore.
> See Article

Jul 6, 2020

Business Insider

Mastercard and Visa may be challenged by a new European payment system
"Visa counted 57.3 billion purchase transactions from general purpose cards in Europe in 2019, while Mastercard racked up 38.3 billion, per the Nilson Report." > See Article

Jul 4, 2020

Yahoo Finance UK

Forget the volatile Bitcoin price!...
"Purchase transactions on global general purpose card brands totaled 440.99 billion in 2019, up 19.4% over the previous year."   > See Article

Jul 2, 2020

The Wall Street Journal

How Wirecard Went From Tech Star to Bankrupt
"The Nilson Report, a widely followed industry ranking of payment industry players, didn´t include Wirecard in its rankings because it says the company, unlike most rivals, wouldn´t explain how its reported payments volume broke down by different types of business."  > See Article

Jul 1, 2020


Why More Retailers are Accepting American Express
"The Nilson Report, an influential industry newsletter, confirms that third-party partnerships have helped boost AmEx acceptance. And per 2019 Nilson data, the 2018 average merchant fee for American Express credit cards was reduced to 2.3%..." > See Article

Jun 30, 2020

American Express Merchant Map Campaign

"American Express can now be accepted at 99% of places in the US that accept credit cards." —Nilson Report > See Article

Jun 29, 2020


The (near) cashless society arrives
"COVID-19 is ´pushing people into e-commerce who would not normally be using it,´ David Robertson, publisher of the authoritative card industry publication the Nilson Report, tells Axios." > See Article

Jun 29, 2020


Amex will give you up to $50 to shop at small businesses
"Amex fees have recently fallen more in line with rivals. In 2018, the company charged an average of 2.3% per transaction versus Visa and Mastercard´s 2.26% and Discover´s 2.15% according to data from Nilson Report."   > See Article

Jun 29, 2020

Business Insider

Wirecard´s Partners Face New Challenges
"The card networks accounted for 69.3% of all global brand general purpose purchase transactions in 2018, per the Nilson Report..." > See Article

Jun 29, 2020


7 of the Newest Stocks That Made Good on Their IPOs
According to the Nilson Report, the purchase volume on cards in the U.S. is forecast to hit $10.4 trillion by 2027, up from $5.5 trillion in 2017." > See Article

Jun 26, 2020

First commercial biometric cards issued in France.
"Fingerprint Cards Chairman... Johan Carlström Tweeted that the Nilson Report has forecast 29 billion payment cards will be in circulation by the end of 2023." > See Article

Jun 26, 2020

Business Insider

Mastercard US switched volume posted positive growth in June
This points toward a global increase in spending, since Mastercard accounted for 24.5% of global card brand purchases in 2018, per the Nilson Report." > See Article

Jun 24, 2020

JP Morgan MD: Coronavirus could slow innovation in e-commerce. "JP Morgan were recently named in the Nilson Report as the number one e-commerce acquirer in Europe by web transactions..." > See Article

Jun 23, 2020


"Credit Card Swipe Fees Continue to Thwart Merchants" > See Article

Jun 21, 2020

The Wall Street Journal

Credit-Card Fees Merchants Hate, Banks Love and Consumers Pay > See Article

Jun 18, 2020

National Retail Federation

"U.S. Visa and Mastercard credit card swipe fees totaled $67.6 billion in 2019 according to the Nilson Report." > See Article

Jun 16, 2020

PBoC opens local currency payments market to AMEX > See Article

Jun 12, 2020

Why American Express isn´t universally accepted. > See Article

Jun 7, 2020


Here´s The Difference Between A Credit Card Network And Card Issuer > See Article or Download PDF

Jun 5, 2020


"Each year approximately 6 billion plastic payment cards are produced, according to the 2018 Nilson Report." > See Article

May 12, 2020

S&P Global

Prepaid Cards´ Dark Underbelly Hides Potential Financial Sector Pain > See Article

May 7, 2020

The Economist

Geopolitics And Technology Threaten America´s Financial Dominance > See Article or Download PDF

Apr 30, 2020


Healthfully and Paya Expand Patient Care And Payments Through New Partnership > See Article or Download PDF

Apr 28, 2020

First American Payment Systems

First American Payment Systems Continues Prominence In Nilson Ranking > See Article or Download PDF

Apr 27, 2020

Los Angeles Times

4 Steps To A Travel-Related Refund From Your Credit Card > See Article or Download PDF

Apr 25, 2020

The Wall Street Journal

Millions Of Credit Card Customers Can´t Pay Their Bills - Lenders Are Bracing For Impact >Download PDF

Apr 15, 2020

The New York Times

Citigroup Profit Tumbles 46% On Expected Credit Card Losses > See Article or Download PDF

Apr 14, 2020

Trade Only Today

Pay Attention, Folks > See Article or Download PDF

Apr 14, 2020


Here´s How To Avoid Making Costly Mistakes With Cross-Border Payments > See Article or Download PDF

Apr 13, 2020


WEX Announces New Corporate Payment Solutions Team  > See Article or Download PDF

Apr 9, 2020

The Wall Street Journal

Another Challenge For Small Businesses:  Higher Card Fees Could Be On The Way > See Article or Download PDF

Apr 7, 2020

Visa, Billhop Team Up To Enable Card Supplier Payments > See Article or Download PDF

Apr 6, 2020


6 Reasons Why Visa Is A Buy > See Article or Download PDF

Mar 31, 2020

Startup Fortune

Crypto Payments In The Real World:  Can You Pay For Coffee With Bitcoin? > See Article

Mar 20, 2020


Restaurants Push To Cut Credit Card Fees As Part Of U.S. Rescue > See Article or Download PDF

Mar 17, 2020

Valdosta Daily Times

C&H Financial Services, Inc. Announces Affinity Partnership With The Chamber of Commerce Of Hawaii > See Article or Download PDF

Mar 16, 2020


Repay Holdings Corporation: March 2020 Investor Presentation > See Article

Feb 26, 2020


How Discover Won Over The U.S. Middle Class > See Article or Download PDF

Feb 24, 2020

American Express

99% Of Places That Accept Credit Cards In The U.S. Can Now Accept American Express, The Latest Nilson Report Confirms > See Article or Download PDF

Feb 24, 2020


99% Of Merchants In The U.S. Who Accept Credit Cards Now Take American Express > See Article or Download PDF

Feb 24, 2020


Global Payment Networks Do Not Abet Credit Card Fraud > See Article or Download PDF

Feb 22, 2020


Why American Express Pushes For Higher Merchant Fees > See Article or Download PDF

Feb 18, 2020


Ally Financial Announces Agreement To Acquire CardWorks > See Article or Download PDF

Feb 11, 2020


Advanced Fraud Solutions Adds Enhancements To TrueCards Platform > See Article or Download PDF

Feb 6, 2020

Sysnet Global Solutions Secures Significant Growth Equity Funding From FTV Capital and True Wind Capital  > See Article or Download PDF

Feb 5, 2020

Multichannel Merchant

Visa Swipe Fess Going Up For Ecommerce, Down In Grocery Stores > See Article or Download PDF

Feb 5, 2020

Associated Press

The Bancorp Teams Up With SoFi To Support SoFi Money Product  > See Article or Download PDF

Feb 4, 2020

Visa Eyes Biggest Interchange Fee Revamp In A Decade > See Article or Download PDF

Feb 3, 2020

Super Bowl 2020

Discover Accepted At Over 95% Of Places In The U.S.  > See Article

Feb 2, 2020

Financial Times

Mastercard Chief Speaks Out Against Nationalism And Facebook >Download PDF

Jan 20, 2020


What´s Visa Going To Do With Plaid? > See Article or Download PDF

Jan 20, 2020

CryptoCurrency News

Bitcoin Made Early Investors Stinking Rich But It´s No Mastercard Killer > See Article or Download PDF

Jan 20, 2020


It Can Make You Rich But Will Bitcoin Disrupt Payments? > See Article or Download PDF

Jan 18, 2020

Wicklow People

Workz To Create Up To 90 Jobs In Arklow Office > See Article or Download PDF

Jan 17, 2020

Axiom Prepaid Holdings

2020 Prepaid Card Growth Projections Swing Door Open Wide For Adoption Of White Label Programs  > See Article or Download PDF

Jan 17, 2020

U.S. News & World Report

Consumer Credit Card Satisfaction Survey:  How Issuers Stack Up > See Article or Download PDF

Jan 14, 2020

International Business Times

Visa To Acquire Plaid For $5.3B, 30 Times The Startup´s 2019 Revenue > See Article

Jan 13, 2020

The Wall Street Journal

Visa To Pay $5.3 Billion For Fintech Startup >Download PDF


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