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Market Shares of Visa & MasterCard Outstandings
More than 20 payment card issuers in Canada are ranked in our survey. This chart shows the largest 6 issuers based on their market shares of credit card outstandings.
Purchase Volume for U.S. General Purpose Brands
U.S. region cards carrying Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover brands generated $4.442 trillion in spending at merchants in 2014, up 8.9% over 2013.
Purchase Transactions Worldwide 2013 vs. 2023
U.S., Canada, Latin America, Europe, Middle East-Africa, and Asia-Pacific card transactions are shown for calendar year 2013 and projected through calendar year 2023.
Consumer Payment Systems in the U.S. 2013 vs. 2018
The 77.9% of Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) in the U.S. for 2013 constitute Consumer Payment Systems (CPS), which include paper-based, card-based, and electronic-based payments.
Top 20 Issuers of Credit Cards Worldwide
The 20 largest issuers of credit cards in the world ranked by outstanding receivables at year-end 2013 are shown. Issuers represent the U.S., China, U.K., Brazil, and Japan.
Top Issuers in Asia-Pacific
Eight banks from China dominate the list of Asia-Pacific’s largest payment card issuers. Rankings on pages 10 & 11 identify the 50 largest, which represent 12 countries.
Top Acquirers Worldwide
The chart on page 11 ranks the 150 largest acquirers of card transactions generated at merchants worldwide for 2013. These acquirers represent 41 countries.
Top Issuers of Commercial Cards in the U.S.
The largest U.S. commercial card issuers are ranked on pages 9, 10, and 11 based on purchase volume totals and on the type of product — corporate, small business credit and debit, purchasing, fleet, and prepaid.
Cards with Chips vs. Mag Stripes Only
The 10 largest payment card manufacturers worldwide are shown with shipments in 2013 divided between cards carrying microchips and those carrying only magnetic stripes.
Europe's Largest Acquirers - General Purpose Card Transactions
The 10 largest acquirers in Europe are ranked by the number of international brand and domestic-only brand credit and debit card payments they handled in 2013.
Purchase Transactions at Merchants Worldwide by Type of Card
Visa, MasterCard, UnionPay, American Express, Diners Club, and JCB card transactions are identified by product for 2013 and projected through 2018.
Top Issuers of Debit Cards in the U.S. 2013
General purpose debit card issuers in the U.S. ranked 1 to 50 based on the dollar volume of purchases at merchants are listed on pages 10 and 11.
Market Shares of Purchase Transactions Worldwide 2013
Visa, UnionPay, MasterCard, JCB, Diners Club, and American Express payment card transactions at merchants in 2013 are shown for credit and debit products.
Credit Card Outstandings for Top Issuers of U.S. General Purpose Cards
The six largest issuers of general purpose-type credit card products in the U.S. are ranked by outstanding receivables tied to their cards.
Projected Growth in Purchase Transactions Worldwide 2012-2018
Visa, MasterCard, UnionPay, American Express, Maestro, JCB, Discover, and other general-purpose card transactions worldwide are projected through 2018.
Personal Consumption Expenditures in the U.S.
Paper-based, card-based, electronic, and other payment systems in the U.S. are measured based on purchases for personal consumption expenditures.
Payment Cards Worldwide 2012 vs. 2017
Total payment cards in circulation worldwide will exceed 20.56 billion by 2017.
Shipments of POS Terminals by Region - 2012
Manufacturers of point of sale terminals from all world regions are ranked by shipments of their devices in calendar year 2012.
U.S. Purchase Volume - Consumer vs. Commercial Cards
Total credit, debit, and prepaid card spending in 2012 is broken down for Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover for both commercial and consumer products.
Global Card Fraud
Payment card issuers, merchants, and their acquiring banks lost $11.27 billion to fraud in calendar year 2012.
Top Issuers of Commercial Cards
Visa and MasterCard issuers of credit and debit commercial card products are ranked by purchase volume generated by their portfolios in 2012.
Store Cards in the U.S. Purchase Volume in 2012 vs. 2002
Store cards are owned either by retailers directly or by third-party specialists. Over the last 10 years, more retailers have chosen third parties to issue their cards.
Purchase Volume at Merchants on U.S. General Purpose Cards
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PIN-based EFT network spending for calendar year 2012 is broken down between credit, debit, and prepaid products.
Canada Market Shares of Purchases 2012 vs. 2011
Interac, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express card brands are compared for purchase transactions and volume of spending at merchants.
Purchase Transactions at Top U.S. Acquirers
The 10 largest U.S. merchant acquirers ranked by general purpose transactions tied to PIN- and signature-based debit cards and credit cards accounted for 64.61 billion transactions. First Data, Bank of America, Vantiv, Elavon, Wells Fargo, Heartland, Global, WorldPay, TSYS, and Chase Paymentech.
Market Shares for U.S. Card Brands
Market shares for American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa credit and debit products for consumers and businesses are shown for the last 5 years.
Growth in Purchase Transactions Worldwide from 2011 to 2016
Payment card transactions at merchants are projected to reach 238.99 billion
by year-end 2016. Figures include Visa, MasterCard, UnionPay, Amex, Discover,
JCB, and Diners.
Consumer Payment Systems in the U.S.
Personal consumption expenditures in the U.S. of $10.729 trillion in 2011 included purchases of goods and services, which accounted for 77.8%.
Payment Cards Issued Worldwide
Cards in circulation numbered 8.91 billion in 2006. By 2011, there were 13.45 billion payment cards worldwide. That figure will reach 18.28 billion by 2016. UnionPay, Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, American Express, JCB, Discover, and Diners.
Top Manufacturers of Payment Cards Worldwide
Producers of high-security-type payment cards manufactured in 2011 are ranked on pages 10, 11, and 12. Chip cards accounted for 28.9% of the total. CPI Card, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, Perfect, Oberthur, Morpho, Versatile, Valid, IntelCav, and AbaciCard.
POS Terminal Shipments by Region
The 52 largest manufacturers of payment card authorization terminals are ranked on pages 8 and 9. Shipments of 17.2 million terminals worldwide increased 14.4% in 2011.
Purchase Volume in Middle East/Africa
Total spending at merchants exceeded $187 billion and increased more than 24% over the prior year. The region's 144 million payment cards generated 2.36 billion transactions. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Diners Club.
Top Ten U.S. Issuers of Commercial Cards
More than 60 issuers of Visa and MasterCard commercial credit and debit cards are listed on page 9. Products include purchasing, T&E, fleet, and prepaid (payroll, benefits, incentives, etc.). Chase, Bank of America, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, Capital One, PNC, Comerica, Comdata, and BMO Harris.
U.S. Household Debt and Credit Cards
Credit card debt at the end of 2011 equaled 6.34% of total household debt. Card debt, as a percentage of total consumer credit, was at its lowest level since 1991.
Purchase Volume at Merchants on U.S. General Purpose Cards
The 100 largest issuers of credit, debit, and prepaid cards are ranked on pages 10 and 11 based on spending at merchants. Credit cards equaled 53% of purchases at merchants in 2011.
Purchase Transactions on Global Cards 2011
Debit and prepaid cards generated more than 54% of all payment card transactions at merchants in 2011. The total number of cards in circulation reached 6.54 billion at year-end. Brands include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, UnionPay, JCB, and Diners Club.
Purchase Transactions at Top U.S. Acquirers 2011
The 10 largest U.S. merchant acquirers handled $3.229 trillion in purchases in 2011 from more than 60 billion transactions generated by credit, debit, and prepaid cards. Companies include First Data, BAMS, Vantiv, Chase Paymentech, WorldPay, Heartland, Global Payments, Elavon, Wells Fargo, and TSYS.
Purchase Volume at Merchants in the U.S.
In 2011 American Express overtook MasterCard to gain second place among general purpose credit card brands in the U.S. based on spending at merchants.
American Express Volume in the U.S. 2005-2011
Total volume of purchases at merchants combined with cash advances generated by cards issued directly by American Express in the U.S. increased by 12.7% to $520.52 billion.
U.S. Payment Cards Market Shares
Spending at merchants for credit cards and debit cards is shown from 2000-2015. Also shown are outstandings, cards, transactions, and the number of cardholders.
Purchase Volume Worldwide
Figures reflect activity in Asia/Pacific, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Middle East/Africa, and in the United States. Market share is shown for 2005 and 2015.
Shipment of Payment Cards Worldwide
Figures are for high-security-type payment cards — those carrying the American Express, China UnionPay, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, and Visa brands. Manufacturers include Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, Oberthur, CPI, Perfect Plastic, Versatile Card Tech., Toppan, IntelCav, AbaciCard, and Morpho.
Purchase Transactions in Asia/Pacific
Figures are for Visa, China UnionPay, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, and Diners Club. Also included are total spending at merchants and cards issued for each brand.
U.S. Visa and MasterCard Credit Card Issuers at Midyear
The 100 largest issuers are ranked by spending at merchants as well as by total spending including cash advances. Figures include outstandings for the 10 largest issuers. Chase, Bank of America, Citibank, Capital One, Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, HSBC, USAA, Barclays, and Target.
Middle East/Africa Purchase Volume in 2010
Visa brand cards held better than 60% of the market followed by MasterCard with a market share greater than 34%. American Express and Diners Club are also shown.
U.S. Commercial Bank Cards
The 50 largest U.S. commercial credit and debit card issuers are ranked by product — purchasing, fleet, corporate, small business credit, small business debit, and prepaid. Issuers include Chase, Bank of America, U.S. Bank, Citibank, Wells Fargo, Capital One, Comerica, and PNC.
Purchase Volume in Latin America
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, and Visa credit, debit and prepaid cards totaling 524.1 million are presented. Figures include spending at merchants and transactions.
Top U.S. Debit Card Issuers
The 50 largest issuers of debit cards in the U.S. are ranked by spending at merchants. Figures show Signature and PIN separately. Also shown are the number of prepaid cards issued. Issuers include Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Chase, U.S. Bank, PNC, Region, Citibank, and SunTrust.
Purchase Transactions Worldwide
Figures include purchases at merchants and transactions for Visa, MasterCard, American Express, China UnionPay, JCB, and Diners Club. Credit, debit and prepaid are shown separately.
Spending at U.S. Merchants
Visa and MasterCard credit and debit, American Express credit, and Discover credit card purchase volume at merchants for 2010. Includes market share by brand and product.
Discover U.S. Results
Chart shows credit card outstandings and spending at merchants tied to Discover cards issued in the U.S. Figures cover 2000-2010 and include business tied to third-party issuers.
Shifts in U.S. Consumer Payment Systems
Cash, checks, credit cards, debit cards, and other payment instruments are ranked by transactions and purchase volume for the years 2005 and 2015.
Market Shares of Purchase Volume
General purpose credit, debit, and prepaid cards branded with Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover, JCB, Diners, UnionPay, Interac, and other local systems are projected.
Market Shares of Cards
Figures shown reflect Asia/Pacific, U.S., Europe, Latin America, Canada, and Middle East/Africa and include all general purpose brands. They are projected through 2015.
U.S. Purchase Volume
Figures represent consumer card versus commercial card spending for goods and services. Consumer cards accounted for $2.433 trillion or 82% of the total. Brands include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
U.S. Visa & MasterCard Credit Card Issuers
The 100 largest U.S. issuers of Visa and MasterCard credit cards based on outstanding debt at June 30 as well as total volume for the first six months of 2010 are shown. Issuers include Chase, Bank of America, Citibank, Capital One, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo, Barclays, HSBC, USAA, and PNC.
Latin America Purchase Volume
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Diners Club market shares are shown for $335.08 billion in Latin America and Caribbean region based on spending at merchants.
Commercial Card Volume at Top Issuers
The largest U.S. issuers of small business debit and credit cards, purchasing, corporate, and fleet cards as well as prepaid cards are ranked based on spending at merchants. Issuers include Chase, Bank of America, U.S. Bank, Citibank, Wells Fargo, Capital One, Comerica, and PNC.
Store Cards in the U.S.
Figures show purchase volume for calendar years 2009 and 1999. Merchants who own and operate their own card portfolios are shown separately from private label card specialists. Issuers include Sears, Federated, May, GE, HSBC, Associates, Alliance Data, Army & Air Force Exchange, Nordstrom, Citibank, and Chase.
Worldwide Purchase Transactions
Market share figures for the global general purpose card brands are shown including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, China UnionPay, JCB, and Diners Club.
Purchase Transactions at Top U.S. Acquirers
The 10 largest U.S. merchant acquirers ranked by general purpose transactions tied to PIN- and signature-based debit cards and credit cards accounted for 50.50 billion transactions. Acquirers include First Data, Banc of America (BAMS), Fifth Third, FNMS, Chase Paymentech, Heartland, Wells Fargo, Elavon, RBS WorldPay, and Global Payments.
Spending at Merchants by U.S. Cardholders
Figures show Visa credit, MasterCard credit, Visa debit, American Express credit, MasterCard debit, and Discover credit. Market shares are for purchase volume at merchants.
POS Terminals in India
The largest acquirers of merchant card transactions in India are listed by the number of POS terminals deployed. Nearly all outlets in India use a single POS terminal. Acquirers include ICICI, Axis, HDFC, HSBC, Citibank, BOB Cards, IDBI, Andhra, Development Credit, Standard Chartered, Jammu & Kashmir, Vijaya, Bank of India, and Canara Bank.
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