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Dec 2010 | Issue 961
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.

Nov 2010 | Issue 960
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.

Oct 2010 | Issue 958
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.

Sep 2010 | Issue 956
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.

Aug 2010 | Issue 954
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.

Jul 2010 | Issue 952
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.

Jun 2010 | Issue 950
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.

May 2010 | Issue 948
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.

Apr 2010 | Issue 946
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.

Mar 2010 | Issue 944
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. 

Feb 2010 | Issue 942
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.

Jan 2010 | Issue 940
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.