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Issue 1031 | Dec 2013

Headlines in this issue

U.S. Consumer Payment Systems

Visa & MasterCard Outside the U.S. Through 3Q 2013

Payfont Online Fraud Fighting Technology

Citi Rewards Points for Online Purchases

PushPoint Location-Based Marketing

NCR Buys Digital Insight and Alaric Systems

Merchant Litigation Settlement Approved

IntelCrawler Identifies POS Botnets

AnywhereCommerce Chip and PIN Reader

Mobile Payments for Emerging Markets

Equens Merges Merchant Payment Processors

Charts in this issue

Consumer Payment Systems in the U.S.

Visa & MasterCard Worldwide - Thru 3Q 2013 vs. 3Q 2012

Payment System Market Shares

U.S. Consumer Payment Systems 2007, 2012, and 2017 Projected

Personal Consumption Expenditures in the U.S.

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Issue 1030 | Dec 2013

Headlines in this issue

Top Credit Card Issuers Worldwide

Top Maestro Issuers Worldwide

Amex Mobile App Redeems Rewards

Visa/i2C Global Prepaid Alliance

Gasoline Cards

Alliance Data Expands Loyalty Business

Microsoft/FreedomPay Big Data Analytics

U.S. Bank to Issue Amex Cards

Spectra Technologies Contactless Reader

Interchange Litigation Update

Nationwide Rollout for Isis

Charts in this issue

Card Volume at U.S. Gas Stations 2012

Oil Company Proprietary Credit Cards 2012

Largest Maestro Issuers Worldwide 2012

Largest Credit Card Portfolios Worldwide by Country 2012

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Issue 1029 | Nov 2013

Headlines in this issue

Top Acquirers Worldwide

U.S. General Purpose Cards Through 3Q '13  

Payment Cards Projected Worldwide 

First Data Tablet Platform 

Deloitte Payments Industry Consulting 

EVO Payments Expands in Europe 

FICO Fights False Positive Fraud 

M&A and Corporate Financing - September 2013

Miura Chip & Pin Device

U.S. Bank's New Prepaid Card

Wirecard Supports Visa/Orange NFC Partnership

CardLinx Association Formed

Wex Fuel Card Joint Venture in Europe 

Charts in this issue

U.S. General Purpose Cards YTD 3Q

Payment Industry M&A September 2013

Top 150 Acquirers Worldwide 2012

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Issue 1028 | Oct 2013

Headlines in this issue

All U.S. Payment Cards Projected

Federal Reserve Appeals Debit Card Decision

Magnetic Induction for Mobile Payments

Six to Buy PayLife’s Merchant Business

Tinkoff Credit Systems’ IPO

U.S. Credit Cards Projected

U.S. Debit Cards Projected

M&A and Corporate Financing - August 2013

Spire Payments POS Terminal

Unicredit/First Data Mobile Partnership

Charts in this issue

Payment Cards in the U.S.

Payment Industry Acquisitions & Investments - August 2013

All U.S. Payment Cards - Purchase Volume 2007, 2012, 2017

All U.S. Payment Cards - Purchase Transactions 2007, 2012, 2017

Credit Card Purchase Volume Market Shares 2007, 2012, 2017

U.S. Credit Card Outstandings 2012 and 2017 Projected

U.S. Debit Card Purchase Volume Market Shares 2007, 2012, 2017

Cardholders 2012 and 2017 Projected

Cards 2012 and 2017 Projected

Accounts 2012 and 2017 Projected

Total Volume 2012 and 2017 Projected

Total Transactions 2012 and 2017 Projected

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Issue 1027 | Oct 2013

Headlines in this issue

POS Terminal Shipments Worldwide

Top Card Issuers in Asia/Pacific

Proposed Standards for Mobile & Online Payments

Experian to Acquire 41st Parameter

CaixaBank & Global Payments JV in Brazil

Heartland Invests $20 Million in Tablet Commerce

Western Union’s NGO GlobalPay

FICO and ERN Partnership

American Express Joint Venture for Business Travel

Charts in this issue

Shipments of POS Terminals by Region - 2012

POS Terminal Shipments Worldwide - 2012

POS Terminal Shipments by Region and Manufacturer - 2012

Top Debit Card Issuers in Asia/Pacific

Top Credit Card Issuers in Asia/Pacific

Top General Purpose/Visa/MasterCard Card Issuers in Asia/Pacific

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Issue 1026 | Sep 2013

Headlines in this issue

U.S. Commercial Cards - Part 3

Top Card Issuers in Latin America

Global General Purpose Cards - Midyear 2013

Braintree Acquired by EBay for $800 Million

Kount Online-Mobile Fraud Prevention

Alternative Risk Score for Emerging Markets

Edo Portal for Card-Linked Offers

M&A and Corporate Financing - July 2013

Debt Collection Consent Order

Final Interchange Fee Settlement Hearing

Charts in this issue

U.S. Purchase Volume - Consumer vs. Commercial Cards

U.S. General Purpose Spending

Purchase Transactions on Global General Purchase Cards Midyear 2013

Global General Purpose Cards - Midyear 2013 vs. Midyear 2012

Payment Industry Acquisitions & Investments - July 2013

Credit Card Issuers in Latin America 2012

Debit Card Issuers in Latin America 2012

Top General Purpose/Visa/MasterCard Card Issuers in Latin America 2012

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Issue 1025 | Sep 2013

Headlines in this issue

Europe General Purpose Cards

U.S. Visa & MasterCard Credit Cards - Midyear

Europe’s Largest Card Issuers

Bluetooth Low Energy Mobile Commerce

Xero Accounting Software

Delta Air Mobile POS

MasterCard Adds Qantas Frequent Flyers

Monitise in Handful of New Deals

Charts in this issue

Europe Purchase Transactions in 2012 and 2012 vs. 2017

Europe General Purpose Cards 2012 vs. 2011

Purchase Volume in Europe 2007 vs. 2017

Credit Cards Issuers in Europe 2012

Debit Card Issuers in Europe 2012

Top General Purpose/Visa/MasterCard Card Issuers in Europe 2012

Top U.S. Visa/MasterCard Credit Card Issuers - Outstandings Midyear 2013

Top U.S. Visa/MasterCard Credit Card Issuers - Volume Midyear 2013

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Issue 1024 | Aug 2013

Headlines in this issue

General Purpose Cards in the Middle East and Africa

Asia-Pacific’s Largest Acquirers

Top Issuers in the Middle East and Africa

Bayesian Predictive Analysis for CNP Fraud

Top U.S. Consumer Credit & Debit Issuers

Bluebird Mobile Card Reader

Debit Card Fee Update

Skrill Acquired by Private Equity Firm

ADP Payroll Card

Charts in this issue

Middle East and Africa Share of Purchase Transactions 2012

Largest U.S. Issuers of Consumer Visa and MasterCard Cards 2012

Top Merchant Acquirers in Asia-Pacific 2012

Top Asia-Pacific Acquirers Ranked by All Transactions 2012

Purchase Volume in the Middle East and Africa

Middle East and Africa General Purpose Cards 2012 vs. 2011

Credit Card Issuers in the Middle East and Africa

Debit Card Issuers in the Middle East and Africa

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

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Issue 1023 | Aug 2013

Headlines in this issue

Asia/Pacific General Purpose Cards

Global Card Fraud Losses Reach $11.27 Billion

Alliance Data/PayPal Partnership

Cloud-Based NFC Payments in Canada

U.S. Commercial Bank Cards - Part 2

Wells Fargo/American Express Card Partners

U.S. General Purpose Cards - Midyear 2013

M&A and Corporate Financing - 2nd Quarter 2013

Court Cuts Debit Fees

Charts in this issue

Merchant Card Fees in the U.S.

Global Card Fraud

U.S. General Purpose Cards Midyear 2013 vs. Midyear 2012

Third-Party Issuers of American Express in the U.S.

Purchase Volume in Asia/Pacific 2007 vs. 2017

Asia/Pacific General Purpose Cards 2012 vs. 2011

Payment Industry Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Financing - Second Quarter 2013

U.S. Visa & MasterCard Commercial Cards

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Issue 1022 | Jul 2013

Headlines in this issue

Top U.S. Commercial Card Issuers

Latin America’s 40 Top Acquirers

Jusp Mobile Processing for Micromerchants

European Union Wants to Regulate Interchange

Merchant Processing Fees Down in the U.S.

FTC Payment Processor Lawsuits

Mobile Cash Withdrawals at ATMs

MasterCard MasterPass Progress

Capital Services Credit Card Support

AmeriMerchant Funding for Small Businesses

Charts in this issue

Top Issuers of Commercial Cards

Largest Merchant Acquirers in Latin America 2012

Merchant Card Fees 2012

U.S. Visa & MasterCard Commercial Card Issuers 2012

Issuers of Fleet, Small Business (Credit & Debit), Purchasing, Commercial Prepaid, and Corporate Cards

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Issue 1021 | Jul 2013

Headlines in this issue

Card Manufacturer Shipments

Another Interchange Opt-Out Lawsuit

Kalixa Group Issuing and Acquiring

Chip Card Manufacturers

Capital One’s New Cash Back Cards

Chicago Transit Dual Account Contactless Cards

GE Buys Phillips/Conoco/76 Portfolio

Foregenix Information Security

Charts in this issue

Shipments of Payment Cards Market Shares in 2012

Telephone, Prepaid & Nonpayment Card Shipments 2012

Total Payment Card Shipments by Manufacturer 2012

Payment Card Shipments by Type of Card 2012

Total Chip Card Shipments 2012

Chip Card Shipments by Type of Card 2012

Payment Cards with Chips vs. Magnetic Stripes Only

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Issue 1020 | Jun 2013

Headlines in this issue

Latin America General Purpose Cards

U.S. Household Debt and Credit Cards

Middle East/Africa’s Largest Acquirers

Top 50 Prepaid Card Issuers

Visa/Ethoca Fraud Fighting Service

Swiff White Labels Mobile Payments

IntelCav to Inteligensa

Check Authorization - 2012

Chess Pay4You POS Terminal

NFC Patent Infringement Legislation

Debt Buyers Certification Program

Charts in this issue

Latin America Purchase Transactions 2007 vs. 2017

Credit Card Debt in the U.S. 1982-2012

Purchase Volume in Latin America 2007 vs. 2017

Latin America General Purpose Cards 2012 vs. 2011

Check Guarantee 2012

Check Verification 2012

Top Merchant Acquirers in Middle East/Africa 2012

Top U.S. Prepaid Card Issuers - 2012

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Issue 1019 | Jun 2013

Headlines in this issue

Store Cards in the U.S. 2012

Europe’s Largest Merchant Acquirers

Discover Buys Diners Italy

Citi Keeps American Airlines Co-Branded Contract

HP Partners with First Data

Monitise/Blackhawk Mobile Prepaid

Third 50 U.S. Credit Card Issuers

Third 50 U.S. Debit Card Issuers

Handpoint P2PE Mobile Point-of-Sale System

VeriFone Gateway Adds CardSpring

Patent Litigation Hits Card Issuers

Biometric/Contactless Payments Progress

Credit Card Debt Sales in 2012

Charts in this issue

Store Cards in the U.S. Purchase Volume in 2012 vs. 2002

U.S. Store Credit Cards 2012

Top Buyers of Credit Card Debt – 2012

Acquirers in Europe – 2012 Consolidated General Purpose Card Figures

Largest Merchant Acquirers in Europe 2012

Top U.S. Credit Card Issuers Third 50 - 2012

Top U.S. Debit Card Issuers Third 50 - 2012

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Issue 1018 | May 2013

Headlines in this issue

Purchase Transactions Worldwide by Card Type

Itau Unibanco Buys CrediCard from Citi

ACH Payments in the U.S. – 2012

Interchange in Europe

ClickTale Mobile Web Analytics

Counterfeit Cards Hit ATMs

More Merchant Litigation

Second 50 U.S. Debit Card Issuers

Latest iPad POS Systems

BlueSnap e-Commerce Payment Services

Fraud Oracle Risk Management

Sequent NFC Software

Charts in this issue

Purchase Transactions at Merchants Worldwide, Market Shares

Consumer ACH Transactions 2012

ATM Cybercrime Heist - $45 mil., 27 Countries, 2 Days

Purchase Transactions at Merchants Worldwide

Second 50 Largest Debit Card Issuers in the U.S. 2012

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Issue 1017 | May 2013

Headlines in this issue

U.S. Card Spending at Merchants

Computop Processing for Large Merchants

Prepaid Card Litigation

Virtual PIN Pad for Mobile/Online

Social Network Marketing for Custom Cards

UnionPay’s First U.S. Card

PayPal Point-of-Sale Update

MasterCard Inside Nigeria’s National ID Card

Equinox Payments’ Apollo Platform

First Quarter Card Results - U.S.

Charts in this issue

U.S. General Purpose Cards – 1Q 2013 vs. 1Q 2012

Spending at Merchants on Cards Issued by Top U.S. Issuers 2012

Purchase Volume at U.S. Merchants – General Purpose Credit, Debit & Prepaid Cards

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Issue 1016 | Apr 2013

Headlines in this issue

Top 50 U.S. Debit Card Issuers

Klarna Credit for e-Commerce Merchants

Leaf Cloud-Based Commerce for Tablets

Global Payments Supports Merchant Offers

ID Analytics’ Complementary Credit Score

Fiserv’s Accel Debit Network

American Express Corporate EMV Cards in the U.S.

M&A and Corporate Financing – 1st Quarter 2013

Billtrust Adds QR Codes

Evertec IPO Raises $506 Million

Charts in this issue

Payment Industry Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Financing – First Quarter 2013

Debit Products Market Shares for Top 50 Issuers

Top U.S. Debit Issuers – 2012

Top 50 Largest Debit Card Issuers in the U.S. Ranked by Purchase Volume - 2012

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Issue 1015 | Apr 2013

Headlines in this issue

Canada Cards

France/Canada Merchant Processing Partnership

Approving False-Positive Transactions

IZettle Mobile Payments

Self Checkout App for Restaurants and Bars

Malware Threatens ATMs and POS Terminals

Class Action Update

Second 50 U.S. Bank Credit Card Issuers

Charts in this issue

Canada General Purpose Cards 2012 vs. 2011

Canada Purchase Volume ($CAN), 2012 vs. 2007

General Purpose Credit Card Issuers in Canada 2012

Canada Market Shares of Purchases 2012 vs. 2011

Second 50 Largest Visa & MasterCard Credit Card Issuers in the U.S.

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Issue 1014 | Mar 2013

Headlines in this issue

EMV Data Preparation

Smartdisplayer Epaper Display Cards

Global Brands Card Acceptance Worldwide

Western Union Mobile Bill Payments

Trusteer E-Commerce Fraud Protection

Heartland Adds LevelUp As Mobile Partner

Debit Networks Pick Discover’s App For EMV

Global Cards – 2012

Vanstone Multimedia POS Terminal

Gemalto Mobile NFC in Canada

VantageScore Adds 30 Million People

Charts in this issue

Purchase Transactions on Global General Purpose Cards

Global Acceptance Locations: Visa & MasterCard, JCB, Discover/Diners, BC Card, UnionPay, American Express, Maestro

Global General Purpose Cards 2012, Total, Credit, and Debit: Total Volume, Purchases, Cash, Purchase Transactions, Cards

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Issue 1013 | Mar 2013

Headlines in this issue

Chase/Visa Network Partnership

First Data/Foursquare Partnership

Nomis Data Analytics Software & Consulting

Seamless QR Code Payments

Spire Payments Acquires Thyron Systems

Capital One to Promote ShopSavvy’s Mobile Wallet

Personetics Customer Service Analytics

Top U.S. Acquirers

Good Payment Practices Cards

Charts in this issue

Purchase Transactions at Top U.S. Acquirers: First Data, Bank of America, Vantiv, Chase Paymentech, Heartland, WorldPay, Elavon, Global Payments, Wells Fargo, TSYS

Purchase Volume on General Purpose Cards at Top Acquirers: 2012 vs. 2007

Merchant Acquirers in the U.S. 2012, Ranked by Visa/MasterCard Volume

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Issue 1012 | Feb 2013

Headlines in this issue

Top 50 U.S. Visa/MasterCard Credit Card Issuers

Citi to Acquire Best Buy Cards

Geospatial Services From Locaid

Sumup Payment Processing

TSYS Expands Prepaid With NetSpend

Visa Mobile Money Services Platform

American Express and Social Networks

Top U.S. Credit Card Issuers

Square Adds Hardware for iPads

Braintree Adds Wrapp as a Processing Client

Charts in this issue

Purchase Volume for Top U.S. Issuers of General Purpose Credit Cards: American Express, Chase, Bank of America, Citi, Capital One, Discover, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo, Barclaycard, USAA

Market Shares of Credit Card Outstandings 2012

50 Largest U.S. Visa & MasterCard Credit Card Issuers 2012: Outstandings, Total Volume, Purchase Volume, Cash Volume, Purchase Transactions, Total Accounts, Active Accounts, Credit Cards, Visa Cards, MasterCard Cards

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Issue 1011 | Feb 2013

Headlines in this issue

MasterCard and Visa — U.S. 2012

Mobile Payment at the Fuel Pump

EMV and The Durbin Amendment

India’s National Prepaid Banking Service

ACI Worldwide to Buy Online Resources

Adyen Payment Processing

Iovation Phone Verification

General Purpose Cards — U.S. 2012

Revel Systems' iPad Processing

Charts in this issue

Purchase Volume Market Shares for U.S. General Purpose Brands, 2007 through 2012

U.S. General Purpose Cards (Credit, Debit, Total): Total Volume, Purchase Volume, Cash Volume, Total Transactions, Purchase Transactions, Cards

U.S. Credit Card Outstandings: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

U.S. Visa & MasterCard Debit & Prepaid Cards, U.S. Visa & MasterCard, Credit, Debit & Prepaid

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Issue 1010 | Jan 2013

Headlines in this issue

Ingenico Buys Payment Services Provider

American Express Results — U.S.

Profits at Top U.S. Card Issuers

Monitise Corporate Funding

Big Data For Stronger Loyalty

Payleven Smartphone Processing

WorldPay/PayPal/Discover Network Deal

Card Spending Projected

Atos Contactless Portable Terminal

Chase Buys Merchant Offers Company

FIS Acquires MFoundry

Shazam Adds Another Debit Card App

Microsoft-Ingenico Partnership

Charts in this issue

Purchase Volume Global Growth, 2011 to 2016: Latin America, United States, Canada, Europe, Asia/Pacific, Middle East/Africa

American Express U.S. Results: Issued Directly, Issued by Third Parties, Total: Cards, Accounts, Active Accounts, Transactions (Purchases, Cash), Volume (Purchases, Cash), Outstandings

Profits at Top U.S. Credit Card Issuers, 2012 vs. 2011: Bank of America, Citi, Discover, JPMorgan Chase, American Express, Capital One, U.S. Bank

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Issue 1009 | Jan 2013

Headlines in this issue

Incomm Acquires Giftango Digital Prepaid

Discover Financial Services

M&A and Corporate Financing – 4th Quarter 2012

Planet Payment Merchant Processing

Voltage’s Secure Stateless Tokenization

Signifyd Online Fraud Protection

World Fuel Buys Multi Service Assets

Thyron Wireless PIN Pad

Mozido Buys Pagovision

Charts in this issue

Growth in Purchase Transactions Worldwide from 2011 to 2016: Latin America, United States, Canada, Europe, Asia/Pacific, Middle East/Africa

Largest Debit Card Issuers Worldwide, Purchase Volume 2011

Discover Results 2012 vs. 2011, Issued Directly, Issued by Third Parties, Total: Cards, Accounts, Active Accounts, Transactions (Purchases, Cash), Volume (Purchases, Cash), Outstandings

Payment Industry Acquisitions & Investments, October-December 2012: Company, Buyer/Investor, Amount, Region

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