Credit Card Transactions

Market research on credit card transactions. Standardised and cross-comparable statistics including total market sizes, market share and brand share data, distribution and industry trends.

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Credit Cards in Egypt

Jan 2019

Despite offering a diverse range of benefits and features for users, penetration of credit cards in Egypt is low. This is partly due to high interest rates, but also attributable to low saving rates and cumbersome banking bureaucracy. The appeal of ...

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Credit Cards in Australia

Jan 2019

The government in Australia has directed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to investigate high international credit card purchases and foreign currency conversion fees and report back recommendations in 2019. Based on ...

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Credit Cards in the United Kingdom

Nov 2018

The problem of unsecured credit card lending hit the UK hard in 2017, with the level of unsecured debt taken on by consumers reaching that of the pre-crisis period. To help indebted UK citizens and prevent the risk of another banking crisis, the ...

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Credit Cards in Germany

Nov 2018

In 2018, the credit card was the best performing financial card in terms of transaction value growth. Credit card usage in Germany was traditionally low due to the popularity of debit cards and delayed debit cards or charge cards. However, consumer ...

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Credit Cards in Sweden

Nov 2018

The January 2018 launch of the revised EU Payment Services Directive (PSD2) initially seemed to have the potential to boost credit cards usage. The directive essentially bans excessive card fees in e-commerce. Credit card fees have been, among ...

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Credit Cards in Singapore

Nov 2018

Despite Singapore having the second highest credit card penetration rate in Asia Pacific, credit cards in circulation are increasingly declining. This is not only a trend from the macro-perspective of the nation, but also reflects a reduction in the ...

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Credit Cards in Thailand

Nov 2018

In 2017, the new credit line was declared by the Bank of Thailand to control the rising level of household debt. As a result, the new regulation mostly impacts the number of new credit cards issued to customers with monthly incomes lower than ...

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Credit Cards in Turkey

Nov 2018

In 2018, credit cards continued to benefit from a more flexible regulative framework, which increased the preference for credit card payments. Credit cards are becoming increasingly popular as they enable consumers to postpone payment and pay in ...

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Credit Cards in Ukraine

Nov 2018

In 2018, credit cards continued to record strong growth in transaction value but a more moderate increase in number of cards in circulation. In absolute terms, the number of credit cards in circulation in Ukraine was higher than in Poland or Germany....

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Credit Cards in Venezuela

Nov 2018

In Venezuela, there are regulations for banks regarding interest rates, which are set by the BCV. For purchases made with credit cards the interest rate is capped at 29%, which is much lower than the inflation rate seen in 2018, which amounted to ...

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Credit Cards in Vietnam

Nov 2018

In 2018, credit cards recorded the most outstanding growth rates in both cards in circulation and transaction value. The growing number of young urban mid-income consumers who form the main target audience for credit cards was the key driver for this...

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Credit Cards in South Africa

Nov 2018

In recent years, the falling exchange value of the rand has made imported products increasingly expensive. In addition, the sharp increases that have been seen in the cost of living have not been matched by wage and salary increases, which has made ...

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Credit Cards in Japan

Nov 2018

Credit cards recorded healthy growth over the review period and is expected to maintain its expansion during the forecast period. Credit cards, which are widely used as a method of payment for public payments, medical expenses, education and utility ...

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Credit Cards in South Korea

Nov 2018

Mobile payment both online and offline is increasing significantly in South Korea, as consumers can easily make payments with their mobile payment platforms through most online shopping sites. In addition, mobile proxy payment terminals are also ...

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Credit Cards in the United Arab Emirates

Nov 2018

During 2018, personal credit cards continued to register steady growth in both volume and transaction value. With reward platforms becoming increasingly competitive, banks are offering innovative products and working more closely with merchant ...

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Credit Cards in Russia

Nov 2018

For the second consecutive year, credit cards demonstrated steady growth in terms of all indicators. During the economic slowdown, credit cards were affected the most strongly and saw gradual decline. However, post-crisis economic recovery, with ...

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Credit Cards in Romania

Nov 2018

Credit card spending has gone hand in hand with the economic recovery and the consequent rising consumption. 2018 was no exception to this, being another year with strong double-digit growth. Increased incomes strengthened consumers’ confidence and ...

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Credit Cards in Mexico

Nov 2018

Consumers in Mexico experienced significant increases in prices, due to high inflation at the end of 2017 and in early 2018, whilst salaries remained flat. As a result, many consumers made efforts to maintain their same level of spending using credit...

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Credit Cards in Brazil

Nov 2018

Brazil’s economy faced its worst recession in decades in the later part of the review period, marked by the deterioration of the labour market. The resultant lower consumer confidence has led to decreased levels of consumer spending, as high ...

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Credit Cards in Taiwan

Nov 2018

Cash back rewards have become central to the competition amongst credit card players in Taiwan. All companies have moved in this direction, due to the mounting pressures faced by Taiwanese consumers, including stagnant wages, inflation, low job ...

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