The nation’s second largest issuer, Bank of America (BofA), has slowly recovered from the “Great Credit Meltdown” of 2008-2009. BofA’s End-of-Year (EOY) U.S. credit card outstandings have produced a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -8.25% between 2009 and 2013, according to CardData.

JCB 2014

In 1984, JCB decided to expand its cardholder base outside Japan and has been a steamroller ever since as global card transaction value has nearly doubled over the past five years. In 2014 JCB soared by 21.2%, following 21.0% year-on-year (YOY) growth in 2013.