Payment Cards Worldwide

Payment Cards Worldwide Driven by International Credit and Debit Cards

Payment cards worldwide or cards-in force (CIF) [credit + debit] grew by 5.5% year-on-year (YOY) in the third quarter (3Q/18) to 5448 million, compared to a revised 5369 million for 2Q/18 and 5166 million, one-year ago. All the four major U.S. based payments networks posted gains in 3Q/18, according to CardData. Visa and MasterCard Payment…