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Credit Card Issuing in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Credit Card Issuing in the US

Over the five years to 2018, the Credit Card Issuing industry is expected to rise, as lower unemployment rates and higher disposable incomes amongst consumers helped expand the volume and value of credit card purchases in the United States. The rise of e-commerce and mobile technology has made consumers and businesses increasingly comfortable with shopping and selling online. However, increased regulation and security concerns over company-level data are quickly increasing costs for industry operators. Over the five years to 2023, growth in the industry is expected to remain steady as the transition away from cash and checks toward debit and credit cards continues for consumers and businesses in an increasingly digitalized world.

The Credit Card Issuing industry issues credit cards, providing the funds required to buy goods and services in return for payment on a full balance or installment basis. Credit cards issued in the United States are not issued directly by Visa, MasterCard or any other payment-solution organization. Rather, Visa, MasterCard and other similar corporations provide the actual payment systems used when payments are made by credit card.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Aggregate household debt
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players (Market share)
    • Table American Express Company (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Capital One Financial Corporation (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Synchrony Financial (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Bank of America Corporation (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table JP Morgan Chase & Co. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Citigroup Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Discover Financial Services (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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