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A credit card can be used to purchase goods or services based on an agreement between the company issuing the card and the card holder. Companies assign a line of credit to the card holder, based on income and credit scores. The line of credit represents the maximum that the cardholder is allowed to borrow. The cardholder agrees to repay the lender for goods or services purchased on the card, and to make payments over time. In return for these privileges the credit card company charges interest on the balance which the card holder carries. Credit cards are a convenience service offered by a lending company. A credit card allows a limited loan to be made very quickly. Many consumers find carrying credit cards to be more convenient than carrying cash. Credit card companies may offer incentives to card holders, such as points to be redeemed for rewards such as airline tickets or products, or they may offer insurance or warranties on some types of products purchased with a credit card. Consumers who use credit cards may encounter some challenges. Introductory interest rates are normally low, but once the introductory period is over, fees and interest can be much higher. Rates may go up further if a payment is late or the credit card holder misses a payment. There are benefits to merchants who accept credit cards. A credit card transaction is more secure than some other forms of payment, such as a check. However, credit card transactions are subject to a commission, normally a percentage of the transaction total.
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Credit Cards Industry Research & Market Reports

  • Global Payment Gateways Market 2017-2021

    ...contactless card transactions, and mobile-based near field communication (NFC) transactions. Technavio’s analysts forecast the global payment gateways market to grow at a CAGR of 16.60% during the period 2017-2021. Covered in this report The report ... Read More

  • Fuel Cards in Portugal 2016

    ...and fuel retailers it provides commercial (B2B) fuel card volume (split by fleet and CRT), value and market share forecasts to 2021, key data on independent and oil company card issuers and an analysis of ... Read More

  • Consumer Payments Country Snapshot: Taiwan 2017

    ...from 2008, point of sale (POS) terminal penetration is only about an eighth of Australia, a similar market in terms of size. Established retailers such as department stores, hotels, and retail chains all accept payment ... Read More

  • Fuel Cards in Turkey 2016

    ...and fuel retailers it provides commercial (B2B) fuel card volume (split by fleet and CRT), value and market share forecasts to 2021, key data on independent and oil company card issuers and an analysis of ... Read More

  • Fuel Cards in Europe, Southern Markets 2016

    ...research with issuers and fuel retailers it provides commercial (B2B) fuel card volume (split by fleet and CRT), value and market share forecasts to 2021, key data on independent and oil company card issuers and ... Read More

  • Fuel Cards in Greece 2016

    ...and fuel retailers it provides commercial (B2B) fuel card volume (split by fleet and CRT), value and market share forecasts to 2021, key data on independent and oil company card issuers and an analysis of ... Read More

  • Fuel Cards in Luxembourg 2016

    ...and fuel retailers it provides commercial (B2B) fuel card volume (split by fleet and CRT), value and market share forecasts to 2021, key data on independent and oil company card issuers and an analysis of ... Read More

  • Fuel Cards in Europe, Western Markets 2016

    ...on research with issuers and fuel retailers it provides commercial (B2B) fuel card volume (split by fleet and CRT), value and market share forecasts to 2021, key data on independent and oil company card issuers ... Read More

  • Fuel Cards in Switzerland 2016

    ...and fuel retailers it provides commercial (B2B) fuel card volume (split by fleet and CRT), value and market share forecasts to 2021, key data on independent and oil company card issuers and an analysis of ... Read More

  • Fuel Cards in Ireland 2016

    ...and fuel retailers it provides commercial (B2B) fuel card volume (split by fleet and CRT), value and market share forecasts to 2021, key data on independent and oil company card issuers and an analysis of ... Read More

  • Fuel Cards in Slovenia 2016

    ...and fuel retailers it provides commercial (B2B) fuel card volume (split by fleet and CRT), value and market share forecasts to 2021, key data on independent and oil company card issuers and an analysis of ... Read More

  • Fuel Cards in Belgium 2016

    ...and fuel retailers it provides commercial (B2B) fuel card volume (split by fleet and CRT), value and market share forecasts to 2021, key data on independent and oil company card issuers and an analysis of ... Read More

  • Fuel Cards in Austria 2016

    ...and fuel retailers it provides commercial (B2B) fuel card volume (split by fleet and CRT), value and market share forecasts to 2021, key data on independent and oil company card issuers and an analysis of ... Read More

  • Fuel Cards in the Netherlands 2016

    ...with issuers and fuel retailers it provides commercial (B2B) fuel card volume (split by fleet and CRT), value and market share forecasts to 2021, key data on independent and oil company card issuers and an ... Read More

  • Global Contactless PoS Terminals Market 2017-2021

    ...system consists of a computer, monitor, cash drawer, receipt printer, barcode scanner, POS software, weight scale, and credit and debit card readers. Technavio’s analysts forecast the global contactless PoS terminals market to grow at a ... Read More

  • Global Alternative Online Payment Methods: Second Half 2016

    ...total share of alternative payment methods in global E-Commerce sales in 2015 because of increased contributions from developing markets to worldwide online retail revenue, as well as evolving online consumer preferences in advanced markets. By ... Read More

  • The 2018-2023 World Outlook for Non-cash Payment Transactions

    ...or potential industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the country is of the region, and of the globe. These comparative benchmarks allow the reader to ... Read More

  • The 2018-2023 World Outlook for Embossing and Printing of Plastics Credit, Identification, and Other Cards

    ...than 190 countries. For each year reported, estimates are given for the latent demand, or potential industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the country is ... Read More

  • Asia-Pacific Online Payment Methods: Second Half 2016

    ...predominant trend that mobile payments are becoming more popular there. Consumers are more prone to use alternative payment methods like mobile wallets in comparison with other areas around the globe. The leader of the mobile ... Read More

  • The 2018-2023 World Outlook for Prepaid Cards

    ...industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the country is of the region, and of the globe. These comparative benchmarks allow the reader to quickly gauge ... Read More

  • The 2018-2023 World Outlook for Products and Services Purchased Via Online, Mobile, and Contactless Transactions

    ...than 190 countries. For each year reported, estimates are given for the latent demand, or potential industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the country is ... Read More

  • Global and Chinese Card Printer Industry, 2017 Market Research Report

    ...market. The report provides key statistics on the market status of the Card Printer manufacturers and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested in the industry.Firstly, the report provides ... Read More

  • Global Online Payment Methods: Second Half 2016

    ...card payments still maintain the largest share of E-Commerce sales worldwide in comparison with different, individual payment methods. Together, alternative payment methods have a larger share than bank card payments. The demand for alternative payment ... Read More

  • Financial Transaction Processing

    ...Global Payments, Heartland Payment Systems, MasterCard, Visa, and Western Union (all based in the US), as well as China UnionPay (China), Cielo (Brazil), and Moneris Solutions (Canada). Worldwide, markets with strong growth in payment services ... Read More

  • United States Prepaid Gift Cards and Incentive Cards Market Intelligence and Future Growth Dynamics (Databook Series) - Market Size and Forecast (2012-2021), Trends, and Consumer Attitude & Behaviour

    ...centric report, primarily consisting of charts and tables. This report from PayNXT360 provides a detailed data centric analysis of gift cards market along with overall market dynamics and consumer behaviour in the country. Please note ... Read More

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