This is the web’s largest collection of credit card statistics. We culled the best of our own research, data compiled by government agencies, universities and the most reputable private-sector studies. All sources are cited and we update data regularly.
Cash? That’s so yesterday. Credit cards and debit cards run neck and neck, with mobile payments coming on.
The credit card industry is huge, and the 10 biggest credit card issuers take about 90 percent of the market.
How many Americans have credit cards, and how many cards do we each have, on average?
Nailing down average credit card debt figures isn’t easy but we crunch the numbers for you.
Application approval rates and credit limits are changing. So are the things we buy with credit.
Late payments, defaults, charge-offs and bankruptcies reflect consumer economic strength.
Credit scores are a key indicator of Americans’ credit health. Find out who has the best scores and how scores are changing.
With online and mobile shopping making up an ever-greater share of retail sales, we examine how shoppers are paying for those purchases.
We tally figures on the growing number of security breaches and other types of credit card fraud.
Learn the charging and payment habits of small-business owners.
See how Americans view rewards programs and other aspects of their credit cards.
Debit cards are more popular than ever. Learn how often we use them and what we buy with them.
College students are using a combination of credit, debit, prepaid and campus cards for payments.
We’ve gathered numbers on who pays fees, average interest rates and more.
Race, gender and age all play roles in access to credit, and in how we use it.
Here’s how Americans are using their computers and smartphones to check balances, pay bills and even open accounts.
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