Credit card statistics
By Jamie Gonzalez-Garcia | Updated: August 23, 2017
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.
Payment method statistics
Cash? That's so yesterday. Credit cards and debit cards run neck and neck, with mobile payments coming on.
Market share statistics
The credit card industry is huge, and the 10 biggest credit card issuers take about 90 percent of the market.
Card ownership statistics
How many Americans have credit cards, and how many cards do we each have, on average?
Credit card debt statistics
Nailing down average credit card debt figures isn't easy but we crunch the numbers for you.
Use, availability statistics
Application approval rates and credit limits are changing. So are the things we buy with credit.
Credit card delinquency statistics
Late payments, defaults, charge-offs and bankruptcies reflect consumer economic strength.
Credit score statistics
Credit scores are a key indicator of Americans' credit health. Find out who has the best scores and how scores are changing.
Online and mobile payment statistics
With online and mobile shopping making up an ever-greater share of retail sales, we examine how shoppers are paying for those purchases.
Card fraud and ID theft statistics
We tally figures on the growing number of security breaches and other types of credit card fraud.
Business credit card statistics
Learn the charging and payment habits of small-business owners.
Rewards and cardholder satisfaction statistics
See how Americans view rewards programs and other aspects of their credit cards.
Debit card statistics
Debit cards are more popular than ever. Learn how often we use them and what we buy with them.
Statistics on students and credit
College students are using a combination of credit, debit, prepaid and campus cards for payments.
Credit card fees and APR statistics
We've gathered numbers on who pays fees, average interest rates and more.
Credit card demographic trend statistics
Race, gender and age all play roles in access to credit, and in how we use it.
Online, mobile banking statistics
Here's how Americans are using their computers and smartphones to check balances, pay bills and even open accounts.
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