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Payment method statistics

While the most popular payment method is still debit, the gap between credit and debit is closing, and cash usage continues to decline. The pandemic…

June 4, 2021

The history of credit cards

Throughout their history, credit cards have offered advantages over all forms of money: They’re pocket size, easily portable, secure and have no intrinsic value in…

May 24, 2021

Contactless cards: The future is here

Major credit card issuers and metropolitan transit authorities in the U.S. are on the contactless payments bandwagon. Here's what's ahead for contactless credit cards.

January 12, 2021

Online and mobile payment statistics

Once upon a time, people mostly shopped at brick-and-mortar stores or ordered merchandise by mail or over the telephone. Now, a growing number of people…

April 20, 2020

Credit card fee, rate statistics

How many of us are paying fees on our credit cards, and what is the average APR on a card with a balance? CreditCards.com has…

December 12, 2019

Prepaid card and gift card statistics

Use of general purpose reloadable prepaid cards is increasing among high-income Americans, and gift cards continue to top wish lists. Just two of the insights…

December 1, 2015

Debit card statistics

Debit remains a popular way to pay - in many cases, more popular than credit. Here's how Americans use debit today

November 16, 2015