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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 themselves.…

August 12, 2021

Online and mobile payment statistics

Online and mobile payments were considered to be a new frontier, but these forms of commerce are clearly mainstream, and on their way to dominance.

July 16, 2021

Debit card statistics

As the global economy begins to recover from the COVID crisis, it’s still unclear how our usage of debit cards has been affected. As consumers…

June 25, 2021

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

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

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