2019 Annual U.S. Debit Market Data Review


New trends and events influencing the debit card market in the U.S.

New research report is Mercator Advisory Group fourth annual review of the U.S. debit card market.

Author: Sarah Grotta
Published on: June 22, 2019

Debit cards turned in another year of very solid transaction growth in the U.S., albeit not quite as robust as the previous year, which may be reflective of an underlying weakening of consumer confidence. However, some new trends are likely to have a positive influence on the market, according to the report.

Mercator Advisory Group has released new research on the U.S. debit cards in the 2019 Annual U.S. Debit Market Data Review. Mercator Advisory Group’s fourth annual review of the market dynamics in the U.S. debit industry focuses on trends and events impacting the industry.

“This report is the fourth annual debit data review compiled by Mercator Advisory Group and new trends continue to influence this very mature payments product,” commented Sarah Grotta, Director, Debit and Alternative Products Advisory Service at Mercator Advisory Group and author of the report. “The most influential events include the anticipated consolidation of EFT debit networks as their large processor owners propose to merge, the beginning of contactless debit card issuance, the growing influence of debit push payments on network transactions and approaches to battle card-not-present fraud.”

This report has 21 pages and 15 exhibits.

Companies mentioned in this report include: Bank of America, BB&T, Chase Bank, Discover, EMVCo, First Data, Fifth Third Bank, FIS, Fiserv, HSBC, Key Bank, M&T Bank, Mastercard, PayPal, Santander, Shazam, Square, Starbucks, TD Bank, Visa, Wells Fargo Bank, and Worldpay.

Highlights of the report include:

  • Review of growth in debit card transactions and dollar volume
  • Comparison of debit card growth rate with credit card growth rates
  • Where consumers are using debit cards to make payments
  • How consumers are paying with debit, including the impact of signature-less and PINless transactions at the point of sale
  • The demographics of a debit card user
  • Financial institutions that have announced their intention to issue contactless debit cards
  • The visible impact of debit push payments on network volumes


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