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Credit card Market Research Report: Information By Card Type (General Purpose Credit Cards And Specialty And Other Credit Cards), By Application (Food And Groceries, Health And Pharmacy, Restaurants And Bars, Consumer Electronics, Media And Entertainment, Travel And Tourism, And Other Applications), By Provider (Visa, MasterCard, And Others), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032.


ID: MRFR/ICT/19855-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Aarti Dhapte| July 2024

Credit card Market Overview


Credit card Market Size was valued at USD 14351.2 Billion in 2022. The credit card market industry is projected to grow from USD 14955.4 Billion in 2023 to USD 20800.5 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.21% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). Growing inclination for online buying and a growing emphasis on more flexibility and convenience are the key market drivers boosting the expansion of the market.


Credit card Market Overview


Source: Primary Research, Secondary Research, MRFR Data base and Analyst Review


Credit card Market Trends


Growing emphasis on improved flexibility and ease is driving the market growth


Market CAGR for credit card is being driven by the increased emphasis on greater flexibility. A credit card enables a user to borrow money from a financial institution, typically a bank; users agree to pay back the loan plus interest as specified by the card's terms. Furthermore, by enabling companies to purchase goods, resources, or equipment they need, it can help them build a strong credit history and make it simpler for them to get loans based on their credit score.


Additionally, a favorable market picture is provided by the increasing demand for credit card payments brought on by consumers' growing emphasis on greater convenience and flexibility. Accordingly, a growing number of consumers are choosing safe payment options, which is fueling the market's expansion. Furthermore, credit cards make it simple for people to make purchases in real establishments as well as online. In addition, credit cards help people avoid carrying around significant sums of cash and provide an extra security measure in the event of theft or loss, which makes them a desirable choice. These cards also come with a line of credit, which helps customers effectively manage their money. In addition, the option to pay down balances gradually gives users financial flexibility.


The growing popularity of online shopping among consumers worldwide is driving up demand for credit cards, which is supporting the market's expansion. Furthermore, credit cards are increasingly being used by people with hectic schedules as mobile payment methods. People's experiences are enhanced when card details can be entered easily or stored information may be used for online transactions. In addition, credit card payments are becoming a more seamless component of the checkout procedures on e-commerce platforms. Furthermore, the growing emphasis on subscription-based services is driving credit cards to become the preferred payment method for frequent online transactions, which is supporting the market expansion.


For instance Data from the Reserve Bank of India shows that in June 2020, credit card spending was Rs 42,818 crores, which is less than the amount spent on debit card Point of Sale (PoS) transactions, which totaled Rs 47,255 crore (RBI). For a long while, only sales of necessities were allowed. But when the lockdowns loosened and more people traveled and went shopping, market, demand for credit card supplements will increase due to increased emphasis on greater flexibility. Thus, result in driving the credit card market revenue.


Credit card Market Segment Insights


Credit card Card Type Insights


The credit card market segmentation, based on Card Type includes general purpose credit cards and specialty and other credit cards. The general purpose credit cards segment dominated the market. Because widely applicable to a variety of transactions, general purpose credit cards are flexible cards. They don't belong to any one merchant or industry and are widely accepted by many businesses. They also include the normal features of credit cards, like interest rates, lengths of credit limit, and methods of payment.


Credit card Application Insights


The credit card market segmentation, based on application, includes food and groceries, health and pharmacy, restaurants and bars, consumer electronics, media and entertainment, travel, and tourism, and other applications. The food and groceries generated the most income. because they provide increased security, convenience, and often give incentives or return on dining-related costs. Credit cards are being used more and more for necessities like groceries and food, which are necessary personal expenses.


Credit card Provider Insights


The credit card market segmentation, based on provider, includes Visa, MasterCard, and others. The visa generated the most income. because It runs an extensive network that links consumers, businesses, and financial institutions and makes safe and easy payments possible. It actively participates in financial inclusion programs with the goal of giving marginalized communities access to financial services.


Figure1: Credit card Market, by Provider,2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Credit card Market, by Provider,2022 & 2032


Source: Primary Research, Secondary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Credit card Regional Insights


By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North American credit card market area will dominate this market, owing to an the market is expanding due to technological developments in payment processing, such as the increasing use of mobile wallets and contactless payments.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, German, France, the UK, Canada, Italy, Spain, India, Australia, South Korea, China, Japan, and Brazil.


Figure2: CREDIT CARD MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


CREDIT CARD MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Primary Research, Secondary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe credit card market has the second-largest portion of the market due to the region's market expansion is being supported by a flourishing finance industry. Further, the German credit card market had the biggest market share, and the UK credit card market was the fastest growing market in the European region


The Asia-Pacific Credit card Market is anticipated to expand between 2023 and 2032 at the quickest CAGR. Growing consumer preferences for internet purchasing, which offers greater convenience, are fueling the market's expansion. Moreover, China’s credit card market had the biggest market share, and the Indian credit card market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Credit card Key Market Players& Competitive Insights


Leading market players are putting a lot of money on R&D to expand their product lines, which will help the market for weight reduction products grow. Additionally, market players are engaging in a range of calculated initiatives to increase their worldwide presence, with important market developments involving the introduction of new products, contracts, M&A transactions, increased investment, and cooperation with other enterprises. to grow and endure in an increasingly cutthroat and dynamic market, credit card industry must provide reasonably priced goods.


Manufacturing locally is one of the primary business techniques used by manufacturers to cut operational costs in the credit card industry to help customers and expand the market segment. In recent years, the credit card industry has provided some of the biggest benefits to medicine. Major players in the credit card market, including American Express, Banco Itau, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bank of Brazil, Bank of East Asia, Chase Commercial Banking, Diners Club, Hang Seng Bank, and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


The American Express Company is a multinational financial services firm and bank holding company based in the United States that specialized in payment cards. Its headquarters are located in Lower Manhattan's Battery Park City area at 200 Vesey Street, popularly referred to as the American Express Tower. In general, AMEX cards are ranked from Green to Platinum to Black (Centurion), with a higher rank denoting a greater priority level. In April 2021, The American Express Cash back Credit Card is introduced by the American Express Company. Cardholders can earn unlimited rewards on all purchases and bill payments with the new card. Cardholders can also take advantage of Plan Item Installments, a feature that provides the option to pay off credit card debt in equal monthly installments at a fixed monthly cost and with 0% annual percentage rate.


Owned by Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation is a multinational banking and financial services company based in Japan. Its main office is in Tokyo, Japan's Yurakucho, Chiyoda neighborhood. ly, the firm is involved in the retail, corporate, and investment banking sectors. It serves a broad spectrum of customers, including private citizens, small and medium-sized businesses, multinational corporations, financial institutions, and government agencies, by offering financial goods and services. In April 2023, SMBC declared that it will triple its holdings to as much as 15% of US investment bank Jefferies Financial Group. As part of a bigger partnership, it enabled SMBC to advise and lend to investment-grade companies across the globe, while also enabling it to take on more formidable competitors.


Key Companies in the credit card market include




  • American Express




  • Banco Itau




  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch




  • Bank of Brazil




  • Bank of East Asia




  • Chase Commercial Banking




  • Diners Club




  • Hang Seng Bank




  • JP Morgan




  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation




Credit card Industry Developments


December 2023: Mastercard Inc. and Samsung Electronics collaborated on Wallet Express, a recently introduced Mastercard initiative. The service gives card issuers and banks an easy way to add more digital wallet options to their portfolio at a reasonable price.


May 2023: Two and a half years after purchasing Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB), Singapore's DBS Bank hopes to solidify its position by adding a super-premium credit card to its retail product portfolio as soon as this week.


May 2023: Citigroup Inc. intends to launch Citi Pay Credit, a brand-new credit card. It is appropriate for people who want to buy bigger things. It will also enable retailers to provide promotional loans to private customers.


Credit card Market Segmentation


Credit card Card Type Outlook




  • general purpose credit cards




  • specialty




  • other




Credit card Application Outlook




  • food and groceries




  • health and pharmacy




  • restaurants and bars




  • consumer electronics




  • media and entertainment




  • travel, and tourism




  • other




Credit card Provider Outlook




  • Visa




  • MasterCard




  • others




Credit card Regional Outlook




  • North America



    • US




    • Canada






  • Europe



    • Germany




    • France




    • UK




    • Italy




    • Spain




    • Rest of Europe






  • Asia-Pacific



    • China




    • Japan




    • India




    • Australia




    • South Korea




    • Australia




    • Rest of Asia-Pacific






  • Rest of the World



    • Middle East




    • Africa




    • Latin America





Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size2022 USD 14351.2 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 14955.4 Billion
Market Size2032 USD 20800.5 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 4.21% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Card Type, Application, provider, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, AsiaPacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, German, France, UK, Canada, Italy, Spain, India, Australia, South Korea, China, Japan, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled American Express, Banco Itau, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bank of Brazil, Bank of East Asia, Chase Commercial Banking, Diners Club, Hang Seng Bank
Key Market Opportunities Growing inclinations towards e-commerce
Key Market Dynamics Increasing emphasis on improved ease and adaptability


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The credit card market size was valued at USD 14351.2 Billion in 2022.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.21% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

North America had the largest share in the market

The key players in the market are American Express, Banco Itau, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bank of Brazil, Bank of East Asia, Chase Commercial Banking, Diners Club, Hang Seng.

The general purpose credit cards dominated the market in 2022.

The food and groceries had the largest share in the market.

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