- According to Fidelity Research, the finance services sector is sensitive to economic cycles, and tends to outperform the broader market during the early stages of an economic recovery.
- Visa says that the average retail transaction in the U.S. increases dramatically from $17 for cash transactions to $42 for debit cards, and $66 when people use credit cards.
- The burgeoning middle classes in the world’s emerging economies present a large market for electronic payment processing solutions.
- Credit card transactions in China grew from $4.8 billion in 2002 to more than $748 billion in 2012. China is on course to become the world’s largest credit card market.