Facts and figures about the Swiss credit card market

Number of credit cards issued in Switzerland

DATA SOURCE: Swiss National Bank, Status 2016

6.35 million credit cards were in circulation in Switzerland in December 2016. Roughly 1.5 million of these were issued by Swisscard AECS GmbH.

Swisscard AECS GmbH is a market leader in important segments

Market share by card revenue

DATA SOURCE: Swiss National Bank, Status 2016

Swisscard AECS GmbH is also the leader in card revenue. The company achieves the highest card revenue out of all credit card issuers.

The following credit card issuers are the main players in Switzerland today: Swisscard AECS GmbH, Cornèr Bank AG, GE Money Bank AG, PostFinance, UBS AG and Viseca Card Services SA.

All the credit card issuers mentioned sell Mastercard and/or Visa brand credit cards. Swisscard AECS GmbH is the only card issuer who also carries American Express Cards and therefore offers all three leading credit card brands.