Facts and figures about the Swiss credit card market

Development of cards managed by Swisscard AECS GmbH

¹ The figures for American Express also include international USD cards for people resident in Switzerland. These cards are issued directly by American Express and not by Swisscard AECS GmbH.

Swisscard AECS GmbH is a market leader in important segments:

Swisscard AECS GmbH also occupies a top position in card turnover: The company achieves the highest card turnover of all credit card issuers.

Swisscard AECS GmbH has a market share of roughly 25 percent.

In October 2012, there were over 5.3 million credit cards in circulation in Switzerland. Over 1.3 million of these were issued by Swisscard AECS GmbH.

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.

You can find more on the topic of credit card statistics, among other places, in the SNB Monthly Statistical Bulletin.