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2017 debit card transaction data released

The Federal Reserve Board has issued a report on debit card transactions in 2017, including information on volume and value, interchange fee revenue, certain issuer costs, and fraud losses. During 2017, payment card networks processed 68.5 billion debit and general-use prepaid card transactions valued at $2.62 trillion in the United States. Dual-message networks, which have traditionally processed mainly signature-authenticated transactions, accounted for 64.9 and 65.1 percent of the total by volume and value, respectively. Single-message networks, which typically process PIN-authenticated transactions, accounted for the rest. Total transaction volume grew 5.6 percent from 2016 to 2017, slower than the 7.0 percent growth recorded from 2015 to 2016.

The report is the fifth in a series published every two years pursuant requirements of the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA).

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