Massive Amounts of Money Involved
• Around the world, every second of every day, 10,000 people pay for something with a credit card.
• These days, folks in the U.S. are spending $75,000 every second on their credit cards (that’s $2,378,000,000,000 a year! Count the zeroes: that’s trillions).
|U.S. Census Bureau||2012 Projections|
|Number of cards||1.167 billion|
|Credit card purchase volume||2.378 billion|