SOURCE: SourceMedia

August 29, 2006 09:00 ET

Updated Card Industry Directory 18th Edition Is Published

eCID, Revamped Online Edition Is Relaunched

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 29, 2006 -- It has been a year marked by increasing consolidation in several industries and numerous purchases of retail card portfolios by financial institutions and card issuers, according to the Card Industry Directory 18th edition. The Card Industry Directory, published by SourceMedia, is an annual publication covering industry trends and statistical data including market rankings, monthly transaction volumes and key industry contacts in the payments industry.

Recently published in July 2006, the directory's findings were compiled from annual reports, government agencies, industry surveys and market research firms.

As a supplement to the print issue, the electronic version was relaunched simultaneously. Formerly called Card Source One, eCID provides proprietary information on credit and debit card issuers, industry suppliers, smart cards, processors, acquirers and ATM and EFT networks. Similar to the print edition, eCID enables users to view, download and sort data by key variables, making it a powerful tool to compile in-depth competitive analysis and data-based sales and marketing reporting.

"The Card Industry Directory and eCID are the perfect marketing tools for anyone in the cards and payments industry," said Andy Rowe, publisher. "Both offer valuable information including recent portfolio sales, ranking of the top merchant acquirers, consumer credit growth and more. As the landscape of the payments market changes, executives will continue to need to be informed of what's happening. The Card Industry Directory and eCID provides the answers to their needs."

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About Card Industry Directory and SourceMedia, Inc.

Card Industry Directory is an annual publication that reports on current market trends and provides industry rankings of key categories such as credit card issuers, EFT and ATM networks, merchant acquirers, debit card issuers, credit card and merchant processors and more.

SourceMedia, an Investcorp company, provides market information, including news, analysis and insight, to the financial services and related industries such as accounting and technology, through its publications, industry-standard data applications, seminars and conferences.

Contact Information

  • News Release Contact:
    Andy Rowe
    Group Publisher
    Cards & Payments
    (312) 983-6131
    Email Contact

    Corporate Contact:
    Anne O'Brien
    (212) 803 8280
    Email Contact