About This Statistic
This statistic presents the total number of debit cards in the United States from 2000 to 2010 and a forecast thereof for 2015. In 2015, the total number of debit cards in the United States was expected to reach approximately 5.24 billion.
A credit card is a a very convenient method of payment. It allows the cardholder to borrow money to pay for goods and services at the point of sale and repay the debt at a later date. Financial institutions which issue credit cards, usually banks, charge an interest rate for lending the money. In the fourth quarter of 2015, there were 424.35 million credit card accounts in the United States.