Sber among world’s Top 3 largest merchant acquirers again

Oct 22, 2021

Sber has made it to the Nilson Report’s Top 3 merchant acquirers worldwide for the second year in a row processing 30.3 bn transactions in 2020, up from 20.6 bn in 2019 (3rd place), and 14.4 bn in 2018 (5th place).

The number of transactions processed by all members of the ranking added 2.8% y-o-y, with Sber showing the biggest increase of 47%, which amplified the bank’s share in the overall number of transactions among the ranked companies to 8.6% from 6%.

Dmitry Malykh, Acquiring Director, Sberbank:

“Sber reinforced its positions in the world’s Top 3 largest acquirers in 2020. The Nilson Report has once again proved we are moving in the right direction and are overtaking our rivals in terms of the merchant acquiring base increase. Our key mission is to ensure secure and reliable merchant acquiring services for millions of our customers, while contributing to the development of the global non-cash environment.”

The Nilson Report carries out global research on bank cards and payments. The company publishes an eponymous magazine recognized by the market players. Sber ranked 3rd last year, while in 2021, it was once again named Europe’s top merchant acquirer.