The data report monthly market share data relating to the Bankcard, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Diners Club card schemes. The Bankcard scheme closed in January 2007. The figures for ‘Bankcard, MasterCard and Visa’ for months up to and including January 2007 include Bankcard data. The series cover general-purpose credit cards and charge cards issued to individuals or businesses by reporting institutions in Australia. The ‘Bankcard, MasterCard and Visa’ market shares include debit card transactions processed through the MasterCard or Visa networks before March 2008. Reporting institutions include most Australian banks, building societies and credit unions, and certain other non-bank providers of card services.