Australia Consumer Card Spending Heads North in April

Australia Consumer Card Spending Heads North in April

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Australian credit card gross dollar volume (GDV) slipped upward, posting a 2.7% year-on-year (YOY) in April. Purchase dollar volume (PDV) increased 2.6% YOY and cash dollar volume (CDV) was 0.5% YOY YOY in April. GDV rose in April to AU$24.3 billion, compared to a revised AU$26.3 billion in the prior month…

Other News: VISA; ACI; MASTERCARD; and CHASE (P2P)

In Other News: NXT-ID (DreamTrips); INTELLICHECK (funding); REVEL (Vantiv); and CAUSE (exec). VISA Visa is now a member of the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global), says ASOP Global’s Executive Director, Libby Baney and Martin Elliott, global head of brand protection for Visa. ACI – ACI Worldwide and PT Indopay Merchant Services (Indopay), a…

Credit Card Usage in Canada to Hover at 1.6% CAGR

Credit Card Usage in Canada to Hover at 1.6% CAGR

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Purchase dollar volume (PDV) in Canada for Visa and MasterCard has been plummeting over the past five quarters, however card issuance in the first quarter (1Q/16) for both networks remained in double-digits year-on-year (YOY). The P&S Market Research’s “Canada Cards and Payments Market – Size, Share, Development, Growth and Forecast to…

S&P Average Correlates with Card Profits

S&P Average Correlates with Card Profits

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Credit card profits have rebounded nicely during the recovery period following the Great Recession. According to R.K. Hammer’s Card Knowledge Factory, the pre-tax ROA (return on assets) for credit cards, during the Great Recession (2008-2009) averaged 2.88% (between 1.50% and 4.25%), while the S&P 500 averaged 1009, (2008 EOY at 903…

Credit Card & Overall Decline in Spending

Credit Card & Overall Decline in Spending

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Credit spending growth slipped downward in May to 2.4% while SIG and PIN debit each increased slightly over April. According to aggregate same store sales activity in the First Data Point of Sale Network, was impacted by performance in Food Services & Drinking Places, Food & Beverage Stores, Travel, and General…

Do Millennials Have & Use Cards?

Do Millennials Have & Use Cards?

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Two recent surveys have found conflicting data regarding millennials. Bankrate says 64% of millennials do not own a credit card, while FICO consumer research shows that 83% of Millennials fully use credit cards to fund their lifestyle. The Bankrate study shows that credit card usage increases with age, wherein 55% of…

Card Industry Risk-Adjusted Revenue Rises 13% in 2015

Risk-Adjusted Revenue Rises 13%

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Revenue earned by the card industry last year is roughly $165 billion. However, pre-tax net income after all expenses (charge offs, operating expense and cost of funds) falls to $121.0 billion. According to R.K. Hammer there can be a large difference between these two metrics. Risk-Adjusted” is just that, the default…

Mobile In-App Transactions Up 24% YOY

Mobile In-App Transactions Up 24% YOY

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Mobile app users are spending $7.40 on paid-for apps every three months and $9.20 on in-app transactions, resulting in a quarter more spending on in-app transactions According to an online consumer survey by Gartner, app users spend 24% more on in-app transactions than on upfront app payments. The survey found that…

Credit Card Complaints Settle Down but CRA - NOT

Credit Card Complaints Settle Down but CRA – NOT

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The latest Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) monthly consumer complaint snapshot finds credit reporting complaints lead the pack, but bank credit card issuers land second place. However, overall credit card complaints declined 2%. By average monthly complaint volume, Equifax (1,014), Experian (911), (765) were the most-complained-about companies for December 2015. Capital…

MC’s X-Border Volume YOY Gain Blows-Out Visa

MC’s X-Border Volume YOY Gain Blows-Out Visa

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] MasterCard’s cross-border transaction volume, on a currency adjusted basis (FX), exploded in the first quarter (1Q/16) outpacing Visa for the first time by 130 basis points (bps) year-on-year (YOY). Sequentially, quarter-to-quarter (QTQ), MasterCard scored a 540 bps YOY gain, compared to Visa’s 100 bps gain YOY. Cross-border volume refers to payments…