CNP Fraud for Merchants Rise 8% YOY in 2016

CNP Fraud for Merchants Rise 8% YOY in 2016

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] A new report finds every dollar of fraud in 2016 cost merchants $2.40, up from $2.23 a year ago. According to the LexisNexis 2016 True Cost of Fraud report, the volume of fraud has risen sharply in the last year—from a monthly average of 156 to 206 successful fraudulent transactions, and…

U.S. Co-Branded Travel Credit Cards Need More Juice

U.S. Co-Branded Travel Credit Cards Need More Juice

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] New research shows eight out of ten U.S. card holders believe co-branded cards offer as much or more value than bank-issued rewards cards, but they want more … much more. According to Oliver Wyman and its annual Transport & Logistics Journal, co-branded travel cards may not be rewarding enough. Other findings…

US Retail Credit Card Portfolios Under Temporary Pressure

US Retail Credit Card Portfolios Under Temporary Pressure

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The recent April bump up in the charge-off ratio for retail credit cards may be short-lived despite the recent lags in U.S. economic growth. Fitch Ratings says retail charge-offs should rise in the next month, but Fitch does not expect this change to carry into the longer term or spread to…

Citi’s LAC and AP Intl Card Units Show Further Deterioration

Citi’s LAC and AP Intl Card Units Show Further Deterioration

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Citibank’s international credit card business in the Latin America Caribbean (LAC) region continues to struggle in the first quarter (1Q/16) as all metrics are negative year-on-year (YOY) and quarter-to-quarter (QTQ). After currency adjusted (FX) Citi LAC posted flat revenue and negative income. In the Asia (AP) region, which also includes the…

Visa Outpaces MC in LAC PDV; MC Outpaces Visa in LAC GAC

Visa Outpaces MC in LAC PDV; MC Outpaces Visa in LAC GAC

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Purchase dollar volume (PDV), currency adjusted (FX), in the Latin American Caribbean (LAC) region has been rising steadily for Visa, while MasterCard has been gradually declining, over the past five quarters. However, for the first quarter (1Q/16) LAC card issuance for MasterCard is rising by double-digits year-on-year (YOY), while Visa’s LAC…

Canadians Continue to Reduce Visa & MC Card Usage QTQ

Canadians Continue to Reduce Visa & MC Card Usage QTQ

[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). For 1Q/16, Visa posted a 210 basis points (bps) decline YOY in PDV, while MasterCard reported a…

Australians Zipped Up Wallets in March as CC Usage Falls

Australians Zipped Up Wallets in March as CC Usage Falls

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Australian credit card gross dollar volume (GDV) posted a dismal decline of 0.5% year-on-year (YOY) in March. Purchase dollar volume (PDV) decreased 0.5% YOY and cash dollar volume (CDV) was flat YOY in March. GDV rose in March to AU$26.3 billion, compared to a revised AU$26.1 billion in the prior month…

COF International Credit Cards Yield and Margin Soar

COF International Credit Cards Yield and Margin Soar

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Capital One’s (COF) international (U.K.) credit card average yield and interest margin soared quarter-to-quarter (QTQ), and year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/16). However, other COF international credit card portfolio metrics soften and headed south for the quarter, particularly delinquency and charge-offs. COF gross revenues for the international card business edged…

Germany’s Wincor Nixdorf Reported its First Quarter

Germany’s Wincor Nixdorf Reported its First Quarter

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Germany’s Wincor Nixdorf reported its first quarter (1Q/16) net income more than quadrupled year-on-year (YOY) driven by strong growth in the Americas region. Retail revenue YOY growth was in double-digits for 1Q/16 while banking revenue went south. The proposed merger with U.S.-based Diebold continues on track. Wincor Nixdorf reported first quarter…

VISA APMEA Logs Double-Digits in 1Q

VISA APMEA Logs Double-Digits in 1Q

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Outside the U.S., Visa’s Asia Pacific (AP) region remains the second strongest of the four international regions as purchase dollar volume (PDV) is up 15% year-on-year (YOY) and purchase transactions rose 16% YOY in the first quarter (1Q/16). Visa also posted double-digit YOY growth in accounts (GAC) and cards-in-force (CIF). Visa’s…

MasterCard’s APMEA Region Soaring in Transactions

MasterCard’s APMEA Region Soaring in Transactions

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] MasterCard’s Asia Pacific Middle East Africa (APMEA) region settles down in the first quarter (1Q/16), remaining in double-digits year-on-year (YOY) growth, currency adjusted (FX). Transactions soar around 20% YOY across all categories in 1Q/16. APMEA is MasterCard’s largest international region based on GDV and MasterCard’s fastest growing region, outside the U.S.…

Bankrate Poised for Super Growth with NextAdvisor Deal

Bankrate Poised for Super Growth with NextAdvisor Deal

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Bankrate reported gross revenue for the first quarter rose 4.8% YOY to $93.3 million, compared to $93.4 million in 4Q/15 and $89.0 million for 1Q/15. Adjusted net income for 1Q/16 declined 30.6% YOY to $10.9 million, compared to $13.8 million in the prior quarter and $15.7 million in the year ago…