Visa & MC US Credit Cards Outpace Debit Cards by 4X

Visa & MC US Credit Cards Outpace Debit Cards by 4X

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] U.S. cards-in-force (CIF) for Visa and MasterCard payment cards (credit & debit) increased 5.0% year-on-year (YOY). U.S. credit cards increased 8.7% YOY while CIF for debit cards rose 2.2% YOY, in the fourth quarter (4Q/15). There are were 1182 million Visa and MasterCard payment cards in circulation in the U.S. for…

MC Leads the Major 4 Networks in Global GDV Growth

MC Leads the Major 4 Networks in Global GDV Growth

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Gross dollar volume (GDV) for Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards (credit + debit) globally was flat year-on-year (YOY) on a nominal dollars basis, for the fourth quarter (4Q/15). However, on a currency adjusted basis (FX) global GDV for the fourth quarter increased 9.8% YOY.  The major four networks posted…

Visa Leads the Major 4 Networks in U.S. GDV Growth

Visa Leads the Major 4 Networks in U.S. GDV Growth

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Gross dollar volume (GDV) for Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards (credit + debit) in the U.S. climbed 8.1% year-on-year (YOY) in 4Q/15 reaching a record $1443 billion.
 Visa led the way in the fourth quarter posting a 8.9% YOY gain for U.S. GDV.

Visa reported fourth quarter GDV of $841…

V+M Intl Debit Card GDV Continues to Soften in 4Q/15

V+M Intl Debit Card GDV Continues to Soften in 4Q/15

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Visa and MasterCard international card gross dollar volume (GDV) for the fourth quarter (4Q/15) posted $1870 billion, compared to $1953 billion one-year ago. However, the nominal year-on-year (YOY) change is meaningless. 
On a currency adjusted (FX) basis, for 4Q/15, GDV for Visa international credit cards have been growing steadily, up 150…

Big 6 30+ Day Card Delinquency Edges Upward in 4Q/15

Big 6 30+ Day Card Delinquency Edges Upward in 4Q/15

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Early stage delinquency (30+ days) among the nation’s top 6 issuers climbed 5 basis points (bps) sequentially in the fourth quarter (4Q/15) to 1.81%, but remains below last year’s 1.84%. Five of the Big 6, including Chase, Bank of America, Capital One. Citibank, and Discover, posted higher delinquency in 4Q/15. However,…

Big 6 4Q Outstandings Flat; Driven by AXP; Offset by COF

Big 6 4Q Outstandings Flat; Driven by AXP; Offset by COF

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] U.S. credit card outstandings end-of-period (EOP) among the Big 6 issuers decreased 0.3% in the fourth quarter year-on-year (YOY) to $485.5 billion. The decline was driven by American Express and offset by Capital One. American Express U.S. EOP credit card outstandings nosedived 17.9% to $51.4 billion, compared to $62.1 billion in…

All Top 4 Issuers Post Increases in 30+ Delinquency

All Top 4 Issuers Post Increases in 30+ Delinquency

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Average early stage delinquency (30+ days) for the fourth quarter (4Q/15), among the nation’s top four issuers, edged up by 6 basis points (bps) sequentially, but dropped year-on-year (YOY) by 3 bps. All of the top issuers posted higher delinquency for the quarter. The nation’s largest issuer, Chase, reported delinquency increased…

V+M 4Q Global Purchase Transactions Up 14%

V+M 4Q Global Purchase Transactions Up 14%

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Global purchase transactions (PTX) for Visa and MasterCard debit and credit cards, excluding Visa Europe, soared 14.3% year-on-year (YOY) in the fourth quarter (4Q/15) and 6.5% sequentially.  The two networks combined processed 40.8 billion purchase transactions in 4Q/15, compared to 35.7 billion one-year ago. Visa posted a 13.3% YOY gain in…

4Q U.S. Credit Card PDV Among Big 6 Issuers Up 6% YOY

4Q U.S. Credit Card PDV Among Big 6 Issuers Up 6% YOY

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] U.S. Purchase Dollar Volume (PDV), credit and debit cards, among the Big 6 U.S. card issuers, rose 6.1% year-on-year (YOY) and 4.4% sequentially in the fourth quarter. Capital One completely blew out the Big 6 pack by a 3-to-1 margin.

 he Big 6 U.S. issuers racked up $520.6 billon in PDV…

Soaring 4Q COF Charge-Offs Drive Top 4 Average Higher

Soaring 4Q COF Charge-Offs Drive Top 4 Average Higher

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Charge-offs among the nation’s top four U.S. issuers dropped 10 basis points (bps) year-on-year (YOY) to 2.87%, and up 19 bps sequentially for the fourth quarter (4Q/15). Soaring Capital One losses drove the sequential gain for the peer group. The Chase 4Q/15 charge-offs ratio inched up by 1 bps from 3Q/15…