U.S. gross transactions (GTX) for Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards grew by 9.8% year-on-year (YOY) in the third quarter (3Q/15). U.S. GTX for credit cards jumped 12.2% YOY while U.S. GTX for debit cards increased 8.8% YOY in 3Q/15.
The Big 6 issuers, based on U.S. outstandings of $925 billion, controlled 51.8% of the U.S. bank credit card business at the end of the third quarter. Chase led the pack with a 13.7% share followed by Bank of America (BofA) at 9.5%; Capital one (COF) at 8.9%; Citibank (Citi) at 7.0%; American Express (AXP) at 6.7%; and Discover (DS) at 6.3%.
U.S. Purchase Dollar Volume (PDV), credit and debit cards, among the Big 6 U.S. card issuers, rose 6.6% year-on-year (YOY) and 0.5% sequentially in the third quarter. Capital One completely blew out the Big 6 pack by a 3-to-1 margin.
The nation’s four major payment card networks produced $1400 billion in U.S. gross dollar volume (GDV) in the third quarter (3Q/15). Visa continues to rule the market, growing its U.S. GDV marketshare from 58.1% in 3Q/14 to 58.7% in 3Q/15, largely at the expense of American Express.
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International cash transactions (CTX) for Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards grew by 8.3% year-on-year (YOY) in the third quarter (3Q/15). International CTX for credit cards decreased 6.9% YOY while international CTX for debit cards rose 9.5% YOY in 3Q/15.
Among the top 4 U.S. bank credit card issuers Chase holds a commanding 24.7% marketshare, based on Visa and MasterCard purchase dollar volume (PDV) figures. Capital One, the hottest U.S. issuer, ranks #2 with a 12.4% marketshare.