UnionPay Mobile QuickPass Enters North America

UnionPay Mobile QuickPass Enters North America

China’s UnionPay reports a number of daily-spending merchants in Canada start to accept UnionPay mobile QuickPass, which marks the debut of the service in North America. Previously, there have been over 220,000 POS terminals in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and Australia that accept UnionPay mobile QuickPass. The merchants accepting mobile QuickPass this…

Bank Audi and Verifone Team for Cashless Payment Solutions

Bank Audi and Verifone Team for Cashless Payment Solutions

Bank Audi, Lebanon’s largest bank, has teamed with Verifone to provide thousands of merchants with point-of-sale (POS) devices designed to bring new payment and commerce capabilities to the country’s expanding retail market. The deal is part of the country’s retail infrastructure upgrade. Supporting Bank Audi’s merchant services in both countertop and mobile retail sales environments,…

Gross Transactions YOY in Double-Digits Driven by Debit Cards

Gross Transactions YOY in Double-Digits Driven by Debit Cards

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] International gross transactions (GTX) for Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards grew by 16.6% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/16). International GTX for credit cards increased 11.9% YOY while international GTX for debit cards soared 20.9% YOY in 1Q/16. In the first quarter gross international payment card GTX for…

Early Stage Delinquency Hovers at Record Lows

Early Stage Delinquency Hovers at Record Lows

[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 declined six basis points (bps) sequentially in the first quarter (1Q/16) to 1.75%, but remains one bps above last year’s 1.74%.  Five of the Big 6, including Chase, Bank of America, Capital One. Citibank, and Discover, posted lower or flat…

Big 6 Late Stage Credit Card Delinquency Flat Sequentially

Big 6 Late Stage Credit Card Delinquency Flat Sequentially

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The average late stage U.S. credit card delinquency (90+ day) among the nation’s six largest issuers was flat sequentially, to 0.92% for the first quarter (1Q/16), but up 4 basis points (bps) from one-year ago (YOY). Three issuers were flat or down sequentially. The AmEx 90+ day delinquency rate remained flat…

U.S. Consumer Credit Ramps Up in June

U.S. Consumer Credit Ramps Up in June

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] U.S. consumer revolving credit card soared in June, growing at an annual rate of +9.7%, compared to a revised +2.2% annual rate in May and a revised +1.3% annual rate in April. Overall consumer credit increased at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of +4.1% in June. Non-revolving credit increased at an…

Charge-Offs Among Big 6 Rise Across-the-Board

Charge-Offs Among Big 6 Rise Across-the-Board

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Charge-offs among the nation’s top 6 issuers jumped 19 basis points (bps) year-on-year (YOY) to 2.86% for the first quarter (1Q/16), and up 2 bps sequentially.  All six issuers posted sharply higher charge-offs in the first quarter. The Chase 1Q/16 charge-offs ratio inched up by 20 bps from 4Q/15 and flat…

Visa + MC International Purchase Transactions Robust

Visa + MC International Purchase Transactions Robust

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] International purchase transactions (PTX) for Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards grew by 18.9% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/16). International PTX for credit cards increased 17.6% YOY while international PTX for debit cards rose 20.3% YOY in 1Q/16. In the first quarter gross international payment card PTX for…

U.K. Consumer Credit Up at a Brisk Pace in June

U.K. Consumer Credit Up at a Brisk Pace in June

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] U.K. consumer credit continued to expand at a brisk pace in June, topping 10% year-on-year (YOY). In June total consumer credit grew to £186.0 billion. The three-month annualized and twelve-month growth rates, seasonally adjusted (SA), were 11.0% and 10.3% respectively. The Bank of England (BOE) reports consumer credit increased by £1.8…