One week from today, the fourth quarter earnings reports season opens with Chase the first out of the shoot. Chase will release Jan 14, before the market open.
The decline in the U.S. bank credit card delinquency ratio will likely remain flat in the fourth quarter and then reverse course for all of 2015. On a weighted basis 30+ day delinquency will should come in around 2.29%, while the unweighted ratio should edge up slightly to 2.17% for the fourth quarter.
Bank credit card charge-offs, among the Top 100 U.S. banks, continue to decline in the third quarter to 3.01%. The ratio is the lowest since the third quarter of 1985. The ratio is down 31 basis points (bps) from one year ago, down 87 bps from two years ago and down a stunning 736 bps from five years ago.
LoopPay has ankled two new OEM partners that will embed its technology into their products to let consumers turn their smartphones into mobile wallets. LoopPay is also working with chipmakers to embed LoopPay’s technology and security into silicon, making it easier for future OEM partners to incorporate LoopPay into their devices.