Major 4 Networks Global Cards-in-Force Up 6.4%

Major 4 Networks Global Cards-in-Force Up 6.4%

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Global payment cards-in force (CIF) [credit + debit] grew by 6.4% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/16) to 4300 million. The growth has been largely driven by Visa and MasterCard’s international “inclusion” drive with debit (& prepaid) cards.

Visa and MasterCard U.S. credit CIF rose 7.1% YOY from 492 million one-year…

Visa & MC Global Purchase Transactions Gain Momentum

Visa & MC Global Purchase Transactions Gain Momentum

[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 15.4% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/16). The YOY growth rate has been steadily expanding each quarter. The two networks combined processed 39.8 billion purchase transactions in 1Q/16, compared to 40.8 billion for the fourth…

Capital One Continues to Drive U.S. PDV Growth 20% YOY

Capital One Continues to Drive U.S. PDV Growth 20% YOY

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] U.S. Purchase Dollar Volume (PDV) among the top four U.S. bank credit card issuers, rose 10.0% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/16). Capital One PDV grew more than 20% YOY, while Chase and Citi also scored double digit gains. The top four U.S. issuers racked up $281.4 billon in PDV for…

U.S. Credit Card Charge-Offs Head North Crossing 300 bps

U.S. Credit Card Charge-Offs Head North Crossing 300 bps

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The charge-off rate, seasonally adjusted (SA), among the top 100 U.S. banks for the first quarter (1Q/16) increased 12 basis points (bps) sequentially (QTQ), and up 13 bps year-on-year (YOY). On a not seasonally adjusted basis (NSA), the charge-off rate among the top 100 U.S. banks for 1Q/16, rose 24 bps…

Mobile Payments to Skyrocket 39% CAGR to $2.89 Trillion by 2020

Mobile Payments to Skyrocket 39% CAGR to $2.89 Trillion by 2020

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Global mobile payments are expected to grow by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 39% through 2020. This year mobile payments are projected to hit $769 billion, rising to $2890 billion in 2020. According to a new report from FMI, global mobile payment transaction volume will grow by a massive…

Big 6 U.S. Issuer Outstandings Produce Weak YOY Gain

Big 6 U.S. Issuer Outstandings Produce Weak YOY Gain

[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 increased 1.5% in the first quarter (1Q/16) year-on-year (YOY) to $468.3 billion. The weak aggregate gain resulted from the huge YOY drop in American Express outstandings offset by the huge YOY gain in Capital One outstandings. The Big 6: American…

Consumer FOR and DSR Metrics Remain at Record Lows

Consumer FOR and DSR Metrics Remain at Record Lows

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The Financial Obligations Ratio (FOR) and the Debt Service Ratio (DSR) for the first quarter (1Q/16) edged down a tad and continue to hover a record low levels. According to the Federal Reserve, on a seasonally adjusted basis, the FOR slipped downward to 15.31% in 1Q/16, compared to 15.36% in 4Q/15…

Global PDV for Major 4 U.S.-Based Networks Up 9.2% YOY FX

Global PDV for Major 4 U.S.-Based Networks Up 9.2% YOY FX

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Purchase dollar volume (PDV) for Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards (credit + debit) globally rose 6.8% year-on-year (YOY) on a nominal dollars basis for the first quarter (1Q/16). However, on a currency adjusted basis (FX), global 1Q/16 PDV increased 9.2% YOY.  The major four networks posted $2367 billion in…

U.S. Credit Card Delinquency Remains at Historic Lows in 1Q/16

U.S. Credit Card Delinquency Remains at Historic Lows in 1Q/16

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The 30+ day delinquency rate, seasonally adjusted (SA), among the top 100 U.S. banks for the first quarter (1Q/16) decreased 3 basis points (bps) sequentially (QTQ), but up 6 bps year-on-year (YOY). On a not seasonally adjusted basis (NSA), the delinquency rate among the top 100 U.S. banks for 1Q/16, declined…

Other News: PYMNTS; ELAVON; EMAZZANTI; and AMEX

In Other News: PYMNTS (awards); ELAVON (ariane); EMAZZANTI (ranking); and AMEX (LGBTQ). PYMNTS – The winners of the 2016 PYMNTS/Alexa Challenge include Visa and USAA. There were 12 teams and 14 companies in a five-week competition to use Alexa and her voice-activated technology to reimagine how consumers interact with their payments and financial services solutions…