Cross-Border Transactions

Cross-Border Volume (FX) for Visa & Mastercard Transactions Slipped a Tad in Q2

Mastercard’s cross-border volume, on a currency adjusted basis (FX), soared in the second quarter (2Q/18) outpacing Visa by 158 basis points (bps) year-on-year (YOY). Sequentially, quarter-to-quarter (QTQ), Mastercard slipped a 121 bps, compared to Visa’s flat performance YOY. Cross-border transaction volume refers to payments and cash volume where the issuing country is different from the…

Big 6 Credit Card GDV

Credit Card Gross Dollar Volume Tracks with the U.S. Economy Entering Double-Digit Growth YOY

Credit card gross dollar volume (GDV) among the big U.S. six U.S. bank card issuers, rose an estimated 10.7% year-on-year (YOY) in the second quarter (2Q/18). Capital One led the peer group with a high double-digit growth YOY in 2Q/18, followed by Chase and American Express, respectively. Chase, Bank of America (BofA), Capital One and Citibank…

Credit Card Rates Rise Nationally

Credit Card Rates Rise Nearly 150 bps YOY or 2X Prime Rate Increase

Nominal credit card rates among banks and credit unions nationally increased 137 basis points (bps) in the second quarter (2Q/18) year-on-year (YOY) while rates assessed on accounts with balances rose 154 bps over the same period. Sequentially, nominal interest rates rose 51 bps as accessed credit card rates increased 22 bps. Nominal credit card interest…

Credit & Debit Cards Globally

Circulation of Payment Cards Worldwide Rises 6% YOY in Q2 & to Top 5.5 billion EOY

Payment cards worldwide or cards-in force (CIF) [credit + debit] grew by 6.4% year-on-year (YOY) in the second quarter (2Q/18) to 5412 million, compared to 5323 million for 1Q/18 and 5088 million, one-year ago. All the four major U.S. based payments networks posted gains in 2Q/18, according to CardData. Visa and MasterCard Rule the Planet…


Credit Card Yield Remains Solidly 11%+ in 2018 with Capital One the Driving Factor

The average credit card yield among the nations’s Top 4 bank card issuers declined 30 basis points (bps) sequentially at 11.31%, but up 12 bps year-on-year (YOY) for the second quarter (2Q/18), compared to 11.61% for the prior quarter, and 11.19% for 2Q/17. Capital One (COF), continues to lead the Top 4 with a 15.05%…

Australian Credit Card Debt Sputters

Australian Credit Card Debt Languishes as Consumer Confidence Wanes But Credit Card PDV Marches Upward

Australian credit card debt growth is sluggish while credit card usage is continues to grow slowly. Credit card outstandings grew 0.8% year-on-year (YOY) in July, while credit card purchase dollar volume (PDV) rose 7.2% YOY. According to figures released yesterday by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), credit card credit limits were flat in July…

U.S. Credit Card Charge-Offs Head Higher

U.S. Credit Card Charge-Off Rates – Slowly But Surely Marching North in Q2

Credit card charge-offs, seasonally adjusted (SA), among the top 100 U.S. banks for the second quarter (2Q/18) decreased 16 basis points (bps) sequentially (QTQ), and up 8 bps year-on-year (YOY). On a not seasonally adjusted basis (NSA), the charge-off rate among the top 100 U.S. banks for 2Q/18, dipped 5 bps QTQ and up 8…

Capital One Leads Top 4 Marketshare Growth

Capital One U.S. PDV Credit Card Marketshare Soars in Q2 +90 bps YOY

Capital One led the charge in the U.S. credit card market in the second quarter (2Q/18). U.S. credit card marketshare, based on Visa and Mastercard purchase dollar volume (PDV), among the top 4 U.S. bank credit card issuers, declined 80 basis points (bps) to 61% in the second quarter. U.S. CREDIT CARD MARKETSHARE While Chase…


Credit Card Debt Remains in Summer Doldrums for July 2018

U.S. consumer revolving debt for July, mostly credit card debt (95%), remained above the $1 trillion level for the fifth consecutive quarter. The year-on-year (YOY) change edged slightly upward in July. Consumer revolving credit increased at an 1.5% annual rate of growth in July, compared to a revised -1.4% annual rate in June and a…


Payment Card Transactions for V+M U.S. Rises 9.5% YOY in Q2

Payment card transactions (PTX) for Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards in the U.S. grew by 9.5% year-on-year (YOY) in the second quarter (2Q/18) to 24.1 billion. The growth was driven by Mastercard credit and debit cards. U.S. payment card purchase transactions for Visa and Mastercard (debit+credit) hit 24,067 in 2Q/18, compared to 22,221…


Visa and Mastercard European Credit Cards Q2 Racking-Up Impressive YOY Gains

European Credit Cards Q2 for Visa and Mastercard posted strong year-on-year (YOY) gains for the second quarter (2Q/18). On a non-currency adjusted basis (NFX), gross dollar volume (GDV) rose 16.5% YOY, purchase dollar volume (PDV) increased 19.2% YOY, and cards-in-force (CIF) climbed 6.1% YOY. On a currency adjusted basis (FX), Visa GDV rose 7.3% YOY…

Credit Card Profits for Top 4 U.S. Issuers

Credit Card Profits Post Solid Q2 Gains

(Updated 9/6/18) Credit card profits (after tax) among the nation’s top four bank credit card issuers soared 20.0% in the second quarter (2Q/18), compared to one year ago (YOY). While Chase credit card profits edged down, Capital One profits skyrocketed by 83% YOY. Aggregate credit card profits (after tax) for the top four issuers logged…