X-Border Transactions

X-Border Transaction Volume FX Globally Edges Up

X-Border transaction volume growth FX (currency adjusted) YOY (year-on-year) is driven solely by Mastercard. Third-quarter global cross-border transaction volume for Mastercard has consistently outpaced Visa more than double for the past two years. Cross-border transaction (X-Border) volume refers to payments and cash volume where the issuing country is different from the merchant country. X-Border Transaction…

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence & Wearables

Artificial intelligence (AI) virtual assistants take over credit card services and wearable payments begin to blossom along with digital personal identification technology. But AI is capable of reflecting creator biases as part of the learning process, reports CardBuzz. Credit card issuers are still playing it safe in risk management as some metrics raise red flags…

Global Cards

Global Cards Head to 6B Milestone w/5.45% CAGR

Global cards from the four U.S.-based payment card networks expanded by 286 million credit and debit cards-in-force (CIF), over the past twelve months. Visa [V], Mastercard [MA], American Express [AXP], and Discover/Diners [DFS], global payment cards, including credit, charge, debit and prepaid products, grew 5.2% year-on-year (YOY) in the third-quarter (3Q/19). Growth has been eroding…

Credit Card Profits

Credit Card Profits Shrivel Amongst Intense Competition

Credit card profits (after tax) among the nation’s Top 4 bank credit card issuers shriveled by 4.2% YOY (year-on-year) in the third-quarter (3Q/19), compared to 44.0% one-year ago. The surge in 2018 was directly related to the corporate tax cuts. Profits (after tax) among the nation’s Top 4 U.S. credit card issuers (Chase [JPM]; Capital…

Top Card Issuer Markeshare

Top Card Issuer Marketshare Rises 30 bps – U.S. PDV Tops $1T

Top card issuer marketshare, based on U.S. purchase dollar volume (PDV) of Visa [V], Mastercard [MA], American Express [AXP] and Discover [DFS], increased 30 bps (basis points) in the third-quarter (3Q/19). Chase, the nation’s largest credit card issuer on outstandings and the fastest growing issuer, based on PDV at 19% YOY (year-on-year), led the Top…

Card Charge-offs

Third-Quarter Card Charge-Offs Hit 7 Yr Hi & Reserves Soar 10%

Third-quarter card charge-offs among the Top 4 U.S. bank credit card dropped sharply from the prior quarter, a historical pattern, but up slightly from one-year ago, remaining the highest for a third-quarter in seven years. Credit card charge-offs among the nation’s Top 4 credit card issuers decreased 36 bps (basis points) sequentially in the third-quarter…