Second-Quarter Global Cards

Second-Quarter Global Cards +6.5% U.S. Debit +11% YOY

Second-quarter global cards among the Major 4 U.S. payment networks expanded by 347 million credit and debit cards-in-force (CIF) over the past twelve months. The Major 4 (Visa [V], Mastercard [MA], American Express [AXP], Discover/Diners [DFS]), global payment cards grew 6.5% year-on-year (YOY) in the second-quarter (2Q/19). Second-Quarter Global Cards Growth Analysis The Major 4…

second-quarter card loan growth

Second-Quarter Card Loan Growth Falls Off the Cliff +3% YOY

Second-quarter card loan growth, among the Top 4 U.S. issuers, grew a paltry 2.6% year-on-year (YOY), compared to 3.4% YOY in the prior quarter, and compared to 4.8% YOY one-year ago. Among the nation’s Top 4 credit card issuers (Chase [JPM], Capital One [COF], Bank of America [BAC], and Citibank [C]), the annual growth rate…

Second-Quarter Global Volume

Second-Quarter Global Volume FX Down 10 bps & CAGR Slips

Second-quarter global volume on a currency adjusted basis (FX) for the Major 4 U.S. based networks was essentially flat year-on-year (YOY) down by 10 basis points (bps), compared the prior year. American Express posted the only YOY FX gain in global gross dollar volume (GDV) of nearly 200 bps. Global payment card (credit+debit+charge+prepaid) GDV for…

second-quarter card delinquency

Second-Quarter Card Delinquency Continues Upward Trajectory

Second-quarter card delinquency among the nation’s top credit card issuers dipped from the prior quarter, due to seasonality and increasing balances. However, over the past five years, the second-quarter delinquency ratio has been on an upward trend, rising 35 bps (basis points) from the second-quarter of 2015. It is the highest second-quarter ratio for more…

Active Cards Big 6 U.S.

Active Cards for Big 6 Lifted By Discover’s 9% CAGR

Active cards, or credit card accounts with sales activity, among the Big 6 U.S. issuers, increased 3.5% year-on-year (YOY) in the first-quarter (1Q/19), compared to a record of about 14% YOY in 2018. However, Discover’s nearly 9% CAGR in organic growth and by Citibank’s approximate 10% CAGR produced by acquisitions. On a YOY basis. American…