Robert McKinley, Senior Analyst/Editor Robert McKinley, with 33 years experience covering payment cards and payment systems, is Senior Analyst/Editor for CardFlash and other payments-related publications. He is the retired founder and chief executive of RAM Research, CardWeb and CardTrak. McKinley served as an expert witness in 100+ litigations including two multi-$billion trials, testified before the U.S. Congress, chaired multiple payments conferences, hired as consultant by Fortune 100 companies and several overseas financial institutions. Full Bio: www.rbm4.com

Cap One Gains Marketshare from Smaller Issuers

Cap One Gains Marketshare from Smaller Issuers

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Among the top 4 U.S. bank credit card issuers Chase holds a commanding 24.6% marketshare for the fourth quarter (4Q/15), based on Visa and MasterCard purchase dollar volume (PDV) figures. Capital One, the hottest U.S. issuer, ranks #2 with a 12.9% marketshare. Compared to the prior quarter, Capital One gained 50…

Australia Credit Card Debt Growth Remains Conservative

Australia Credit Card Debt Growth Remains Conservative

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Australian credit card outstandings edged up by 1.6% year-on-year (YOY) in January. Credit card credit limits increased 3.3% YOY and the number of credit card accounts rose 3.4% YOY. The average balance per account in January declined 1.7% to AU$3115, compared to AU$3194 for December, and AU$3170 for January 2015. Credit…

U.S. Network Credit/Charge Cards-in-Force Up 7% YOY

U.S. Network Credit/Charge Cards-in-Force Up 7% YOY

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Total U.S. credit/charge cards-in-force (CIF) in the fourth quarter (4Q/15) for Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover was up 7.0% year-on-year (YOY). At the end of 4Q/15, there were 647 million U.S. credit/charge CIF compared to 612 million for 4Q/14. Visa U.S. credit CIF for 4Q/15 jumped 7.9% YOY to an…

U.S. GDV for Big 6 Up 6.4% YOY Thanks to Capital One

U.S. GDV for Big 6 Up 6.4% YOY Thanks to Capital One

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] U.S. Gross Dollar Volume (GDV) among the big six U.S. bank card issuers, rose an estimated 6.4% year-on-year (YOY) and 4.8% sequentially in the fourth quarter (4Q/15).  Capital One grew more than twice than the other five. Capital One, like most bank card issuers, only reports purchase dollar volume (PDV). The…

90+ Day Delinquency Among Big 6 Slowly Creeps Upward

90+ Day Delinquency Among Big 6 Slowly Creeps Upward

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The average late stage U.S. credit card delinquency (90+ day) among the nation’s six largest issuers increased 7 basis points (bps) sequentially, to 0.92% for the fourth quarter (4Q/15), compared to 0.85% in the prior quarter and 0.91% one-year ago. However, all the issuers, except Chase and Capital One, were down…

AU Consumer Credit Card PDV Rises 1.9% YOY in January

AU Consumer Credit Card PDV Rises 1.9% YOY in January

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Australian credit card gross dollar volume (GDV) rose by 1.8% year-on-year (YOY) in January. Purchase dollar volume (PDV) increased 1.9% YOY and cash dollar volume (CDV) declined 1.2% YOY in January. 
GDV rose in January to AU$22.6 billion, compared to AU$28.4 billion in the prior month and AU$22.2 billion one-year ago.…

US BANK; D&B; FTC; and CFPB

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] In Other News: US BANK (app); D&B (survey); FTC (Chicago); and CFPB (loan scam). US BANK – Securely logging in to mobile banking just got easier for U.S. Bank customers with the release of an updated version of the U.S. Bank Mobile app for iPhone. The new app gives customers an…

Green Dot Continues MasterCard PTS Migration in March

Green Dot Continues MasterCard PTS Migration in March

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Green Dot confirms it has migrated an additional 15 million account files to the MasterCard Payment Transaction Services (PTS) processing platform during the second planned conversion wave which was completed in March. Including the first wave of account migrations, this brings the total number of account files successfully migrated to approximately…

MasterCard U.S. EMV Card Penetration Tops Two-Thirds

MasterCard U.S. EMV Card Penetration Tops Two-Thirds

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The latest figures reveal 67% of U.S.-issued MasterCard-branded consumer credit cards now feature chips. This represents a 51% increase in the number of consumer credit cards with chips in market since the October 1, 2015 liability shift. Consumers can use their chip cards in more places, as 1.2 million U.S. merchant…

Walmart Rewards on Credit, Store and Prepaid Cards

Walmart Rewards on Credit, Store and Prepaid Cards

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Walmart is now offering rewards for purchases made with either the Walmart Credit Card, the Walmart MasterCard or the Walmart MoneyCards. The new, simplified rewards value proposition – 3-2-1 Save – add mpre value to the Walmart family of credit and prepaid cards, issued and administered by Synchrony Bank and Green…

UK Credit Card Lending Maintains 6%+ YOY Growth

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] U.K. consumer credit in February grew at a 9.3% annual rate to £180.7 billion. Within consumer credit, credit card lending increased by 6.7% year-on-year (YOY) to £63.8 billion and other loans/ advances increased by 10.9% YOY to £116.9 billion. All figures are seasonally adjusted. Credit card lending increased by £0.2 billion…