Card Loan Growth

Card Loan Growth Downshifts to 5.56% CAGR – Upshifts in Q2

U.S. card loan growth among the Big 6 credit card issuers increased 3.5% in the first-quarter (1Q/19) year-on-year (YOY), compared to a 8.0% YOY for the year ago quarter. Early results for the second-quarter reveal Chase U.S. credit card outstandings grew 8.5% YOY, Citibank is up 2.8% YOY, and Bank of America was flat (+0.7%).…

Second-Quarter Card Delinquency

Second-Quarter Card Delinquency Mixed Bag No Surprises

Second-quarter card delinquency, as projected, will rise moderately among the nation’s Big 6 credit card issuers. Early results show the second-quarter (2Q/19) 30-day delinquency ratio for Chase at 1.71%, a 14 basis points (bps) decline from the prior quarter, but up 14 bps for Citibank to 1.66%. Early stage delinquency (30+ days) among the nation’s…

First-Quarter Card PDV

First-Quarter U.S. Card PDV Growth Weakest in 5 Yrs – 6.87% CAGR

First-quarter U.S. card PDV (Purchase Dollar Volume) expanded by a slower annual rate in more than five years for the Big 6 credit card issuers led by strong performances by Capital One and Chase. Chase led in YOY (Year-on-Year) growth will Capital One leads in four-year CAGR (compound annual growth rate). U.S. credit card PDV…

Second-Quarter Card Profits

Second-Quarter Card Profits for Networks & Issuers to Post Robust

Second-quarter card profits for the four largest U.S.-based payment card networks and the four largest credit card issuers will likely post robust performance. Consumer confidence indices, government data, and retail sales activity point to strong growth in PDV (purchase dollar volume) for the payment networks and sharp increases in cardholder balances for card issuers, reflecting…

American Express Global Card

American Express Global Card GDV +7% FX YOY as Yield Nears 11%

American Express global card for the first-quarter posted a record yield, nearing 11%, as GDV (gross dollar volume) rose 7% on an FX (currency adjusted) basis but delinquency rose 10 bps (basis points) and charge-offs jumped 30 bps. American Express (AXP) GCSG (Global Card Services Group) reported an 8.6% YOY (year-on-year) gain with total revenues…

U.S. Credit Card Share

U.S. Credit Card Share for Big 6 Adds 80 bps CAGR Slips to 5.56%

U.S. credit card share for the Big 6 peer group increased to 54.2% in the first-quarter, compared to 53.4% for the first-quarter 2018. American Express year-on-year (YOY) growth in U.S. credit card outstandings for the first-quarter (1Q/19) lead the peer group. On a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) basis, Capital One outpaced the other five…

First-Quarter Card Profits

First-Quarter Card Profits Big 6 Tad Up YOY Re-Pricing Lag Fades

First-quarter card profits among the nation’s Big 6 U.S. issuers edged up 160 basis points (bps) year-on-year (YOY), compared to a tax cut fueled surge of more than 50% one-year ago. Sequentially, credit card profits were flat. Since 2015, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is running about 2.77%. Profits (after tax) among the nation’s…

First-Quarter Credit Card Yields

First-Quarter Credit Card Yield Surges to Record 12.22%

First-quarter credit card yield set records for all the largest U.S issuers with Citibank’s yield skyrocketing 145 bps (basis points) over the past twelve months. Average credit card yield, among the nations’s Big 6 bank card issuers, rose by 16 bps sequentially to 12.22% and up 56 bps year-on-year (YOY) for the first-quarter (1Q/19), compared…