Perfect Storm Coming

Perfect Storm Coming to Banking & Payments

A perfect storm is brewing for the banking and payments business as the impact of the coronavirus-driven spending collapse and the sharp rise in unemployment pushes consumer loan defaults to new heights. Adding to these two components is the unprecedented decline in oil prices, likely producing massive defaults on oil-related loans and the layoffs it…

Payments Performance Covid-19

Payments Performance Facing Huge COVID-19 Impacts

Payments performance for both networks and issuers are poised to face the profitability challenges of 40 years ago as the coronavirus impacts rage through all levels of life. The likely impact of the first two quarters of this year will wipe out profitability for 2020 and if COVID-19 extends into the third quarter, the impact…

Global Card Spending

Global Card Spending Plummets via Covid-19

Global card spending growth started to unwind in the fourth-quarter but the catastrophic worldwide impact of the coronavirus will be stunning for the first-quarter and far beyond. Business spending on travel could fall by more than $150 billion in the first three months. Consumer spending on travel will likely decline by $300 billion in Q1.…

Fourth-Quarter Card GDV

Fourth-Quarter Card GDV U.S. Volume Downshifts 110 bps

Fourth-quarter card GDV (gross dollar volume) for credit/charge card products, among the Major 4 payment networks (Visa [V], Mastercard [MA], American Express [AXP], and Discover [DFS]), lost momentum, growing 7.5% year-on-year (YOY), compared to an 8.2% YOY gain for the prior quarter, and 8.6% YOY for the year ago quarter. On an annual or YOY…

Payment Earnings for Q4 & EOY 2019 Disclosed Next Week

Payment earnings reports for the nation’s top credit card issuers, global payments networks and supporting businesses gets underway before the market opens on Tuesday, January 14th. First out of the shoot is Chase (JPM), Citibank (C) and Wells Fargo (WFS), according to CardData and PYRPTS. U.S. Bank (USB) and Bank of America (BAC) are scheduled…

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…

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…

Third-Quarter Earnings Reports

Third-Quarter Earnings Reports for Payments Hit Next Week

Third-quarter earnings reports for the nation’s top credit card issuers, global payments networks and supporting businesses gets underway before the market opens on Tuesday, October 15th. First out of the shoot, is Chase (JPM), Citibank (C) and Wells Fargo (WFS), according to PYRPTS.com and CardData. Among, the four global payment networks, American Express (AXP) will…

Credit Card Loan Loss

Credit Card Loan Loss Reserves Jump as Economic Clouds Gather

Card loan loss reserves rose sharply among the nation’s largest issuers, however, charge-offs among the Big 6 domestic credit card issuers held steady in the second-quarter. Credit card charge-offs among the nation’s Big 6 credit card issuers rose 18 basis points (bps) year-on-year (YOY) for the second-quarter (2Q/19).  The Big 6 (Chase [JPM], Capital One…