U.S. GDV Marketshare

U.S. GDV Marketshare Gains All Flow to Mastercard by 50 bps

Second-quarter GDV (gross dollar volume) marketshare, including credit, debit, charge and prepaid card products, among the Major 4 payment networks shows Mastercard picking up 50 basis points (bps) over the past twelve months, mostly at the expense of Visa, in the U.S. market. Based on gross dollar volume, Visa’s U.S. marketshare peaked one-year ago at…

Payment Network Profts

Second-Quarter Payment Network Profits Rise Nearly 24%

Second-quarter payment network profits among the global U.S.-based Major 4: Visa [V], Mastercard [MA], American Express [AXP] and Discover [DFS], soared 23.8% year-on-year (YOY), and now growing at an 12.80% CAGR (compound annual growth rate), based on the past five years. The Major 4 reported a combined second-quarter (2Q/19) (after tax) profit of $7663 million,…

Credit Cards CIF

Second-Quarter Credit Cards CIF Grow at Bottom and Top

Second-quarter credit CIF (cards-in-force) continue to grow despite a saturated U.S. market driven by an expanding sub-prime marketplace and the aggressive marketing of high-end rewards cards. Over the past year, the total CIF is up by more nearly 24 million, and growing more 300 basis points (bps) over the prior twelve-month period. Mastercard is blowing…

Second-Quarter PDV

Second-Quarter PDV Declines 200 bps YOY U.S. CAGR 8.78%

Second-quarter PDV (purchase dollar volume) for the U.S. payment cards (credit+debit+charge+prepaid) grew 9.1% YOY (year-on-year), compared to 11.1% one-year ago. Mastercard picked up 90 bps (basis points), while Discover declined 440 bps during the same period. The Major 4 U.S.-based payment card networks: Visa [V]; Mastercard [MA]; American Express [AXP]; and Discover (DFS) collectively posted…

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 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…

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…

Big 6 Card Issuers

Big 6 Card Issuers Expand Base by 13.5MM with +3.3% GAGR

Big 6 card issuers grew 4.0% year-on-year (YOY) at the end of the first-quarter (1Q/19) bring U.S. credit cards to 350.0 million. Since the first-quarter of 2018, the nation’s largest issuers have added 13.5 million cards-in-force (CIF). In the prior quarter total CIF stood at 345.7 million. The Big 6: Chase [JPM], Capital One [COF],…