Second-Quarter Card Charge-Offs

Second-Quarter Card Charge-Offs Stabilize at 7 Yr High & Reserves +7%

Second-quarter card charge-offs among the Top 4 U.S. bank credit card declined slightly from the prior quarter, a historical pattern, but up double-digits from one-year ago, remaining the highest for a second-quarter in seven years. Credit card charge-offs among the nation’s Top 4 credit card issuers dipped 2 bps (basis points) sequentially in the second-quarter…

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 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…

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],…

Credit Card GDV

Credit Card GDV Among Big 6 U.S. Issuers Pumps the Brakes

Credit card GDV (gross dollar volume) among the Big 6 U.S. bank card issuers, rose an estimated 8.0% year-on-year (YOY) in the first-quarter (1Q/19), compared to a 10.5% YOY gain for 1Q/18; 10.0% YOY increase in 1Q/17; and a 5.9% YOY gain for 1Q/16. Chase led the peer group with a YOY gain nearing 10%…

90+ Day Card Delinquency

Second-Quarter 90+ Card Delinquency Edges Down Still at Record Highs

Second-quarter 90+ card delinquency declined for three top credit card issuers reporting thus far. Chase dropped 10 bps (basis points), Bank of America declined 8 bps and Citibank slipped 7 bps in the second-quarter (2Q/19) compared to the prior quarter for late stage (90+ days) delinquency. Historically, delinquency ratios decline in the second-quarter as the…

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…