AR VR Music

AR VR & Music For Cards While Plaid & Honey – Buzzes

AR, VR & music are on the menu for 2020 courtesy of Mastercard while Visa ponies up $5 billion for a hot fintech consumer app. Interest in biometrics for payment cards may emerge this year after a sleepy 2019. The IRS has crypto-to-crypto transactions on the radar this tax season, according to Bankcenter and CardBuzz.…

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…

Third-Quarter Card Delinquency

Third-Quarter Card Delinquency Edging to 7-Yr Highs

Third-quarter card delinquency, among the nation’s top four credit card issuers, continued to march upward, now hovering at levels not seen in seven years. It is the highest level for a third-quarter since 2013 and rose significantly from the prior quarter. Noteworthy is the fact all four of the nation’s top bank credit card issuers…

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…

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%…

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%).…

First-Quarter Credit CIF

First-Quarter Credit CIF Rises 4% YOY & 5.27% CAGR for Top 4

First-quarter credit CIF (cards-in-force) among the Top 4 U.S. credit card issuers picked up some momentum adding 9.7 million cardholders over the past year. Based on current growth trends and economic patterns, the number of credit and charge cards, issued by the major issuers, will likely top 300 million in early 2023. The Top 4…