Credit Card Usage in Canada to Hover at 1.6% CAGR

Credit Card Usage in Canada to Hover at 1.6% CAGR

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Purchase dollar volume (PDV) in Canada for Visa and MasterCard has been plummeting over the past five quarters, however card issuance in the first quarter (1Q/16) for both networks remained in double-digits year-on-year (YOY). The P&S Market Research’s “Canada Cards and Payments Market – Size, Share, Development, Growth and Forecast to…

S&P Average Correlates with Card Profits

S&P Average Correlates with Card Profits

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Credit card profits have rebounded nicely during the recovery period following the Great Recession. According to R.K. Hammer’s Card Knowledge Factory, the pre-tax ROA (return on assets) for credit cards, during the Great Recession (2008-2009) averaged 2.88% (between 1.50% and 4.25%), while the S&P 500 averaged 1009, (2008 EOY at 903…

Credit Card & Overall Decline in Spending

Credit Card & Overall Decline in Spending

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Credit spending growth slipped downward in May to 2.4% while SIG and PIN debit each increased slightly over April. According to aggregate same store sales activity in the First Data Point of Sale Network, was impacted by performance in Food Services & Drinking Places, Food & Beverage Stores, Travel, and General…

Do Millennials Have & Use Cards?

Do Millennials Have & Use Cards?

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Two recent surveys have found conflicting data regarding millennials. Bankrate says 64% of millennials do not own a credit card, while FICO consumer research shows that 83% of Millennials fully use credit cards to fund their lifestyle. The Bankrate study shows that credit card usage increases with age, wherein 55% of…

Card Industry Risk-Adjusted Revenue Rises 13% in 2015

Risk-Adjusted Revenue Rises 13%

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Revenue earned by the card industry last year is roughly $165 billion. However, pre-tax net income after all expenses (charge offs, operating expense and cost of funds) falls to $121.0 billion. According to R.K. Hammer there can be a large difference between these two metrics. Risk-Adjusted” is just that, the default…

Mobile In-App Transactions Up 24% YOY

Mobile In-App Transactions Up 24% YOY

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Mobile app users are spending $7.40 on paid-for apps every three months and $9.20 on in-app transactions, resulting in a quarter more spending on in-app transactions According to an online consumer survey by Gartner, app users spend 24% more on in-app transactions than on upfront app payments. The survey found that…

Credit Card Complaints Settle Down but CRA - NOT

Credit Card Complaints Settle Down but CRA – NOT

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The latest Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) monthly consumer complaint snapshot finds credit reporting complaints lead the pack, but bank credit card issuers land second place. However, overall credit card complaints declined 2%. By average monthly complaint volume, Equifax (1,014), Experian (911), (765) were the most-complained-about companies for December 2015. Capital…

MC’s X-Border Volume YOY Gain Blows-Out Visa

MC’s X-Border Volume YOY Gain Blows-Out Visa

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] MasterCard’s cross-border transaction volume, on a currency adjusted basis (FX), exploded in the first quarter (1Q/16) outpacing Visa for the first time by 130 basis points (bps) year-on-year (YOY). Sequentially, quarter-to-quarter (QTQ), MasterCard scored a 540 bps YOY gain, compared to Visa’s 100 bps gain YOY. Cross-border volume refers to payments…

CNP Fraud for Merchants Rise 8% YOY in 2016

CNP Fraud for Merchants Rise 8% YOY in 2016

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] A new report finds every dollar of fraud in 2016 cost merchants $2.40, up from $2.23 a year ago. According to the LexisNexis 2016 True Cost of Fraud report, the volume of fraud has risen sharply in the last year—from a monthly average of 156 to 206 successful fraudulent transactions, and…

U.S. Co-Branded Travel Credit Cards Need More Juice

U.S. Co-Branded Travel Credit Cards Need More Juice

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] New research shows eight out of ten U.S. card holders believe co-branded cards offer as much or more value than bank-issued rewards cards, but they want more … much more. According to Oliver Wyman and its annual Transport & Logistics Journal, co-branded travel cards may not be rewarding enough. Other findings…