MasterCard’s Intl Debit CIF 7X Visa’s Intl Debit CIF

MasterCard’s Intl Debit CIF 7X Visa’s Intl Debit CIF

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] International payment cards-in-force (CIF) for Visa and MasterCard increased 7.1% year-on-year (YOY) in the fourth quarter (4Q/15). International debit card CIF rose 9.1% YOY, while international credit card CIF increased 4.2% YOY. 
MasterCard’s international debit card CIF YOY is growing more than seven times Visa’s international debit CIF. International payment card…

YOOBIC; BLUEPOINT; MOOVEL; and THREATMETRIX

In Other News: YOOBIC (award); BLUEPOINT (Surety); MOOVEL (merger); and THREATMETRIX (release). YOOBIC – The Accenture Consumer Innovation Awards has selected US-based Yoobic’s mobile solution that helps brands and retailers monitor in-store execution by enabling data to flow instantly between point of sales and headquarters, giving the retailer feedback and control over in-store activities. The solution…

GAC 2015 Bitsy Growth Thanks to Cap One & AmEx

GAC 2015 Bitsy Growth Thanks to Cap One & AmEx

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Gross or open accounts (GAC) for U.S. credit cards among the Big 6 U.S issuers edged up 0.4% year-on-year (YOY) in the fourth quarter (4Q/15) to 270.7 million, compared to 272.0  million in the prior quarter, and 269.7 million one-year ago.  
The growth is driven by Capital One and American Express…

U.S. Credit CIF Up 1.7% YOY Driven By COF & AXP

U.S. Credit CIF Up 1.7% YOY Driven By COF & AXP

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] U.S. Credit Cards-in-Force (CIF) among the Big 6 issuers were up 1.7% year-on-year (YOY) at the end of the fourth quarter, up 5.9 million cards to 354.3 million cards.  
Capital One posted the largest gain, followed by American Express and Discover. The other three showed flat growth or a contraction in…

Diners Club GDV Still Sliding YOY; Improved 50bps in 4Q

Diners Club GDV Still Sliding YOY; Improved 50bps in 4Q

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Gross dollar volume (GDV) for licensees of Discover-owned Diners Club International declined 2.5% year-on-year (YOY) in the fourth quarter (4Q/15) to $6.76 billion. The rate was down slightly from the third quarter’s 3.0% declined. Over the past five quarters Diners GDV ranged between $6.47 billion and $6.76 billion. After peaking at…

V+M Intl Gross Accounts Up 9.7% Driven by Debit

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Visa and MasterCard international gross (open) payment card accounts (GAC) for the fourth quarter (4Q/15) grew 9.7% year-on-year (YOY). International credit GAC was up 3.5% YOY and international debit GAC soared 13.9% in 4Q/15. Totally Visa and MasterCard reported 2701 million payment card GACs for 4Q/15, compared to 2607 million for…

Chase Becomes First U.S. Issuer to Top $1B in Q Profit

Chase Becomes First U.S. Issuer to Top $1B in Q Profit

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Profits (after tax) among the nation’s top four bank credit card issuers rose 3.4% in the fourth quarter (4Q/15), compared to one year ago (YOY), but down 0.3% sequentially (QTQ). 
Aggregate card after tax profits for the top four issuers logged in at $2826 million for 4Q/15, compared to $2834 million…

Avg AU Credit Card Balances Decline 1.7% in February

Avg AU Credit Card Balances Decline 1.7% in February

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Australian credit card outstandings edged up by 1.6% year-on-year (YOY) in February. Credit card credit limits increased 3.3% YOY and the number of credit card accounts rose 2.9% YOY. The average balance per account in February declined 1.7% to AU$3166, compared to AU$3106 for January, and AU$3222 for February 2015.

Credit card…

International CDV Continues to Spiral Downward

International CDV Continues to Spiral Downward

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Visa and MasterCard international card cash dollar volume (CDV) for the fourth quarter (4Q/15) posted $720 billion, compared to $709 billion in 3Q/15 and $798 billion one-year ago. However, the nominal year-on-year (YOY) change is meaningless. On a currency adjusted (FX) basis, for 4Q/15, CDV for Visa international credit cards have…

Perk Profits +51% & Rev +151%; Rolling Up Acquisitions

Perk Profits +51% & Rev +151%; Rolling Up Acquisitions

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] TX-based Perk.com reported total revenue increased by 155% year-on-year (YOY) to $17.7 million for the fourth quarter (4Q/15). Gross profit was $9.1 million, rising 51% YOY. The Perk.com fourth quarter was incredibly busy period. The Company partnered with NBC Universal to promote the launch of the Esquire Network’s first scripted series, which…