GPN 1Q/16 Profits Up 10%+; HPS Merger This Quarter

GPN 1Q/16 Profits Up 10%+; HPS Merger This Quarter

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Atlanta-based Global Payments (GPN) reported first calendar quarter (1Q/16) [fiscal third quarter] gross revenues grew 2.2% year-on-year (YOY), while net income rose 10.4% YOY. Revenues for North America increased 1.1% YOY. GPN is on track to close its merger with Heartland Payment Systems (HPS) during the second quarter. GPN will acquire…

Citi’s Retail Credit Card Metrics Wobble in 4Q/15

Citi’s Retail Credit Card Metrics Wobble in 4Q/15

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Citibank’s average yield for its U.S. retail credit card portfolio dropped 45 basis points (bps) in the fourth quarter (4Q/15), compared to the prior quarter, and down 31 bps year-on-year (YOY) to 16.49%. The net interest revenue (NIR) ratio, which includes some fees, also declined by 28 bps sequentially for 4Q/15,…

COF’s Whopping 18% PDV Gain Pushes Top 4 +8.7%

COF’s Whopping 18% PDV Gain Pushes Top 4 +8.7%

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] U.S. Purchase Dollar Volume (PDV) among the top four bank card issuers, rose 8.7% year-on-year (YOY) and 4.7% sequentially in the fourth quarter (4Q/15). Capital One grew more than twice YOY than the peer group total. The top four U.S. issuers racked up $307.3 billon in PDV for 4Q/15, compared to…

V+M PTX +11% YOY; Avg Credit TX $83 and Debit TX $37

V+M PTX +11% YOY; Avg Credit TX $83 and Debit TX $37

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Purchase transactions (PTX) for Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards in the U.S. grew by 11.4% year-on-year (YOY) in the fourth quarter (4Q/15) to 19.9 billion. 
U.S. purchase transactions for Visa and MasterCard credit cards came in at 6388 million for 4Q/15, compared to 6133 million for the prior quarter and…

Card Network Profits Leap 20% YOY Topping $4B in 4Q

Card Network Profits Leap 20% YOY Topping $4B in 4Q

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Profits for the top four networks rose 20.1% year-on-year (YOY) in the fourth quarter (4Q/15). Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover reported a combined 4Q/15 profit of $4130 million, compared to $3895 million for 3Q/15 and $3439 for 4Q/15. Visa and Discover profits jumped 24% YOY in 4Q/15, compared to 20%…

Visa’s Takes 50 bps Marketshare from American Express

Visa’s Takes 50 bps Marketshare from American Express

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Visa continues to rule the market, growing its U.S. GDV marketshare from 57.8% in 4Q/14 to 58.3% in 4Q/15, largely at the expense of American Express. The nation’s four major payment card networks produced $1443 billion in U.S. gross dollar volume (GDV) in the fourth quarter (4Q/15) for an 8.1% year-on-year…

MasterCard’s European Region Remains Robust

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] MasterCard’s European region 4Q/15 Gross Dollar Volume (GDV) rose year-on-year (YOY) by 15.1% on a currency adjusted basis (FX) and solid compared to 4Q/14’s 15.9% YOY gain.  Europe is MasterCard’s second largest international region based on GDV and PDV. On a nominal basis, MasterCard’s Europe GDV declined 1.3% to US$341 billion…

Asia Pacific Still Rules Visa International Regions

Asia Pacific Still Rules Visa International Regions

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Visa’s Asia Pacific (AP) region Purchase Dollar Volume (PDV) growth edged down a bit year-on-year (YOY) to 15.7%, on a currency adjusted basis (FX) in the fourth quarter (4Q/15) to US$387 billion, compared to a 10.8% YOY growth rate in 4Q/14. 
Based on PDV, the AP region is fastest growing region…

Cap One Clobbers the U.S. Big 4 Card Issuer Peer Group

Cap One Clobbers the U.S. Big 4 Card Issuer Peer Group

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] U.S. Gross Dollar Volume (GDV) among the top four bank card issuers, rose an estimated 8.6% year-on-year (YOY) and 4.7% sequentially in the fourth quarter (4Q/15).  Capital One grew more than twice the other three top issuers. The top four U.S. issuers racked up an estimated $322.5 billon in GDV for…

International Debit Cards Drive Global Card Growth

International Debit Cards Drive Global Card Growth

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Global payment cards-in force (CIF) [credit + debit] grew by 5.8% year-on-year (YOY) in the fourth quarter (4Q/15) to 4225 million. The growth has been largely driven by Visa and MasterCard’s international “inclusion” drive with debit (& prepaid) cards.
 Visa and MasterCard U.S. credit CIF rose 8.7% YOY from 485 million…

Consumers - Not Just Merchants & FIs - Suffer From CNP Fraud

Consumers – Not Just Merchants & FIs – Suffer From CNP Fraud

While not widely discussed, CNP credit and debit card fraud creates cardholder anxiety and negatively affects consumers’ online shopping behaviors, much to the detriment of FIs and e-commerce merchants. A new study from Tender Armor, in partnership with Sparks Research, also found 78% of online shoppers want more protection for their payment card data when…