Payment Network Profts

Second-Quarter Payment Network Profits Rise Nearly 24%

Second-quarter payment network profits among the global U.S.-based Major 4: Visa [V], Mastercard [MA], American Express [AXP] and Discover [DFS], soared 23.8% year-on-year (YOY), and now growing at an 12.80% CAGR (compound annual growth rate), based on the past five years. The Major 4 reported a combined second-quarter (2Q/19) (after tax) profit of $7663 million,…

Second-Quarter PDV

Second-Quarter PDV Declines 200 bps YOY U.S. CAGR 8.78%

Second-quarter PDV (purchase dollar volume) for the U.S. payment cards (credit+debit+charge+prepaid) grew 9.1% YOY (year-on-year), compared to 11.1% one-year ago. Mastercard picked up 90 bps (basis points), while Discover declined 440 bps during the same period. The Major 4 U.S.-based payment card networks: Visa [V]; Mastercard [MA]; American Express [AXP]; and Discover (DFS) collectively posted…

Second-Quarter Global Cards

Second-Quarter Global Cards +6.5% U.S. Debit +11% YOY

Second-quarter global cards among the Major 4 U.S. payment networks expanded by 347 million credit and debit cards-in-force (CIF) over the past twelve months. The Major 4 (Visa [V], Mastercard [MA], American Express [AXP], Discover/Diners [DFS]), global payment cards grew 6.5% year-on-year (YOY) in the second-quarter (2Q/19). Second-Quarter Global Cards Growth Analysis The Major 4…

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 Global Volume

Second-Quarter Global Volume FX Down 10 bps & CAGR Slips

Second-quarter global volume on a currency adjusted basis (FX) for the Major 4 U.S. based networks was essentially flat year-on-year (YOY) down by 10 basis points (bps), compared the prior year. American Express posted the only YOY FX gain in global gross dollar volume (GDV) of nearly 200 bps. Global payment card (credit+debit+charge+prepaid) GDV for…

International GTX

Mastercard International Debit GTX Soars 25% – Visa Credit Sputters

Mastercard international debit GTX (gross transactions) soared as Visa and Mastercard GTX for credit and debit cards jumped 11.1% year-on-year (YOY) in the first-quarter (1Q/19) compared to a 18.6% YOY increase in the fourth-quarter. The international debit card transactions market remains hot with a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) above 28%. International payment card gross…

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%…