Second-Quarter Card Charge-Offs

Second-Quarter Card Charge-Offs Stabilize at 7 Yr High & Reserves +7%

Second-quarter card charge-offs among the Top 4 U.S. bank credit card declined slightly from the prior quarter, a historical pattern, but up double-digits from one-year ago, remaining the highest for a second-quarter in seven years. Credit card charge-offs among the nation’s Top 4 credit card issuers dipped 2 bps (basis points) sequentially in the second-quarter…

Big 6 Credit Card Charge-Offs

First-Quarter Charge-Offs Rise Sharply – Issuers Beef-Up Reserves

First-quarter charge-offs among the Big 6 domestic credit card issuers rose sharply as loan loss reserves are beefed-up across-the-board. Credit card charge-offs among the nation’s Big 6 credit card issuers rose 14 basis points (bps) year-on-year (YOY) for the first-quarter (1Q/19), and up 34 bps sequentially.  The Big 6 (Chase [JPM], Capital One [COF], Bank…

First-Quarter Capital One Card

First-Quarter Capital One Card U.S. Outstandings & Revenue Growth Grinds Lower

First-quarter Capital One card results reveals the once “fastest growing U.S. credit card issuer” for many years has been in a major downshift for the past five years. The mediocre first-quarter (1Q/19) produced a year-on-year (YOY) growth rate in Capital One (COF) end-of-period (EOP) U.S. credit card outstandings of 2.6%, compared to 5.9% YOY for…

First-Quarter American Express

First-Quarter American Express GCSG Profit Flat – U.S. Robust

First-quarter American Express GCSG (Global Card Services Group) gross revenue posted a solid year-on-year (YOY) gain but after-tax net income gained a mere 60 basis points (bps) in the first quarter (1Q/19), according to figures gathered by CardData. In the U.S. market, American Express (AXP) racked up a double-digit gain in credit/charge card outstandings, a…

First-Quarter USB Payment Services

First-Quarter USB Payment Services Profits and ROAA Sag

First-quarter USB Payment Services profits dropped 5% year-on-year (YOY) as return-on-average-assets (ROAA) slipped 78 basis points (bps) compared to the fourth-quarter (4Q/18). The weakness for U.S. Bank was driven by softness in the consumer credit card business. However, strong merchant acquiring and corporate card activity mitigated an otherwise very soft quarter. Payment Services includes consumer…

First-Quarter BofA Card Metrics

First-Quarter BofA Card Metrics Uninspiring

First-quarter BofA card metrics were lackluster at best. Bank of America (BofA), the nation’s third largest Visa and MasterCard issuer, posted no growth in outstandings, subpar growth in purchase dollar volume (PDV), increasing delinquency rates and rising charge-off ratios. The bright spot is credit card yield continues marching upward, approaching 11%, rising 87 basis points…

First-Quarter Citi Cards

First-Quarter Citi Cards Posts Solid Metrics Fueled By Yield

First-quarter Citi cards in North America (N.A.) reported lackluster metrics however there was a significant uptick in yield and net interest revenue ratios, driven by continued growth in interest-earning balances. Citi-branded N.A. credit cards also posted a moderate increase in delinquency, but charge-offs notched-up for the first-quarter (1Q/19). Credit card revenue was up 1% year-on-year…

Chase First-Quarter

First-Quarter Chase Volume and Credit Card Metrics Solid

First-quarter Chase volume for U.S. credit cards rose nearly 10% and outstandings were up 7% as charge-offs and loan loss reserves increased and credit card revenue was flat, compared to one-year ago. Chase U.S. credit card purchase dollar volume (PDV), excluding business cards, increased 9.8% YOY to $172.5 billion for 1Q/19, compared to $185.3 billion…

Credit Card Write-Offs

Credit Card Write-Offs Moderate Among the Top 4 U.S. Major Issuers in Q4

While, credit card write-offs, or charge-offs, have been hanging around the 3.50% level over the past four years, the steady rise in credit card delinquency is changing the outllook for the next two years. Both early-stage (30-89 days) and late-stage (90-180 days) delinquency are setting four year highs. The Top 4 (Chase, Capital One, Bank…

Credit Card Charge-Offs

Credit Card U.S. Charge-Offs Among Big 6 Domestic Issuers Slowly Head North

Credit card U.S. charge-offs among the nation’s top 6 issuers rose six basis points (bps) year-on-year (YOY) for the fourth quarter (4Q/18), and up six bps sequentially.  The Big 6 (Chase, Capital One, Bank of America, Citibank, American, Express, Discover) reported an aggregate charge-off ratio of 3.31% for 4Q/18, compared to 3.25% for 3Q/18 and…