Perfect Storm Coming

Perfect Storm Coming to Banking & Payments

A perfect storm is brewing for the banking and payments business as the impact of the coronavirus-driven spending collapse and the sharp rise in unemployment pushes consumer loan defaults to new heights. Adding to these two components is the unprecedented decline in oil prices, likely producing massive defaults on oil-related loans and the layoffs it…

Sub-Prime Cards

Sub-Prime Cards Consumer Debt Soar – Rate Caps?

Sub-prime cards are gathering more steam as a major deal closes. Credit card debt skyrocketed in December by a record 14%. Majority of Americans want a 36% rate cap. Women in Payments recently recognized exceptionally talented leaders and rising stars in Fintech and Banking. Despite years of warnings, those computers inside your computer remain disturbingly unprotected.…

Fourth-Quarter Chargeoffs

Fourth-Quarter Chargeoffs Up a Tad as Reserves +9%

Fourth-quarter chargeoffs among the Top 4 U.S. bank credit card increased modestly from the prior quarter and up a smidgen from one-year ago. Credit card charge-offs among the nation’s Top 4 credit card issuers decreased 7 bps (basis points) sequentially in the fourth-quarter (4Q/19), and up 3 bps year-on-year (YOY). The Top 4 (Chase [JPM],…

Credit Card Balances

Credit Card Balances Explode in Q4 as CAGR Surges 75 bps

Credit card balances for the fourth-quarter, among the Top 4 U.S. issuers, grew a solid 6.0% year-on-year (YOY), compared to 4.3% YOY in the prior quarter, and compared to 2.8% 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…

Payment Earnings for Q4 & EOY 2019 Disclosed Next Week

Payment earnings reports for the nation’s top credit card issuers, global payments networks and supporting businesses gets underway before the market opens on Tuesday, January 14th. First out of the shoot is Chase (JPM), Citibank (C) and Wells Fargo (WFS), according to CardData and PYRPTS. U.S. Bank (USB) and Bank of America (BAC) are scheduled…

Credit Card Profits

Credit Card Profits Shrivel Amongst Intense Competition

Credit card profits (after tax) among the nation’s Top 4 bank credit card issuers shriveled by 4.2% YOY (year-on-year) in the third-quarter (3Q/19), compared to 44.0% one-year ago. The surge in 2018 was directly related to the corporate tax cuts. Profits (after tax) among the nation’s Top 4 U.S. credit card issuers (Chase [JPM]; Capital…

Top Card Issuer Markeshare

Top Card Issuer Marketshare Rises 30 bps – U.S. PDV Tops $1T

Top card issuer marketshare, based on U.S. purchase dollar volume (PDV) of Visa [V], Mastercard [MA], American Express [AXP] and Discover [DFS], increased 30 bps (basis points) in the third-quarter (3Q/19). Chase, the nation’s largest credit card issuer on outstandings and the fastest growing issuer, based on PDV at 19% YOY (year-on-year), led the Top…