Card Loan Growth

Card Loan Growth Downshifts to 5.56% CAGR – Upshifts in Q2

U.S. card loan growth among the Big 6 credit card issuers increased 3.5% in the first-quarter (1Q/19) year-on-year (YOY), compared to a 8.0% YOY for the year ago quarter. Early results for the second-quarter reveal Chase U.S. credit card outstandings grew 8.5% YOY, Citibank is up 2.8% YOY, and Bank of America was flat (+0.7%).…

Second-Quarter Card Delinquency

Second-Quarter Card Delinquency Mixed Bag No Surprises

Second-quarter card delinquency, as projected, will rise moderately among the nation’s Big 6 credit card issuers. Early results show the second-quarter (2Q/19) 30-day delinquency ratio for Chase at 1.71%, a 14 basis points (bps) decline from the prior quarter, but up 14 bps for Citibank to 1.66%. Early stage delinquency (30+ days) among the nation’s…

First-Quarter Card PDV

First-Quarter U.S. Card PDV Growth Weakest in 5 Yrs – 6.87% CAGR

First-quarter U.S. card PDV (Purchase Dollar Volume) expanded by a slower annual rate in more than five years for the Big 6 credit card issuers led by strong performances by Capital One and Chase. Chase led in YOY (Year-on-Year) growth will Capital One leads in four-year CAGR (compound annual growth rate). U.S. credit card PDV…

Second-Quarter Card Profits

Second-Quarter Card Profits for Networks & Issuers to Post Robust

Second-quarter card profits for the four largest U.S.-based payment card networks and the four largest credit card issuers will likely post robust performance. Consumer confidence indices, government data, and retail sales activity point to strong growth in PDV (purchase dollar volume) for the payment networks and sharp increases in cardholder balances for card issuers, reflecting…

Chase Card Marketshare Top 4

Chase Card Marketshare Explodes 120 bps YOY as Top 4 Near 47%

Chase card marketshare, based on U.S. purchase dollar volume (PDV) of Visa [V], Mastercard [MA], American Express [AXP] and Discover [DFS] jumped to nearly 20% in the first-quarter (1Q/19). Chase, the nation’s largest credit card issuer on outstandings and the fastest growing issuer based on PDV among the top issuers, surged 90 bps (basis points)…

Credit Card Profits

Credit Card Profits Wax in 2018 and Set to Wane in 2019

First-quarter credit card profits among the nation’s Top 4 U.S. card issuers edged up 60 basis points (bps) year-on-year (YOY), compared to a tax cut fueled surge of more than 50% one-year ago. Sequentially, credit card profits were down 3.7%. Since 2015, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is running about 1.48%. Profits (after tax)…

U.S. Credit Card Share

U.S. Credit Card Share for Big 6 Adds 80 bps CAGR Slips to 5.56%

U.S. credit card share for the Big 6 peer group increased to 54.2% in the first-quarter, compared to 53.4% for the first-quarter 2018. American Express year-on-year (YOY) growth in U.S. credit card outstandings for the first-quarter (1Q/19) lead the peer group. On a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) basis, Capital One outpaced the other five…

First-Quarter Credit CIF

First-Quarter Credit CIF Rises 4% YOY & 5.27% CAGR for Top 4

First-quarter credit CIF (cards-in-force) among the Top 4 U.S. credit card issuers picked up some momentum adding 9.7 million cardholders over the past year. Based on current growth trends and economic patterns, the number of credit and charge cards, issued by the major issuers, will likely top 300 million in early 2023. The Top 4…

U.S. Credit Card Accounts

First-Quarter Credit Card Accounts Rise 3% YOY 5.35% CAGR

First-quarter card accounts in the U.S. for the Top 4 issuers grew by 6.3 million from one-year ago. Over the past five years gross (open) accounts for U.S. credit cards among the nation’s four largest issuers expanded by 37.9 million. In the first-quarter (1Q/19) the year-on-year (YOY) gain in gross accounts was 3.3%, compared to…

U.S. Credit Card GDV

U.S. Credit Card GDV for Top 4 Down 380 bps YOY CAGR Slips 30 bps

U.S. credit card GDV (Gross Dollar Volume) rose 7.3% YOY (year-on-year) in the first-quarter (1Q/19) among the nation’s four largest issuers. This compares to a growth rate of 11.1% YOY for 1Q/18. The CAGR (compound annual growth rate) for GDV, which includes purchases and cash advances), also declined from 12.51% to 12.21% during the same…

Citibank International Card

Citibank International Card Profits Soar in LAC & Solid in AP

Citibank international card profits soared for the Latin America Caribbean (LAC) region in the first-quarter while credit card profits for Asia increased moderately. However, late-stage delinquency and charge-offs metrics in the LAC for the first-quarter (1Q/19) are rising to 2015 levels. Average yield in Asia is also slipping back to 2015 levels, according to figures…