International Card Purchases

International Card Purchases 10%+ YOY FX Driven by Debit

International card purchases for Visa and Mastercard jumped 10.5% YOY (year-on-year) in the first-quarter on an FX (currency adjusted) basis. International credit and charge card PDV (Purchase Dollar Volume) increased 7.8% YOY FX, while international debit and prepaid card PDV soared 14.6% YOY FX, according to figures gathered by CardData. Mastercard is growing 210 bps…

Mastercard Europe

Mastercard Europe Tramples Visa with Sustained Double-Digit Growth

Mastercard Europe is blowing Visa Europe out-of-the-water, scoring major gains across-the-board. Combined card activity for Visa and Mastercard credit, debit, charge and prepaid cards, on a currency adjusted basis (FX), posted weaker than expected year-on-year (YOY) gains in the first-quarter (1Q/19). Visa [V] and Mastercard [MA] gross dollar volume (GDV) increased to 10.4% YOY FX,…

American Express Global Card

American Express Global Card GDV +7% FX YOY as Yield Nears 11%

American Express global card for the first-quarter posted a record yield, nearing 11%, as GDV (gross dollar volume) rose 7% on an FX (currency adjusted) basis but delinquency rose 10 bps (basis points) and charge-offs jumped 30 bps. American Express (AXP) GCSG (Global Card Services Group) reported an 8.6% YOY (year-on-year) gain with total revenues…

MasterCard's Ed McLaughlin

Artificial Intelligence and Payments to Intersect at London AI Summit

Artificial intelligence and payments will intersect this month as Ed McLaughlin, president of operations and technology for MasterCard will keynote at the 4th Annual AI Summit in London, June 12 and 13. McLaughlin is also a member of Mastercard’s Executive Committee. This major technology event, AI Summit, is focused on artificial intelligence and will attract…

Visa Mastercard International Transactions

Visa Mastercard International Gross Transactions up 19% YOY

International gross transactions (GTX) for Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards grew by 18.6% year-on-year (YOY) in the fourth quarter (4Q/18), compared to 11.8% YOY in 2017. International GTX for credit cards increased 18.1% YOY, compared to 4.1% YOY in 2017. International CTX for debit cards soared 18.9% YOY in 4Q/18, compared to 17.1%…

International Card Cash Transactions

International Card Cash Q4 Transactions Up 6% YOY

International card cash transactions (CTX) for Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards grew by 6.0% year-on-year (YOY) in the fourth quarter (4Q/18). International CTX for credit cards increased 0.2% YOY while international CTX for debit cards rose 6.3% YOY in 4Q/18. In the fourth quarter gross international payment card CTX for Visa and MasterCard…