U.S. credit card outstandings end-of-period (EOP) among the Big 6 issuers rose by a mere 2.3% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter to $451.3 billion. Capital One (+8.5%) and American Express (+7.3%) YOY led the pack, while Citibank (-4.9%) and BofA (-0.5%) cleaned up the rear, according to CardData.
Capital One (COF), the nation’s fastest growing major credit card issuer, is also posting the highest yields, besting competitors by 200 basis points (bps) in the first quarter. However, COF has the highest delinquency and charge-offs, hallmarks of the sub-prime exposure, according to CardData.
Heartland Payment Systems is removing card data from the payment transaction, providing restaurateurs with protection against point-of-sale (POS) intrusions, insider misuse, and other common sources of data fraud by eliminating the opportunity for criminals to capture and monetize card data.
Chargebacks911 says cyber shoplifting is the reason behind a freeze on new hires by Alibaba. The Company says it is seeing a rise in friendly fraud, and this inherently suggests that more and more consumers are lying to convince their bank to file a chargeback.